Cat PL72 Pipelayer

The Cat® PL72 pipelayer (sideboom) is a medium range pipelayer with a Cat C9.3 ACERT™ engine that has a net maximum power of 245 hp (183 kW) and meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV or U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent emissions technology, depending on regional requirements.  The lift capacity of the PL72 is 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 PL72 provides a safe and efficient solution.

This machine is built on Caterpillar’s legacy of offering customers high value machines that are purpose-built for pipeline work. The PL72 offers improved maneuverability, greater ease of operation, operator comfort, improved transportability, and enhanced safety features.  The new powertrain is designed for improved machine maneuverability and steering, enhanced stability, improved machine controls for greater operator comfort and productivity, maintained lift capacity, and improved visibility to help customers get pipe in the ground faster, more efficiently and safely.

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  • Cat C9.3 ACERT™ engine provides the power and reliability with improved fuel efficiency and efficient use of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF);
  • Emissions reduction technology on the PL72 is designed to be transparent, with no action required from the operator.  Regeneration runs automatically in the background while your work;

  • Differential steering maintains full power to both tracks for best-in-class turning, even with a loaded boom;
  • Mainframe is built to absorb high impact shock loads and twisting forces;

  • Implement and steering controls are ergonomically designed for ease of operation;
  • Safety is a priority with Roll Over Protection Structure (ROPS), convenient steps, new seat belt indicator, electronic fluid level verification, standard operator presence detection system and optional rear vision camera;

  • The PL72 is Load Monitoring Indicator (LMI) ready from the factory and can accept regional LMI systems. 
 

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.

72h pipelayer sideboom