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Caterpillar PL61 Pipelayer
September 17, 2008

The Caterpillar PL61 Pipelayer positions a technically refined model at the small end of the Caterpillar pipelayer range providing a machine with 40,000 pounds (18 145 kg) of lift-capacity and the capability to meet the pipeline contractor’s requirements for precision control, transportability, operator comfort, visibility and durability. The PL61, shares many common components with the Caterpillar D6K tractor, featuring a Cat C6.6 ACERT engine, closed-loop hydrostatic drive system, oval-track SystemOne undercarriage and an electronically enhanced operator station. Complementing this technology are premium features retained from the design of the predecessor model, the 561N, including hydrostatic draw-works, two-speed load line and extendible counterweight.