Small Wheel Loaders 938M Waste Handler

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Key Specs

Maximum Gross Power
188 HP
140 kW
Operating Weight
41794 lb
18958 kg
Bucket Capacities
3.0-5 m3 (3.9-6.5 yd3)
3.0-5 m3 (3.9-6.5 yd3)


Configured for Success

The Cat® 938M Waste Handler sets a new standard for productivity, fuel efficiency and comfort. A high torque, low speed C7.1 engine works in concert with an intelligent hystat power train to deliver fuel efficiency as standard. A complete range of guarding and debris management solutions are available to meet the needs of the most demanding environments. Extremely low sound levels, large spacious cab and intuitive controls keep you working comfortably all day and even all night! Experience this industry benchmark.


Reduced By 30% Engine Speed

Lower engine speed lowers fuel burn.

MORE Control

More refined control with consistent and predictable stopping distances.

Class Leading 68 dB(A) Sound Level

When running at 1,600 RPM in Standard Mode.

Product Specifications for 938M Waste Handler

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Operating Specifications



Air Conditioning System

Loader Hydraulic System



Power Train

Service Refill Capacities

938M Waste Handler Standard Equipment


  • Axle Duo-Cone™ seal guards
  • Auto idle shut down feature
  • Cat C7.1 engine
    – Power modes (Standard and Performance)
    – Power by range (High Power in Range 4)
    – Turbocharged and aftercooled
    – Diesel particulate filter (Fit for Life)
  • Coded start (requires secondary display)
  • Differential lock in front axle
  • Enclosed wet disc full hydraulic brakes
  • 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
  • Oil sampling ports
  • Throttle lock and max speed limiter


  • Automatic lift lower and tilt 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)
  • Hydraulic response setting (fast, medium, slow)
  • Load sensing hydraulics and steering
  • Seat-mounted hydraulic joystick controls


  • Alternator, 115 amp, heavy duty
  • 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


  • 75 mm (3 in) High-Vis retractable seat belt, with audible alarm and indicator
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Cab, pressurized
  • Camera, rearview
  • External heated mirrors with lower parabolic
  • Ground level cab door release
  • Hydraulic control lockout
  • Mirror, single
  • Lunch box storage
  • Radio ready speakers
  • Rear window defrost, electric
  • 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, lights, wipers, turn signal
  • Suspension seat, fabric


  • Large-access enclosure doors with adjustable close/open force
  • Cat optimized Z-bar linkage with parallel lift
  • Recovery hitch, with pin
  • Remote mounted lubrication points
  • Lockable compartments and enclosures

938M Waste Handler Optional Equipment


  • Autolube, integrated in secondary display
  • Auxiliary flow, third and fourth function
  • Differential, limited slip, rear
  • Beacon light, strobe
  • Cab, deluxe (standard in Europe)
    – Camera, rearview integrated into advanced display
    – Electrically adjustable external heated mirrors (2)
    – Secondary display to enable features and adjust parameters
    – LED interior lighting
    – Sunscreen, front and rear
    – Touchscreen secondary display
    – Ride control adjustable speed activation
    – Preventative maintenance reminders
    – Integrated help function (26 languages)
  • Camera, roof mounted, front view with separate display
  • Cold start package
    – Ether starting aid, block heater and additional batteries, 1,000 CCA (4 total)
  • Counterweight, additional options
  • Coupler, (Fusion and ISO 23727)
  • Debris packages (low, medium, high)
  • Fenders (extended cover and full coverage)
  • Guarding packages
  • Linkage, high lift
  • Lights, auxiliary, halogen or LED with engine and DEF compartment lights
  • Payload Technology
    – Cat Production Measurement (CPM)
    – CPM Printer
  • Product Link ELITE with capabilities for software push, data logging, histogram and trend mapping
  • Radio packages
  • Rear Object Detection
  • Ride Control System, adjustable through secondary display
  • Seats
    – Deluxe seat – fully adjustable fabric air suspension seat with mid seat backrest
    – 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
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM)

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