908M - Compact Wheel Loader

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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.
  • Standard Equipment
  • Optional Equipment
  • Specs

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 Tier 4 Final/Stage V (Europe only) or Tier 4 Final (North America only) emission standards
    • 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

Specs

Overview

Long Name:
908M Compact Wheel Loader
Name:
908M
Brand:
Caterpillar
Status:
Current

Engine

Net Power:
74 HP / 55.3 kW
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - SAE J1349:
73 HP / 54.7 kW
Engine Model:
Cat® C3.3B DIT*
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.
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396:
73 HP / 54.6 kW
Maximum Gross Power - SAE J1995:
74 HP / 55 kW
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269:
74 HP / 55.3 kW

Weights

Operating Weight:
14032 lb / 6365 kg

Service Refill Capacities

Engine Crankcase:
3 gal (US) / 11.2 l
Fuel Tank:
20.6 gal (US) / 78 l
Hydraulic System - Including Tank:
19 gal (US) / 72 l
Cooling System:
4.4 gal (US) / 16.5 l

Operating Specifications

Rated Bucket Capacity:
1.4 yd³ / 1.1 m³

Loader Hydraulic System

Maximum Flow - Implement Pump:
22 gal/min / 82 l/min
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Rod:
2756 psi / 19000 kPa
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function Standard Flow:
22 gal/min / 82 l/min
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Head:
4496 psi / 31000 kPa
3rd Function Maximum Working Pressure:
3408 psi / 23500 kPa
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function High Flow:
33 gal/min / 126 l/min
Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump:
3408 psi / 23500 kPa

Operating Specifications

Reach - Full Lift and 45° Dump:
3 ft / 931 mm
Full Turn Tipping Load:
8311 lb / 3770 kg
Tipping Load - Full Turn - ISO 14397-1:
7947 lb / 3606 kg
Clearance - Full Lift and 45° Dump:
8 ft / 2463 mm
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction:
39°
Tipping Load - Straight - ISO 14397-1:
9757 lb / 4427 kg

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

Length - Wheel Base:
7.08 ft / 2170 mm
Width - Tread Center:
5.08 ft / 1570 mm
Departure Angle:
33°
Operating Weight:
14323 lb / 6499 kg
Height - Ground to Cab**:
8.67 ft / 2650 mm
Reach - Bucket at 45°*:
2.5 ft / 770 mm
Clearance - Level Bucket**:
10.5 ft / 3215 mm
Length - Overall*:
18.42 ft / 5630 mm
Machine Width:
6.5 ft / 1985 mm
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires:
6.75 ft / 2080 mm
Clearance - Bucket at 45° *:
8.58 ft / 2620 mm
Width - Bucket:
6.75 ft / 2080 mm
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**:
1.08 ft / 340 mm
Note (1):
*Vary with bucket.
Dump Angle at Full Lift:
45°
Height - Bucket Pin**:
11.17 ft / 3410 mm
Note (2):
**Vary with tire.
Articulation Angle:
39°
Dig Depth**:
3.9 in / 101 mm
Turning Radius - Over Bucket:
14.83 ft / 4530 mm

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

Operating Weight:
14319 lb / 6497 kg
Machine Width:
6.5 ft / 1985 mm
Length - Overall*:
18.92 ft / 5780 mm
Height - Ground Clearance**:
1.08 ft / 340 mm
Width - Tread Center:
5.08 ft / 1570 mm
Clearance - Level Bucket**:
10.5 ft / 3215 mm
Articulation Angle:
39°
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires:
6.75 ft / 2080 mm
Length - Wheel Base:
7.08 ft / 2170 mm
Departure Angle:
33°
Note (1):
*Vary with bucket.
Clearance - Bucket at 45° *:
8.17 ft / 2505 mm
Height - Ground to Cab**:
8.67 ft / 2650 mm
Reach - Bucket at 45°*:
2.83 ft / 866 mm
Note (2):
**Vary with tire.
Turning Radius - Over Bucket:
14.83 ft / 4534 mm
Dig Depth**:
4.2 in / 109 mm
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**:
11.17 ft / 3410 mm
Width - Bucket:
6.75 ft / 2080 mm

Engine

Maximum Gross Power:
73 HP / 54.6 kW

Buckets

Bucket Capacities:
0.75-1.5 m3 (1.0-2.0 yd3)

Cab

ROPS:
SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994.
FOPS:
SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98, Level II, ISO 3449 1992 Level II.

Drive Train

Reverse - High Range:
22 mile/h / 35 km/h

Loader Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift:
9.6 s / 9.6 s

Engine

Note (6):
Stage V engine available for Europe only.

Loader Hydraulic System

Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke:
16.4 in / 416 mm

Drive Train

Forward - High Range:
22 mile/h / 35 km/h
Reverse - Range 1:
6 mile/h / 10 km/h

Buckets

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.

Steering

Nominal Flow - Steering Pump:
12 gal/min / 43.9 l/min

Loader Hydraulic System

Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter:
3.3 in / 85 mm

Steering

Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter:
1.4 in / 35 mm

Engine

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.

Steering

Steering AC Cycle Times - Full Left to Full Right - 2,620 rpm:
3 s / 3 s

Service Refill Capacities

Axles - Front:
N/A

Drive Train

Forward - Range 2:
12 mile/h / 20 km/h

Tires

Option (1):
360/80 R20 TRI2 Nokian

Cab

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) typical.

Steering

Number of Steering Wheel Turns - Full Left to Full Right or Full Right to Full Left:
<6 turns

Engine

Maximum Gross Power - DIN ISO 14396:
74 HP / 55 kW

Tires

Option (5):
405/70 R20 SPT9 Dunlop

Drive Train

Reverse - Range 2:
12 mile/h / 20 km/h

Engine

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.

Tires

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.

Loader Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height:
3 s / 3 s
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter:
2.2 in / 55 mm

Tires

Option (4):
400/70 R20 Bibload Michelin

Engine

Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269:
191 ft·lbf / 260 N·m

Steering

Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction:
39°

Loader Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level:
2.6 s / 2.6 s

Weights

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 with a 1.1 m³ (1.44 yd³) bucket with bolt-on cutting edge.

Loader Hydraulic System

Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke:
27.5 in / 699 mm
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height:
1.5 s / 1.5 s

Engine

Displacement:
201 in³ / 3.3 l

Steering

Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter:
3.1 in / 80 mm

Engine

Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396:
192 ft·lbf / 261 N·m

Loader Hydraulic System

Boost Flow Maximum Pressure:
3191 psi / 22000 kPa

Buckets

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)

Tires

Note (3):
Caterpillar recommends that you consult a tire supplier to evaluate all conditions before selecting a tire model.

Steering

Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump:
3191 psi / 22000 kPa

Engine

Stroke:
4.7 in / 120 mm

Drive Train

Forward - Range 1:
6 mile/h / 10 km/h

Engine

Bore:
3.7 in / 94 mm

Loader Hydraulic System

Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter:
2 in / 50 mm

Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV

Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349:
189 ft·lbf / 257 N·m

Steering

Maximum Steering Torque - 0° (Straight Machine):
42506 ft·lbf / 57630 N·m

Tires

Option (3):
400/70 R20 XMCL Michelin

Loader Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level:
2.6 s / 2.6 s

Buckets

Grapple:
0.9 m³ (1.2 yd³) heaped

Loader Hydraulic System

Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter:
3.9 in / 100 mm

Service Refill Capacities

Axles - Rear:
N/A

Engine

Note (4):
Flywheel per the SAE reference conditions with the fan at maximum speed.

Cab

Note (1):
Cat cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.

Service Refill Capacities

Transmission - Gear Box:
2.9 gal (US) / 11 l

Buckets

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)

Steering

Maximum Steering Torque - 39° (Full Turn):
31398 ft·lbf / 42570 N·m

Loader Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Total Cycle Time:
9.6 s / 9.6 s

Engine

Note (1):
Net power ratings are tested at the reference conditions for the specified standard.

Tires

Option (6):
12.5-20 ATU Firestone

Steering

Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke:
11.8 in / 300 mm

Service Refill Capacities

Hydraulic Tank:
12.2 gal (US) / 46 l

Tires

Option (2):
375/75 R20 XZSL Michelin

Loader Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift:
5.5 s / 5.5 s