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Pipeline product news: PLM releases new pipelayer

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

PipeLine Machinery International (PLM) has announced the release of the 71H pipelayer.

With the support of Caterpillar® and the engineering expertise of Vanguard Equipment Inc., the challenge was met to create a utility-capacity pipelayer inthe Tier 4 Interim/EU Stage IIIB class, designed for lifting 27 215 kg (60 000 lb) and engineered to meet the most exacting standards in the world.


  • Standard electro-hydraulic tractor control, dedicated hydraulics, differential steering and machine control systems.
  • Boom and hook draw works are driven by independent hydraulic winches.
  • The compact design of the counterweight provides maximum lift capability and optimum weight distribution.
  • The drawbar is able to accommodate a wide range of attachments.
  • Roll Over Protection Structure (ROPS) and Quick Drop function on load line control.
  • Heavy duty undercarriage.
  • Standard 600 mm (23.6 in.) single grouser shoe, LGP configuration.
  • Standard 6.1 m (20 ft) boom with large box section.

Edited from source by Elizabeth Corner

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