January 2015, Vol. 70, No. 1

Equipment Spotlight

Equipment Spotlight: Crawler Dozers & Pipelayers (Sidebooms)

Crawler dozers & pipelayers (sidebooms) by Midwestern Mfg., John Deere, CASE Construction Equipment, Volvo CE, Caterpillar and Pipeline Machinery Intl.

Midwestern Mfg.
The M540c Sideboom Attachment encompasses a combination of new, enhanced and time-tested features, including design elements that ensure safe operation, ease-of-use and serviceability. M540c is mounted on the Caterpillar D6K2 LGP, Tier 4I/EU Stage IIIB which has a lift capacity of 40,000 pounds. 918.858.4234, sidebooms.com

John Deere
The John Deere 750K and 850K Crawler Dozers not only meet Final Tier 4 emissions standards, but also incorporate value-enhancing features such as EcoMode and an updated Electro-Hydraulic (EH) control system. The 850K is the first John Deere dozer to feature EcoMode that optimizes fuel economy while maintaining ground speed by automatically adjusting engine speed and transmission settings based on load. This new feature has the potential to save customers upwards of 20 percent in fuel with no loss in productivity in many applications. Updates also were made to the electronic control system for improved response and controllability, increasing productivity and enhancing the operator experience. 309.765.1859, johndeere.com

CASE Construction Equipment
The 1650M crawler dozer boasts 150 hp and key features that include a drawbar pull of 61,000 pounds, the first SCR technology built into a dozer, fuel savings up to 14 percent, new versatile controls and a pressurized cab. New control customizations allow the operator to better tailor machine performance to job site conditions, including the ability to set blade sensitivity, steering sensitivity and shuttle sensitivity to smooth, moderate or aggressive. 866.542.2736, casece.com

Volvo CE
The Volvo PL4611 pipelayer is designed and purpose built to achieve high lifting power, maximizing the day to day production and operator safety. Key features include a 329-hp Volvo Tier 3/Stage IIIA compliant engine with V-ACT (Volvo Advanced Combustion Technology) and a longer boom that provides more hook height and better reach, allowing the machine to work farther from the trench. Lift and positioning performance is achieved through 360 degrees of swing for maximum flexibility and infinite load positioning. Volvo’s load-management system features a boom-mounted light bar, in-cab monitor and warning systems to optimize safety. In additiona, an extra-wide undercarriage increases machine stability and floatation. Track frames are removable for easy transport. 828.650.2000, volvo.com

The Cat D3K2 track-type tractor with Stable Blade Control delivers a smooth finish grade with less operator effort. The stable blade senses ground conditions and works with the operator to produce the desired grade. The addition of the integrated AccuGrade grade control system helps you get to target grade even faster, with fewer passes and less manpower. Ergonomically designed, seat-mounted controls isolate vibrations from the operator for optimum comfort and precise control. In cab features include a new contoured armrest cushion; bi-directional transmission shifting; easy to grip handles; and optional heated control handles. cat.com/requestCatinfo

Pipeline Machinery Intl.
The 72H is a medium range pipelayer (sideboom) with a Tier 4 Interim/EU Stage IIIB emissions technology engine and a lift capacity of 90,000 pounds, which bridges the gap between the smaller lifting PL61 and the larger lifting PL83 and PL87. Where the smaller inch pipe work is being carried out but the wall thickness adds additional weight, the 72H provides a safe and efficient solution. The 72H reduces the carbon footprint often left by traditional machines. The pipelayer is available with a cab option with features that include air conditioning and heat from the overhead unit. The cab design is in alignment with the PLM standard for safety by working in conjunction with the Caterpillar certified to ISO standards Roll Over Protection Structure (ROPS) that is specific to this model and application. 713.939.0007, plmcat.com

From Archive


{{ error }}
{{ comment.comment.Name }} • {{ comment.timeAgo }}
{{ comment.comment.Text }}