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Pipelayers(Non Current)

Cat Pipelayers have been the standard of the pipelining industry for decades. A worldwide network of Caterpillar dealers, in tune with the special high production needs of pipeliners, supports these durable, dependable machines.

587T Pipelayer

Engineered for reliable production in the toughest conditions. The 587T's high horsepower and rugged components are designed for tough and varied working conditions. This machine offers the reliability and durability expected from Cat Pipelayers.

  • Specification Summary

  • Engine Model C15
  • Flywheel Power 273 kW
  • Net Power - ISO 9249 273 kW
  • Operating Weight 53070 kg

Product Details


Engine Model C15
Flywheel Power 273 kW
Net Power - ISO 9249 273 kW


Operating Weight 53070 kg

Pipelaying Equipment

Lift Capacity 91625 kg


Shipping Height 3835 mm
Length 5486 mm
Shipping Width 4038 mm


Fully hydraulic load line and boom winches provide excellent controllability for precise pipe placement. Counterweight and frame design provides excellent stability.


Mainframe is heavy, strong and durable. Full box sections, steel castings and continuous rolled rails provide durable support to the undercarriage, elevated final drives and other integral frame components.

Operator Station

Designed for operator comfort, convenience and productivity. Machine control and vital information is provided at the operator's fingertips. A full day of work is no problem in this efficient work place.

Optional Enclosed Cab

The optional enclosed cab offers operator comfort in all climates. The operator enjoys excellent visibility in all directions because the cab was designed with maximum glass area and includes a skylight window to view the boom and upper block.

Electronic Steering and Transmission Controls

Combines steering, machine direction and gear selection into a control system which can be operated with one hand for enhanced operator comfort and increased productivity.

Drive Train

The electronically controlled power shift transmission, efficient differential steering and durable planetary final drives deliver outstanding power transfer and long life to ensure maximum productivity.

Power Train

A combination of innovations working at the point of combustion, ACERT™ Technology optimizes engine performance and fuel efficiency while meeting EPA Tier 3 and EU Stage IIIA engine exhaust emission regulations for off-road applications.


The proven elevated sprocket undercarriage isolates the drive train components from ground-induced impacts. Designed to optimize machine balance for best possible performance and extended component life.

Serviceability and Customer Support

Combining easy to access, modular components with your Caterpillar Dealer's advanced rebuild and repair capabilities ensures rapid component replacement and minimum downtime.

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