PipeLine Machinery International.
PipeLine Machinery International has added new a pipelayer to its
equipment offerings. PLM said introduction of the Caterpillar PL61
Pipelayer positions a new, technically refined model at the small end of
the Caterpillar pipe-layer range--providing a machine with 40,000 lbs.
of lift-capacity and capability to meet the pipe line contractor's
requirements for precision control, transportability, operator comfort,
visibility and durability. The PL61 features a Cat[R] C6.6 ACERT[R]
engine, closed-loop hydrostatic drive system, oval-track SystemOne[TM]
undercarriage and an electronically enhanced operator station. The
company website says the engine has a flywheel power rating of 125 hp,
engine ratings at 2,100 rpm and net power advertised is the power
available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, air
cleaner, muffler and alternator. The site says no derating is required
up to 9,842 feet altitude and above that, automatic derating occurs.
Operating weight is listed as 37,480 lb with narrow shoes. Pipelaying
equipment lift capacity listed at website is 40,000 lb. Complementing
the engine technology are premium features retained from the design of
the predecessor model, the 561 N, including hydraulic draw-works,
two-speed load line and extendible counterweight. PLM said the machine
meets worldwide emission standards. 713-939-0007, www.plmcat.com.