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Cat PL161 Attachment Locator

Keeping track of your work tools for smooth operations

The Cat PL161 Attachment Locator is the most advanced OEM integrated solution for attachment tracking. The PL161 mounts easily to your attachments or anything else you want to track.

Track location

View the location of attachments across multiple work sites, and reduce the number of lost attachments.

Track utilisation

Track the working hours per attachment to help predict the need for tool maintenance or replacement of wear parts.

Easy to integrate

The PL161 can be mounted to any asset brand or type, and integrates with Cat mobile and online applications to view location and tracking details.

Maximum productivity and profitability

Link telematics technologies gather and present data from your equipment, materials and people. With easy access to your data, you get the insights you need to take fleet management to a new level.

Tracking made easy

  • View the location of your attachments across multiple work sites in one dashboard.
  • Reduce misplacement or theft of attachments by setting up site boundaries.
  • Track working hours per attachment to help predict the need for replacement wear parts or to replace the attachment itself.
  • PL161 can be mounted to any asset brand or type.
  • The PL161’s compact size allows you to collect data about your attachment without interfering with the work it is doing.
  • View tracking through your smartphone with cat app or online through My.Cat.Com.
  • View your attachments alongside your machines for full fleet management in VisionLink® with two years of connectivity included with your device.
Rugged and reliable

  • The PL161 is designed to be extremely rugged and maintenance-free to allow for installation in locations on assets that are exposed to harsh work environments.
  • The PL161 is battery powered for up to two years, and communicates via bluetooth® low energy technology.
  • The PL161’s firmware is pre-configured and installed.
  • The PL161 is compatible with most smart devices that have bluetooth 4.0 or later and is available for download from the App store (iOS) or Google Play store (Android).
How it works

  • With Cat App:
  • The Cat App will scan for pl161 modules within range, using the bluetooth technology on your mobile device.
  • Cat App will capture the GPS location of your mobile device.
  • Cat App will send location updates accessible in visionlink or online through My.Cat.Com, using cellular and wi-fi connectivity.
  • Console unlocks with electronic access card.
  • With your machine:
  • PL161 sends a signal to the bluetooth receiver (PL542 or bluetooth transceiver) on the machine.
  • Location updates are sent to the VisionLink and My.Cat.Com applications, using cellular and satellite connectivity for full fleet management capability.

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