PL83 Pipelayer

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PL83 – 2015, Tier 4

The PL83 is part of a full line of purpose-built Cat pipelayers designed for performance, safety and serviceability. Easy transport width, combined with the experienced support of the Cat dealer network, means this key pipe line equipment is available when and where you need it.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 PL83 answers customer needs for increased lift capacity, enhanced slope capability, ease of operation, performance and transportability.
  • Standard Equipment
  • Optional Equipment
  • Specs

Standard Equipment

  • NOTE
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • POWER TRAIN
    • Cat C15 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
    • 24V electric start
    • Aftercooler, air-to-air (ATAAC)
    • 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
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Rear Vision Camera
    • Load Moment Indicator (LMI)
    • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    • ROPS

Optional Equipment

  • 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)
    • Boom and cables 8.5 m (28 ft)
  • OTHER OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
    • CE Certification
    • ROPS

Specs

Overview

Long Name:
PL83 Pipelayer
Name:
PL83
Brand:
Caterpillar
Status:
Current

Engine

Engine Model:
Cat C15
Flywheel Power:
319 HP / 238 kW
Tier 4 Final/Stage V: Net Power (Rated Speed**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349:
319 HP / 238 kW
Tier 4 Final/Stage V: Net Power (Rated Speed**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN):
323 mhp / 323 mhp
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated Speed****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349:
333 mhp / 245 kW
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated Speed****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN):
329 HP / 333 mhp
Fuel Tank:
109.6 gal (US) / 415 l
DEF Tank(1):
4.5 gal (US) / 17 l
Note (2):
**Rated speed 1,900 rpm. Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, air cleaner, muffler, and alternator. Net power is tested per ISO 9249:2007 and SAE J1349:2011.
Note (4):
****Rated speed 1,850 rpm. Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, air cleaner, muffler, and alternator. Net power is tested per ISO 9249:2007 and SAE J1349:2011.

Pipelaying Equipment

Lift Capacity:
170000 lb / 77111 kg

Weights

Operating Weight:
109000 lb / 49442 kg
Shipping Weight:
85880 lb / 38955 kg

Components

Removable Counterweight (10 plates) Single Plate:
1707.7 lb / 774.6 kg
Total Removable Counterweight*:
17077 lb / 7746 kg

Undercarriage

Track Gauge:
7.7 ft / 2.34 m
Length - Track on Ground:
12.2 ft / 3.72 m
Ground Contact Area:
8215 in² / 5.3 m²
Width - Standard Shoes:
30 in / 710 mm

Dimensions

Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes:
10.7 ft / 3.25 m

Dimensions (Approximate)

Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended:
19.9 ft / 6.07 m
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted:
13.5 ft / 4.11 m
Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed:
12.7 ft / 3.86 m
Machine Height - Top of Counterweight:
11.2 ft / 3.4 m
Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS:
11.6 ft / 3.53 m
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 6.1 m (20 ft) Boom:
22.3 ft / 6.78 m
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 7.3 m (24 ft) Boom:
26.3 ft / 8.02 m
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 8.5 m (28 ft) Boom:
30.3 ft / 9.25 m

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.

Engine

Emissions:
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V/Korea Tier 4 Final or UN ECE R96 Stage IIIA equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA