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Overview

The Cat® 903C2 delivers high performance with outstanding versatility. Spacious cab with joystick control keeps you comfortable throughout the work day, allowing you to get more done. Loader design delivers strength and durability with superior control.

Engine

Units:
Maximum Gross Power 42.0 hp 31.0 kW Less
Net Power 40.0 hp 30.0 kW Less
Engine Model Cat C2.4* Cat C2.4* Less
Net Power @ 2,200 rpm – SAE J1349 Rating 40.0 hp 30.0 kW Less
Net Power @ 2,200 rpm – ISO 9249 Rating 40.0 hp 30.0 kW Less
Net Power @ 2,200 rpm – EEC 80/1269 Rating 40.0 hp 30.0 kW Less
Bore 3.4 in 87.0 mm Less
Stroke 4.0 in 102.0 mm Less
Displacement 147.0 in2 2.4 L Less
Note *Engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards. *Engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards. Less

Weights

Operating Weight 9060.0 lb 4110.0 kg Less

Buckets

Bucket Capacities 0.6-1.0 m3 (0.8-1.3 yd3) 0.6-1.0 m3 (0.8-1.3 yd3) Less

Transmission

Travel Speed 10.0 mph 16.0 km/h Less

Hydraulic System

Main Relief 2988.0 psi 206.0 bar Less
3rd Auxiliary Flow 14.0 gal/min 52.0 L/min Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time – Lift 4.8 seconds 4.8 seconds Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time – Dump 0.8 seconds 0.8 seconds Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time – Lower, Float 3.2 seconds 3.2 seconds Less

Cab

ROPS ISO 3471:2008 ISO 3471:2008 Less
FOPS ISO 3449:2000 Level I ISO 3449:2000 Level I Less

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 3.0 gal 11.0 L Less
Fuel Tank 11.4 gal 43.0 L Less
Hydraulic System 6.3 gal 24.0 L Less
Engine Oil 2.4 gal 9.0 L Less

Dimensions (Approximate) – Standard

Cab Height 8.2 ft 2510.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 1.3 ft 395.0 mm Less
Wheelbase 5.9 ft 1800.0 mm Less
Overall Length with Bucket* 15.4 ft 4695.0 mm Less
Reach at Maximum Dump Height* 2.9 ft 875.0 mm Less
Dig Depth 8.0 in 200.0 mm Less
Maximum Dump Height* 7.5 ft 2290.0 mm Less
Load Over Height 9.2 ft 2795.0 mm Less
Hinge Pin at Maximum Height 10.1 ft 3080.0 mm Less
Departure Angle (degrees) 30° 30° Less
Overall Length with Forks 17.0 ft 5175.0 mm Less
Reach at Level Ground 3.2 ft 970.0 mm Less
Maximum Reach 5.0 ft 1515.0 mm Less
Fork Depth Above Ground 2.0 in 40.0 mm Less
Fork Height at Maximum Reach 4.6 ft 1415.0 mm Less
Maximum Fork Height 9.8 ft 3000.0 mm Less
Fork Reach at Maximum Height 2.5 ft 750.0 mm Less
Turning Radius Over Bucket* 12.9 ft 3940.0 mm Less
Turning Radius Inside Tire** 5.4 ft 1655.0 mm Less
Width Over Bucket* 5.8 ft 1770.0 mm Less
Tire Gauge 4.3 ft 1314.0 mm Less
Machine Width** 5.6 ft 1708.0 mm Less
Articulation Angle 40° 40° Less
Steering Angle – Left/Right 80° 80° Less
Dump Angle at Maximum Height 40° 40° Less
Note *Vary with bucket size. *Vary with bucket size. Less
Note **Vary with tire size. **Vary with tire size. Less

Operating Specifications – Standard Lift

Tire Size 33 × 15.5-16.5, 12PR 33 × 15.5-16.5, 12PR Less
Rated Bucket Capacity 0.8 yd3 0.6 m3 Less
Breakout Force 5170.0 lbf 23.0 kN Less
Operating Weight 9060.0 lb 4110.0 kg Less
Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Bucket 2150.0 lb 975.0 kg Less
Straight Tipping Load, Bucket 5070.0 lb 2300.0 kg Less
Full Turn Static Tipping Load, Bucket 4300.0 lb 1950.0 kg Less
Rackback, Transport Position 52° 52° Less
Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (80% of FTSTL) 2610.0 lb 1185.0 kg Less
Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (60% of FTSTL) 1960.0 lb 890.0 kg Less
With Additional Counterweight – Operating Weight 9435.0 lb 4280.0 kg Less
With Additional Counterweight – Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Bucket 2305.0 lb 1045.0 kg Less
With Additional Counterweight – Straight Tipping Load, Bucket 5445.0 lb 2470.0 kg Less
With Additional Counterweight – Full Turn Static Tipping Load, Bucket 4610.0 lb 2090.0 kg Less
With Additional Counterweight – Rackback, Transport Position 52° 52° Less
With Additional Counterweight – Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (80% of FTSTL) 2800.0 lb 1270.0 kg Less
With Additional Counterweight – Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (60% of FTSTL) 2105.0 lb 955.0 kg Less

Maximum Material Densities – General Purpose

Note Based on ISO 7546: 1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and standard linkage, without additional counterweight Based on ISO 7546: 1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and standard linkage, without additional counterweight Less
Bucket Type General Purpose General Purpose Less
Rated Capacity 0.8 yd3 0.6 m3 Less
Dump Height 90.0 in 2290.0 mm Less
Maximum Material Density 2545.0 lb/yd3 1540.0 kg/m3 Less
Bucket Width 70.0 in 1770.0 mm Less

Maximum Material Densities – Light Material

Bucket Type Light Material Light Material Less
Rated Capacity 1.3 yd3 1.0 m3 Less
Dump Height 85.0 in 2160.0 mm Less
Maximum Material Density 1480.0 lb/yd3 875.0 kg/m3 Less
Bucket Width 74.0 in 1880.0 mm Less
Note Based on ISO 7546: 1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and standard linkage, without additional counterweight Based on ISO 7546: 1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and standard linkage, without additional counterweight Less

Dimensions (Approximate) – High Lift

Cab Height 8.2 ft 2510.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 1.3 ft 395.0 mm Less
Wheelbase 5.9 ft 1800.0 mm Less
Overall Length with Bucket* 15.9 ft 4860.0 mm Less
Reach at Maximum Dump Height* 2.9 ft 880.0 mm Less
Dig Depth 8.0 in 200.0 mm Less
Maximum Dump Height* 8.0 ft 2430.0 mm Less
Load Over Height 9.6 ft 2940.0 mm Less
Hinge Pin at Maximum Height 10.6 ft 3225.0 mm Less
Departure Angle (degrees) 30° 30° Less
Overall Length with Forks 17.5 ft 5330.0 mm Less
Reach at Level Ground 3.7 ft 1130.0 mm Less
Maximum Reach 5.4 ft 1635.0 mm Less
Fork Depth Above Ground 2.0 in 40.0 mm Less
Fork Height at Maximum Reach 4.6 ft 1415.0 mm Less
Maximum Fork Height 10.3 ft 3140.0 mm Less
Fork Reach at Maximum Height 2.5 ft 755.0 mm Less
Turning Radius Over Bucket* 13.2 ft 4020.0 mm Less
Turning Radius Inside Tire** 5.4 ft 1655.0 mm Less
Width Over Bucket* 5.8 ft 1770.0 mm Less
Tire Gauge 4.3 ft 1314.0 mm Less
Machine Width** 5.6 ft 1708.0 mm Less
Articulation Angle 40° 40° Less
Steering Angle – Left/Right 80° 80° Less
Dump Angle at Maximum Height 40° 40° Less
Note *Vary with bucket size. *Vary with bucket size. Less
Note **Vary with tire size. **Vary with tire size. Less

Operating Specifications – High Lift

Tire Size 33 × 15.5-16.5, 12PR 33 × 15.5-16.5, 12PR Less
Rated Bucket Capacity 0.8 yd3 0.6 m3 Less
Breakout Force 5170.0 lbf 23.2 kN Less
Operating Weight 9105.0 lb 4130.0 kg Less
Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Bucket 1875.0 lb 850.0 kg Less
Straight Tipping Load, Bucket 4500.0 lb 2040.0 kg Less
Full Turn Static Tipping Load, Bucket 3760.0 lb 1705.0 kg Less
Rackback, Transport Position 52° 52° Less
Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (80% of FTSTL) 2410.0 lb 1095.0 kg Less
Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (60% of FTSTL) 1805.0 lb 820.0 kg Less
With Additional Counterweight – Operating Weight 9480.0 lb 4300.0 kg Less
With Additional Counterweight – Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Bucket 2030.0 lb 920.0 kg Less
With Additional Counterweight – Straight Tipping Load, Bucket 4840.0 lb 2195.0 kg Less
With Additional Counterweight – Full Turn Static Tipping Load, Bucket 4060.0 lb 1840.0 kg Less
With Additional Counterweight – Rackback, Transport Position 52° 52° Less
With Additional Counterweight – Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (80% of FTSTL) 2590.0 lb 1175.0 kg Less
With Additional Counterweight – Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (60% of FTSTL) 1940.0 lb 880.0 kg Less

Key Features

Performance

Well balanced weight and power make the 903C2 suitable for tasks in agriculture, landscaping, snow, construction, and industrial segments. Optional external counterweights increase lift capacity for demanding jobs. Two loader linkage options, standard and high lift, provide either improved capacity or improved lift height based on the application.

Ease of Operation

Two independent control levers for lift/tilt and auxiliary functions provide excellent bucket feel and implement modulation.

Power Train

Hydrostatic drive line features a 16 km/h (10 mph) travel speed. Axles are available with front and rear diff-lock.

Safety

Reduced engine overhang lends itself to excellent rear and corner visibility, keeping the operator safe and productive to the task at hand. Improved entry/exit step and addition of grab handle to ease getting in and out of the machine.

Serviceability

Fully opening rear hood allows easy access to engine compartment featuring side-by-side coolers and transparent fuel/water separator. Optional engine air pre-cleaner and radiator screen for high debris applications.

Work Tools

Standard Skid Steer Loader coupler and continuous auxiliary hydraulic flow enables the 903C2 to use a large range of Cat Skid Steer Loader hydro mechanical work tools. Change tools multiple times during the day? The optional electric Skid Steer Loader style coupler makes the task easier and quicker!

903C2 Standard Equipment

POWER TRAIN
  • Air cleaner, two stage with visual indicator
  • Cat C2.4 engine: – Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards
  • Closed circuit breather
  • Cold start plugs
  • Electrical fuel priming pump
  • Extended life coolant protects to –37° C (–34° F)
  • Frame mounted heavy duty axles with outboard planetary reduction
  • Maintenance free, sealed for life, prop shaft and universal joints
  • Transmission, 16 km/h (10 mph)

ELECTRICAL
  • 12 volt direct electric starting
  • Alternator, 70A
  • Battery disconnect switch
  • Cab mounted fuse panel
  • Ignition key start/stop switch
  • Maintenance free, sealed for life, 650 CCA heavy duty battery

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
  • Cup holder
  • Digital service hour meter
  • Engine coolant temperature gauge
  • Fuel level gauge
  • Heavy duty, easy clean floor mat
  • Operator warning system indicators: – DPF monitor – Parking brake applied – Hydraulic oil temperature – Engine oil pressure – Service brake pressure – Hydraulic filter bypass
  • Seat: – Static, vinyl with 51 mm (2 in) retractable seat belt
  • Two external mirrors – knock back

OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
  • 3rd valve auxiliary hydraulics with continuous flow detent, standard flow
  • Engine enclosure – lockable
  • Guarded front headlight
  • Hydraulic oil level sight gauge
  • Lift arm safety brace
  • Loader arm float function
  • Lockable fuel filler cap
  • Manual quick coupler, skid steer loader compatible
  • Parking brake (secondary brake)
  • Quick release fuel filter/water separator
  • Reversing light
  • Self-canceling direction indicators
  • Work tool return to dig
  • Z-bar linkage

903C2 Optional Equipment

Air conditioning/heater

Alternator, 90 amp for air conditioning

Antifreeze/coolant, extended life, protects to –50° C (–58° F)

Beacon ready

Cab
  • Open
  • Enclosed

Counterweight: 160 kg (350 lb)

Differential lock, front and rear axles

Eco drain, engine oil

Electric quick coupler, skid steer loader compatible

Engine air precleaner

Engine block heater 120V (dealer installed)

Fenders
  • Standard for use with 304 mm (12 in) tires
  • Wide for use with 393 mm (15.5 in) tires

Hydraulic auxiliary lines with quick disconnects

Linkage
  • Standard lift
  • High lift

Radiator debris screen

Radio Ready or AM/FM radio

Seats
  • Mechanical suspension, vinyl with 51 mm (2 in) seat belt
  • Mechanical suspension, vinyl with 75 mm (3 in) seat belt
  • Mechanical suspension, fabric with 51 mm (2 in) seat belt
  • Mechanical suspension, fabric with 75 mm (3 in) seat belt

Tires
  • 12-16.5 10PR
  • Flotation 33-15.5 × 16.5
  • Flexport™ 33 × 6 × 11

Working lights, front and rear

WORK TOOLS
  • For all work tool options, consult your Cat dealer.