908M Compact Wheel Loader

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.

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Weights

Operating Weight 14032lb
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 0.75-1.5 m3 (1.0-2.0 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.
Bucket Capacities - ISO Coupler 0.75-1.5 m³
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)
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)
Light Material 1.2 m³ (1.6 yd³), 1.5 m³ (2.0 yd³)
Bucket Capacities - SSL Style Coupler 1.0-2.0 yd³

Operating Specifications

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

Cab

ROPS ROPS: ISO 3471:2008
FOPS FOPS: ISO 3449:2005 Level II
Note (3) *The measurements were conducted with the cab doors and windows closed.
Note (2) The declared dynamic operator Sound Pressure level per ISO 6396:2008*, when the cab is properly installed and maintained, is 75 dB(A). The labeled sound power level for the CE marked configurations when measured according to the test procedure and conditi
Note (1) Cat cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.

Loader Hydraulic System

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

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

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

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

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

Drive Train

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

Engine

Note (6) Stage V engine available for Europe only.
Note (3) No derating required up to 3000 m (10,000 ft) altitude. Auto derate protects hydraulic and transmission systems.
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 (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.
Displacement 201in³
Rated Net Power - ISO 9249 72.9HP
Stroke 4.7in
Bore 3.7in
Note (4) Flywheel per the SAE reference conditions with the fan at maximum speed.
Note (1) Net power ratings are tested at the reference conditions for the specified standard.
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 (metric) 74.2HP
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - SAE J1349 71.9HP
Engine Model Cat® C3.3B DIT*
Emissions *The Cat C3.3B DIT engine meets EU Stage V/U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards.
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 73.2HP

Steering

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

Service Refill Capacities

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

Tires

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

Standard Equipment

Transmission And Hydraulics
  • 18° frame oscillation, 78° articulation
  • Demand based cooling fan
  • Hydrostatic drive
  • Loader arm float function
  • Parallel lift Z-bar loader
  • Proportional auxiliary hydraulic circuit
  • Transmission, 20 km/h (12.4 mph) with heavy duty axles
  • Transmission inching function
Engine
  • Cat C3.3B DIT EU Stage V/U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final engine.
  • Cat extended life coolant
  • Closed circuit breather
  • Easy quick release fuel filter/water separator
  • ECO mode
  • Engine oil drain valve (non-spill ECO drain)
  • Lockable engine compartments
  • Two stage air cleaner with visual indicator
Electrical
  • Alternator 90 amp
  • Battery disconnect switch
  • Cab mounted fuse panel
  • Engine cold starter aid
  • Heavy duty battery, 12V
  • Service point connector for electronic diagnosis (Cat Electronic Technician)
  • Reversing alarm
General
  • E-coat paint primer
  • Pressure test points
  • Recovery hitch and pin
  • Scheduled Oil Sampling S·O·SSM ports
Operator Environment
  • Adjustable internal mirror
  • Adjustable wrist rest
  • Auxiliary power sockets
  • Coat hook
  • Cup holder
  • Digital service hour meter
  • Easy clean cab floor
  • Gauges: fuel hydraulic temperature, coolant temperature, speedometer
  • Multifunction joystick with direction control
  • On board digital display cluster
  • Operator station on isolation mounts
  • Retractable seat belt
  • ROPS and FOPS certified canopy/cab
  • Sound suppression
  • Sun visor
  • Suspended brake/accelerator pedals
  • Suspension seat
  • Two doors (enclosed cab)
  • Two external knock back mirrors
  • Warning indicators for major systems
  • Wiper/washer front and rear (enclosed cab)
  • Warnings: master, park brake, hydraulic oil pressure, engine oil pressure, coolant temp, electrical system, hydraulic filter bypass

Optional Equipment

Transmission And Hydraulics
  • 100% differential lock on both axles, selectable on the move
  • Adjustable speed control (creeper control)
  • Adjustable high stat response settings
  • Electronic throttle lock
  • Ride control
  • Rimpull control
  • Speeder, 35 km/h (21.7 mph) with secondary steering
Engine
  • Engine block heater 120V
  • Precleaner for engine air filter
Electrical
  • Machine Security System (MSS)
  • Magnetic rotating beacon
  • Halogen working lights, two front and two rear
  • LED working lights, two front and two rear
  • Work tool wiring harness
General
  • Custom color
  • Rear light guards
  • Tire options including heavy duty tires
Fluids
  • Cat extended life coolant (–50° C/–58° F)
Loader
  • Adjustable implement modulation
  • High flow auxiliary hydraulics with pressure relieving quick disconnect manifold
  • Load check valves
  • Return To Dig tool positioner
Work Tools
  • For all work tool options, consult your local Cat dealer
Operator Environment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cabin light
  • Cat Radio/FM/DAB+/Bluetooth/Aux/Mic/Phone/USB
  • Comfort cab includes: cloth suspension seat, heated rear window, sliding left window and radio ready
  • Open canopy: fixed steering column, coat hook, sun visor (North America only)
  • Deluxe cab includes: Comfort cab options plus heated cloth air suspension seat with lumbar support and right sliding window
  • Heated rear window (enclosed cab)
  • Heater with window side and feet vents (enclosed cab)
  • Radio ready kit including speakers (enclosed cab)
  • Rear blind
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