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Efficient Hystat Operation | Cat® M Series Compact Wheel Loader Operating Tips Efficient Hystat Operation | Cat® M Series Compact Wheel Loader Operating Tips
Preventative Maintenance | Cat® 906M-907M-908M Compact Wheel Loader Operating Tips Preventative Maintenance | Cat® 906M-907M-908M Compact Wheel Loader Operating Tips
Rim Pull | Cat® 906M-907M-908M-910M-914M-918M Compact Wheel Loader Operating Tips Rim Pull | Cat® 906M-907M-908M-910M-914M-918M Compact Wheel Loader Operating Tips
Throttle Lock | Cat® 906M-907M-908M-910M-914M-918M Compact Wheel Loader Operating Tips Throttle Lock | Cat® 906M-907M-908M-910M-914M-918M Compact Wheel Loader Operating Tips
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Hydro-Mechanical Work Tools | Cat® 906M-907M-908M-910M-914M-918M Compact Wheel Loader Operating Tips Hydro-Mechanical Work Tools | Cat® 906M-907M-908M-910M-914M-918M Compact Wheel Loader Operating Tips
Creeper Control | Cat® 906M-907M-908M-910M-914M-918M Compact Wheel Loader Operating Tips Creeper Control | Cat® 906M-907M-908M-910M-914M-918M Compact Wheel Loader Operating Tips
Ride Control | Cat® 906M-907M-908M-910M-914M-918M Compact Wheel Loader Operating Tips Ride Control | Cat® 906M-907M-908M-910M-914M-918M Compact Wheel Loader Operating Tips

SPECS SUMMARY

Note (6)Stage V engine available for Europe only.
Net Power74 HP (55.3 kW)
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.
Engine ModelCat® C3.3B DIT*
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

Note (6)Stage V engine available for Europe only.
Net Power74 HP (55.3 kW)
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.
Engine ModelCat® C3.3B DIT*
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 1439673 HP (54.6 kW)
Maximum Gross Power - SAE J199574 HP (55 kW)
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/126974 HP (55.3 kW)
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - SAE J134973 HP (54.7 kW)
Operating Weight14032 lb (6365 kg)
Cooling System4.4 gal (US) (16.5 l)
Engine Crankcase3 gal (US) (11.2 l)
Fuel Tank20.6 gal (US) (78 l)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank19 gal (US) (72 l)
Rated Bucket Capacity1.4 yd³ (1.1 m³)
3rd Function Maximum Working Pressure3408 psi (23500 kPa)
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump22 gal/min (82 l/min)
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function High Flow33 gal/min (126 l/min)
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function Standard Flow22 gal/min (82 l/min)
Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump3408 psi (23500 kPa)
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Head4496 psi (31000 kPa)
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Rod2756 psi (19000 kPa)
Clearance - Full Lift and 45° Dump8 ft (2463 mm)
Full Turn Tipping Load8311 lb (3770 kg)
Reach - Full Lift and 45° Dump3 ft (931 mm)
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction39°
Tipping Load - Full Turn - ISO 14397-17947 lb (3606 kg)
Tipping Load - Straight - ISO 14397-19757 lb (4427 kg)
Articulation Angle39°
Clearance - Bucket at 45° *8.58 ft (2620 mm)
Clearance - Level Bucket**10.5 ft (3215 mm)
Departure Angle33°
Dig Depth**3.9 in (101 mm)
Dump Angle at Full Lift45°
Height - Bucket Pin**11.17 ft (3410 mm)
Height - Ground Clearance**1.08 ft (340 mm)
Height - Ground to Cab**8.67 ft (2650 mm)
Length - Overall*18.42 ft (5630 mm)
Length - Wheel Base7.08 ft (2170 mm)
Machine Width6.5 ft (1985 mm)
Note (1)*Vary with bucket.
Note (2)**Vary with tire.
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.
Operating Weight14323 lb (6499 kg)
Reach - Bucket at 45°*2.5 ft (770 mm)
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires6.75 ft (2080 mm)
Turning Radius - Over Bucket14.83 ft (4530 mm)
Width - Bucket6.75 ft (2080 mm)
Width - Tread Center5.08 ft (1570 mm)
Articulation Angle39°
Clearance - Bucket at 45° *8.17 ft (2505 mm)
Clearance - Level Bucket**10.5 ft (3215 mm)
Departure Angle33°
Dig Depth**4.2 in (109 mm)
Dump Angle at Full Lift45°
Height - Bucket Pin**11.17 ft (3410 mm)
Height - Ground Clearance**1.08 ft (340 mm)
Height - Ground to Cab**8.67 ft (2650 mm)
Length - Overall*18.92 ft (5780 mm)
Length - Wheel Base7.08 ft (2170 mm)
Machine Width6.5 ft (1985 mm)
Note (1)*Vary with bucket.
Note (2)**Vary with tire.
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.
Operating Weight14319 lb (6497 kg)
Reach - Bucket at 45°*2.83 ft (866 mm)
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires6.75 ft (2080 mm)
Turning Radius - Over Bucket14.83 ft (4534 mm)
Width - Bucket6.75 ft (2080 mm)
Width - Tread Center5.08 ft (1570 mm)
Maximum Gross Power73 HP (54.6 kW)
Bucket Capacities0.75 m³-1.5 m³ (1.0 yd³-2.0 yd³)
ROPSSAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994.
FOPSSAE J/ISO 3449 APR98, Level II, ISO 3449 1992 Level II.
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)
Grapple0.9 m³ (1.2 yd³) heaped
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)
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.
Note (1)Cat cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
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.
Forward - High Range22 mile/h (35 km/h)
Forward - Range 16 mile/h (10 km/h)
Forward - Range 212 mile/h (20 km/h)
Reverse - High Range22 mile/h (35 km/h)
Reverse - Range 16 mile/h (10 km/h)
Reverse - Range 212 mile/h (20 km/h)
Bore3.7 in (94 mm)
Displacement201 in³ (3.3 l)
Maximum Gross Power - DIN ISO 1439674 HP (55 kW)
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396192 ft·lbf (261 N·m)
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269191 ft·lbf (260 N·m)
Note (1)Net power ratings are tested at the reference conditions for the specified standard.
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.
Note (3)No derating required up to 3000 m (10,000 ft) altitude. Auto derate protects hydraulic and transmission systems.
Note (4)Flywheel per the SAE reference conditions with the fan at maximum speed.
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.
Stroke4.7 in (120 mm)
Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349189 ft·lbf (257 N·m)
Boost Flow Maximum Pressure3191 psi (22000 kPa)
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height3 s (3 s)
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level2.6 s (2.6 s)
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift9.6 s (9.6 s)
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height1.5 s (1.5 s)
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level2.6 s (2.6 s)
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift5.5 s (5.5 s)
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Total Cycle Time9.6 s (9.6 s)
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter3.3 in (85 mm)
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter2 in (50 mm)
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke27.5 in (699 mm)
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter3.9 in (100 mm)
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter2.2 in (55 mm)
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke16.4 in (416 mm)
Axles - FrontN/A
Axles - RearN/A
Hydraulic Tank12.2 gal (US) (46 l)
Transmission - Gear Box2.9 gal (US) (11 l)
Maximum Steering Torque - 0° (Straight Machine)42506 ft·lbf (57630 N·m)
Maximum Steering Torque - 39° (Full Turn)31398 ft·lbf (42570 N·m)
Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump3191 psi (22000 kPa)
Nominal Flow - Steering Pump12 gal/min (43.9 l/min)
Number of Steering Wheel Turns - Full Left to Full Right or Full Right to Full Left<6 turns
Steering AC Cycle Times - Full Left to Full Right - 2,620 rpm3 s (3 s)
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction39°
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter3.1 in (80 mm)
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter1.4 in (35 mm)
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke11.8 in (300 mm)
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 (3)Caterpillar recommends that you consult a tire supplier to evaluate all conditions before selecting a tire model.
Option (1)360/80 R20 TRI2 Nokian
Option (2)375/75 R20 XZSL Michelin
Option (3)400/70 R20 XMCL Michelin
Option (4)400/70 R20 Bibload Michelin
Option (5)405/70 R20 SPT9 Dunlop
Option (6)12.5-20 ATU Firestone
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.

Benefits and Features

908M

Boasts higher operating capacity, engine horsepower, breakout forces and hydraulic power allowing it to operate in tougher conditions.

  • 0.75 m³-1.5 m³ (1.0 yd³-2.0 yd³) operating capacity
  • Standard height over cab
  • 20" rim size

Cat Optimized Z-bar Loader

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.

Best Seat on the Job Site

Enjoy all day comfort in the spacious M Series cab:

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

Easy to Use Instrument Panel and Display

The front console provides easy access to vital machine information, along with lights and ECO mode switches. ECO mode saves fuel and reduces engine wear with an engine speed control. The right hand console holds secondary functions beyond the all-in-one joystick controller.

  • New soft touch keypad on the right hand console contains new electronic functions and settings including Implement Modulation, Hystat Aggressiveness, Ride Control, Return To Dig, Engine Speed Control and Rimpull Control.
  • LCD read out for: travel speed, engine speed, speed range selection, hydraulic oil temperature, service hour meter, engine coolant temperature, and fuel level.
  • Indicators: diesel particulate filter, starting aid, engine, electrical, parking brake, directional turn signals, brakes, high beams, action required notice, continuous flow, hydraulic filter bypass, bucket float, creeper, directional F/N/R.

Intelligent Power Management

The Cat power train is computer controlled which actively monitors engine, operator input and drive train load, adjusting the hystat transmission to keep the machine working at peak efficiency.

Engine

The Cat C3.3B turbo engine provides cleaner, quieter operation while delivering superior performance and durability. The engine also features:

  • The Cat C3.3B Tier 4 Final/Stage V uses an active regeneration system which requires no operator interaction under normal conditions.
  • Automatic, electronic, self-priming fuel pump encourages good maintenance practice. At the service interval, simply install a clean, dry filter element and then turn the ignition key to ON.
  • The easily accessible diesel particulate filter has a minimum 3,000 hour cleaning service interval. The on-board monitor will advise when diesel ash cleaning service is needed.
  • Focused on fuel efficiency, significantly reducing owning and operating costs.

Transmission

  • The Hystat Aggressiveness feature allows the operator to increase the directional shift responsiveness for faster loading cycles, or adjust for finer control for sensitive tasks such as moving heavy pallets.
  • Rimpull Control feature enables the operator to match available tractive power to underfoot conditions, helping reduce tire wear.
  • Creeper Control precisely adjusts the machine ground speed when using work tools such as brooms and snow blowers.
  • Electronic Engine Speed Control feature allows you to maintain constant engine RPM regardless of travel speed.
  • Thus, pairing Creeper Control and Engine Speed Control, the operator can easily control the hydraulic power going to the work tool, while optimizing ground speed for best operation.
  • Three speed ranges ensure maximum controllability for any task.

Axles, Brakes and Inching Function

  • Fully locking front and rear differential axles are optional and can be engaged at full torque on-the-go below 6 km/h (4 mph), with a button on the joystick.
  • The enhanced modulation of the inching function utilizes the first half of brake pedal engagement to hydrostatically decelerate without any wear on the braking system.
  • The brake system includes independent service brakes on the front and rear axles. The parking brake is mechanically activated and released with a hand lever next to the operator’s seat.

Horizontal Pin Coupler – A

This coupler is an evolution of the existing ISO horizontal pin coupler and thus has the in built durability and robust design that has been in the market place for many years.

This design gives a zero offset coupler from the machine, similar to the HPL-ISO which optimizes the load capacity and breakout forces versus some Aftermarket Equipment Manufacturer solutions that are less integrated.

Horizontal Pin Coupler – ISO

This quick coupler will pick up a range of Cat Compact Wheel Loader work tools. The coupler along with the profiled loader arms have been designed to give maximum visibility to the work tool. A simple joystick function allows for easy engagement and disengagement of the locking pins.

Additional HPL-ISO to SSL converter bracket adds even more versatility to these machines, enabling a wide range of SSL interface attachments to be used.

Skid Steer Loader Coupler

The universal skid steer loader coupler allows the use of many Cat Skid Steer Loader work tools. Using either the standard or high flow hydraulic option, this coupler allows the M Series Compact Wheel Loaders to integrate into a skid steer loader fleet.

Hydraulic System

M Series machines feature a new electro-hydraulic control system, which allows the operator the ability to fine tune the machine based on the application and operator preference.

  • The new electronic joystick operation is finely tuned for smooth operation, yet fast cycle times.
  • The Implement Modulation feature provides three settings for faster, more responsive hydraulics for repetitive tasks like truck loading. Or, this feature can adjust for smoother hydraulics needed with heavy fork loads or more restrictive areas.
  • An electronic Return To Dig feature levels the bucket as the loader comes down after dumping. This speeds cycle times by letting the operator focus on the next dig point rather than setting the bucket position.
  • The third function auxiliary hydraulics can be set for Continuous Flow when using hydro-mechanical work tools.
  • Ride Control is available to smooth the ride, keep the tires in contact with the ground and maximize material retention.

The Right Tool for the Job

An extensive range of work tools and bucket styles are available to make your Cat Compact Wheel Loader one of the most versatile machines on the job site. Cat work tools are designed to get the best out of the machine and deliver excellent value through high productivity and long life.

Work Tools for Cat Horizontal Pin Coupler

The Cat Compact Wheel Loader offers a comprehensive range of buckets to suit any environment and specific customer needs. The buckets have been designed and engineered to endure the high breakout forces of the M Series Compact Wheel Loader.

The Cat fork carriage has been designed to increase visibility to the forks, allowing the operator to work much more efficiently and safely, without compromising durability. Various fork tine lengths are available.

Work Tools for Cat Skid Steer Loader Coupler

This coupler allows the use of a wide range of Cat Skid Steer Loader work tools including many hydro-mechanical work tools such as snow blowers, cold planers, brooms and wheel saws. It is recommended to check the work tool requirements to ensure the machine is configured for optimal performance with features such as High Flow and Return To Dig.

Auxiliary Lines and Connectors

The auxiliary lines and connectors are fitted as standard, meaning the Cat Compact Wheel Loader comes ready to work.

For a complete list of available work tools please consult your local Cat dealer.

E-Coat Protection

Cat Compact Wheel Loaders undergo an extensive 24-Stage ‘E-Coat’ process. Zinc based electroplated undercoat and polyurethane topcoat provides unmatched corrosion resistant properties.

Heavy Duty Axles

The M Series Compact Wheel Loaders are fitted with heavy duty axles, with outboard planetary reduction gears.

Wiring

With heavy-duty braided wiring, Cat Compact Wheel Loaders offer great electrical durability. The water resistant sealed connectors prevent dust and moisture interfering with the electrics. Multicolored and numbered wiring is used for easy component identification.

Durable Design

Durability has been designed into the machine by offering protection to features such as the rear lights, loader arm and coupler greasing points.

Quality Throughout

High quality solid plastics, well-fitted rubber moldings make up the foundation of the M Series cab. Robust switches are used throughout, ensuring long life of components.

Configure the Machine the Way You Want It

A variety of options are available on the Cat M Series Compact Wheel Loaders to suit your specific operator comfort and application needs. See your Cat dealer for more information about the features below and additional options.

  • Coupler Options
  • Turbine Precleaner
  • Road and Load Options
  • Additional Lights
  • Air Conditioning
  • Machine Security
  • Flexport™ Tires
  • Windshield Guard
  • High Flow Auxiliary Hydraulics
  • ECO Drains
  • Work Tool Electrical Harness
  • Product Link™

All service points are easily accessible. The rear hoods large opening allows for easy access to the engine which features all service points located on one side for easy maintenance. Extended service intervals reduce service time and maximize uptime. Additional service features include:

  • Remote mounted fuel and hydraulic filters.
  • Convenient access door for coolant fill.
  • Caterpillar electric fuel priming pump for ease of service.
  • Easy access to battery terminals for jump starts.
  • Ground level access to all routine maintenance items.
  • Easy access to hydraulic and engine coolers, which can be separated for quick cleanout.
  • Product Link™ ready (standard).

Renowned Cat Dealer Support

Your Cat dealer is ready to help you every step of the way. From new or used machine sales, to rental or rebuild options, your Cat dealer can provide an optimal solution to your business needs.

Unsurpassed worldwide parts availability, trained technicians and customer support agreements maximize your machine uptime.

For more information on Cat products, dealer services and industry solutions, visit us at www.cat.com.

Standard Equipment

  • 18° frame oscillation, 78° articulation
  • Cat C3.3B DIT Tier 4 Final/Stage V (Europe only) or Tier 4 Final (North America only) emission standards
  • Alternator 90 amp
  • E-coat paint primer
  • Adjustable internal mirror

Optional Equipment

  • 100% differential lock on both axles, selectable on the move
  • Engine block heater 120V
  • Machine Security System (MSS)
  • Custom color
  • Cat extended life coolant (–50° C/–58° F)
  • Adjustable implement modulation
  • For all work tool options, consult your local Cat dealer
  • Air conditioning