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908M Compact Wheel Loader

Compact Wheel Loaders

Overview

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.

High Performance
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 s...
Ease of Operation
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 ap...
Comfortable Cab
  • 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.
Parallel Lift Loader Linkage
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.
High Performance
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.
Ease of Operation
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.
Comfortable Cab
  • 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.
Parallel Lift Loader Linkage
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.

Dimensions with Bucket (Approximate) - Standard Lift - With ISO Coupler

Height - Ground Clearance**
1.08ft
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.
Width - Bucket
6.75ft
Clearance - Bucket at 45° *
8.58ft
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires
6.75ft
Machine Width
6.5ft
Length - Overall*
18.42ft
Clearance - Level Bucket**
10.5ft
Reach - Bucket at 45°*
2.5ft
Height - Ground to Cab**
8.67ft
Operating Weight
14323lb
Departure Angle
33°
Width - Tread Center
5.08ft
Length - Wheel Base
7.08ft
Turning Radius - Over Bucket
14.83ft
Dig Depth**
3.9in
Articulation Angle
39°
Height - Bucket Pin**
11.17ft
Note (2)
**Vary with tire.
Note (1)
*Vary with bucket.
Dump Angle at Full Lift
45°

Operating Specifications

Tipping Load - Straight - ISO 14397-1
9757lb
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction
39°
Clearance - Full Lift and 45° Dump
8ft
Tipping Load - Full Turn - ISO 14397-1
7947lb
Full Turn Tipping Load
8311lb
Reach - Full Lift and 45° Dump
3ft
Rated Bucket Capacity
1.4yd³

Loader Hydraulic System

Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump
3408psi
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function High Flow
33gal/min
3rd Function Maximum Working Pressure
3408psi
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Head
4496psi
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function Standard Flow
22gal/min
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Rod
2756psi
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump
22gal/min
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift
5.5s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Total Cycle Time
9.6s
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter
3.9in
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level
2.6s
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter
2in
Boost Flow Maximum Pressure
3191psi
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height
1.5s
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke
27.5in
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height
3s
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter
2.2in
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level
2.6s
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter
3.3in
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke
16.4in
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift
9.6s

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
4.4gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
19gal (US)
Fuel Tank
20.6gal (US)
Engine Crankcase
3gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
12.2gal (US)
Transmission - Gear Box
2.9gal (US)
Axles - Rear
N/A
Axles - Front
N/A

Weights

Operating Weight
14032lb
Note
Specifications 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

Engine

Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269
74HP
Maximum Gross Power - SAE J1995
74HP
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396
73HP
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.
Note (1)
Net power ratings are tested at the reference conditions for the specified standard.
Note (4)
Flywheel per the SAE reference conditions with the fan at maximum speed.
Bore
3.7in
Stroke
4.7in
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396
192ft·lbf
Displacement
201in³
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.
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269
191ft·lbf
Maximum Gross Power - DIN ISO 14396
74HP
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.
Note (6)
Stage V engine available for Europe only.
Engine Model
Cat® C3.3B DIT*
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - SAE J1349
73HP
Net Power
74HP
Maximum Gross Power
73HP

Tires

Option (2)
375/75 R20 XZSL Michelin
Option (6)
12.5-20 ATU Firestone
Option (3)
400/70 R20 XMCL Michelin
Note (3)
Caterpillar recommends that you consult a tire supplier to evaluate all conditions before selecting a tire model.
Note (2)
In certain applications, the loader's productive capabilities may exceed the tires' tonnes-km/h (ton-mph) capabilities.
Note (1)
Other tire choices available, contact your Cat dealer for details.
Option (4)
400/70 R20 Bibload Michelin
Option (5)
405/70 R20 SPT9 Dunlop
Option (1)
360/80 R20 TRI2 Nokian

Steering

Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke
11.8in
Maximum Steering Torque - 39° (Full Turn)
31398ft·lbf
Maximum Steering Torque - 0° (Straight Machine)
42506ft·lbf
Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump
3191psi
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter
3.1in
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction
39°
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 rpm
3s
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter
1.4in
Nominal Flow - Steering Pump
12gal/min

Buckets

Light Material
1.2 m³ (1.6 yd³), 1.5 m³ (2.0 yd³)
Multi-Purpose
0.75 m³ (1.0 yd³), 0.9 m³ (1.2 yd³), 1.05 m³ (1.37 yd³)
Grapple
0.9 m³ (1.2 yd³) heaped
General Purpose
0.8 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)
Note
All 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.
Bucket Capacities
0.75-1.5 m3 (1.0-2.0 yd3)

Cab

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
FOPS
SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98, Level II, ISO 3449 1992 Level II.
ROPS
SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994.

Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV

Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349
189ft·lbf

Drive Train

Forward - Range 1
6mile/h
Reverse - Range 2
12mile/h
Forward - Range 2
12mile/h
Reverse - Range 1
6mile/h
Forward - High Range
22mile/h
Reverse - High Range
22mile/h

Dimensions with Bucket (Approximate) - Standard Lift - With SSL Coupler

Width - Bucket
6.75ft
Height - Bucket Pin**
11.17ft
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 Lift
45°
Dig Depth**
4.2in
Turning Radius - Over Bucket
14.83ft
Note (2)
**Vary with tire.
Reach - Bucket at 45°*
2.83ft
Height - Ground to Cab**
8.67ft
Clearance - Bucket at 45° *
8.17ft
Note (1)
*Vary with bucket.
Departure Angle
33°
Length - Wheel Base
7.08ft
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires
6.75ft
Articulation Angle
39°
Clearance - Level Bucket**
10.5ft
Width - Tread Center
5.08ft
Height - Ground Clearance**
1.08ft
Length - Overall*
18.92ft
Machine Width
6.5ft
Operating Weight
14319lb

Standard/Optional Features

Standard Equipment:

  • Transmission And Hydraulics
    • 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
  • Engine
    • 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
  • Electrical
    • 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
  • General
    • E-coat paint primer
    • Pressure test points
    • Recovery hitch and pin
    • Scheduled Oil Sampling S·O·SSM ports
  • Operator Environment
    • 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:

  • Transmission And Hydraulics
    • 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
    • Engine block heater 120V
    • Precleaner for engine air filter
  • Electrical
    • 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
  • General
    • Custom color
    • Rear light guards
    • Tire options including heavy duty tires
  • Fluids
    • Cat extended life coolant (–50° C/–58° F)
  • Loader
    • Adjustable implement modulation
    • High flow auxiliary hydraulics with pressure relieving quick disconnect manifold
    • Load check valves
    • Return To Dig tool positioner
  • Work Tools
    • For all work tool options, consult your local Cat dealer
  • Operator Environment
    • 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

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