Cat 71H Pipelayer

PLM presents the 71H pipelayer. Caterpillar® quality without compromise. With the support of Caterpillar and the engineering expertise of Vanguard Equipment Inc., the challenge was met to create a utility-capacity pipelayer in the Tier 4 Interim/EU Stage IIIB class, designed for lifting 60,000 lb. (27 215 kg). 

The Cat® C6.6 ACERT™ engine meets worldwide emission standards while providing outstanding engine performance, fuel efficiency and long-term durability. The 71H pipelayer combines the proven capabilities of the Cat D6N base tractor with the Vanguard expertise in sideboom systems.  The specifications of the 71H pipelayer makes it the preferred choice for utility type tasks on a pipeline job-site that include lifting, handling and laying down pipe. The compact design of the counterweight provides maximum lift capability and optimum weight distribution. The draw bar is able to accommodate a wide range of attachments. The 71H is also ready to be outfitted for tasks such as welding.

Features & Information

  • 71H-400pxStandard electro-hydraulic control help improve precision and response.  Dedicated hydraulics, differential steering and machine control systems aid overall productivity;

  • Boom and hook draw works are driven by independent hydraulic winches.  The compact design of the counterweight provides maximum lift capability and optimum weight distribution.  The drawbar is able to accommodate a wide range of attachments;

  • Safety features to include Caterpillar certified to ISO standards Roll Over Protection Structure (ROPS) and Quick Drop function on load line control;

  • Heavy duty undercarriage is well-suited to aggressive applications like side-slopes, pipeline construction or working in rocky and uneven terrain;

  • Standard 24 in. (609.6 mm) single grouser shoe, LGP configuration;

  • Standard 20 ft. (6.1 m) boom with large box section.
 

In addition to a complete line of Caterpillar pipelayers, sidebooms, track-type tractors (dozers)excavators and motor graders, PLM is the exclusive distributor of Vanguard Continuously Powered Welding tractors, Wet Decks (hydraulic conversion kits for Caterpillar pipelayers) and Combo tractors (pipelayer attachments on D6 Caterpillar tractors). For more information, please contact your PLM account manager or click here to contact us.