Equipment Type

 Pipe Layers

products

The PL4809D excavator-based pipelayer can lift 90 tons and can rotate 360 degrees.

Cat PL83 pipe layer replaces the 583T and has a rated lifting capacity of 160,000 pounds, a 14-percent increase. Cat PL87 replaces both the 587T and 587R and has a rated lifting capacity of 214,000 pounds, a 6-percent boost.

New Holland extended the versatility of its crawler dozers by fitting them for pipelaying with an optional 15-foot hydraulic sideboom.

At the small end of Caterpillar’s line of pipe l yers, the PL61 offers 40,000 pounds of lift capacity and features the Cat C6.6 ACERT engine.

Volvo challenges conventional pipe-layers — side booms on bulldozers — with its excavator-based PL4611 and PL4608 pipelayers. The 360-degree swing capability suggests significant pipe-handling advantages including keeping the operator facing the pipe, and Volvo claims better stability with wider track gauge and lower center of gravity.

Blogs

Maintenance Matters
- Sponsored blog - Eric Shaffer recounts how his own personal experience shifted his thinking from assumptions to facts.
Big Iron
Instead of talking about the nobility of the career and the number of open jobs, perhaps we should take a more practical, base approach.
Big Iron
Distributors recognize the potential for providing product-support services to their customers, but it is new territory.
Maintenance Matters
- Sponsored blog - Higher injection pressures demand cleaner systems.

CE Twitter Feed 

ConstructionEqt @ConstructionEqt
#Construction worker killed by run-away equipment http://t.co/Hz19uiru1P #safety
2 hours 58 min ago
ConstructionEqt @ConstructionEqt
#OSHA revises mobile app to help workers avoid heat illness. http://t.co/0x3Hi2krVk...
4 hours 57 min ago
ConstructionEqt @ConstructionEqt
#Construction employment increases in 40 states & D.C., according to @AGCofA data....
22 hours 27 min ago

From the editors 

Rod Sutton @rodsutton
Do operators respond negatively or positively to insight from #telematics data? http://t.co/fpMLBhaYR3
6 hours 16 min ago
Frank Raczon @FrankRaczon
Up next on the @ConstructionEqt ed. calendar: HDDs and lifting safety. Are you a source? Don't be...
23 hours 56 min ago
Frank Raczon @FrankRaczon
Glimpse the future as I talk with one of our Under 40 class about #telematics & more- http://t.co/XbmhXQAc7o...
1 day 33 min ago

Featured Video