903D Compact Wheel Loader

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The Cat® 903D is compact, yet powerful, delivering high performance with outstanding versatility. A 25% 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

Maximum Gross Power
42 HP
Engine Model
Cat C2.4*
Gross Power
42 HP
Net Power - 2,200 rpm - SAE J1349 R-ing
40 HP
Net Power - 2,200 rpm - ISO 9249 R-ing
40 HP
Bore
3.4 in
Stroke
4 in
Displacement
147 in²
Note
*Engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards.

Weights

Operating Weight
9414 lb

Buckets

Bucket Capacities
0.6-1.0 m3 (0.8-1.3 yd3)
Bucket Capacities - General Purpose
0.6 m3 (0.8 yd3)
Bucket Capacities - Light Material
1.0 m3 (1.3 yd3)

Transmission

Travel Speed
12.4 mile/h

Hydraulic System

Main Relief
3481 psi
3rd Auxiliary Flow
14 gal/min
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lower, Float
2.4 s

Loader Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lift
4.4 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump
0.7 s

Cab

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

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
3 gal (US)
Fuel Tank
11.4 gal (US)
Hydraulic System
6.3 gal (US)
Engine Oil
2.4 gal (US)

Dimensions (Approximate) - Standard Lift

Cab Height
8.25 ft
Ground Clearance
10 in
Wheel Base
6.42 ft
Overall Length - With Bucket*
15.75 ft
Reach at Maximum Dump Height*
2.33 ft
Dig Depth
6 in
Maximum Dump Height*
7.5 ft
Load Over Height
9.17 ft
Hinge Pin at Maximum Height
10.08 ft
Departure Angle - Degrees
30°
Overall Length - With Forks
17.08 ft
Reach - Ground Level
2.67 ft
Maximum Reach
4.5 ft
Fork Depth Above Ground
2 in
Fork Height at Maximum Reach
4.67 ft
Maximum Fork Height
9.83 ft
Fork Reach at Maximum Height
2 ft
Turning Radius - Over Bucket*
13.17 ft
Turning Radius - Inside Tire**
5.92 ft
Width - Over Bucket*
5.83 ft
Tire Gauge
4.33 ft
Machine Width**
5.58 ft
Articulation Angle
40°
Steering Angle
80°
Dump Angle at Maximum Height
40°
Note (1)
*Vary with bucket size.
Note (2)
**Vary with tire size.
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 (Approximate) - High Lift

Cab Height
8.25 ft
Ground Clearance
10 in
Wheel Base
6.42 ft
Overall Length - With Bucket*
16.17 ft
Reach at Maximum Dump Height*
2.42 ft
Dig Depth
8 in
Maximum Dump Height*
8 ft
Load Over Height
9.67 ft
Hinge Pin at Maximum Height
10.58 ft
Departure Angle - Degrees
30°
Overall Length - With Forks
17.58 ft
Reach - Ground Level
3.25 ft
Maximum Reach
4.92 ft
Fork Depth Above Ground
2 in
Fork Height at Maximum Reach
4.67 ft
Maximum Fork Height
10.33 ft
Fork Reach at Maximum Height
2 ft
Turning Radius - Over Bucket*
13.42 ft
Turning Radius - Inside Tire**
5.92 ft
Width - Over Bucket*
5.83 ft
Tire Gauge
4.33 ft
Machine Width**
5.58 ft
Articulation Angle
40°
Steering Angle
80°
Dump Angle at Maximum Height
40°
Note (1)
*Vary with bucket size.
Note (2)
**Vary with tire size.
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.

Operating Specifications - Standard Lift

Tire Size
33 × 15.5-16.5, 12 PR
Rated Bucket Capacity
0.8 yd³
Breakout Force
6160 lbf
Operating Weight
9414 lb
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Bucket***
2701 lb
Straight Tipping Load - Bucket***
6415 lb
Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket (ISO 14397-1*)***
5401 lb
Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket (Rigid Tire**)***
5512 lb
Rack Back - Transport Position
51°
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (80% FTSTL)***
3366 lb
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (60% FTSTL)***
2524 lb
Note (1)
*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.
Note (3)
***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 - High Lift

Tire Size
33 × 15.5-16.5, 12 PR
Rated Bucket Capacity
0.8 yd³
Breakout Force
6204 lbf
Operating Weight
9462 lb
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Bucket***
2502 lb
Straight Tipping Load - Bucket***
5975 lb
Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket (ISO 14397-1*)***
5004 lb
Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket (Rigid Tire**)***
5115 lb
Rack Back - Transport Position
51°
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (80% FTSTL)***
3148 lb
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (60% FTSTL)***
2361 lb
Note (1)
*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.
Note (3)
***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.

Maximum Material Densities - General Purpose

Bucket Type
General Purpose
Rated Capacity
0.8 yd³
Dump Height
90 in
Maximum Material Density
3169 lb/yd³
Bucket Width
70 in
Note
Based on ISO 7546:1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and standard linkage.

Maximum Material Densities - Light Material

Bucket Type
Light Material
Rated Capacity
1.3 yd³
Dump Height
85 in
Maximum Material Density
1989 lb/yd³
Bucket Width
74 in
Note
Based on ISO 7546:1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and standard linkage.