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Overview

The Cat® 903D is compact, yet powerful, delivering high performance with outstanding versatility. A 25 percent increase in lift capacity and travel speed will allow the operator to be more productive, while new optional features such as engine and ground speed control, provides customizable control when running hydro-mechanical work tools. With a more ergonomic cab, new multi-function joystick, and optional ride control, the 903D allows the operator to enjoy all day comfort.

Engine

Units:
Maximum Gross Power 42.0 HP 31.0 kW Less
Engine Model Cat C2.4* Cat C2.4* Less
Gross Power 42.0 HP 31.0 kW 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
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 9414.0 lb 4270.0 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 12.4 mile/h 20.0 km/h Less

Hydraulic System

Main Relief 3481.0 psi 240.0 bar Less
3rd Auxiliary Flow 14.0 gal/min 52.0 l/min Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lift 4.4 s 4.4 s Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump 0.7 s 0.7 s Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lower, Float 2.4 s 2.4 s Less

Cab

ROPS ISO 3471:2008 ISO 3471:2008 Less
FOPS ISO 3449:2005 Level I ISO 3449:2005 Level I Less

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 3.0 gal (US) 11.0 l Less
Fuel Tank 11.4 gal (US) 43.0 l Less
Hydraulic System 6.3 gal (US) 24.0 l Less
Engine Oil 2.4 gal (US) 9.0 l Less

Dimensions (Approximate) - Standard Lift

Cab Height 8.25 ft 2510.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 10.0 in 250.0 mm Less
Wheel Base 6.42 ft 1950.0 mm Less
Overall Length - With Bucket* 15.75 ft 4790.0 mm Less
Reach at Maximum Dump Height* 2.33 ft 720.0 mm Less
Dig Depth 6.0 in 163.0 mm Less
Maximum Dump Height* 7.5 ft 2292.0 mm Less
Load Over Height 9.17 ft 2801.0 mm Less
Hinge Pin at Maximum Height 10.08 ft 3086.0 mm Less
Departure Angle - Degrees 30° 30° Less
Overall Length - With Forks 17.08 ft 5205.0 mm Less
Reach - Ground Level 2.67 ft 821.0 mm Less
Maximum Reach 4.5 ft 1368.0 mm Less
Fork Depth Above Ground 2.0 in 40.0 mm Less
Fork Height at Maximum Reach 4.67 ft 1421.0 mm Less
Maximum Fork Height 9.83 ft 3005.0 mm Less
Fork Reach at Maximum Height 2.0 ft 600.0 mm Less
Turning Radius - Over Bucket* 13.17 ft 4007.0 mm Less
Turning Radius - Inside Tire** 5.92 ft 1816.0 mm Less
Width - Over Bucket* 5.83 ft 1770.0 mm Less
Tire Gauge 4.33 ft 1314.0 mm Less
Machine Width** 5.58 ft 1708.0 mm Less
Articulation Angle 40° 40° Less
Steering Angle 80° 80° Less
Dump Angle at Maximum Height 40° 40° Less
Note (1) *Vary with bucket size. *Vary with bucket size. Less
Note (2) **Vary with tire size. **Vary with tire size. Less
Note (3) Dimensions listed are based on the machine configured with cab with 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 the machine configured with cab with 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. Less

Dimensions (Approximate) - High Lift

Cab Height 8.25 ft 2510.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 10.0 in 250.0 mm Less
Wheel Base 6.42 ft 1950.0 mm Less
Overall Length - With Bucket* 16.17 ft 4936.0 mm Less
Reach at Maximum Dump Height* 2.42 ft 729.0 mm Less
Dig Depth 8.0 in 195.0 mm Less
Maximum Dump Height* 8.0 ft 2435.0 mm Less
Load Over Height 9.67 ft 2942.0 mm Less
Hinge Pin at Maximum Height 10.58 ft 3227.0 mm Less
Departure Angle - Degrees 30° 30° Less
Overall Length - With Forks 17.58 ft 5363.0 mm Less
Reach - Ground Level 3.25 ft 979.0 mm Less
Maximum Reach 4.92 ft 1486.0 mm Less
Fork Depth Above Ground 2.0 in 40.0 mm Less
Fork Height at Maximum Reach 4.67 ft 1421.0 mm Less
Maximum Fork Height 10.33 ft 3146.0 mm Less
Fork Reach at Maximum Height 2.0 ft 609.0 mm Less
Turning Radius - Over Bucket* 13.42 ft 4086.0 mm Less
Turning Radius - Inside Tire** 5.92 ft 1816.0 mm Less
Width - Over Bucket* 5.83 ft 1770.0 mm Less
Tire Gauge 4.33 ft 1314.0 mm Less
Machine Width** 5.58 ft 1708.0 mm Less
Articulation Angle 40° 40° Less
Steering Angle 80° 80° Less
Dump Angle at Maximum Height 40° 40° Less
Note (1) *Vary with bucket size. *Vary with bucket size. Less
Note (2) **Vary with tire size. **Vary with tire size. Less
Note (3) Dimensions listed are based on the machine configured with cab with 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 the machine configured with cab with 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. Less

Operating Specifications - Standard Lift

Tire Size 33 × 15.5-16.5, 12 PR 33 × 15.5-16.5, 12 PR Less
Rated Bucket Capacity 0.8 yd³ 0.6 m³ Less
Breakout Force 6160.0 lbf 27.0 kN Less
Operating Weight 9414.0 lb 4270.0 kg Less
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Bucket*** 2701.0 lb 1225.0 kg Less
Straight Tipping Load - Bucket*** 6415.0 lb 2910.0 kg Less
Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket (ISO 14397-1*)*** 5401.0 lb 2450.0 kg Less
Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket (Rigid Tire**)*** 5512.0 lb 2500.0 kg Less
Rack Back - Transport Position 51° 51° Less
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (80% FTSTL)*** 3902.0 lb 1770.0 kg Less
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (60% FTSTL)*** 2932.0 lb 1330.0 kg Less
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. Less
Note (2) **Compliance to ISO 14397-1 (2007) Sections 1 thru 5. **Compliance to ISO 14397-1 (2007) Sections 1 thru 5. Less
Note (3) ***Manual quick coupler, precleaner hood. ***Manual quick coupler, precleaner hood. Less
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. Less

Operating Specifications - High Lift

Tire Size 33 × 15.5-16.5, 12 PR 33 × 15.5-16.5, 12 PR Less
Rated Bucket Capacity 0.8 yd³ 0.6 m³ Less
Breakout Force 6204.0 lbf 28.0 kN Less
Operating Weight 9462.0 lb 4292.0 kg Less
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Bucket*** 2502.0 lb 1135.0 kg Less
Straight Tipping Load - Bucket*** 5975.0 lb 2710.0 kg Less
Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket (ISO 14397-1*)*** 5004.0 lb 2270.0 kg Less
Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket (Rigid Tire**)*** 5115.0 lb 2320.0 kg Less
Rack Back - Transport Position 51° 51° Less
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (80% FTSTL)*** 3660.0 lb 1660.0 kg Less
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (60% FTSTL)*** 2756.0 lb 1250.0 kg Less
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. Less
Note (2) **Compliance to ISO 14397-1 (2007) Sections 1 thru 5. **Compliance to ISO 14397-1 (2007) Sections 1 thru 5. Less
Note (3) ***Manual quick coupler, precleaner hood. ***Manual quick coupler, precleaner hood. Less
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. Less

Maximum Material Densities - General Purpose

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 3169.0 lb/yd³ 1880.0 kg/m³ Less
Bucket Width 70.0 in 1770.0 mm Less
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. 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 1989.0 lb/yd³ 1180.0 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. Based on ISO 7546:1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and standard linkage. Less

Key Features

Work Made Easy

The 903D Makes Work Easy with a 25 percent increase in tipping capacity to handle classic landscaping materials along with a 25% faster ground speed. The optional Skid Steer Loader style coupler allows for changing work tools without getting out of the cab. Optional front and rear diff-lock can be activated on the fly, providing maximum traction in slick underfoot conditions.

Enjoy All Day Comfort

Operators will Enjoy All Day comfort with a new multi-function joystick, increased leg room, improved pedal positioning, easier entry/exit and optional ride control. The minimal engine overhang provides excellent rear and corner visibility, making the 903D easy to operate in confined areas.

Configured for Success

Configure the 903D for success with new options such as engine and ground speed control, ideally suited for hydro-mechanical work such as using a broom. With the addition of a Worktool Electrical Harness option, you can now run more tools than ever before. Two loader linkage options, standard and high lift, provide either improved capacity or improved lift height based on your application.

Simply Reliable

Fully opening rear hood allows easy access to the engine compartment featuring side-by-side coolers and transparent fuel/water separator with optional engine air precleaner and radiator screen for high debris applications. New rear tie down locations under the machine allow for easier transport, while a new engine oil fill location allows for easier access during engine oil changes.

903D 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
  • 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™, PL240
  • Quick release fuel filter/water separator
  • Reversing light
  • Self-canceling direction indicators
  • Work tool return to dig
  • Z-bar linkage

903D 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
  • Electric 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.