938M Waste Handler Wheel Loader

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SPECS SUMMARY

Maximum Gross Power188 HP (142 kW)
Operating Weight38555 lb (17493 kg)
Bucket Capacities3.0-5.0 m3 (3.9-6.5 yd3)
Bore4 in (105 mm)
The Cat® 938M Waste Handler sets a new standard for productivity, fuel efficiency and comfort. A high torque, low speed C7.1 engine works in concert with an intelligent hystat power train to deliver fuel efficiency as standard. A complete range of guarding and debris management solutions are available to meet the needs of the most demanding environments. Extremely low sound levels, large spacious cab and intuitive controls keep you working comfortably all day and even all night! Experience this industry benchmark.

Specifications

Maximum Gross Power188 HP (142 kW)
Operating Weight38555 lb (17493 kg)
Bucket Capacities3.0-5.0 m3 (3.9-6.5 yd3)
Bore4 in (105 mm)
Stroke5 in (135 mm)
Displacement427 in³ (7.01 l)
ROPSISO 3471: 2008
FOPSISO 3449: 2005 LEVEL II
Rated Net Power - 1,600 rpm - SAE J1349 at Minimum Fan Speed (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)168 HP (125 kW)
Front Axles9.2 gal (US) (35 l)
Declared Sound Levels - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)*68 dB(A) (68 dB(A))
Cycle Times - Performance (HP+) at 1,800 rpm/Standard Power Mode at 1,600 rpm - Total Cycle Time9.7/10.6 seconds
Full Turn Tip Load21720 lb (9843 kg)
Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349 (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)621 ft·lbf (843 N·m)
Note (1)Steering system uses a dedicated load sensing variable displacement pump with dual double acting cylinders.
Forward and Reverse - Range 317 mile/h (27 km/h)
Rated Net Power - 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249 (DIN) at Minimum Fan Speed (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)171 HP (126 kW)
Rated Net Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1349 at Minimum Fan Speed (Performance [HP+] Power Mode: Range 1-4)182 HP (136 kW)
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396 (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)648 ft·lbf (879 N·m)
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter4.7 in (120 mm)
Note (4)Spark arrester performance as standard – Meets the performance requirements of EN 1834-1.2000 (section 6.4.2 Visual Test).
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Tank5 gal (US) (19 l)
Note*Creeper control allows maximum speed range adjustability from 1 km/h (0.6 mph) to 13 km/h (8 mph) in Range 1 through the touch screen display when equipped. Factory default is 7 km/h (4.4 mph).
Rear Axle - Oscillation Angle by Tire Size - 23.5 R25± 7 degrees
Forward and Reverse - Range 425 mile/h (40 km/h)
Rear Axle - Traction Aid - OptionalLimited slip differential
Rated Net Power - 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269 at Minimum Fan Speed (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)169 HP (126 kW)
Cooling System8.5 gal (US) (32 l)
Note (3)*3rd function flow is fully adjustable from 20% to 100% of maximum flow through the touch screen display when equipped.
Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump4061 psi (28000 kPa)
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396 (Performance [HP+] Power Mode: Range 1-4)648 ft·lbf (879 N·m)
Front AxleFixed
Brakes - ParkingSpring applied hydraulically released
Note (2)Offset rims available to meet European roading requirements.
Note (2)Flow values listed are for a machine running in Performance Power Mode (1,800 rpm).
Brakes - ServiceOutboard wet disc
Forward and Reverse - Range 1*1-13 km/h (0.6-8 mph)
Note (2)The Blue Angel environmental label is an optional attachment for Europe only.
Note (1)*Range 4 power and torque is equal to Performance Mode with Caterpillar Power by Range technology.
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269 (Performance [HP+] Power Mode: Range 1-4)628 ft·lbf (852 N·m)
Note (3)No derating required up to 3000 m (10,000 ft) altitude. Auto derate protects hydraulic and transmission systems.
Maximum Flow - Steering Pump34 gal/min (130 l/min)
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke21.9 in (555 mm)
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter2 in (50 mm)
EmissionsEngine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards.
Cycle Times - Performance (HP+) at 1,800 rpm/Standard Power Mode at 1,600 rpm - Float Down (Maximum Lift to Ground Level)2.7/2.7 seconds
Note (1)*Measurements were conducted at 70% of maximum engine cooling fan speed. Sound level may vary at different engine cooling fan speeds. The cab was properly installed and maintained. The measurements were conducted with the cab doors and the cab windows closed.
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter5.9 in (150 mm)
Hydraulic Tank23.8 gal (US) (90 l)
Rated Net Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 9249 (DIN) at Minimum Fan Speed (Performance [HP+] Power Mode: Range 1-4)186 HP (137 kW)
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - 3rd Function*50 gal/min (190 l/min)
Steering Cycle Times - Full Left to Full Right - Minimum RPM: Pump Flow Limited3.1 s (3.1 s)
Note (2)Net power ratings are tested at the reference conditions for the specified standard and denote power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with alternator, air cleaner, emission components and fan at specified speed.
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder4351 psi (30000 kPa)
Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349 (Performance [HP+] Power Mode: Range 1-4)621 ft·lbf (843 N·m)
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter3.5 in (90 mm)
Fuel Tank51.5 gal (US) (195 l)
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter2.6 in (65 mm)
Note (1)Power train is governed by the Caterpillar exclusive Intelligent Power Management system to deliver peak performance and efficiency.
Maximum Steering Torque - 40° (Full Turn)31398 ft·lbf (42570 N·m)
Declared Sound Levels - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)*101 dB(A) (101 dB(A))
Front Axle - Traction Aid*Locking differential (standard)
Rear Axles9.2 gal (US) (35 l)
Maximum Steering Torque - 0° (Straight Machine)42506 ft·lbf (57630 N·m)
Maximum Rated Gross Power - Maximum Engine Speed (Performance [HP+] Power Mode: Range 1-4)1800 r/min (1800 r/min)
Engine ModelCat® C7.1
Maximum Rated Gross Power - ISO 14396188 HP (140 kW)
Maximum Rated Gross Power - ISO 14396 (DIN) (Performance [HP+] Power Mode: Range 1-4)188 HP (140 kW)
Rated Net Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269 at Minimum Fan Speed (Performance [HP+] Power Mode: Range 1-4)184 HP (137 kW)
Maximum Rated Gross Power - ISO 14396 (DIN)188 HP (140 kW)
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269 (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)628 ft·lbf (852 N·m)
Maximum Rated Gross Power - ISO 14396 (DIN) (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)175 HP (129 kW)
Note (2)Flow values listed are for a machine running in Performance Power Mode (1,800 rpm).
Cycle Times - Performance (HP+) at 1,800 rpm/Standard Power Mode at 1,600 rpm - Raise (Ground Level to Maximum Lift)5.5/6.2 seconds
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke15.7 in (399 mm)
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke31.1 in (789 mm)
Maximum Rated Gross Power - ISO 14396 (Performance [HP+] Power Mode: Range 1-4)188 HP (140 kW)
Rear Axle - Oscillation Angle by Tire Size - 20.5 R25, 550/65, 600/65, 650/65± 10.5 degrees
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter3.1 in (80 mm)
Steering Cycle Times - Full Left to Full Right - Maximum RPM: 90 rpm Steering Wheel Speed2.3 s (2.3 s)
Note (3)*Differential front locking axle can be engaged on the go at full torque to 20 km/h (12.4 mph) on the 938M.
Forward and Reverse - Range 28 mile/h (13 km/h)
Engine Crankcase5.3 gal (US) (20 l)
Transmission - Gear Box2.9 gal (US) (11 l)
Rear AxleOscillating
Maximum Rated Gross Power - ISO 14396 (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)173 HP (129 kW)
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump50 gal/min (190 l/min)
Note (1)Implement system uses a dedicated load sensing variable displacement pump with dual double acting lift cylinders and a single double acting tilt cylinder.
Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump3500 psi (24130 kPa)
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder - 3rd Function Maximum Working Pressure4061 psi (28000 kPa)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank44.9 gal (US) (170 l)
Maximum Rated Gross Power - Maximum Engine Speed (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)1600 r/min (1600 r/min)
Cycle Times - Performance (HP+) at 1,800 rpm/Standard Power Mode at 1,600 rpm - Dump (at Maximum Lift Height)1.5/1.7 seconds

Benefits and Features

GUARD YOUR INVESTMENT
Choose from a complete range of optional guarding to protect your machine from the harsh environment of a waste handling application. The machine guarding is purpose built to protect the machine's major components and systems to keep you on the job and maximize production rates.

BREATHE CLEAN
Maximize your engine life and extend filter cleaning intervals with a turbine pre-cleaner. Keep cool with a reversing fan to purge the single plane, widely spaced core cooling package and brush-less sealed alternator. Breath clean with a powered RESPA system for the operator environment designed to eliminate 90% of the particulate in the air and filter the remaining 10%.

MAXIMIZE TIRE LIFE
Fine tune your wheel torque to match the underfoot conditions and maximize performance while extending tire life. Cat Waste Handlers feature wheel torque adjustments through an exclusive Rimpull Control feature designed to keep your operating costs low.

The Cat® C7.1 engine provides cleaner, quieter operation while delivering superior performance and durability through a high torque, low speed design. Caterpillar's exclusive Intelligent Power Management system monitors operator input and power availability to keep the machine working at peak efficiency and provide the operator with greater customization to suit their application.

A choice of Power Modes allows you to choose between maximum fuel efficiency or boosted power along with hydraulic speed.

STANDARD POWER MODE

  • Saves fuel and reduces cab sound levels
  • Biggest gains are seen during load and carry, snow removal and roading applications

PERFORMANCE POWER MODE
  • Enabled at the push of a button (HP+), boosts engine power by up to 10% and engine speed by over 12%
  • Increases hydraulic cycle times and productivity

Lock up and go with fully locking front differential axle that can be engaged on the move at full torque. Maximize your traction with optional Limited Slip Differential on the rear axle to keep you climbing.

A spacious, quiet and comfortable operator environment helps keep you relaxed and productive throughout the day. Experience superior all around visibility with single piece front windshield, redesigned linkage and clean hydraulic lines routing. Seat-mounted controls featuring low effort joystick for lift and tilt functions along with integrated Forward/Neutral/Reverse switch, differential lock trigger and optional third and fourth auxiliary functions.

  • Automatic climate control with heated rear glass and external mirrors
  • Information at a glance with large primary LCD display
  • Heated and cooled seat option
  • Optional Ride Control
  • Exclusive electro-hydraulic cylinder snubbing
  • An extra eye on the job site with optional integrated rear object detection and optional* rearview camera

*Standard in Europe.

The M Series Waste Handler will remember you and your personal settings with unique operator codes to make this machine truly yours and keep it secure.

Work as one with your machine by customizing your controls.

  • Select your Power Train Mode
  • Reduce tire wear using Rimpull
  • Fine tune ground speed with Creeper Control
  • Adjustable Electo-Hydraulic Controls
  • Set Directional Shift Response based on job application

Get up and running quickly with ground level, daily service access and optional engine compartment lighting. Three large service doors can be opened and closed in any order to give full access to filters and service points. Extended service intervals on hydraulic and power train filters reduce service time and maximize uptime. Additional service features include:

  • Product Link™ PRO standard with optional subscription to VisionLink®.
  • Maintenance reminders through secondary display at scheduled intervals.
  • Fit for Life Diesel Particulate Filter that is designed to exceed the engine overhaul life.
  • Quick fuel filter service with Caterpillar's exclusive electric fuel priming pump.
  • Jump start studs as standard equipment.
  • Extended cleanouts with single plane cooling system and wide spaced 6 fans per inch coolers as standard.
  • Integrated Autolube (optional) with adjustable greasing frequency.

With renowned Cat dealer support, rely on your Cat dealer to help you every step of the way with new or used machine sales, rental or rebuild options to meet your business needs.

Maximize your machine uptime with unsurpassed worldwide parts availability, trained technicians and customer support agreements.

Let us earn your business. Experience an M Series Small Wheel Loader and join the Caterpillar family.

Standard Equipment

  • Axle seal guards
  • Auto idle shut down feature
  • Cat® C7.1 engine:
    – Power Modes (Standard and Performance)
    – Power by Range (High Power in Range 4)
    – Turbocharged and aftercooled
    – Filtered crankcase breather
    – Diesel particulate filter (Fit for Life)
  • Coolant protection to –34° C (–29° F)
  • Differential lock in front axle
  • Dry type air cleaner
  • Enclosed wet disc full hydraulic brakes
  • Fuel priming pump, automatic
  • Fuel water separator
  • Hydraulically driven demand cooling fan
  • Intelligent hydrostatic transmission:
    – Power train modes
    – Directional shift aggressiveness
    – Rimpull control, adjust wheel torque
    – Creeper control, adjust ground speed
  • Lubed for life driveshafts
  • Parking brake, electric
  • Wide spaced six fins per inch cooling package
  • S·O·SSM sampling ports
  • Throttle lock and maximum speed limiter
  • Automatic lift, lower and tilt kickouts
  • Bucket and Fork Modes, adjustable in-cab
  • Cylinder damping at kickout and end stops
  • Fine Mode control in Fork Mode
  • Hydraulic response setting
  • Load sensing hydraulics and steering
  • Seat-mounted hydraulic joystick controls
  • Alternator, 115-amp, heavy duty
  • 12V power supply in cab (2)
  • Batteries, 1,000 CCA (2) 24 volt system
  • Back-up alarm
  • Emergency shutdown switch
  • Heavy duty gear reduction starter
  • Product Link PRO with trial subscription
  • Remote jump start post
  • Resettable main and critical function breakers
  • 75 mm (3 in) retractable seat belt, with audible alarm and indicator
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Binder storage net
  • Cab, enclosed and pressurized
  • Cup holders
  • External heated mirrors with lower parabolic
  • Ground level cab door release
  • Gauges:
    – Digital hour meter, odometer, tachometer, ground speed and direction indicator
    – Engine coolant temperature gauge
    – Fuel and Diesel Exhaust Fluid level
    – Hydraulic oil temperature gauge
  • Hydraulic control lockout
  • Interior cab lighting, door and dome
  • Interior rearview mirrors (2)
  • Lunch box storage
  • Operator warning system indicators
  • Radio ready speakers
  • Rear window defrost, electric
  • Seat-mounted controls, adjustable
  • Sliding glass on the side windows
  • Column mounted multi function control – lights, wipers, turn signal
  • Suspension seat, fabric
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Wet arm wiper/washer, front and rear
  • Large-access enclosure doors
  • Parallel lift loader linkage
  • Recovery hitch with pin
  • Remote mounted lubrication points
  • Lockable compartments and enclosures
  • Cab, deluxe
  • Camera, rearview

Optional Equipment

  • Antifreeze/coolant, extended-life
  • Auto lube, integrated in touch screen display
  • Auxiliary flow, third and fourth function
  • Axles, differential, limited slip, rear
  • Axles, elevated breathers
  • Beacon light, strobe
  • Cab, deluxe (standard in Europe):
    – Automatic blower control
    – Electrically adjustable heated mirrors (2)
    – LED interior lighting
    – Touch screen display
  • Ride control adjustable speed activation
  • Preventative maintenance reminders
  • Integrated help function (22 languages available)
  • Sunscreen, front and rear
  • Camera, rearview (standard in Europe)
  • Cat Production Measurement (CPM) – fully integrated scale system, with optional printer that can print up to three copies of the weigh ticket
  • Cold start package:
    – Ether starting aid, block heater and additional batteries 1,000 CCA (four in total)
  • Coupler, (Fusion and ISO 23727)
  • Debris packages:
    – Low – standard six fins per inch package
    – Medium – reversing fan and Syklone precleaner
    – High – adds a sealed alternator to medium package
  • Fenders (extended cover and full coverage)
  • Guards:
    – Power train, (lower, side, driveshaft and crankcase)
    – Windshield and lights
    – Cylinders, tilt and steering
  • Lights, auxiliary, halogen or LED with engine compartment lights
  • Rear Object Detection
  • Radio packages:
    – Radio ready with Bluetooth
    – Radio, AM/FM with Bluetooth and clock
    – Radio, AM/FM with CD player deluxe, weatherband, Bluetooth and clock
  • Seats:
    – Deluxe seat – fully adjustable fabric air suspension seat with high seat backrest
    – Premium seat – fully adjustable leather and fabric air suspension with high backrest and air lumbar support. Heated and cooled bottom cushion and backrest.
  • Steering:
    – Dual mode and Secondary
  • Tires:
    – Bias ply, 17.5, 20.5-25
    – Radial, 17.5, 20.5, 23.5, 550/65, 600/65, 650/65 R25
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) – fully integrated system with high and low pressure alerts
  • Toolbox – 0.03 m3 (1.2 ft3) of undercab storage
  • Work tools