PipeLine Machinery International 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 in the 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.
Features include: 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.