The pipelayer is a piece of construction equipment that installs pipes in trenches. Although crawlers, cranes and excavators have been used as pipelayers, dedicated machines used solely for installing pipes have been created.
Pipelayer Dimensions: Caterpillar 587T
The Caterpillar 587T has an operating length of 18 ft / 5486 mm while the grouser height is 3.66 in / 93 mm and height to retracted counterweight is 11.5 ft / 3505 mm. The boom height of the 587T is 30.36 ft / 9254 mm. The SAE ground clearance is 20.31 in / 516 mm and the width to outside of track is 11.16 ft / 3403 mm.
The lift capacity is 202000 lb / 91625 kg and the max forward speed is 5.84 mph / 9.4 km/h. The boom w/wire rope installed length is 205.05 ft / 62.5 m and the hook w/wire rope installed length is 406.82 ft / 124 m.
The boom winch capacity is 593.83 ft / 181 m and the hook winch capacity is 593.83 ft / 181 m. The boom winch drum length is 13.31 in / 338 mm and the hook winch drum length is 13.31 in / 338 mm.
The 587T boom winch flange diameter is 24.02 in / 610 mm and the hook winch flange diameter is 24.02 in / 610 mm. The boom winch drum diameter of this pipelayer is 12.48 in / 317 mm and the hook winch drum diameter is 12.48 in / 317 mm. The max reverse speed is 7.64 mph / 12.3 km/h.
The pipelayer dimensions aside, the engine specifications are equally important. The engine is the Cat C15 ACERT and the flywheel power is 366 hp / 273 kW. The net power is 366 hp / 273 kW and the bore is 5.4 in / 137 mm. The stroke is 6.75 in / 172 mm. It has a displacement of 928 in3 / 15.2 L. The gross power is 377 hp / 281 kW.
The operating weight is 117000 lb / 53070 kg. The grouser height (undercarriage) is 3.66 in / 93 mm. The ground clearance is 20.3 in / 516 mm and the track gauge is 100 in / 2540 mm. The fuel tank capacity is 150 gal / 568 L.
The pipelayer dimensions are different for other models. The reason is that manufacturers are always coming out with new units to meet the demands of buyers and customers.