918M Compact Wheel Loader

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The Cat® 918M Wheel Loader sets the standard for productivity and features the optimized Z-bar Loader Linkgage to handle loads with precise control, all around visibility from the comfort of the heated, air suspension seat inside the cab, as well as the standard fuel savings Eco Mode. The intuitive controls and compact size of this machine make it quick and easy to operate in tight spaces. Indispensible to any jobsite, the 918M is a powerful fuel efficient machine giving you the best value in its size class.

Engine

Maximum Gross Power
117 HP
Net Power
113 HP
Bore
4.13 in
Stroke
5 in
Displacement
268 in³
Engine Model
Cat® C4.4
Rated Net Power - SAE J1349
112 HP
Maximum Gross Power - Maximum Engine Speed
2350 r/min
Rated Net Power - Rated Engine Speed
2200 r/min
Maximum Gross Power - SAE J1995
117 HP
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396
115 HP
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396
369 ft·lbf
Rated Net Power - ISO 9249
113 HP
Note
Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel plus front drive implement pump when the engine is equipped with fan, air cleaner, muffler and alternator.
Maximum Gross Power - DIN ISO 14396
117 HP
Maximum Gross Torque - SAE J1995
372 ft·lbf
Rated Net Power - DIN ISO 14396
114 HP
Emissions
Engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards.

Weights

Operating Weight
21082 lb

Buckets

Bucket Capacities
1.3-1.9 m³ (1.7-2.5 yd³)
Bucket Capacities - General Purpose
1.3-1.9 m³ (1.7-2.5 yd³)

Service Refill Capacities

Transmission
0.9 gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
25.9 gal (US)
Fuel Tank
40.7 gal (US)
Cooling System
5.7 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase
2.3 gal (US)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Tank
5 gal (US)
Axles - Front
4.5 gal (US)
Axles - Rear
4.5 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
14.5 gal (US)
Note
DEF used in Cat Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241-1.

Cab

ROPS
SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994
FOPS
SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98, Level II, ISO 3449:2005 Level II
Note (2)
The declared dynamic operator sound pressure levels per ISO 6396:2008*, when properly installed and maintained, is 77 dB(A).
Note (3)
The labelled sound power level for the CE marked configurations when measured according to the test procedure and conditions specified in 2000/14/EC is 103 dB(A).
Note (4)
*The measurements were conducted with the cab doors and windows closed.
Note (1)
Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.

Operating Specifications

Rated Bucket Capacity
2.5 yd³

Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV

Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249
365 ft·lbf
Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349
361 ft·lbf

Loader Hydraulic System

Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - 3rd Function, Maximum Flow, High
40 gal/min
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level
2.7 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Rackback
2.2 s
Note
All cycle times listed are with cylinder snubbing turned off.
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder
4641 psi
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - 4rd Function, Maximum Flow
25 gal/min
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump, at Maximum Reach
1.8 s
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder - 4th Function Relief Pressure
4641 psi
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total Cycle Time
11.5 s
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - 3rd Function, Maximum Flow, Standard
25 gal/min
Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump
4061 psi
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift
4.8 s
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump
43.6 gal/min

Tires

Note (3)
Caterpillar recommends that you consult a tire supplier to evaluate all conditions before selecting a tire model.
Standard Size
17.5 R25 XTLA L2
Other Choices Include
17.5-25 12PR L2; 17.5-R25 XHA L3; 17.5-R25 L2/L3, 3PC Rim; 17.5-25 16PR L3, 3PC Rim; 17.5-25 GY L2/L3; 17.5-25 12PR L2, SNOW; 20.5 R25 L2 Snow, 3PC Rim; 20.5 R25 XHA-2 L3, 3PC Rim; 20.5-25 12PR; Solid Tires
Note (2)
In certain applications, the loader's productive capabilities may exceed the tire's tonnes-km/h (ton-mph) capabilities.
Note (1)
Other tire choices are available. Contact your Cat dealer for details.

Tire Option - 20.5 R25 XHA2

Turning Radius: Outside of Tires
+18 mm (+1 in)
Vertical Heights
+50 mm (+2 in)
Tipping Load - Straight
+366 kg (+807 lb)
Operating Weight
+516 kg (+1,138 lb)
Note
This chart represents the change with tire option as compared to standard XTLA tire.
Width: Over Tires
+87 mm (+4 in)
Tipping Load - Full Turn
+317 kg (+699 lb)
Reach: Bucket at 45°
–75 mm (–3 in)

Transmission

Note
*Creeper Control allows speed control from a stand still up to 10 km/h (6.3 mph). The Creeper Control will only work in Range 1.
Forward and Reverse - Low Range, Speed Range 1*
6.3 mile/h
Forward and Reverse - High Range
25 mile/h
Forward and Reverse - Low Range, Speed Range 2
12.5 mile/h

Steering

Steering Cycle Times - Full Left to Full Right - At 2,350 rpm: 90 rpm Steering Wheel Speed
2.3 s
Number of Steering Wheel Turns - Full Left to Full Right or Full Right to Full Left
3.4 turns
Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump
3190 psi
Maximum Flow - Steering Pump
21.7 gal/min
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction
40 °

Tire Option - 17.5X25 SOLID

Turning Radius: Outside of Tires
–11 mm (–0.4 in)
Reach: Bucket at 45°
–9 mm (–0.4 in)
Operating Weight
+1576 kg (+3,474 lb)
Tipping Load - Straight
+957 kg (+2,110 lb)
Vertical Heights
+37 mm (+1.5 in)
Note
This chart represents the change with tire option as compared to standard XTLA tire.
Width: Over Tires
–25 mm (–1 in)
Tipping Load - Full Turn
+827 kg (+1,823 lb)

Axles

Rear
Oscillating ±11 degrees; Locking differential (standard)
Front
Fixed; Locking differential (standard)

Tire Option - 17.5-25 L2 SGL

Turning Radius: Outside of Tires
+7 mm (+0.3 in)
Operating Weight
–92 kg (–203 lb)
Width: Over Tires
+13 mm (+0.5 in)
Vertical Heights
–5 mm (–0.2 in)
Tipping Load - Full Turn
–49 kg (–108 lb)
Reach: Bucket at 45°
–7 mm (–0.3 in)
Tipping Load - Straight
–57 kg (–126 lb)
Note
This chart represents the change with tire option as compared to standard XTLA tire.