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.