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

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

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

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

Couplers – Making the Compact Wheel Loader even more versatile.

Hydraulics – Operator tuned hydraulics matches responsiveness to the task.

Work Tools – Do more jobs with one machine.

Reliability and Durability – Quality within, quality throughout.

Options – Customize your machine to meet your needs.

Serviceability – Easy service to keep your machine working.

Customer Support – Unmatched support makes the difference.

908M Standard Equipment

TRANSMISSION AND HYDRAULICS
  • 100% differential lock on both axles, selectable on the move
  • 18° frame oscillation, 78° articulation
  • Adjustable speed control (creeper control)
  • Demand based cooling fan
  • Hydrostatic drive
  • Adjustable high stat response settings
  • Electronic throttle lock
  • Loader arm float function
  • Ride control
  • Parallel lift Z-bar loader
  • Rimpull control
  • Proportional auxiliary hydraulic circuit
  • Transmission, 20 km/h (12.4 mph) with heavy duty axles
  • Speeder, 35 km/h (21.7 mph) with secondary steering
  • Transmission inching function

ENGINE
  • Engine block heater 120V
  • Precleaner for engine air filter
  • Cat C3.3B DIT Tier 4 Final/Stage V (Europe only) or Tier 4 Final (North America only) emission standards
  • 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

GENERAL
  • Custom color
  • Rear light guards
  • Tire options including heavy duty tires
  • E-coat paint primer
  • Pressure test points
  • Recovery hitch and pin
  • Scheduled Oil Sampling S·O·SSM ports

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
  • Air conditioning
  • Cabin light
  • Adjustable internal mirror
  • Adjustable wrist rest
  • Cat Radio/FM/DAB+/Bluetooth/Aux/Mic/Phone/USB
  • Comfort cab includes: cloth suspension seat, heated rear window, sliding left window and radio ready
  • Auxiliary power sockets
  • Open canopy: fixed steering column, coat hook, sun visor (North America only)
  • Coat hook
  • Deluxe cab includes: Comfort cab options plus heated cloth air suspension seat with lumbar support and right sliding window
  • Cup holder
  • Heated rear window (enclosed cab)
  • Digital service hour meter
  • Easy clean cab floor
  • Heater with window side and feet vents (enclosed cab)
  • Gauges: fuel hydraulic temperature, coolant temperature, speedometer
  • Radio ready kit including speakers (enclosed cab)
  • Rear blind
  • 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 doors (enclosed cab)
  • Two external knock back mirrors
  • Warning indicators for major systems
  • Wiper/washer front and rear (enclosed cab)
  • Warnings: master, park brake, hydraulic oil pressure, engine oil pressure, coolant temp, electrical system, hydraulic filter bypass

908M Optional Equipment

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
  • 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

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

Overview

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.

Engine

Units:
Maximum Gross Power 73.0 HP 54.6 kW Less
Net Power 74.0 HP 55.3 kW Less
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - SAE J1349 73.0 HP 54.7 kW Less
Engine Model Cat® C3.3B DIT* Cat® C3.3B DIT* Less
Emissions *The Cat C3.3B DIT engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V (Europe only) or U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (North America only) emission standards. *The Cat C3.3B DIT engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V (Europe only) or U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (North America only) emission standards. Less
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 73.0 HP 54.6 kW Less
Maximum Gross Power - SAE J1995 74.0 HP 55.0 kW Less
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269 74.0 HP 55.3 kW Less
Note (3) No derating required up to 3000 m (10,000 ft) altitude. Auto derate protects hydraulic and transmission systems. No derating required up to 3000 m (10,000 ft) altitude. Auto derate protects hydraulic and transmission systems. Less
Note (5) The Cat C3.3B DIT Tier 4 Final/Stage V uses an active regeneration system which requires no operator interaction under normal conditions. The Cat C3.3B DIT Tier 4 Final/Stage V uses an active regeneration system which requires no operator interaction under normal conditions. Less
Maximum Gross Power - DIN ISO 14396 74.0 HP 55.0 kW Less
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. 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. Less
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269 191.0 ft·lbf 260.0 N·m Less
Displacement 201.0 in³ 3.3 l Less
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396 192.0 ft·lbf 261.0 N·m Less
Stroke 4.7 in 120.0 mm Less
Bore 3.7 in 94.0 mm Less
Note (4) Flywheel per the SAE reference conditions with the fan at maximum speed. Flywheel per the SAE reference conditions with the fan at maximum speed. Less
Note (1) Net power ratings are tested at the reference conditions for the specified standard. Net power ratings are tested at the reference conditions for the specified standard. Less
Note (6) Stage V engine available for Europe only. Stage V engine available for Europe only. Less

Weights

Operating Weight 14032.0 lb 6365.0 kg Less
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 ROPS cab, standard flow hydraulics and skid-steer coupler. The 908M is configured with a 1.1 m³ (1.44 yd³) bucket with bolt-on cutting edge. 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 ROPS cab, standard flow hydraulics and skid-steer coupler. The 908M is configured with a 1.1 m³ (1.44 yd³) bucket with bolt-on cutting edge. Less

Service Refill Capacities

Engine Crankcase 3.0 gal (US) 11.2 l Less
Fuel Tank 20.6 gal (US) 78.0 l Less
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 19.0 gal (US) 72.0 l Less
Cooling System 4.4 gal (US) 16.5 l Less
Axles - Front N/A N/A Less
Axles - Rear N/A N/A Less
Transmission - Gear Box 2.9 gal (US) 11.0 l Less
Hydraulic Tank 12.2 gal (US) 46.0 l Less

Operating Specifications

Rated Bucket Capacity 1.4 yd³ 1.1 m³ Less
Reach - Full Lift and 45° Dump 3.0 ft 931.0 mm Less
Full Turn Tipping Load 8311.0 lb 3770.0 kg Less
Tipping Load - Full Turn - ISO 14397-1 7947.0 lb 3606.0 kg Less
Clearance - Full Lift and 45° Dump 8.0 ft 2463.0 mm Less
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction 39° 39° Less
Tipping Load - Straight - ISO 14397-1 9757.0 lb 4427.0 kg Less

Loader Hydraulic System

Maximum Flow - Implement Pump 22.0 gal/min 82.0 l/min Less
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Rod 2756.0 psi 19000.0 kPa Less
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function Standard Flow 22.0 gal/min 82.0 l/min Less
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Head 4496.0 psi 31000.0 kPa Less
3rd Function Maximum Working Pressure 3408.0 psi 23500.0 kPa Less
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function High Flow 33.0 gal/min 126.0 l/min Less
Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump 3408.0 psi 23500.0 kPa Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift 9.6 s 9.6 s Less
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke 16.4 in 416.0 mm Less
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter 3.3 in 85.0 mm Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height 3.0 s 3.0 s Less
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter 2.2 in 55.0 mm Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level 2.6 s 2.6 s Less
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke 27.5 in 699.0 mm Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height 1.5 s 1.5 s Less
Boost Flow Maximum Pressure 3191.0 psi 22000.0 kPa Less
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter 2.0 in 50.0 mm Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level 2.6 s 2.6 s Less
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter 3.9 in 100.0 mm Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Total Cycle Time 9.6 s 9.6 s Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift 5.5 s 5.5 s Less

Dimensions with Bucket (Approximate) - Standard Lift - With ISO Coupler

Length - Wheel Base 7.08 ft 2170.0 mm Less
Width - Tread Center 5.08 ft 1570.0 mm Less
Departure Angle 33° 33° Less
Operating Weight 14323.0 lb 6499.0 kg Less
Height - Ground to Cab** 8.67 ft 2650.0 mm Less
Reach - Bucket at 45°* 2.5 ft 770.0 mm Less
Clearance - Level Bucket** 10.5 ft 3215.0 mm Less
Length - Overall* 18.42 ft 5630.0 mm Less
Machine Width 6.5 ft 1985.0 mm Less
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires 6.75 ft 2080.0 mm Less
Clearance - Bucket at 45° * 8.58 ft 2620.0 mm Less
Width - Bucket 6.75 ft 2080.0 mm Less
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. 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. Less
Height - Ground Clearance** 1.08 ft 340.0 mm Less
Note (1) *Vary with bucket. *Vary with bucket. Less
Dump Angle at Full Lift 45° 45° Less
Height - Bucket Pin** 11.17 ft 3410.0 mm Less
Note (2) **Vary with tire. **Vary with tire. Less
Articulation Angle 39° 39° Less
Dig Depth** 3.9 in 101.0 mm Less
Turning Radius - Over Bucket 14.83 ft 4530.0 mm Less

Dimensions with Bucket (Approximate) - Standard Lift - With SSL Coupler

Operating Weight 14319.0 lb 6497.0 kg Less
Machine Width 6.5 ft 1985.0 mm Less
Length - Overall* 18.92 ft 5780.0 mm Less
Height - Ground Clearance** 1.08 ft 340.0 mm Less
Width - Tread Center 5.08 ft 1570.0 mm Less
Clearance - Level Bucket** 10.5 ft 3215.0 mm Less
Articulation Angle 39° 39° Less
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires 6.75 ft 2080.0 mm Less
Length - Wheel Base 7.08 ft 2170.0 mm Less
Departure Angle 33° 33° Less
Note (1) *Vary with bucket. *Vary with bucket. Less
Clearance - Bucket at 45° * 8.17 ft 2505.0 mm Less
Height - Ground to Cab** 8.67 ft 2650.0 mm Less
Reach - Bucket at 45°* 2.83 ft 866.0 mm Less
Note (2) **Vary with tire. **Vary with tire. Less
Turning Radius - Over Bucket 14.83 ft 4534.0 mm Less
Dig Depth** 4.2 in 109.0 mm Less
Dump Angle at Full Lift 45° 45° Less
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. 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. Less
Height - Bucket Pin** 11.17 ft 3410.0 mm Less
Width - Bucket 6.75 ft 2080.0 mm Less

Buckets

Bucket Capacities 0.75 m³-1.5 m³ (1.0 yd³-2.0 yd³) 0.75 m³-1.5 m³ (1.0 yd³-2.0 yd³) Less
Note All capacities are applicable for each model. Bucket selection must be made with an understanding of the material density and application to ensure machine stability is maintained within the tipping loads stated per model and configuration. All capacities are applicable for each model. Bucket selection must be made with an understanding of the material density and application to ensure machine stability is maintained within the tipping loads stated per model and configuration. Less
General Purpose 0.8 m³ (1 yd³), 0.9 m³ (1.2 yd³), 1.0 m³ (1.3 yd³), 1.1 m³ (1.4 yd³), 1.3 m³ (1.7 yd³) 0.8 m³ (1 yd³), 0.9 m³ (1.2 yd³), 1.0 m³ (1.3 yd³), 1.1 m³ (1.4 yd³), 1.3 m³ (1.7 yd³) Less

Cab

ROPS SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994. SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994. Less
FOPS SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98, Level II, ISO 3449 1992 Level II. SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98, Level II, ISO 3449 1992 Level II. Less
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. 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. Less
Note (1) Cat cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe. Cat cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe. Less

Drive Train

Reverse - High Range 22.0 mile/h 35.0 km/h Less
Forward - High Range 22.0 mile/h 35.0 km/h Less
Reverse - Range 1 6.0 mile/h 10.0 km/h Less
Forward - Range 2 12.0 mile/h 20.0 km/h Less
Reverse - Range 2 12.0 mile/h 20.0 km/h Less
Forward - Range 1 6.0 mile/h 10.0 km/h Less

Steering

Nominal Flow - Steering Pump 12.0 gal/min 43.9 l/min Less
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter 1.4 in 35.0 mm Less
Steering AC Cycle Times - Full Left to Full Right - 2,620 rpm 3.0 s 3.0 s Less
Number of Steering Wheel Turns - Full Left to Full Right or Full Right to Full Left <6 turns <6 turns Less
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction 39° 39° Less
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter 3.1 in 80.0 mm Less
Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump 3191.0 psi 22000.0 kPa Less
Maximum Steering Torque - 0° (Straight Machine) 42506.0 ft·lbf 57630.0 N·m Less
Maximum Steering Torque - 39° (Full Turn) 31398.0 ft·lbf 42570.0 N·m Less
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke 11.8 in 300.0 mm Less

Tires

Option (1) 360/80 R20 TRI2 Nokian 360/80 R20 TRI2 Nokian Less
Option (5) 405/70 R20 SPT9 Dunlop 405/70 R20 SPT9 Dunlop Less
Note (2) In certain applications, the loader's productive capabilities may exceed the tires' tonnes-km/h (ton-mph) capabilities. In certain applications, the loader's productive capabilities may exceed the tires' tonnes-km/h (ton-mph) capabilities. Less
Note (1) Other tire choices available, contact your Cat dealer for details. Other tire choices available, contact your Cat dealer for details. Less
Option (4) 400/70 R20 Bibload Michelin 400/70 R20 Bibload Michelin Less
Note (3) Caterpillar recommends that you consult a tire supplier to evaluate all conditions before selecting a tire model. Caterpillar recommends that you consult a tire supplier to evaluate all conditions before selecting a tire model. Less
Option (3) 400/70 R20 XMCL Michelin 400/70 R20 XMCL Michelin Less
Option (6) 12.5-20 ATU Firestone 12.5-20 ATU Firestone Less
Option (2) 375/75 R20 XZSL Michelin 375/75 R20 XZSL Michelin Less

Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV

Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349 189.0 ft·lbf 257.0 N·m Less

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