Overview


The SPX-960 is SUPERIOR's pipelayer equivalent to Caterpillar's 594 pipelayer. It has a maximum lifting capacity of 211,200 lbs (96,000 kg) and a tier 3 Caterpillar engine. Like all SUPERIOR pipelayers, it features a hydraulic system which allows to control the load with just one joystick.
  • Specifications


Maximum capacity
2x450 lt/min - 2x119 U.S. gal/min
Service pump
1 tandem gear type
Main pump
Bosch-Rexroth: 4 independent variable pumps
Maximum capacity (service pump)
50 lt/min - 13 U.S. gal/min
Type
Hydraulic controlled drums (reversible). Driven by variable flow hydraulic pump and control valve block in open circuit.
Brakes
Integrated multiple disk brake, spring applied hydraulic release
Final drive
Compact hydrostatic drive unit, three-stage planetary gear
Drum diameter : Hook
390 mm / 15.3 in
Flange diameter : Hook
590 mm / 23.2 in
Drum length : Hook
360 mm / 14.1 in
Capacity (19 mm / 3/4 in) : Hook
136 m / 446 ft
Wire rope installed : Hook
68 m / 223 ft
Hook speed
0-16 m/min / 0-52 ft/min
Drum diameter : Boom
390 mm / 15.3 in
Flange diameter : Boom
530 mm / 20.8 in
Drum length : Boom
360 mm / 14.1 in
Capacity (19 mm / 3/4 in) : Boom
105 m / 344 ft
Wire rope installed : Boom
51 m / 167 ft
Type
Std. 28 ft / 8.5 m welded box square section; optional 30 ft / 9.1 m welded box square section
Diameter wire rope
19 mm - 3/4 in
Minimum breaking strength rope
323 KN - 72,530 lb
Part load line
6
Part boom line
5
Removable counterweight leaves
18 leaves 600 kg - 1,300 lb each
Total weight extendable
13,500 kg - 29,700 lb
Type
Caterpillar
Model
C13 ACERT
Net flywheel power (DIN 6270-SAEJ 1349)
440 HP - 324 kW
Type
Hydrostatic closed circuit
Brakes
(4) Integrated negative control
Final Drives
Epicycloidal oil soaked
1st gear
Maximum speed 1.7 km/h - 1 miles/h
2nd gear
Maximum speed 2.6 km/h - 1.6 miles/h
3rd gear
Maximum speed 5.3 km/h - 3.3 miles/h
Type
Twin pilot operated
Safety
Emergency shut-off
Number of bottom rollers
9+9
Number of carrying rollers
2+2
Pitch chain
260.35 mm - 10.25 in
Operating voltage
24 V
Maintenance free supplied batteries
2
Capacity
220 Ah
Alternator
55 A
Starter
7.5 Kw
Fuel tank
720 liters/190 U.S. gal
Hydraulic circuit
345 liters/91 U.S. gal
Cooling system
65 liters/17.2 U.S. gal
Engine oil
34 liters/9 U.S. gal
Final drive each
12 liters/3.4 U.S. gal
  • Main Features

Controls


With only 1 joystick, the operator can operate both winches and increase/decrease the engine's throttle. The machine's travel is controlled with a separate joystick.

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Anti-Tipping System


It monitors different lifting operations to avoid dangerous tilting and ensures the stability of the machine.

Freefall System


When the button is engaged, the load free-falls all the way to the ground.

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Transmission Pilot Levers


There are 2 extra pilot levers for the transmission which can assist the operator in making precise maneuvers, such as turning on a steep hill or making pin-point movements to couple the pipes.

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Boom Kick-Out System


This system will prevent the boom from excessive upward movement, thus ensuring you will never bend another boom.

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LCD Control Panel


The LCD control panel displays relevant information in a beautiful, easy to read, graphical interface. It can also be adjusted for day or night viewing.

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Anti-Two Block


The anti-two block sets a minimum distance between the top block and the hook block, preventing the 2 blocks from touching.

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