Crawler Tractors & Pipelayers (Sidebooms): Equipment Spotlight

January 2014, Vol. 69 No. 1
Pipeline Machinery's PL61 Pipelayer

CASE Construction Equipment
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The new M Series line of dozers includes five models ranging from 92 to 214 net hp. M Series dozers were designed from the ground up and take into account extensive customer research, testing and feedback related to durability, productivity, controls, comfort and serviceability. Key features found on M Series dozers include best-in-class drawbar pull, increased horsepower ratings, the first selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology built into a dozer, fuel savings up to 14 percent, industry leading visibility, new versatile controls and a pressurized cab for optimal comfort. The new models include the 750M (92 hp), 850M (112 hp), 1150M (127 hp), 1650M (150 hp), and 2050M (214 hp) 866-54CASE6, casece.com

Volvo CE

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The Volvo PL3005D pipelayers deliver the machine innovation oil and gas industry customers require when operating in demanding conditions. Volvo PL3005D pipelayers are built on a stable, excavator-based platform, providing heavy equipment performance that will lift your piping capabilities and profitability. Featuring 360 degree swing capability for infinite pipe placement opportunities, a unique load management system, ease of transportation and a long reach boom, built for your pipe application. From the pipe yard to the trench and in pipeline construction the machines are highly stable, with tipping capacities from 50-110 tons. 828.650.2000, volvo.com

Midwestern Manufacturing Company
Midwestern Mfg. produces the M583C sideboom attachment for the John Deere 1050J model crawler tractor. The M583C/1050J pipelayer has a maximum lift capacity of 140,000 pounds. The John Deere tractor with the Midwestern sideboom attachment has produced a pipelayer that has received high praise for its overall balance, visibility and operator friendly controls. The 1050J model, as well as the Midwestern sideboom pipelayer attachments on the 750J and 850J model tractors, is available through the John Deere Construction Division Dealer network. 918.858.4234, sidebooms.com