Introducing the all new Cat 918M Compact Wheel Loader. This new model to the compact loader family features the Optimized Z-bar Loader Linkgage to handle loads with precise control, all around visibility from the comfort of the heated, air suspension seat inside the cab, as well as the standard fuel savings Eco Mode. The intuitive controls and compact size of this machine make it quick and easy to operate in tight spaces. Indispensible to any jobsite, the 918M is a powerful fuel efficient machine giving you the best value in its size class.

Net Power 113 HP
Engine Model Cat® C4.4
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 115 HP
Maximum Gross Power - Maximum Engine Speed 2350 r/min
Maximum Gross Power - SAE J1995 117 HP
Rated Net Power - Rated Engine Speed 2200 r/min
Rated Net Power - SAE J1349 112 HP

Operating Weight 21082 lb

Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System 5.7 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase 2.3 gal (US)
Fuel Tank 40.7 gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 25.9 gal (US)

Operating Specifications
Rated Bucket Capacity 2.5 yd³

Maximum Gross Power 115 HP

Bucket Capacities 1.3-1.9 m³ (1.7-2.5 yd³)

Bore 4.13 in
Stroke 5 in
Displacement 268 in³

Service Refill Capacities
Transmission 0.9 gal (US)

ROPS SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994
FOPS SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98, Level II, ISO 3449:2005 Level II

Front Fixed; Locking differential (standard)
Rear Oscillating ±11 degrees; Locking differential (standard)

Bucket Capacities - General Purpose 1.3-1.9 m³ (1.7-2.5 yd³)

Note (1) Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
Note (2) The declared dynamic operator sound pressure levels per ISO 6396:2008*, when properly installed and maintained, is 77 dB(A).
Note (3) The labelled sound power level for the CE marked configurations when measured according to the test procedure and conditions specified in 2000/14/EC is 103 dB(A).
Note (4) *The measurements were conducted with the cab doors and windows closed.

Emissions Engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards.
Maximum Gross Power - DIN ISO 14396 117 HP
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396 369 ft·lbf
Maximum Gross Torque - SAE J1995 372 ft·lbf
Note Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel plus front drive implement pump when the engine is equipped with fan, air cleaner, muffler and alternator.
Rated Net Power - DIN ISO 14396 114 HP
Rated Net Power - ISO 9249 113 HP

Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249 365 ft·lbf
Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349 361 ft·lbf

Loader Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump, at Maximum Reach 1.8 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level 2.7 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Rackback 2.2 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift 4.8 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total Cycle Time 11.5 s
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump 43.6 gal/min
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - 3rd Function, Maximum Flow, High 40 gal/min
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - 3rd Function, Maximum Flow, Standard 25 gal/min
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - 4rd Function, Maximum Flow 25 gal/min
Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump 4061 psi
Note All cycle times listed are with cylinder snubbing turned off.
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder 4641 psi
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder - 3rd Function Relief Pressure 4641 psi
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder - 4th Function Relief Pressure 4641 psi

Service Refill Capacities
Axles - Front 4.5 gal (US)
Axles - Rear 4.5 gal (US)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Tank 5 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 14.5 gal (US)
Note DEF used in Cat Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241-1.

Maximum Flow - Steering Pump 21.7 gal/min
Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump 3190 psi
Number of Steering Wheel Turns - Full Left to Full Right or Full Right to Full Left 3.4 turns
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction 40 °
Steering Cycle Times - Full Left to Full Right - At 2,350 rpm: 90 rpm Steering Wheel Speed 2.3 s

Tire Option - 17.5-25 L2 SGL
Note This chart represents the change with tire option as compared to standard XTLA tire.
Operating Weight –92 kg (–203 lb)
Reach: Bucket at 45° –7 mm (–0.3 in)
Tipping Load - Full Turn –49 kg (–108 lb)
Tipping Load - Straight –57 kg (–126 lb)
Turning Radius: Outside of Tires +7 mm (+0.3 in)
Vertical Heights –5 mm (–0.2 in)
Width: Over Tires +13 mm (+0.5 in)

Tire Option - 17.5X25 SOLID
Note This chart represents the change with tire option as compared to standard XTLA tire.
Operating Weight +1576 kg (+3,474 lb)
Reach: Bucket at 45° –9 mm (–0.4 in)
Tipping Load - Full Turn +827 kg (+1,823 lb)
Tipping Load - Straight +957 kg (+2,110 lb)
Turning Radius: Outside of Tires –11 mm (–0.4 in)
Vertical Heights +37 mm (+1.5 in)
Width: Over Tires –25 mm (–1 in)

Tire Option - 20.5 R25 XHA2
Note This chart represents the change with tire option as compared to standard XTLA tire.
Operating Weight +516 kg (+1,138 lb)
Reach: Bucket at 45° –75 mm (–3 in)
Tipping Load - Full Turn +317 kg (+699 lb)
Tipping Load - Straight +366 kg (+807 lb)
Turning Radius: Outside of Tires +18 mm (+1 in)
Vertical Heights +50 mm (+2 in)
Width: Over Tires +87 mm (+4 in)

Note (1) Other tire choices are available. Contact your Cat dealer for details.
Note (2) In certain applications, the loader's productive capabilities may exceed the tire's 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.
Other Choices Include 17.5-25 12PR L2; 17.5-R25 XHA L3; 17.5-R25 L2/L3, 3PC Rim; 17.5-25 16PR L3, 3PC Rim; 17.5-25 GY L2/L3; 17.5-25 12PR L2, SNOW; 20.5 R25 L2 Snow, 3PC Rim; 20.5 R25 XHA-2 L3, 3PC Rim; 20.5-25 12PR; Solid Tires
Standard Size 17.5 R25 XTLA L2

Forward and Reverse - High Range 25 mile/h
Forward and Reverse - Low Range, Speed Range 1* 6.3 mile/h
Forward and Reverse - Low Range, Speed Range 2 12.5 mile/h
Note *Creeper Control allows speed control from a stand still up to 10 km/h (6.3 mph). The Creeper Control will only work in Range 1.

Cat® Optimized Z-bar Loader Linkage

The Cat Optimized Z-bar Loader linkage combines the digging efficiency of a traditional Z-bar with tool carrier capabilities for great performance and versatility. With parallel lift and high tilt forces throughout the working range you can safely and confidently handle loads with precise control. A High Lift option is available to extend both reach and dump clearance for more demanding tasks.

Work Tools

The 918M features the Cat exclusive, Performance Series Buckets, as well as high visibility pallet forks. These tools enhance productivity and are available with either an Integrated Toolcarrier (IT), ISO (wide) or Fusion interface coupler style. Legacy coupler tools such as brooms, grapple buckets, multi-purpose buckets and other work tools remain compatible.

Hydraulics and Controls

State of the art electro-hydraulic system provides low effort, fine control with fast cycle times. All-in-one joystick helps keep eyes on the work. Operator can adjust machine responsiveness with the push of a button, which allows the operator to set up the machine exactly the way they want it based on the application. High Flow option allows for the use of even the most demanding work tools.

Tuned Drivetrain

Smooth shifting and powerful acceleration is matched with modulated hydrostatic braking in the inching/braking pedal, creating a rhythm for material moving. Creeper and electronic engine speed control makes broom and snow blower work easy. Operator tunes between smooth or aggressive shifting with the push of a button.


All around visibility is further enhanced with the availability of a rearview camera. The deluxe cab ensures operator comfort with a heated, air suspension seat and easy to use controls. Available features such as Implement and Hystat Aggressiveness, Ride Control, Lift and Tilt Kickouts, Engine Speed Control and Rimpull Control allow the operator to customize the machine via a soft touch keypad.


Extended service intervals and excellent service access make daily checks quick and easy allowing you to get to work sooner.

Efficiently Powerfull

With its high full turn tipping loads, powerful breakout forces and increased engine power, the M Series delivers a balanced solution for all customer applications.

Standard Fuel Savings Features

Fuel savings features such as Eco Mode, On-Demand Cooling Fan, and Auto Engine Idle Shutdown make the 918M both powerful and fuel efficient.

Standard Equipment

  • Cat® C4.4 engine:
    • Common rail fuel injection
    • U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV
  • Caterpillar NOx reduction system
  • Fuel: Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel @ <15 ppm EPA/<10 ppm EU
  • Engine oil: CJ-4
  • Electric fuel pump with 4 micron filtration
  • S·O·SSM port, transmission oil
  • Hydrostatic transmission, 20 km/h (12.5 mph)
  • Lube for life universal joints
  • Forward – Neutral – Reverse on joystick
  • 100% locking differentials
  • Air cleaner, radial seal, dual filters
  • Cooling fan, on demand
  • Tires 17.5-25 12PR
  • Integrated cyclone precleaner
  • Parallel lift, optimized Z-bar loader
  • Back-up alarm
  • Chocks, bucket tooth or edge
  • Decals, roading speed
  • Beacon
  • Reflectors, roading
  • Camera, rearview
  • Two valve, single lever joystick
  • Diagnostic pressure taps
  • S·O·S port, hydraulic oil
  • Variable displacement piston pump
  • Cylinder damping at kickout and end stops
  • 150 amp alternator
  • Single 850 CCA maintenance free battery
  • Roading lights
  • Battery disconnect switch
  • Extended life coolant antifreeze, protected to –36° C (–33° F)
  • Cat Advanced HYDO 10 Hydraulic Oil
  • Front and rear fenders
  • Lockable engine enclosure
  • Recovery hitch
  • Vandalism protection – locked service points
  • ROPS/FOPS cab, pressurised and sound suppressed
  • Implement Lockout
  • Electro-hydraulic implement controls
  • Gauges:
    • Engine coolant temperature
    • Hydraulic oil temperature
    • Fuel level
    • Speedometer
    • Digital hour meter
    • DEF Level Indicator
  • Warning system indicators:
    • Brake charge pressure low
    • Engine malfunction
    • Park brake applied
    • Electrical system voltage flow
    • Hydraulic oil filter bypass
    • Action indicator
    • Emission Malfunction
    • Air Filter Restriction
  • Seat:
    • Fabric or vinyl
    • Adjustable height, backrest, armrest
  • Heater/defroster
  • Tinted front glass, laminated
  • Adjustable steering column
  • Rear window defrost
  • Lockable storage box
  • Internal 12V power source
  • External 12V power source

Optional Equipment

  • Secondary steering
  • Sound Suppression, EU Prep Package
  • Extreme temperature engine coolant
  • High Speed Option 40 km/h (25 mph)
  • 918M tire options:
    • 17.5-25 12PR L2
    • 17.5-R25 XHA * L3
    • 17.5-R25 * L2/L3 PC RM
    • 17.5-25 16PR L3, 3PC Rim
    • 17.5-25 GY L2/L3
    • 17.5-25 12PR L2, SNOW
    • Flexport™
  • Integrated tool carrier coupler
  • Wide (ISO) coupler
  • Three valve, single lever joystick
  • Four valve, single lever joystick
  • High flow, third valve
  • Halogen lights, front and rear
  • LED work lights, front and rear
  • Heavy duty battery package
  • Work tool wiring harness
  • Biodegradable hydraulic oil
  • Lockable toolbox
  • Fenders, mud flaps
  • ROPS/FOPS Canopy or Cab
  • Premium Heated, Air Suspension Seat
  • Heater and Air Conditioner
  • Feature Package: Road/Load/Road & Load. Dependent on package selection, features included are:
    • Ride Control
    • Adjustable Ground Speed Control
    • Implement Modulation
    • Hystat Aggressiveness
    • Throttle Lock and Adjust
    • Adjustable Rimpull
    • Automatic Loader lift and bucket kickouts adjustable in cab
  • Cat radio (Bluetooth)
  • Rear blind
  • Security system
  • Retractable seat belt 75 mm (3")
  • Rearview camera and screen (standard in EU)
  • Product Link™