Cat PL61 Pipelayer

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Flywheel Power 130 HP
Engine Power - 2,000 rpm - ISO 14396 157 HP
Engine Power - 2,000 rpm - ISO 14396 (DIN) 159 HP
Engine Power - 2,000 rpm: SAE J1995 160 HP
Net Power - 2,200 rpm - ISO 9249 130 HP
Net Power - 2,200 rpm - SAE J1349 128 HP
DEF Tank(1) 5 gal (US)
Fuel Tank 69 gal (US)
Net Power - 2,200 rpm - ISO 9249 (DIN) 132 HP
Track Gauge 79 in
Track on Ground 104 in
Ground Contact Area - LGP 6920 in²
Ground Contact Area - Narrow 5100 in²
Ground Pressure - LGP 6.3 psi
Ground Pressure - Narrow 7.9 psi
Ground Pressure(1) - LGP 5.9 psi
Ground Pressure(1) - Narrow 7.8 psi
Weights - Operating Weight
Cab, 560 mm (22 in) Shoes 40060 lb
Cab, 560 mm (22 in) Shoes(1) 39890 lb
Cab, 760 mm (30 in) Shoes 41095 lb
Cab, 760 mm (30 in) Shoes(1) 40920 lb
Pipelaying Equipment
Lift Capacity 40000 lb
Track Gauge 79 in
Length - Track on Ground 104 in
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] overhang) 245 in
Height - Top of ROPS: Canopy/Cab 118 in
Height of Machine from Tip of Grouser to Top of Stack(1) 112 in
Machine Height - Tip of Winch 101 in
Operating Length 151 in
Width - Counterweight Extended 187 in
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted 128 in
Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed 126 in
Width - Tractor - With 560 mm [22 in] Shoes 101 in
Width - Tractor - With 760 mm [30 in] Shoes 109 in
Weights - Shipping Weight
Cab, 560 mm (22 in) Shoes 37720 lb
Cab, 560 mm (22 in) Shoes(1) 37570 lb
Cab, 760 mm (30 in) Shoes 38780 lb
Cab, 760 mm (30 in) Shoes(1) 38600 lb



  • 18 ton (40,000 lb) lift capacity with side boom.
  • Easy transport width at 3240 mm (128 in).
  • More robust fuel system with advanced filtration to better withstand poor fuel conditions (engines equivalent to Tier 3/Stage IIIA).
  • Cold weather package provides added features for cab comfort and more reliable engine starting/performance in cold environments.
  • Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards, or emits equivalent to Tier 3 and Stage IIIA, depending on region of sale.

Ease of Operation

Ease of Operation
  • Hystat transmission, faster steering response for superior maneuverability on the pipeline.
  • Choice of narrow or wide tracks to optimize for job site ground conditions.
  • Durability in rough terrain with Heavy Duty undercarriage.
  • Ergonomically designed right joystick places all boom, hook and counterweight function conveniently in one hand.
  • Comfortable cab with air suspension seat, ergonomic controls and excellent visibility.
  • Improved heating/ventilation/air conditioning system:
    – Better circulates heat around the operator using a canopy machine in cold weather.
    – More operator comfort with better cooling in air conditioned cab.


  • Worldwide Cat dealer network understands pipeline job site needs for outstanding support, even in remote areas.
  • Purpose-built pipelayer gives you a single source for parts and service on all components.
  • Easy access to grouped maintenance and diagnostic points.
  • Simplified cable replacement – no need to thread through hood.
  • Updated cooling package allows more air flow, reducing fan speed for greater efficiency.
  • Hydraulic demand fan automatically reduces fan speed in cooler conditions to help save fuel.
  • Hydraulic reversing fan offers automatic or manual modes – changes direction to blow debris out of the radiator cores.
  • Equipped with Product Link™ which enables remote monitoring, improving overall fleet management effectiveness.


  • Rear vision camera, with dedicated display, adds to visibility for greater safety.
  • Load Monitor Indicator (LMI) delivered with the machine for simple installation of load monitor system on the job site.
  • Quick drop release function now common with other Cat pipelayer models for added ease of use.
  • Rear window exit now common across Cat pipelayer product line.
  • Factory integrated Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) helps protect operators and machine in case of rollover.



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