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Compact Wheel Loaders 903

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Key Specs

Maximum Gross Power
48 HP
36 kW
Operating Weight
9200 lb
4173 kg
Bucket Capacities
0.6-1 m3 (0.8-1.3 yd3)
0.6-1 m3 (0.8-1.3 yd3)

Overview

Configured for Success

The Cat® 903 is compact, yet powerful, delivering high performance with outstanding versatility. The all new C1.7 engine provides better all-around performance. Features such as engine and ground speed control, provides customizable control when running hydromechanical work tools. With an ergonomic cab, multi-function joystick, and optional ride control, the 903 allows the operator to enjoy all day comfort.

Product Specifications for 903

Maximum Gross Power 48 HP 36 kW
Engine Model Cat C1.7* Cat C1.7*
Net Power @ 2,200 rpm - SAE J1349:2011 45 HP 33.6 kW
Net Power @ 2,200 rpm - ISO 9249:2007 45 HP 33.6 kW
Bore 3.3 in 84 mm
Stroke 3.9 in 100 mm
Displacement 104 in² 1.7 l
Note (1) Advertised power is tested per the specified standard in effect at the time of manufacture. Advertised power is tested per the specified standard in effect at the time of manufacture.
Note (2) Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel. Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel.
Note *Engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards. *Engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards.
Operating Weight 9200 lb 4173 kg
Bucket Capacities 0.6-1 m3 (0.8-1.3 yd3) 0.6-1 m3 (0.8-1.3 yd3)
Bucket Capacities - General Purpose 0.6 m3 (0.8 yd3) 0.6 m3 (0.8 yd3)
Bucket Capacities - Light Material 1 m3 (1.3 yd3) 1 m3 (1.3 yd3)
Travel Speed 12.4 mile/h 20 km/h
Main Relief 3336 psi 230 bar
3rd Auxiliary Flow 14.1 gal/min 53.5 l/min
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lift 4.5 s 4.5 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump 0.7 s 0.7 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lower, Float 2.3 s 2.3 s
ROPS ISO 3471:2008 ISO 3471:2008
FOPS ISO 3449:2005 Level II ISO 3449:2005 Level II
Cooling System 3 gal (US) 11 l
Fuel Tank 11.4 gal (US) 43 l
Hydraulic System 6.3 gal (US) 24 l
Engine Oil 1.6 gal (US) 6 l
Cab Height 8.25 ft 2510 mm
Ground Clearance 10 in 250 mm
Wheel Base 6.42 ft 1950 mm
Overall Length - With Bucket* 15.4 ft 4693 mm
Reach at Maximum Dump Height* 2.33 ft 705 mm
Dig Depth 5 in 131 mm
Maximum Dump Height* 7.75 ft 2355 mm
Load Over Height 9.25 ft 2832 mm
Hinge Pin at Maximum Height 10.08 ft 3086 mm
Departure Angle - Degrees 30° 30°
Overall Length - With Forks 16.83 ft 5129 mm
Reach - Ground Level 2.5 ft 765 mm
Maximum Reach 4.33 ft 1311 mm
Fork Depth Above Ground 3 in 67 mm
Fork Height at Maximum Reach 4.75 ft 1447 mm
Maximum Fork Height 9.9 ft 3031 mm
Fork Reach at Maximum Height 1.75 ft 543 mm
Turning Radius - Over Bucket* 12.75 ft 3891 mm
Turning Radius - Inside Tire** 6 ft 1834 mm
Width - Over Bucket* 5.83 ft 1790 mm
Tire Gauge 4.33 ft 1314 mm
Machine Width** 5.58 ft 1708 mm
Articulation Angle 40° 40°
Steering Angle 80° 80°
Dump Angle at Maximum Height 40° 40°
Note (1) *Vary with bucket size. *Vary with bucket size.
Note (2) **Vary with tire size. **Vary with tire size.
Note (3) Dimensions listed are based on a machine configured with cab, air conditioning, remote quick coupler, general purpose bucket or 1067 mm (42 in) forks, 75 kg (165 lb) operator, 33 × 15.5-16.5, 12 PR tires, without ride control, without precleaner. Dimensions listed are based on a machine configured with cab, air conditioning, remote quick coupler, general purpose bucket or 1067 mm (42 in) forks, 75 kg (165 lb) operator, 33 × 15.5-16.5, 12 PR tires, without ride control, without precleaner.
Cab Height 8.25 ft 2510 mm
Ground Clearance 10 in 250 mm
Wheel Base 6.42 ft 1950 mm
Overall Length - With Bucket* 16.03 ft 4894 mm
Reach at Maximum Dump Height* 2.33 ft 715 mm
Dig Depth 6 in 163 mm
Maximum Dump Height* 8.16 ft 2496 mm
Load Over Height 9.75 ft 2974 mm
Hinge Pin at Maximum Height 10.58 ft 3227 mm
Departure Angle - Degrees 30° 30°
Overall Length - With Forks 17.25 ft 5263 mm
Reach - Ground Level 2.9 ft 900 mm
Maximum Reach 4.66 ft 1429 mm
Fork Depth Above Ground 2 in 40 mm
Fork Height at Maximum Reach 4.66 ft 1429 mm
Maximum Fork Height 10.4 ft 3172 mm
Fork Reach at Maximum Height 1.8 ft 552 mm
Turning Radius - Over Bucket* 13.4 ft 3977 mm
Turning Radius - Inside Tire** 6 ft 1834 mm
Width - Over Bucket* 5.83 ft 1790 mm
Tire Gauge 4.33 ft 1314 mm
Machine Width** 5.58 ft 1708 mm
Articulation Angle 40° 40°
Steering Angle 80° 80°
Dump Angle at Maximum Height 40° 40°
Note (1) *Vary with bucket size. *Vary with bucket size.
Note (2) **Vary with tire size. **Vary with tire size.
Note (3) Dimensions listed are based on a machine configured with cab, air conditioning, remote quick coupler, general purpose bucket or 1067 mm (42 in) forks, 75 kg (165 lb) operator, 33 × 15.5-16.5, 12 PR tires, without ride control, without precleaner. Dimensions listed are based on a machine configured with cab, air conditioning, remote quick coupler, general purpose bucket or 1067 mm (42 in) forks, 75 kg (165 lb) operator, 33 × 15.5-16.5, 12 PR tires, without ride control, without precleaner.
Tire Size 33 × 15.5-16.5, 12 PR 33 × 15.5-16.5, 12 PR
Rated Bucket Capacity 0.8 yd³ 0.6 m³
Breakout Force 6294 lbf 28 kN
Operating Weight 9200 lb 4173 kg
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Bucket*** 2756 lb 1251 kg
Straight Tipping Load - Bucket*** 6415 lb 2910 kg
Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket (ISO 14397-1*)*** 5516 lb 2502 kg
Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket (Rigid Tire**)*** 5626 lb 2552 kg
Rack Back - Transport Position 51° 51°
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (80% FTSTL)*** 3393 lb 1539 kg
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (60% FTSTL)*** 2544 lb 1154 kg
Note (1) *Full compliance to ISO 14397-1 (2007) Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification be-tween calculation and testing. *Full compliance to ISO 14397-1 (2007) Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification be-tween calculation and testing.
Note (2) **Compliance to ISO 14397-1 (2007) Sections 1 thru 5. **Compliance to ISO 14397-1 (2007) Sections 1 thru 5.
Note (3) ***Manual quick coupler, precleaner hood. ***Manual quick coupler, precleaner hood.
Note (4) Operating specifications shown are based on machine equipped with enclosed ROPS cab with air conditioning, remote quick coupler, 75 kg (165 lb) operator and general purpose bucket (GP), without ride control, without precleaner unless otherwise noted. Operating specifications shown are based on machine equipped with enclosed ROPS cab with air conditioning, remote quick coupler, 75 kg (165 lb) operator and general purpose bucket (GP), without ride control, without precleaner unless otherwise noted.
Tire Size 33 × 15.5-16.5, 12 PR 33 × 15.5-16.5, 12 PR
Rated Bucket Capacity 0.8 yd³ 0.6 m³
Breakout Force 6519 lbf 29 kN
Operating Weight 9231 lb 4187 kg
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Bucket*** 2553 lb 1158 kg
Straight Tipping Load - Bucket*** 5975 lb 2710 kg
Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket (ISO 14397-1*)*** 5108 lb 2317 kg
Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket (Rigid Tire**)*** 5238 lb 2376 kg
Rack Back - Transport Position 51° 51°
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (80% FTSTL)*** 3175 lb 1440 kg
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (60% FTSTL)*** 2381 lb 1080 kg
Note (1) *Full compliance to ISO 14397-1 (2007) Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification be-tween calculation and testing. *Full compliance to ISO 14397-1 (2007) Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification be-tween calculation and testing.
Note (2) **Compliance to ISO 14397-1 (2007) Sections 1 thru 5. **Compliance to ISO 14397-1 (2007) Sections 1 thru 5.
Note (3) ***Manual quick coupler, precleaner hood. ***Manual quick coupler, precleaner hood.
Note (4) Operating specifications shown are based on machine equipped with enclosed ROPS cab with air conditioning, remote quick coupler, 75 kg (165 lb) operator and general purpose bucket (GP), without ride control, without precleaner unless otherwise noted. Operating specifications shown are based on machine equipped with enclosed ROPS cab with air conditioning, remote quick coupler, 75 kg (165 lb) operator and general purpose bucket (GP), without ride control, without precleaner unless otherwise noted.
Bucket Type General Purpose General Purpose
Rated Capacity 0.8 yd³ 0.6 m³
Dump Height 93 in 2355 mm
Maximum Material Density 3169 lb/yd³ 1880 kg/m³
Bucket Width 70 in 1790 mm
Note Based on ISO 7546:1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and standard linkage. Based on ISO 7546:1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and standard linkage.
Bucket Type Light Material Light Material
Rated Capacity 1.3 yd³ 1 m³
Dump Height 88 in 2225 mm
Maximum Material Density 1989 lb/yd³ 1180 kg/m³
Bucket Width 74 in 1880 mm
Note Based on ISO 7546:1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and standard linkage. Based on ISO 7546:1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and standard linkage.
Interior Sound 80.8 dB(A) 80.8 dB(A)
Exterior Sound 99.8 dB(A) 99.8 dB(A)
Recyclability 95% 95%

903 Standard Equipment

POWER TRAIN

  • Air cleaner, two stage with visual indicator
  • Cat C.7 engine:
    – Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards
  • Closed circuit breather
  • Cold start plugs
  • Electrical fuel priming pump
  • Eco drain, engine oil
  • 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, 20 km/h (12.4 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 auxiliary lines with quick disconnects
  • 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)
  • Product Link™, PL243
  • Quick release fuel filter/water separator
  • Reversing light
  • Self-canceling direction indicators
  • Work tool return to dig
  • Z-bar linkage

903 Optional Equipment

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
  • Differential lock, front and rear axles
  • Hydraulic quick coupler, skid steer loader compatible
  • Engine air precleaner
  • Engine block heater 120V (dealer installed)
  • Engine Speed Control (Throttle Lock)
  • Fenders:
    – Rear only
    – Front and rear
  • Ground Speed Control (Creeper Control)
  • Linkage:
    – Standard lift
    – High lift
  • Radiator debris screen
  • Radio Ready or AM/FM radio
  • Ride Control
  • 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:
    – Halogen
    – LED
  • Work Tool Electrical Harness

WORK TOOLS

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

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