908M Compact Wheel Loader

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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

Maximum Gross Power
73 HP
Net Power
74 HP
Stroke
4.7 in
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.
Note (4)
Flywheel per the SAE reference conditions with the fan at maximum speed.
Note (3)
No derating required up to 3000 m (10,000 ft) altitude. Auto derate protects hydraulic and transmission systems.
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.
Note (1)
Net power ratings are tested at the reference conditions for the specified standard.
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396
192 ft·lbf
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269
191 ft·lbf
Displacement
201 in³
Bore
3.7 in
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.
Engine Model
Cat® C3.3B DIT*
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396
73 HP
Maximum Gross Power - SAE J1995
74 HP
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269
74 HP
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - SAE J1349
73 HP
Note (6)
Stage V engine available for Europe only.
Maximum Gross Power - DIN ISO 14396
74 HP

Weights

Operating Weight
14032 lb
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

Buckets

Bucket Capacities
0.75 m³-1.5 m³ (1.0 yd³-2.0 yd³)
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)
Light Material
1.2 m³ (1.6 yd³), 1.5 m³ (2.0 yd³)
Grapple
0.9 m³ (1.2 yd³) heaped
Multi-Purpose
0.75 m³ (1.0 yd³), 0.9 m³ (1.2 yd³), 1.05 m³ (1.37 yd³)
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.

Operating Specifications

Rated Bucket Capacity
1.4 yd³
Tipping Load - Straight - ISO 14397-1
9757 lb
Tipping Load - Full Turn - ISO 14397-1
7947 lb
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction
39°
Reach - Full Lift and 45° Dump
3 ft
Full Turn Tipping Load
8311 lb
Clearance - Full Lift and 45° Dump
8 ft

Cab

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

Tires

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

Steering

Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke
11.8 in
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter
3.1 in
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter
1.4 in
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction
39°
Steering AC Cycle Times - Full Left to Full Right - 2,620 rpm
3 s
Number of Steering Wheel Turns - Full Left to Full Right or Full Right to Full Left
<6 turns
Nominal Flow - Steering Pump
12 gal/min
Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump
3191 psi
Maximum Steering Torque - 0° (Straight Machine)
42506 ft·lbf
Maximum Steering Torque - 39° (Full Turn)
31398 ft·lbf

Service Refill Capacities

Transmission - Gear Box
2.9 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
12.2 gal (US)
Axles - Rear
N/A
Axles - Front
N/A
Cooling System
4.4 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase
3 gal (US)
Fuel Tank
20.6 gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
19 gal (US)

Loader Hydraulic System

Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke
16.4 in
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter
2.2 in
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter
3.9 in
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke
27.5 in
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter
3.3 in
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter
2 in
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Total Cycle Time
9.6 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift
5.5 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level
2.6 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height
1.5 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift
9.6 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level
2.6 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height
3 s
Boost Flow Maximum Pressure
3191 psi
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Rod
2756 psi
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Head
4496 psi
Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump
3408 psi
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function Standard Flow
22 gal/min
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function High Flow
33 gal/min
3rd Function Maximum Working Pressure
3408 psi
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump
22 gal/min

Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV

Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349
189 ft·lbf

Drive Train

Reverse - Range 2
12 mile/h
Reverse - Range 1
6 mile/h
Reverse - High Range
22 mile/h
Forward - Range 1
6 mile/h
Forward - Range 2
12 mile/h
Forward - High Range
22 mile/h

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

Width - Tread Center
5.08 ft
Width - Bucket
6.75 ft
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires
6.75 ft
Turning Radius - Over Bucket
14.83 ft
Reach - Bucket at 45°*
2.83 ft
Operating Weight
14319 lb
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.
Note (2)
**Vary with tire.
Note (1)
*Vary with bucket.
Machine Width
6.5 ft
Length - Wheel Base
7.08 ft
Length - Overall*
18.92 ft
Height - Ground to Cab**
8.67 ft
Height - Ground Clearance**
1.08 ft
Height - Bucket Pin**
11.17 ft
Dump Angle at Full Lift
45°
Dig Depth**
4.2 in
Departure Angle
33°
Clearance - Level Bucket**
10.5 ft
Clearance - Bucket at 45° *
8.17 ft
Articulation Angle
39°

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

Width - Bucket
6.75 ft
Width - Tread Center
5.08 ft
Turning Radius - Over Bucket
14.83 ft
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires
6.75 ft
Reach - Bucket at 45°*
2.5 ft
Operating Weight
14323 lb
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.
Note (2)
**Vary with tire.
Note (1)
*Vary with bucket.
Machine Width
6.5 ft
Length - Wheel Base
7.08 ft
Length - Overall*
18.42 ft
Height - Ground to Cab**
8.67 ft
Height - Ground Clearance**
1.08 ft
Height - Bucket Pin**
11.17 ft
Dump Angle at Full Lift
45°
Dig Depth**
3.9 in
Departure Angle
33°
Clearance - Level Bucket**
10.5 ft
Clearance - Bucket at 45° *
8.58 ft
Articulation Angle
39°