908M

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
Engine
Note (6) Stage V engine available for Europe only.
Note (7) Tier 4 Final engine will be offered for North America and Japan.
Note (8) Tier 4 Final machines will not be offered or sold into Europe.
Net Power 74 HP
Emissions *The Cat C3.3B DIT engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V emission standards or Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards.
Engine Model Cat® C3.3B DIT*
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 73 HP
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 (DIN) 74 HP
Maximum Gross Power - SAE J1995 74 HP
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269 74 HP
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - SAE J1349 73 HP


Weights
Operating Weight 14032 lb


Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System 4.4 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase 3 gal (US)
Fuel Tank 20.6 gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 19 gal (US)


Operating Specifications
Rated Bucket Capacity 1.4 yd³


Loader Hydraulic System
3rd Function Maximum Working Pressure 3408 psi
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump 22 gal/min
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function High Flow 33 gal/min
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function Standard Flow 22 gal/min
Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump 3408 psi
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Head 4496 psi
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Rod 2756 psi


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


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


Dimensions with Bucket (Approximate) - Standard Lift - With SSL Coupler
Articulation Angle 39°
Clearance - Bucket at 45° * 8.17 ft
Clearance - Level Bucket** 10.5 ft
Departure Angle 33°
Dig Depth** 4.2 in
Dump Angle at Full Lift 45°
Height - Bucket Pin** 11.17 ft
Height - Ground Clearance** 1.08 ft
Height - Ground to Cab** 8.67 ft
Length - Overall* 18.92 ft
Length - Wheel Base 7.08 ft
Machine Width 6.5 ft
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 Weight 14319 lb
Reach - Bucket at 45°* 2.83 ft
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires 6.75 ft
Turning Radius - Over Bucket 14.83 ft
Width - Bucket 6.75 ft
Width - Tread Center 5.08 ft


Engine
Maximum Gross Power 73 HP


Buckets
Bucket Capacities 0.9 m³-1.5 m³ (1.2 yd³-2.0 yd³)


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


Buckets
General Purpose 1.1-1.3 m³ (1.44-1.7 yd³)
Light Material 1.96 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) typical.


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


Engine
Bore 3.7 in
Displacement 201 in³
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396 192 ft·lbf
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269 191 ft·lbf
Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349 189 ft·lbf
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 Tier 4 Final/Stage V uses an active regeneration system which requires no operator interaction under normal conditions.
Stroke 4.7 in


Loader Hydraulic System
Boost Flow Maximum Pressure 3191 psi
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height 3 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level 2.6 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift 9.6 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height 1.5 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level 2.6 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift 5.5 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Total Cycle Time 9.6 s
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter 3.3 in
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter 2 in
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke 27.5 in
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter 3.9 in
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter 2.2 in
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke 16.4 in


Service Refill Capacities
Axles - Front N/A
Axles - Rear N/A
Hydraulic Tank 12.2 gal (US)
Transmission - Gear Box 2.9 gal (US)


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


Tires
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


Weights
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 EROPS cab, standard flow hydraulics and skid-steer coupler. – 908M is configured with a 1.1 m³ (1.44 yd³) bucket with bolt-on cutting edge.


BENEFITS & FEATURES
M Series Compact Wheel Loaders – A comprehensive range to suit all applications and environments.


908M
Boasts higher operating capacity, engine horsepower, breakout forces and hydraulic power allowing it to operate in tougher conditions.
  • 1.1 m³ (1.44 yd³) operating capacity
  • Standard height over cab
  • 20" rim size

908M


Parallel Lift Loader Linkage – Cat Optimized Z-bar Loader delivers enhanced visibility with maximum productivity.


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.

Cat Optimized Z-bar Loader


Industry Leading Operator Station – Superior visibility, ergonomics and comfort.


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 with defrost/demist.
  • Optional heated, air suspension seat with lumbar and seat back tilt adjustment.

Best Seat on the Job Site


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.

Power Train – Hydrostatic drive adjusts to be faster or smoother for the task.


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.

Intelligent Power Management


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.

Couplers – Making the Compact Wheel Loader even more versatile.


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.

Horizontal Pin Coupler – A


This design gives a zero offset coupler from the machine, which optimizes the load capacity and breakout forces vs. some AEM 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.

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.

Hydraulics – Operator tuned hydraulics matches responsiveness to the task.


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.

Hydraulic System


Work Tools – Do more jobs with one machine.


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.

The Right Tool for the Job


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.

Reliability and Durability – Quality within, quality throughout.


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.

E-Coat Protection


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.

Options – Customize your machine to meet your needs.


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™

Configure the Machine the Way You Want It


Serviceability – Easy service to keep your machine working.


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).




Customer Support – Unmatched support makes the difference.


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.

Renowned Cat Dealer Support


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.

EQUIPMENT
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/EU Stage V or Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIA engine
  • 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 external knock back mirrors
  • Warning indicators for major systems
  • 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
  • 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
  • Two doors (enclosed cab)
  • Wiper/washer front and rear (enclosed cab)