Volvo Pipelayers - Introduction


Innovative Pipelayers Come From Volvo
Volvo gives oil & gas pipeline contractors a new lift with a revolutionary line of excavator based pipelayers. From the pipe yard to the trench, Volvo pipelayers deliver a competitive edge in even the most demanding conditions - not only in the oil & gas industry.

Key innovations include:

  • Longer boom provides more hook height and better reach, allowing the machine to work farther from the trench
  • Lift and positioning performance through 360 degrees of swing for maximum flexibility and infinite load positioning
  • Boom mounted inside the track frames and close to machine center for higher lift capacity and stability, even on steep slopes
  • Load-management system uses a boom-mounted light bar, in-cab monitor and warning systems to optimize safety
  • Elevated cab provides wide field of vision to the entire work site, improving operator confidence, comfort, safety and effectiveness
  • Extra-wide undercarriage and wide track shoes increase machine stability and floatation.Track frames are removable for easy transport
Product Net HP Max. tipping capacity Operating weight
PL4608 315 hp 176,400 lb (80.0 t) 126,700 lb (57.5 t)
PL4611 315 hp 250,000 lb (113 t) 150,000 lb (68 t)