PL87

Overview

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.
Engine ModelCat® C15 ACERT™
Flywheel Power238 kW319 HP
EmissionsU.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Bore137 mm5.4 in
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Displacement15.2 l928 in³
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - ISO 14396268 kW359 HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - ISO 14396 (DIN)268 kW364 HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - SAE J1995271 kW363 HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Maximum*) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349258 kW345 HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Maximum*) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 DIN258 kW350 HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Rated**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349238 kW319 HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Rated**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)238 kW323 HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Stroke172 mm6.75 in
U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA Equivalent - Net Power - ISO 9249245 kW329 HP
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV - Net Power - ISO 9249238 kW319 HP
1 Forward3.4 km/h2.1 mile/h
2 Forward6.1 km/h3.8 mile/h
3 Forward10.6 km/h6.6 mile/h
1 Reverse4.5 km/h2.8 mile/h
2 Reverse8 km/h5 mile/h
3 Reverse14.2 km/h8.8 mile/h
Drawbar Pull - 1 Forward661.1 kN148
Drawbar Pull - 2 Forward363.1 kN81
Drawbar Pull - 3 Forward197.5 kN44
Track Gauge2.54 m8.3 ft
Ground Contact Area6.4 m²9920.1 in²
Grouser Height93 mm3.6 in
Length - Track on Ground3715 mm12.2 ft
Number of Carrier Rollers - Each Side1
Number of Rollers - Each Side9
Number of Shoes - Each Side48
Shoe TypeSuper Extreme Service
Width - Standard Shoes864 mm34 in
Shipping Weight41095.5 kg90600 lb
Operating Weight55246 kg121795 lb
Lift Capacity97976 kg216000 lb
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)55 m180.5 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended74 m242.8 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft)62.5 m205 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) Extended86.2 m282.8 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Diameter254 mm10 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Length355.6 mm14 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Flange Diameter508 mm20 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Wire Rope Diameter19 mm0.75 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)114.3 m375 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended114.3 m375 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft)124.2 m407.5 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) Extended124.2 m407.5 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Diameter254 mm10 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Length355.6 mm14 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Flange Diameter508 mm20 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Hook Speed - Raise (8 part line)15.5 m/min50.8 ft/min
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Wire Rope Diameter19 mm0.75 in
Fuel Tank415 l109.6 gal (US)
Cooling System76.8 l20.3 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase - With Filter43 l11.4 gal (US)
Final Drive - Each13 l3.4 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank Oil100 l26.4 gal (US)
Power Train Oil System190 l50.2 gal (US)
BrakesBrakes meet the International Standard ISO 10265:2008
ROPSROPS (Rollover Protection Structure) meets the International Standard ISO 3471:2008
Lift Capacity at Tipping Point - ISO 881397976 kg216000 lb
Counterweights - Gear130 l/min34.3 gal/min
Implement Pump Output - Maximum - Closed Loop317 l/min83.8 gal/min
Steering Pump Output - Closed Loop328 l/min86.7 gal/min
Variable Charge Pump Output - Maximum - Open Loop237 l/min62.6 gal/min
Lift Capacity at Tipping Point - ISO 881397976 kg216000 lb
Air ConditioningThe 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.
Extended Boom1572 kg3458 lb
Hook Block322 kg708 lb
Load Block236 kg519 lb
Lower Boom Block112 kg246 lb
Note*Calculated with extended boom
Removable Counterweight (14 plates) Single Plate776 kg1711 lb
Standard Boom1431 kg3148 lb
Total Removable Counterweight*10864 kg23950 lb
Upper Boom Block112 kg246 lb
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 7.31 m (24 ft) Boom8.02 m26.3 ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 8.53 m (28 ft) Boom9.25 m30.3 ft
Drawbar - Height0.43 m1.4 ft
Ground Clearance - SAE J12340.47 m1.6 ft
Grouser Height0.09 m3.6 in
Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS3.53 m11.6 ft
Length - Track on Ground3.72 m12.2 ft
Machine Height - Top of Counterweight3.4 m11.2 ft
Operating Length5.45 m17.9 ft
Track Gauge2.54 m8.3 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended6.34 m20.8 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted4.32 m14.2 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed4.06 m13.3 ft
Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes3.86 m12.7 ft
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
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Bore137 mm5.4 in
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Displacement15.2 l928 in³
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Engine Power (Maximum***) - ISO 14396269 kW361 HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Engine Power (Maximum***) - ISO 14396 (DIN)269 kW366 HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Engine Power (Maximum***) - SAE J1995273 kW366 HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Maximum***) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349256 kW343 HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Maximum***) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 DIN256 kW347 HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349245 kW329 HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)245 kW333 HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Stroke172 mm6.75 in
Fan Pump135 l/min35.7 gal/min
Diesel Engine Fluid (DEF)*17 l4.5 gal (US)
Note*Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models only
Recoil Spring Compartment74 l19.5 gal (US)
Winch Case - Boom11.3 l3 gal (US)
Winch Case - Hook15.1 l4 gal (US)

PL87 Standard Equipment

  • 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
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • 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
    • 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
  • POWER TRAIN
    • C15 ACERT 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
    • Aftercooler, air-to-air (ATAAC)
    • High performance single plane cooling system
    • Coolant, extended life with protection to –37° C (–34° F)
    • 24V electric start
    • Zero speed hydraulic fan, reversing and hydraulically driven, electronically controlled
    • Filter, air with electronic service indicator
    • Final drives: – Four planet, double reduction planetary
    • Fuel priming pump, electric
    • Parking brake, electronic
    • Precleaner, strata-tube dust ejector
    • Prescreener
    • Starting aid, ether
    • Torque divider
    • Transmission, electronically controlled: – Powershift, 3F/3R speed
    • Turbocharger, wastegate
    • Water separator
  • 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
    • Super extreme service grouser 864 mm (34 in): – Sealed and lubricated track (48 section) clipped grousers
  • 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

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Engine ModelCat® C15 ACERT™
Flywheel Power238 kW319 HP
EmissionsU.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Bore137 mm5.4 in
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Displacement15.2 l928 in³
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - ISO 14396268 kW359 HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - ISO 14396 (DIN)268 kW364 HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - SAE J1995271 kW363 HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Maximum*) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349258 kW345 HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Maximum*) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 DIN258 kW350 HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Rated**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349238 kW319 HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Rated**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)238 kW323 HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Stroke172 mm6.75 in
U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA Equivalent - Net Power - ISO 9249245 kW329 HP
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV - Net Power - ISO 9249238 kW319 HP
1 Forward3.4 km/h2.1 mile/h
2 Forward6.1 km/h3.8 mile/h
3 Forward10.6 km/h6.6 mile/h
1 Reverse4.5 km/h2.8 mile/h
2 Reverse8 km/h5 mile/h
3 Reverse14.2 km/h8.8 mile/h
Drawbar Pull - 1 Forward661.1 kN148
Drawbar Pull - 2 Forward363.1 kN81
Drawbar Pull - 3 Forward197.5 kN44
Track Gauge2.54 m8.3 ft
Ground Contact Area6.4 m²9920.1 in²
Grouser Height93 mm3.6 in
Length - Track on Ground3715 mm12.2 ft
Number of Carrier Rollers - Each Side1
Number of Rollers - Each Side9
Number of Shoes - Each Side48
Shoe TypeSuper Extreme Service
Width - Standard Shoes864 mm34 in
Shipping Weight41095.5 kg90600 lb
Operating Weight55246 kg121795 lb
Lift Capacity97976 kg216000 lb
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)55 m180.5 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended74 m242.8 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft)62.5 m205 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) Extended86.2 m282.8 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Diameter254 mm10 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Length355.6 mm14 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Flange Diameter508 mm20 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Wire Rope Diameter19 mm0.75 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)114.3 m375 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended114.3 m375 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft)124.2 m407.5 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) Extended124.2 m407.5 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Diameter254 mm10 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Length355.6 mm14 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Flange Diameter508 mm20 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Hook Speed - Raise (8 part line)15.5 m/min50.8 ft/min
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Wire Rope Diameter19 mm0.75 in
Fuel Tank415 l109.6 gal (US)
Cooling System76.8 l20.3 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase - With Filter43 l11.4 gal (US)
Final Drive - Each13 l3.4 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank Oil100 l26.4 gal (US)
Power Train Oil System190 l50.2 gal (US)
BrakesBrakes meet the International Standard ISO 10265:2008
ROPSROPS (Rollover Protection Structure) meets the International Standard ISO 3471:2008
Lift Capacity at Tipping Point - ISO 881397976 kg216000 lb
Counterweights - Gear130 l/min34.3 gal/min
Implement Pump Output - Maximum - Closed Loop317 l/min83.8 gal/min
Steering Pump Output - Closed Loop328 l/min86.7 gal/min
Variable Charge Pump Output - Maximum - Open Loop237 l/min62.6 gal/min
Lift Capacity at Tipping Point - ISO 881397976 kg216000 lb
Air ConditioningThe 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.
Extended Boom1572 kg3458 lb
Hook Block322 kg708 lb
Load Block236 kg519 lb
Lower Boom Block112 kg246 lb
Note*Calculated with extended boom
Removable Counterweight (14 plates) Single Plate776 kg1711 lb
Standard Boom1431 kg3148 lb
Total Removable Counterweight*10864 kg23950 lb
Upper Boom Block112 kg246 lb
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 7.31 m (24 ft) Boom8.02 m26.3 ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 8.53 m (28 ft) Boom9.25 m30.3 ft
Drawbar - Height0.43 m1.4 ft
Ground Clearance - SAE J12340.47 m1.6 ft
Grouser Height0.09 m3.6 in
Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS3.53 m11.6 ft
Length - Track on Ground3.72 m12.2 ft
Machine Height - Top of Counterweight3.4 m11.2 ft
Operating Length5.45 m17.9 ft
Track Gauge2.54 m8.3 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended6.34 m20.8 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted4.32 m14.2 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed4.06 m13.3 ft
Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes3.86 m12.7 ft
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
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Bore137 mm5.4 in
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Displacement15.2 l928 in³
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Engine Power (Maximum***) - ISO 14396269 kW361 HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Engine Power (Maximum***) - ISO 14396 (DIN)269 kW366 HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Engine Power (Maximum***) - SAE J1995273 kW366 HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Maximum***) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349256 kW343 HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Maximum***) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 DIN256 kW347 HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349245 kW329 HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)245 kW333 HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Stroke172 mm6.75 in
Fan Pump135 l/min35.7 gal/min
Diesel Engine Fluid (DEF)*17 l4.5 gal (US)
Note*Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models only
Recoil Spring Compartment74 l19.5 gal (US)
Winch Case - Boom11.3 l3 gal (US)
Winch Case - Hook15.1 l4 gal (US)

Equipment

PL87 Standard Equipment

  • 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
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • 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
    • 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
  • POWER TRAIN
    • C15 ACERT 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
    • Aftercooler, air-to-air (ATAAC)
    • High performance single plane cooling system
    • Coolant, extended life with protection to –37° C (–34° F)
    • 24V electric start
    • Zero speed hydraulic fan, reversing and hydraulically driven, electronically controlled
    • Filter, air with electronic service indicator
    • Final drives: – Four planet, double reduction planetary
    • Fuel priming pump, electric
    • Parking brake, electronic
    • Precleaner, strata-tube dust ejector
    • Prescreener
    • Starting aid, ether
    • Torque divider
    • Transmission, electronically controlled: – Powershift, 3F/3R speed
    • Turbocharger, wastegate
    • Water separator
  • 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
    • Super extreme service grouser 864 mm (34 in): – Sealed and lubricated track (48 section) clipped grousers
  • 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

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