Pipelayers:

PL72 Pipelayer

Engine Model
Cat® C9.3 ACERT™
Flywheel Power
212 hp
Engine Power (Maximum) – SAE J1995
257 hp
Engine Power (Maximum) – ISO 14396
255 hp

Cat Pipelayers have been the standard of the pipeline industry for decades. A worldwide network of Cat dealers, in tune with the special high production needs of pipeliners, supports these durable and dependable machines. Cat Pipelayers are purpose-built to meet the unique demands of pipeline customers. And like every Cat machine, Pipelayers are designed for long life, serviceability and rebuild capability to help keep owning and operating costs low. The PL72 answers customer needs for increased lift capacity, enhanced slope capability, ease of operation, performance and transportability.



Product Specs

  • Engine

  • Engine Model
    Cat® C9.3 ACERT™
    Flywheel Power
    212hp
    Engine Power (Maximum) – SAE J1995
    257hp
    Engine Power (Maximum) – ISO 14396
    255hp
    Bore
    4.5in
    Stroke
    5.9in
    Displacement
    567.5in3
    Emissions
    U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV or U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent
    Engine Power (Maximum) – ISO 14396 (DIN)
    258hp
    Net Power (Rated) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349
    212hp
    Net Power (Rated) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
    215hp
    Net Power (Maximum) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349
    246hp
    Net Power (Maximum) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
    249hp
    Engine Model
    Cat C9.3
    Flywheel Power
    212HP
    Bore
    4.5in
    Stroke
    5.9in
    Displacement
    567.5in³
    Emissions
    U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V or U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent
    Engine Power - Maximum - ISO 14396
    255HP
    Engine Power - Maximum - ISO 14396 (DIN)
    258HP
    Engine Power - Maximum - SAE J1995
    257HP
    Net Power - Maximum - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
    246HP
    Net Power - Maximum - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
    249HP
    Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
    212HP
    Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
    215mhp
    Note (1)
    Net power is tested per ISO 9249:2007 and SAE J1349:2011.
    Note (2)
    All non-road Tier 4 Interim and Final, Stage IIIB, Stage IV, Stage V, Japan 2014 and Korea Tier 4 Final diesel engines are required to use only ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuels containing 15 ppm (mg/kg) sulfur or less. Biodiesel blends up to B20 (20%
    Note (3)
    Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) used in Cat Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241.
    Fuel Tank
    109.6gal (US)
    DEF Tank(1)
    4.5gal (US)
  • Undercarriage

  • Track Gauge
    90in
    Grouser Height
    2.6in
    Track Rollers/Side
    8
    Shoes/Side
    45
    Pitch
    8.0in
    Shoe Width
    30in
    Ground Contact Area (ISO 16754)
    8406in²
    Track on Ground
    10.7ft
    Carrier Rollers/Side
    1
    Ground Clearance
    14.6in
    Ground Pressure (ISO 16754)
    8.2psi
    Oscillation at Front Idler
    6.4in
    Track Gauge
    90in
    Grouser Height
    2.6in
    Pitch
    8in
    Shoe Width
    30in
    Shoes/Side
    45
    Track Rollers/Side
    8
    Ground Clearance
    14.6in
  • Service Capacities

  • Fuel Tank
    109.6gal
    Cooling System
    13.4gal (US)
    Hydraulic Tank Oil
    26.4gal (US)
    Engine Crankcase - With Filter
    6.5gal (US)
    Final Drive - Each
    3.6gal (US)
    Power Train Oil System
    39.1gal (US)
    Diesel Engine Fluid (DEF)
    4.5gal (US)
    Winch Case (Boom)
    3gal
    Winch Case (Hook)
    3gal
    Fuel Tank
    109.6gal (US)
    Winch Case - Boom
    3gal (US)
    Winch Case - Hook
    3gal (US)
  • Transmission

  • 1 Forward
    2.3mph
    2 Forward
    4.1mph
    3 Forward
    7.1mph
    1 Reverse
    3.0mph
    2 Reverse
    5.2mph
    3 Reverse
    9.0mph
    Drawbar Pull - 1 Forward
    86000lb
    Drawbar Pull - 2 Forward
    49800lb
    Drawbar Pull - 3 Forward
    26800lb
    1 Forward
    2.3mile/h
    2 Forward
    4.1mile/h
    3 Forward
    7.1mile/h
    1 Reverse
    3mile/h
    2 Reverse
    5.2mile/h
    3 Reverse
    9mile/h
  • Weights

  • Shipping Weight
    59846lb
    Operating Weight
    68945lb
    Lift Capacity
    90000lb
    Shipping Weight
    59846lb
    Operating Weight
    68945lb
  • Pipelayer Equipment

  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
    180.1ft
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) extended
    180.1ft
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Hook Speed – Lo (4 Part Line)
    60.85ft/min
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
    148.0ft
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) extended
    180.1ft
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Diameter
    8.5in
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Flange Diameter
    15.5in
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Length
    10in
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Wire Rope Diameter
    0.75in
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
    180.1ft
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended
    180.1ft
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Diameter
    8.5in
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Flange Diameter
    15.5in
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Length
    10in
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Wire Rope Diameter
    0.75in
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
    148ft
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended
    180.1ft
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft) Extended
    165ft
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft)
    131.9ft
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft)
    165ft
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft) Extended
    165ft
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Hook Speed - Hi (4 Part Line)
    144.4ft/min
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Hook Speed - Lo (4 Part Line)
    60.85ft/min
  • Standards

  • Brakes
    Brakes meet the standard ISO 10265:2008
    ROPS
    ROPS (Rollover Protection Structure) meets the standard ISO 3471:2008
    Brakes
    Brakes meet the standard ISO 10265:2008
    ROPS
    ROPS (Rollover Protection Structure) meets the standard ISO 3471:2008
  • Operating Specifications

  • Lift Capacity
    90000lb
    Lift Capacity
    90000lb
  • Pipelaying Equipment

  • Lift Capacity
    90000lb
  • Components

  • Components (1)
    Upper Boom Block
    Lower Boom Block
    55lb
    Components (2)
    Load Block
    Hook Block
    338lb
    6.1 m (20 ft) Boom
    2004lb
    7.3 m (24 ft) Boom
    2562lb
    Hook Block
    338lb
    Lower Boom Block
    55lb
  • Dimensions (Approximate)

  • Track Gauge
    7.51ft
    Width of Tractor (standard shoes)
    10.00ft
    Width of Tractor (counterweight/boom removed)
    11.88ft
    Width of Tractor (counterweight retracted)
    12.04ft
    Width of Tractor (counterweight extended)
    17.65ft
    Machine Height (top of counterweight)
    8.53ft
    Length of Track on Ground
    12.17ft
    Operating Length
    15.68ft
    Height of Machine (cab and ROPS)
    11.25ft
    Grouser Height
    2.6in
    Ground Clearance (per SAE J1234)
    1.41ft
    Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 6.1 m (20 ft) Boom
    22.24ft
    Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 7.3 m (24 ft) Boom
    26.28ft
    Drawbar Height
    2.10ft
    Drawbar - Height
    2.1ft
    Ground Clearance - SAE J1234
    1.41ft
    Grouser Height
    2.6in
    Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS
    11.25ft
    Length - Track on Ground
    12.17ft
    Machine Height - Top of Counterweight
    8.53ft
    Operating Length
    15.68ft
    Track Gauge
    7.51ft
    Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended
    17.65ft
    Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted
    12.04ft
    Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed
    11.88ft
    Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes
    10ft
  • Air Conditioning System

  • Air Conditioning
    The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 2.5 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 3.575 metric tonnes.

Equipment

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Power Train
    • Cat C9.3 diesel engine: Electronic Unit Injection (EUI) Aftertreatment Meets Tier 4 Final/ Stage V or Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards, depending on region of sale.
    • Aftercooler, air-to-air (ATAAC)
    • High performance single plane cooling system
    • Coolant, extended life with protection to -37 C (-34F)
    • 24V electric start
    • Zero speed hydraulic fan, reversing and hydraulically driven, electronically controlled
    • Filter, air with electronic service indicator
    • Final drives: Four double reduction planetary
    • Fuel priming pump, electric
    • Parking brake, electronic
    • Precleaner, strata-tube dust ejector
    • Prescreener
    • Starting aid, ether
    • Torque divider
    • Transmission, electronically controlled 3-speed Powershift
    • Wastegate turbocharger
    • Water separator
  • Operator Environment
    • Rear Vision Camera
    • Armrest, adjustable
    • Deactivation switch, hydraulic controls
    • Advisor operator interface: Electronic monitoring system, Diagnostic service information, Operator preferences
    • ROPS
    • Decelerator pedal
    • Dual brake pedal
    • Seat belt, retractable
    • Load Moment Indicator
    • Heater and ventilation
    • Differential steering control, with touch shift
    • Storage compartment
  • Pipelaying Equipment
    • Block and hook with latch
    • Counterweights, extendible segmented
    • Winches, hydraulic actuated and electronically controlled
  • Electrical
    • Alarm, backup
    • Batteries, four maintenance free heavy duty
    • Converter, 12V, 10 amp with one outlet
    • Horn, forward warning
    • Lights, two front, two rear
    • Starting receptacle
    • Machine disconnect switch
    • Machine diagnostic connector
    • Boom and counterweight limit switch
  • Undercarriage
    • Carrier roller
    • Track roller frames
    • Hydraulic track adjusters
    • Master links, two piece
    • Non-suspended undercarriage
    • Rollers and idlers, lifetime lubricated
    • Sprocket rim segments, replaceable
    • Track guiding guards
    • Medium service grouser 760 mm (30 in) Sealed and lubricated track (48 section)
  • Other Standard Equipment
    • Bumper, front with towing device
    • Drawbar, heavy duty
    • Ecology drains: Engine oil, coolant, hydraulic oil, torque converter, fuel tank, power train case and transmission
    • Enclosures, perforated engine
    • Hood, perforated
    • Bottom guards, hinged
    • Guard, hinged radiator
    • Hydraulics, independent steering and work tool pumps
    • Hydraulic system, electronically activated for hook, boom and counterweight control
    • Oil cooler, hydraulic
    • Product Link ready
    • S-O-S sampling ports
    • Steering, electronically controlled power differential
    • Vandalism protection for fluid compartments
  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Operator Environment
    • Cab with air conditioning, heat and 150 amp alternator
    • OROPS with heat and 150 amp alternator
    • Cloth air seat
    • Deluxe seat
    • Vinyl seat
    • Heated seat
  • Undercarriage
    • Arctic rollers
    • Standard rollers
  • Technology Products
    • Product Link
  • Pipelaying Equipment
    • Boom and cables 6.1 m (20 ft)
    • Boom and cables 7.3 m (24 ft)
  • Other Optional Equipment
    • CE Certification

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