Pipelayers:

PL87 Pipelayer

Engine Model
Cat® C15 ACERT™
Flywheel Power
319 hp
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV: Net Power – ISO 9249
323 hp
U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power – ISO 9249
333 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 PL87 answers customer needs for increased lift capacity, enhanced slope capability, ease of operation, performance and transportability.



Product Specs

  • Engine

  • Engine Model
    Cat® C15 ACERT™
    Flywheel Power
    319hp
    U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV: Net Power – ISO 9249
    323hp
    U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power – ISO 9249
    333hp
    Emissions
    U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV
    Engine Model
    Cat C15
    Flywheel Power
    319HP
    Emissions
    U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV
    Note (1)
    *Maximum speed 1,700 rpm
    Note (2)
    **Rated speed 1,900 rpm
    Note (3)
    ***Maximum speed 1,600 rpm
    Note (4)
    ****Rated speed 1,850 rpm
    U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV - Net Power - ISO 9249
    319HP
    U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA Equivalent - Net Power - ISO 9249
    329HP
    Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - SAE J1995
    363HP
    Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - ISO 14396
    359HP
    Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - ISO 14396 (DIN)
    364HP
    Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Rated**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
    319HP
    Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Rated**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
    323HP
    Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Maximum*) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
    345HP
    Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Maximum*) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 DIN
    350HP
    Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Bore
    5.4in
    Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Stroke
    6.75in
    Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Displacement
    928in³
    Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Engine Power (Maximum***) - SAE J1995
    366HP
    Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Engine Power (Maximum***) - ISO 14396
    361HP
    Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Engine Power (Maximum***) - ISO 14396 (DIN)
    366HP
    Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
    329HP
    Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
    333HP
    Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Maximum***) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
    343HP
    Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Maximum***) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 DIN
    347HP
    Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Bore
    5.4in
    Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Stroke
    6.75in
    Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Displacement
    928in³
    Note
    *Maximum speed 1,700 rpm
    Note
    **Rated speed 1,900 rpm
    Note
    ***Maximum speed 1,600 rpm
    Note
    ****Rated speed 1,850 rpm
  • Service Capacities

  • Fuel Tank
    109.6gal
    Fuel Tank
    109.6gal (US)
    Cooling System
    20.3gal (US)
    Hydraulic Tank Oil
    26.4gal (US)
    Engine Crankcase - With Filter
    11.4gal (US)
    Final Drive - Each
    3.4gal (US)
    Power Train Oil System
    50.2gal (US)
    Diesel Engine Fluid (DEF)*
    4.5gal (US)
    Recoil Spring Compartment
    19.5gal (US)
    Winch Case - Boom
    3gal (US)
    Winch Case - Hook
    4gal (US)
    Note
    *Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models only
  • Transmission

  • 1 Forward
    2.1mph
    2 Forward
    3.8mph
    3 Forward
    6.6mph
    1 Reverse
    2.8mph
    2 Reverse
    5mph
    3 Reverse
    8.8mph
    1 Forward
    2.1mile/h
    2 Forward
    3.8mile/h
    3 Forward
    6.6mile/h
    1 Reverse
    2.8mile/h
    2 Reverse
    5mile/h
    3 Reverse
    8.8mile/h
    Drawbar Pull - 1 Forward
    148lbf
    Drawbar Pull - 2 Forward
    81lbf
    Drawbar Pull - 3 Forward
    44lbf
  • Weights

  • Shipping Weight
    90600lb
    Operating Weight
    121795lb
    Shipping Weight
    90600lb
    Operating Weight
    121795lb
  • Undercarriage

  • Ground Contact Area
    9920.1in2
    Grouser Height
    3.6in
    Length of Track on Ground
    12.2ft
    Number of Carrier Rollers (each side)
    1
    Number of Rollers (each side)
    9
    Number of Shoes (each side)
    48
    Shoe Type
    Super Extreme Service
    Track Gauge
    8.3ft
    Track Gauge
    8.3ft
    Ground Contact Area
    9920.1in²
    Grouser Height
    3.6in
    Length - Track on Ground
    12.2ft
    Number of Carrier Rollers - Each Side
    1
    Number of Rollers - Each Side
    9
    Number of Shoes - Each Side
    48
    Shoe Type
    Super Extreme Service
    Width - Standard Shoes
    34in
  • Standards

  • Brakes
    Brakes meet the International Standard ISO 10265:2008
    ROPS
    ROPS (Rollover Protection Structure) meets the International Standard ISO 3471:2008
    Brakes
    Brakes meet the International Standard ISO 10265:2008
    ROPS
    ROPS (Rollover Protection Structure) meets the International Standard ISO 3471:2008
  • 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.
    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.
  • Pipelaying Equipment

  • Lift Capacity
    216000lb
  • Pipelayer Equipment

  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Diameter
    10in
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Flange Diameter
    20in
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Length
    14in
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Wire Rope Diameter
    0.75in
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
    375ft
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended
    375ft
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft)
    407.5ft
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) Extended
    407.5ft
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Hook Speed - Raise (8 part line)
    50.8ft/min
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Diameter
    10in
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Flange Diameter
    20in
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Length
    14in
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Wire Rope Diameter
    0.75in
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
    180.5ft
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended
    242.8ft
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft)
    205ft
    Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) Extended
    282.8ft
  • Lift Capacity

  • Lift Capacity at Tipping Point - ISO 8813
    216000lb
  • Hydraulic System

  • Counterweights - Gear
    34.3gal/min
    Implement Pump Output - Maximum - Closed Loop
    83.8gal/min
    Steering Pump Output - Closed Loop
    86.7gal/min
    Variable Charge Pump Output - Maximum - Open Loop
    62.6gal/min
    Fan Pump
    35.7gal/min
  • Operating Specifications

  • Lift Capacity at Tipping Point - ISO 8813
    216000lb
  • Components

  • Total Removable Counterweight*
    23950lb
    Removable Counterweight (14 plates) Single Plate
    1711lb
    Upper Boom Block
    246lb
    Lower Boom Block
    246lb
    Load Block
    519lb
    Hook Block
    708lb
    Standard Boom
    3148lb
    Extended Boom
    3458lb
    Note
    *Calculated with extended boom
  • Dimensions (Approximate)

  • Track Gauge
    8.3ft
    Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes
    12.7ft
    Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed
    13.3ft
    Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted
    14.2ft
    Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended
    20.8ft
    Machine Height - Top of Counterweight
    11.2ft
    Length - Track on Ground
    12.2ft
    Operating Length
    17.9ft
    Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS
    11.6ft
    Grouser Height
    3.6in
    Ground Clearance - SAE J1234
    1.6ft
    Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 7.31 m (24 ft) Boom
    26.3ft
    Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 8.53 m (28 ft) Boom
    30.3ft
    Drawbar - Height
    1.4ft

Equipment

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Electrical
    • Alarm, backup
    • Batteries, four maintenance free heavy duty
    • Boom and counterweight limit switch
    • Converter, 12V, 10 amp with one outlet
    • Horn, forward warning
    • Lights, two front, two rear
    • Machine diagnostic connector
    • Machine disconnect switch
    • Starting receptacle
  • Operator Environment
    • Rear Vision Camera
    • Advisor operator interface: Electronic monitoring system, Diagnostic service information, Operator preferences
    • Armrest, adjustable
    • Deactivation switch, hydraulic controls
    • Decelerator pedal
    • Differential steering control, with touch shift
    • Dual brake pedal
    • Heater and ventilation
    • ROPS
    • Seat belt, retractable
    • Storage compartment
  • Pipelaying Equipment
    • Block and hook with latch
    • Counterweights, extendible segmented
    • Winches, hydraulic actuated and electronically controlled
  • Power Train
    • 24V electric start
    • Aftercooler, air-to-air (ATAAC)
    • Cat C15 diesel engine: Electronic Unit Injection (EUI) Aftertreatment Meets Tier 4 Final/Stage IV or Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards, depending on region of sale
    • Coolant, extended life with protection to -37 °C (-34 °F)
    • Filter, air with electronic service indicator
    • Final drives: Four double reduction planetary
    • Fuel priming pump, electric
    • High performance single plane cooling system
    • Parking brake, electronic
    • Precleaner, strata-tube dust ejector
    • Prescreener
    • Starting aid, ether
    • Torque divider
    • Transmission, electronically controlled 3-speed Powershift
    • Turbocharger, wastegate
    • Water separator
    • Zero speed hydraulic fan, reversing and hydraulically driven, electronically controlled
  • Undercarriage
    • Carrier roller
    • Hydraulic track adjusters
    • Master links, two piece
    • Medium service grouser 760 mm (30 in): Sealed and lubricated track (48 section)
    • Non-suspended undercarriage
    • Rollers and idlers, lifetime lubricated
    • Sprocket rim segments, replaceable
    • Track guiding guards
    • Track roller frames
  • Other Standard Equipment
    • Bottom guards, hinged
    • 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
    • Guard, hinged radiator
    • Hood, perforated
    • Hydraulic system, electronically activated for hook, boom and counterweight control
    • Hydraulics, independent steering and work tool pumps
    • 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 7.3 m (24 ft)
    • Boom and cables 7.3 m (24 ft) extended
    • Boom and cables 8.53 m (28 ft)
    • Boom and cables 8.53 m (28 ft) extended
  • Other Optional Equipment
    • CE Certification
    • ROPS

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