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Side Boom Conversion

RAK Machineries LLC has advanced the important program of Pipelayers conversion which started in 2005. Up to date, hundreds of Caterpillar Crawler Tractors (D7G, D8K, D9H and Mechanical Pipelayer 572, 583 and 594) have been converted into fully Hydraulic Drive Pipelayer using the latest and most advanced components manufactured by reputable manufacturers for easy access to spare parts availability.

Such program has been developed in association with Equipment Investco of Houston, Texas (Associated Members of IPLOCA) and has met a great success with end users and other customers worldwide.

Converted Pipelayers provide equivalent lifting capacity to the same classes of Caterpillar factory made units. The machines are prepared (bare tractor, rebuilt and hydraulic kit installation) in RAK Machineries LLC workshops in the UAE and tested by a third party institute to verify compliance with the requirements of ANSI/ASME B30.14-2005 applicable standards for side-boom tractors.

The conversions and hydraulic kits conform with EEC regulations and are EEC certified

The models available with us are:

Converted machines offer the best cost effective compromise to pipeline contractors giving the old low-drive tractors advantages combined with hydraulic technology, enhanced safety devices and simplified maneuverability for the operators.