908M Compact Wheel Loader

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SPECS SUMMARY

Maximum Gross Power73 HP (54.6 kW)
Operating Weight14032 lb (6365 kg)
Bucket Capacities0.75-1.5 m3 (1.0-2.0 yd3)
Rated Bucket Capacity1.4 yd³ (1.1 m³)
The Cat® 908M Compact Wheel Loader delivers high performance with outstanding versatility. On-the-go operator tuned hydraulics and drive train adjust the machine's response to the task at hand. Low sound levels, large spacious cab and intuitive controls keep you working comfortably all day long.

Specifications

Maximum Gross Power73 HP (54.6 kW)
Operating Weight14032 lb (6365 kg)
Bucket Capacities0.75-1.5 m3 (1.0-2.0 yd3)
Rated Bucket Capacity1.4 yd³ (1.1 m³)
Net Power74 HP (55.3 kW)
ROPSSAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994.
FOPSSAE J/ISO 3449 APR98, Level II, ISO 3449 1992 Level II.
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level2.6 s (2.6 s)
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction39°
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269191 ft·lbf (260 N·m)
Option (4)400/70 R20 Bibload Michelin
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter2.2 in (55 mm)
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height3 s (3 s)
Note (1)Other tire choices available, contact your Cat dealer for details.
Note (2)In certain applications, the loader's productive capabilities may exceed the tires' tonnes-km/h (ton-mph) capabilities.
Note (2)Net power shown is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with alternator, air cleaner, diesel exhaust filter, and fan at minimum speed.
Reverse - Range 212 mile/h (20 km/h)
Option (5)405/70 R20 SPT9 Dunlop
Maximum Gross Power - DIN ISO 1439674 HP (55 kW)
Number of Steering Wheel Turns - Full Left to Full Right or Full Right to Full Left<6 turns
Note (2)When properly installed and maintained, the cab offered by Caterpillar, when tested with doors, and windows closed as per work cycle procedures specified in ISO 6395 2008, results in operator sound exposure Leq (Equivalent sound pressure level) of 66 dB(A) typical.
Option (1)360/80 R20 TRI2 Nokian
Forward - Range 212 mile/h (20 km/h)
Axles - FrontN/A
Steering AC Cycle Times - Full Left to Full Right - 2,620 rpm3 s (3 s)
Note (5)The Cat C3.3B DIT Tier 4 Final/Stage V uses an active regeneration system which requires no operator interaction under normal conditions.
Note (3)No derating required up to 3000 m (10,000 ft) altitude. Auto derate protects hydraulic and transmission systems.
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter1.4 in (35 mm)
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter3.3 in (85 mm)
Nominal Flow - Steering Pump12 gal/min (43.9 l/min)
NoteAll capacities are applicable for each model. Bucket selection must be made with an understanding of the material density and application to ensure machine stability is maintained within the tipping loads stated per model and configuration.
Reverse - Range 16 mile/h (10 km/h)
Forward - High Range22 mile/h (35 km/h)
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke16.4 in (416 mm)
Note (6)Stage V engine available for Europe only.
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift9.6 s (9.6 s)
NoteSpecifications shown are for a machine configured with general purpose buckets, bolt-on cutting edges, 75 kg (165 lb) operator, Dunlop 405/70 SPT9 tires, full fuel, comfort ROPS cab, standard flow hydraulics and skid-steer coupler. The 908M is configured with a 1.1 m³ (1.44 yd³) bucket with bolt-on cutting edge.
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height1.5 s (1.5 s)
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke27.5 in (699 mm)
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter3.9 in (100 mm)
Option (2)375/75 R20 XZSL Michelin
Hydraulic Tank12.2 gal (US) (46 l)
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke11.8 in (300 mm)
Option (6)12.5-20 ATU Firestone
Note (1)Net power ratings are tested at the reference conditions for the specified standard.
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Total Cycle Time9.6 s (9.6 s)
Maximum Steering Torque - 39° (Full Turn)31398 ft·lbf (42570 N·m)
Light Material1.2 m³ (1.6 yd³), 1.5 m³ (2.0 yd³)
Multi-Purpose0.75 m³ (1.0 yd³), 0.9 m³ (1.2 yd³), 1.05 m³ (1.37 yd³)
Transmission - Gear Box2.9 gal (US) (11 l)
Note (1)Cat cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
Note (4)Flywheel per the SAE reference conditions with the fan at maximum speed.
Axles - RearN/A
Grapple0.9 m³ (1.2 yd³) heaped
Displacement201 in³ (3.3 l)
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level2.6 s (2.6 s)
Option (3)400/70 R20 XMCL Michelin
Maximum Steering Torque - 0° (Straight Machine)42506 ft·lbf (57630 N·m)
Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349189 ft·lbf (257 N·m)
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter2 in (50 mm)
Bore3.7 in (94 mm)
Forward - Range 16 mile/h (10 km/h)
Stroke4.7 in (120 mm)
Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump3191 psi (22000 kPa)
Note (3)Caterpillar recommends that you consult a tire supplier to evaluate all conditions before selecting a tire model.
General Purpose0.8 m³ (1 yd³), 0.9 m³ (1.2 yd³), 1.0 m³ (1.3 yd³), 1.1 m³ (1.4 yd³), 1.3 m³ (1.7 yd³)
Boost Flow Maximum Pressure3191 psi (22000 kPa)
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396192 ft·lbf (261 N·m)
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter3.1 in (80 mm)
Reverse - High Range22 mile/h (35 km/h)
Maximum Gross Power - SAE J199574 HP (55 kW)
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/126974 HP (55.3 kW)
Tipping Load - Full Turn - ISO 14397-17947 lb (3606 kg)
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires6.75 ft (2080 mm)
Machine Width6.5 ft (1985 mm)
Length - Overall*18.42 ft (5630 mm)
Clearance - Level Bucket**10.5 ft (3215 mm)
Reach - Bucket at 45°*2.5 ft (770 mm)
Height - Ground to Cab**8.67 ft (2650 mm)
Operating Weight14323 lb (6499 kg)
Departure Angle33°
Width - Tread Center5.08 ft (1570 mm)
Length - Wheel Base7.08 ft (2170 mm)
Tipping Load - Straight - ISO 14397-19757 lb (4427 kg)
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction39°
Clearance - Full Lift and 45° Dump8 ft (2463 mm)
Full Turn Tipping Load8311 lb (3770 kg)
Width - Bucket6.75 ft (2080 mm)
Reach - Full Lift and 45° Dump3 ft (931 mm)
Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump3408 psi (23500 kPa)
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function High Flow33 gal/min (126 l/min)
3rd Function Maximum Working Pressure3408 psi (23500 kPa)
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Head4496 psi (31000 kPa)
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function Standard Flow22 gal/min (82 l/min)
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Rod2756 psi (19000 kPa)
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump22 gal/min (82 l/min)
Emissions*The Cat C3.3B DIT engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V (Europe only) or U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (North America only) emission standards.
Cooling System4.4 gal (US) (16.5 l)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank19 gal (US) (72 l)
Fuel Tank20.6 gal (US) (78 l)
Engine Crankcase3 gal (US) (11.2 l)
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 1439673 HP (54.6 kW)
Clearance - Bucket at 45° *8.58 ft (2620 mm)
Note (3)Dimensions listed are for a machine configured with general purpose buckets, bolt-on cutting edges, 75 kg (165 lb) operator, no air conditioner and Dunlop 405/70 SPT9 tires.
Engine ModelCat® C3.3B DIT*
Length - Wheel Base7.08 ft (2170 mm)
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - SAE J134973 HP (54.7 kW)
Width - Bucket6.75 ft (2080 mm)
Height - Bucket Pin**11.17 ft (3410 mm)
Note (3)Dimensions listed are for a machine configured with general purpose buckets, bolt-on cutting edges, 75 kg (165 lb) operator, no air conditioner and Dunlop 405/70 SPT9 tires.
Dump Angle at Full Lift45°
Dig Depth**4.2 in (109 mm)
Turning Radius - Over Bucket14.83 ft (4534 mm)
Note (2)**Vary with tire.
Reach - Bucket at 45°*2.83 ft (866 mm)
Height - Ground to Cab**8.67 ft (2650 mm)
Clearance - Bucket at 45° *8.17 ft (2505 mm)
Note (1)*Vary with bucket.
Departure Angle33°
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires6.75 ft (2080 mm)
Height - Ground Clearance**1.08 ft (340 mm)
Articulation Angle39°
Clearance - Level Bucket**10.5 ft (3215 mm)
Width - Tread Center5.08 ft (1570 mm)
Height - Ground Clearance**1.08 ft (340 mm)
Length - Overall*18.92 ft (5780 mm)
Machine Width6.5 ft (1985 mm)
Operating Weight14319 lb (6497 kg)
Turning Radius - Over Bucket14.83 ft (4530 mm)
Dig Depth**3.9 in (101 mm)
Articulation Angle39°
Note (2)**Vary with tire.
Height - Bucket Pin**11.17 ft (3410 mm)
Dump Angle at Full Lift45°
Note (1)*Vary with bucket.
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift5.5 s (5.5 s)

Benefits and Features

An electronically controlled hydrostatic transmission provides adjustable power to the ground and superb groundspeed control for fast digging cycles and the flexibility to efficiently perform a multitude of tasks along with high, full turn tipping loads and breakout forces, the M Series delivers a solution for all customer applications.

State of the art electro-hydraulic system provides low effort, fine control with fast cycle times. The all-in-one joystick helps keep eyes on the work. Machine responsiveness can be adjusted with the push of a button, which allows you to set up the machine exactly the way you want it based on the application.

  • Low effort, responsive joystick includes Forward/Neutral/Reverse switch, optional diff lock, continuous flow triggers with proportional, third function hydraulics.
  • Easy access to the cab with ergonomically placed grab rails, steps and large platform.
  • Superb visibility to the work tool due to the wide windshield and Optimized Z-bar Loader.
  • Low sound levels.
  • Optional air conditioning with defrost/demist.
  • Optional heated, air suspension seat with lumbar and seat back tilt adjustment.

The Cat® optimized Z-bar Loader combines the digging efficiency of a traditional Z-bar with tool carrying capabilities for great performance and versatility.

  • Parallel lift and high tilt forces throughout the working range help you safely and confidently handle loads with precise control.
  • Linkage features excellent visibility to the bucket cutting edge and fork tips.

Standard Equipment

  • 18° frame oscillation, 78° articulation
  • Demand based cooling fan
  • Hydrostatic drive
  • Loader arm float function
  • Parallel lift Z-bar loader
  • Proportional auxiliary hydraulic circuit
  • Transmission, 20 km/h (12.4 mph) with heavy duty axles
  • Transmission inching function
  • Cat C3.3B DIT Tier 4 Final/Stage V (Europe only) or Tier 4 Final (North America only) emission standards
  • Cat extended life coolant
  • Closed circuit breather
  • Easy quick release fuel filter/water separator
  • ECO mode
  • Engine oil drain valve (non-spill ECO drain)
  • Lockable engine compartments
  • Two stage air cleaner with visual indicator
  • Alternator 90 amp
  • Battery disconnect switch
  • Cab mounted fuse panel
  • Engine cold starter aid
  • Heavy duty battery, 12V
  • Service point connector for electronic diagnosis (Cat Electronic Technician™)
  • Reversing alarm
  • E-coat paint primer
  • Pressure test points
  • Recovery hitch and pin
  • Scheduled Oil Sampling S·O·SSM ports
  • Adjustable internal mirror
  • Adjustable wrist rest
  • Auxiliary power sockets
  • Coat hook
  • Cup holder
  • Digital service hour meter
  • Easy clean cab floor
  • Gauges: fuel hydraulic temperature, coolant temperature, speedometer
  • Multifunction joystick with direction control
  • On board digital display cluster
  • Operator station on isolation mounts
  • Retractable seat belt
  • ROPS and FOPS certified canopy/cab
  • Sound suppression
  • Sun visor
  • Suspended brake/accelerator pedals
  • Suspension seat
  • Two doors (enclosed cab)
  • Two external knock back mirrors
  • Warning indicators for major systems
  • Wiper/washer front and rear (enclosed cab)
  • Warnings: master, park brake, hydraulic oil pressure, engine oil pressure, coolant temp, electrical system, hydraulic filter bypass

Optional Equipment

  • 100% differential lock on both axles, selectable on the move
  • Adjustable speed control (creeper control)
  • Adjustable high stat response settings
  • Electronic throttle lock
  • Ride control
  • Rimpull control
  • Speeder, 35 km/h (21.7 mph) with secondary steering
  • Engine block heater 120V
  • Precleaner for engine air filter
  • Machine Security System (MSS)
  • Magnetic rotating beacon
  • Halogen working lights, two front and two rear
  • LED working lights, two front and two rear
  • Work tool wiring harness
  • Custom color
  • Rear light guards
  • Tire options including heavy duty tires
  • Cat extended life coolant (–50° C/–58° F)
  • Adjustable implement modulation
  • High flow auxiliary hydraulics with pressure relieving quick disconnect manifold
  • Load check valves
  • Return To Dig tool positioner
  • For all work tool options, consult your local Cat dealer
  • Air conditioning
  • Cabin light
  • Cat Radio/FM/DAB+/Bluetooth/Aux/Mic/Phone/USB
  • Comfort cab includes: cloth suspension seat, heated rear window, sliding left window and radio ready
  • Open canopy: fixed steering column, coat hook, sun visor (North America only)
  • Deluxe cab includes: Comfort cab options plus heated cloth air suspension seat with lumbar support and right sliding window
  • Heated rear window (enclosed cab)
  • Heater with window side and feet vents (enclosed cab)
  • Radio ready kit including speakers (enclosed cab)
  • Rear blind