Wheel Loaders 938M Configured for Success

Maximum Gross Power
190.0 HP
142.0 kW
Operating Weight
35778.0 lb
16229.0 kg
Bucket Capacities
2.5-5.0 m³ (3.2-6.5 yd³)
2.5-5.0 m³ (3.2-6.5 yd³)

Product Specifications for 938M

Engine

Buckets

Weights

Cab

Service Refill Capacities

Loader Hydraulic System

Steering

Transmission

Sound

Tires

Axles

Air Conditioning System

938M Standard Equipment

POWER TRAIN

  • Auto idle shut down feature
  • Cat C7.1 ACERT engine
    – Power modes (Standard and Performance)
    – Power by range (High Power in Range 4)
    – Turbocharged and aftercooled
    – Filtered crankcase breather
    – Diesel particulate filter
    – Selective Catalyst Reduction
  • Coded start (requires secondary display)
  • Coolant protection to –34° C (–29° F)
  • Enclosed wet disc full hydraulic brakes
  • Fuel priming pump, automatic
  • Hydraulically driven demand cooling fan
  • Hydrostatic transmission with electronic control
    – Operator modes (Default, TC, Hystat, and Ice)
    – Directional Shift Aggressiveness (fast, medium, slow)
    – Rimpull control, adjust wheel torque
    – Creeper control, adjust ground speed
  • Parking brake, electric
  • Single plane cooling package wide six fins per inch density
  • Throttle lock and max speed limiter

HYDRAULICS

  • Automatic lift and bucket kickouts, adjustable in-cab
  • Bucket and fork modes, adjustable in-cab
  • Cylinder damping at kickout and mechanical end stops
  • Fine mode control (fast, medium, slow) in fork mode
  • Hydraulic response setting (fast, medium, slow)
  • Hydraulic diagnostic connectors and S·O·SSM ports
  • Load sensing hydraulics and steering

ELECTRICAL

  • Alternator, 115 amp, heavy duty
  • 12V power supply in cab (2)
  • Batteries, 1,000 CCA (2) 24V system, disconnect switch
  • Back-up alarm
  • Emergency shutdown switch
  • Halogen work and roading lights, LED rear tail lights
  • Product Link™ PRO with three year subscription
  • Remote jump start post
  • Resettable main and critical function breakers

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT

  • 75 mm (3 in) retractable seat belt, with audible alarm and indicator
  • Automatic temperature control
  • External heated mirrors with lower parabolic
  • Hydraulic control lockout
  • Interior cab lighting, door and dome
  • Interior rearview mirrors (2)
  • Lunch box storage
  • Radio ready speakers
  • Rear window defrost, electric
  • Seat-mounted electronic implement controls, adjustable
  • Column mounted multi function control – lights, wipers, turn signal
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Tinted front glass
  • Wet arm wiper/washer, 2-speed and intermittent, front

OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT

  • Large-access enclosure doors with adjustable close/open force
  • Parallel lift loader linkage

EU STANDARD EQUIPMENT

  • Deluxe cab
  • Secondary display
  • Rearview camera

938M Optional Equipment

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

  • Autolube, integrated in secondary display
  • Auxiliary flow, third and fourth function, adjustable through secondary display
  • Beacon light, strobe
  • Cab, deluxe (standard in Europe, optional in North America)
    – Electrically adjustable external heated mirrors (2)
    – Secondary display to enable features and adjust parameters
    – Sunscreen, front and rear
  • Camera, rearview (standard in Europe)
  • Cold start package
  • Counterweight, (heavy and logger)
  • Coupler, (Fusion and ISO 23727)
  • Debris packages (low, medium, high)
  • Fenders (extended cover and full coverage)
  • Guarding (machine and operator)
  • Linkage, high lift
  • Lights, auxiliary, halogen or LED with engine and DEF compartment lights
  • Object Detection
  • Product Link ELITE with capabilities for software push, data logging, histogram and trend mapping
  • Radio packages
  • Ride Control System, adjustable through secondary display
  • Seats
    – Deluxe seat – fully adjustable fabric air suspension seat with mid backrest and mechanical lumbar support
    – Premium seat – fully adjustable leather and fabric air suspension with high backrest and air lumbar support. Seat is heated and ventilated on bottom cushion and backrest.
  • Steering
    – Dual mode and secondary
  • NOTE: Not all features are available in all regions.

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  • Cat Detect with Machine Security System

    Cat® Machine Security System (MSS) is a theft-deterrent system that discourages unwanted operation of equipment by utilizing a unique electronic key or a pass code to start the machine. Traditional Cat keys will not start the machine when Cat Machine Security System is enabled.

    The electronic key works by storing a unique identification number that is read by the machine's electronic control module (ECM). The ECM validates the user ID and corresponding key are approved for use and then enables normal machine operation. If the user ID is not recognized by the ECM then the system disables all critical machine functions.

  • Cat Detect with Vision for Construction

    Caterpillar designed CCTV camera systems enhance the operators view around the perimeter of the vehicle during startup and vehicle maneuvering increasing safety and productivity.

    Work Area Vision System (WAVS) can be used on any Cat and non Cat® machines where the operator's view is limited due to blind spots around the machine. is WAVS has multiple offerings from a one camera system to up to a four camera system. Additionally, three tiers of systems are available, a heavy duty version, customized partial kit (build to fit your machine), and a light duty version.

    Cat Detect with Vision for Construction is not compatible with or scalable to Cat Detect Object Detection.

Cat® Machine Security System (MSS) is a theft-deterrent system that discourages unwanted operation of equipment by utilizing a unique electronic key or a pass code to start the machine. Traditional Cat keys will not start the machine when Cat Machine Security System is enabled.

The electronic key works by storing a unique identification number that is read by the machine's electronic control module (ECM). The ECM validates the user ID and corresponding key are approved for use and then enables normal machine operation. If the user ID is not recognized by the ECM then the system disables all critical machine functions.

Caterpillar designed CCTV camera systems enhance the operators view around the perimeter of the vehicle during startup and vehicle maneuvering increasing safety and productivity.

Work Area Vision System (WAVS) can be used on any Cat and non Cat® machines where the operator's view is limited due to blind spots around the machine. is WAVS has multiple offerings from a one camera system to up to a four camera system. Additionally, three tiers of systems are available, a heavy duty version, customized partial kit (build to fit your machine), and a light duty version.

Cat Detect with Vision for Construction is not compatible with or scalable to Cat Detect Object Detection.

  • Cat Product Link

    Cat® Product Link™ wirelessly connects you to your equipment giving you valuable insight into how your machine or fleet is performing. Information such as location, hours, fuel usage, productivity, idle time, and diagnostic codes are made available through online web applications so that you can make timely, fact-based decisions to maximize efficiency, improve productivity, and lower the cost of owning and operating your fleet. Available with satellite or cellular connectivity.

Cat® Product Link™ wirelessly connects you to your equipment giving you valuable insight into how your machine or fleet is performing. Information such as location, hours, fuel usage, productivity, idle time, and diagnostic codes are made available through online web applications so that you can make timely, fact-based decisions to maximize efficiency, improve productivity, and lower the cost of owning and operating your fleet. Available with satellite or cellular connectivity.

  • Cat Payload with Production Measurement

    Cat® Payload with Production Measurement is integrated from the factory and brings payload weighing to the cab to help operators work more productively and accurately without rework. Operators can track load weights in real time on the in-cab monitor and know precisely how much material is in the bucket or truck. The system uses data from a series of onboard sensors that is processed by the onboard computer to calculate payload weight. Instant payload feedback through the display gives operators the confidence to work more efficiently and know when loads are filled to target capacity. Truck system also features external payload lights to indicate when the load is full.

Cat® Payload with Production Measurement is integrated from the factory and brings payload weighing to the cab to help operators work more productively and accurately without rework. Operators can track load weights in real time on the in-cab monitor and know precisely how much material is in the bucket or truck. The system uses data from a series of onboard sensors that is processed by the onboard computer to calculate payload weight. Instant payload feedback through the display gives operators the confidence to work more efficiently and know when loads are filled to target capacity. Truck system also features external payload lights to indicate when the load is full.

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