Pipe Line Machinery

72h pipelayer sideboom

PLM presents the 72H. Caterpillar® quality without compromise. The 72H is a medium range pipelayer (sideboom) with a Tier 4 Interim/EU Stage IIIB emissions technology engine and a lift capacity of 90,000 lbs. (40 823 kg), which bridges the gap between the smaller lifting PL61 and the larger lifting PL83 and PL87. Where the smaller inch pipe work is being carried out but the wall thickness adds additional weight, the 72H provides a safe and efficient solution.

The 72H pipelayer has proven to be versatile and easy to handle even in rugged areas. In addition to answer the challenge of safe and easy maneuverability, the 72H reduces the carbon footprint often left by traditional machines. The 72H pipelayer is available with a cab option with features that include air conditioning and heat from the overhead unit. The cab design is in alignment with the PLM standard for safety by working in conjunction with the Caterpillar certified to ISO standards Roll Over Protection Structure (ROPS) that is specific to this model and application.

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  • Cat® C9.3 ACERT™ engine technology, the power shift transmission and differential steering work in tandem with the engine and a Cat Clean Emissions Module to deliver the performance and efficiency that customers demand;

  • Boom and hook draw works are driven by independent hydraulic winches;

  • Oil disc brakes provide smooth operation, positive retention of boom and hook positions;

  • Infinitely variable speed controls for both boom and hook allows precise control;

  • Caterpillar certified to ISO standards Roll Over Protection Structure (ROPS) that is specific to this model and application;

  • Quick Drop function on load line control allows the operator to drop the load quickly;

  • Hydraulic boom stop valve provides proven, reliable automatic safety stop function to prevent overloading of key machine components.

  • Cab option has air condition/heat, accommodates additional lighting, roof mounted glass portal for easy visibility of the boom, sliding windows on each side of the operator, and access to winch drum cables.

In addition to a complete line of Caterpillar pipelayers, sidebooms, track-type tractorsexcavators 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.

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