The rugged, easy-to-service 3176C engine features the electronically controlled, direct injection fuel system for improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. The 3176C meets EPA Tier 2, EU Stage II, and Japan MOC Step 2 exhaust emission regulations.
Advanced Modular Cooling System (AMOCS)
AMOCS utilizes an exclusive two pass cooling system and increased cooling surface area to provide significantly more cooling efficiency than conventional systems.
Rugged, durable, and reliable components deliver smooth, responsive power and lasting reliability. The Auto-shift and Auto-kickdown features enhance operator comfort.
Finger Tip Control
Finger Tip Control (FTC) combines steering, machine direction and gear selection into a single control system. These control functions can be simultaneously operated using only one hand for enhanced operator comfort and increased productivity.
PipelayerHydraulic load line and boom winches provide excellent speed capability. Counterweight and frame design provide excellent stability while offering ample viewing area.
Ergonomically designed for productivity and comfort. Controls are intuitive, low-effort, and easy to reach. Instrument panel is easy to read and informative. Simplified access with ladder on the left rear side of the machine.
Mainframe is designed and built for durability using the latest technology in engineering and manufacturing. Providing solid support and perfect alignment for major components.
UndercarriageElevated sprocket design for optimized balance and performance. The final drives are above the work area, isolating them from ground impact for long power train component life.
ServiceabilityMajor modular components are designed for excellent serviceability and allow fast in-field component exchange.
Total Customer Support
Your Caterpillar dealer offers a wide range of services that can be set up with a Customer Support Agreement (CSA). Your dealer can customize a plan for you, covering machine and attachment selection, replacement options, PM service, to total machine maintenance.