The 35 tonne tracked machine that is powered by a 151 kW Volvo D8H engine operates on a hydraulic excavator platform, giving the superstructure a 360° swing capability for infinite pipe placement possibilities – a major shift from the traditional side boom pipelayer designs.
According to the firm’s website, the PL3005D can operate on the slopes of up to 30° and in rugged conditions. The machine boasts a load management system (LMS) which uses inputs hook, boom and base machine-mounted sensors to allow operators to determine what weight can be safely lifted in any position relative to a slope.
The PL3005D produces audible and visible signs that alerts the operator when the safe load limit is reached, including yellow/red/green light bars on both sides of the boom.
The Attachment Management System, on the other hand, stores up to 18 pre-sets for the use of a variety of attachments, enabling operators to adjust hydraulic flow as standard and make adjustments to hydraulic pressure as an option.
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