903C2 Compact Wheel Loader

Overview
Net Power
40 hp
Engine Model
Cat C2.4*
Maximum Gross Power
42 hp

The Cat® 903C2 delivers high performance with outstanding versatility. Spacious cab with joystick control keeps you comfortable throughout the work day, allowing you to get more done. Loader design delivers strength and durability with superior control.

Engine

Net Power
40 hp
Engine Model
Cat C2.4*
Maximum Gross Power
42 hp
Net Power - 2,200 rpm - SAE J1349 Rating
40 HP
Net Power - 2,200 rpm - ISO 9249 Rating
40 HP
Net Power - 2,200 rpm - EEC 80/1269 Rating
40 HP
Bore
3 in
Stroke
4 in
Displacement
147 in2
Note
*Engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards.
Net Power
40 HP
Engine Model
Cat C2.4*
Maximum Gross Power
42 HP
Bore
3 in
Displacement
147 in²
Note
*Engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards.
Stroke
4 in

Weights

Operating Weight
9,060 lb
Operating Weight
9,060 lb

Buckets

Bucket Capacities
0.6-1.0 m3 (0.8-1.3 yd3)

Transmission

Travel Speed
10 mile/h

Hydraulic System

Main Relief
2,988 psi
3rd Auxiliary Flow
14 gal/min
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lift
5 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump
1 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lower, Float
3 s

Cab

ROPS
ISO 3471:2008
FOPS
ISO 3449:2000 Level I

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
3 gal
Fuel Tank
11 gal
Hydraulic System
6 gal
Engine Oil
2 gal
Cooling System
3 gal (US)
Fuel Tank
11 gal (US)
Hydraulic System
6 gal (US)
Engine Oil
2 gal (US)

Dimensions (Approximate) – Standard

Cab Height
8 ft
Ground Clearance
1 ft
Wheelbase
6 ft
Overall Length with Bucket*
15 ft
Reach at Maximum Dump Height*
3 ft
Dig Depth
8 in
Maximum Dump Height*
8 ft
Load Over Height
9 ft
Hinge Pin at Maximum Height
10 ft
Departure Angle (degrees)
30°
Overall Length with Forks
17 ft
Reach at Level Ground
3 ft
Maximum Reach
5 ft
Fork Depth Above Ground
2 in
Fork Height at Maximum Reach
5 ft
Maximum Fork Height
10 ft
Fork Reach at Maximum Height
3 ft
Turning Radius Over Bucket*
13 ft
Turning Radius Inside Tire**
5 ft
Width Over Bucket*
6 ft
Tire Gauge
4 ft
Machine Width**
6 ft
Articulation Angle
40°
Steering Angle – Left/Right
80°
Dump Angle at Maximum Height
40°
Note
*Vary with bucket size.
Note
**Vary with tire size.

Operating Specifications – Standard Lift

Tire Size
33 × 15.5-16.5, 12PR
Breakout Force
5,170 lbf
Operating Weight
9,060 lb
Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Bucket
2,150 lb
Straight Tipping Load, Bucket
5,070 lb
Full Turn Static Tipping Load, Bucket
4,300 lb
Rackback, Transport Position
52°
Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (80% of FTSTL)
2,610 lb
Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (60% of FTSTL)
1,960 lb
With Additional Counterweight – Operating Weight
9,435 lb
With Additional Counterweight – Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Bucket
2,305 lb
With Additional Counterweight – Straight Tipping Load, Bucket
5,445 lb
With Additional Counterweight – Full Turn Static Tipping Load, Bucket
4,610 lb
With Additional Counterweight – Rackback, Transport Position
52°
With Additional Counterweight – Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (80% of FTSTL)
2,800 lb
With Additional Counterweight – Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (60% of FTSTL)
2,105 lb

Operating Specifications - Standard Lift

Rated Bucket Capacity
1 yd³
Breakout Force
5,170 lbf
Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket
4,300 lb
Operating Weight
9,060 lb
Rack Back - Transport Position
52°
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Bucket
2,150 lb
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (60% of FTSTL)
1,960 lb
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (80% of FTSTL)
2,610 lb
Straight Tipping Load - Bucket
5,070 lb
Tire Size
33 ° 15.5-16.5, 12PR
With Additional Counterweight - Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket
4,610 lb
With Additional Counterweight - Operating Weight
9,435 lb
With Additional Counterweight - Rackback - Transport Position
52°
With Additional Counterweight - Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Bucket
2,305 lb
With Additional Counterweight - Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (80% of FTSTL)
2,800 lb
With Additional Counterweight - Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (60% of FTSTL)
2,105 lb
With Additional Counterweight - Straight Tipping Load - Bucket
5,445 lb
With Additional Counterweight - Rackback - Transport Position
10 mile/h

Maximum Material Densities – General Purpose

Note
Based on ISO 7546: 1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and standard linkage, without additional counterweight
Bucket Type
General Purpose
Rated Capacity
1 yd3
Dump Height
90 in
Maximum Material Density
2,545 lb/yd3
Bucket Width
70 in

Maximum Material Densities – Light Material

Bucket Type
Light Material
Rated Capacity
1 yd3
Dump Height
85 in
Maximum Material Density
1,480 lb/yd3
Bucket Width
74 in

Dimensions (Approximate) - High Lift

Cab Height
8 ft
Ground Clearance
1 ft
Wheel Base
6 ft
Overall Length - With Bucket*
16 ft
Reach at Maximum Dump Height*
3 ft
Dig Depth
8 in
Maximum Dump Height*
8 ft
Load Over Height
10 ft
Hinge Pin at Maximum Height
11 ft
Departure Angle - Degrees
30°
Overall Length - With Forks
18 ft
Reach - Ground Level
4 ft
Maximum Reach
5 ft
Fork Depth Above Ground
2 in
Fork Height at Maximum Reach
5 ft
Maximum Fork Height
10 ft
Fork Reach at Maximum Height
3 ft
Turning Radius - Over Bucket*
13 ft
Turning Radius - Inside Tire**
5 ft
Width - Over Bucket*
6 ft
Tire Gauge
4 ft
Machine Width**
6 ft
Articulation Angle
40°
Steering Angle - Left/Right
80°
Dump Angle at Maximum Height
40°
Note (1)
*Vary with bucket size.
Note (2)
**Vary with tire size.

Operating Specifications - High Lift

Tire Size
33 ° 15.5-16.5, 12PR
Rated Bucket Capacity
1 yd³
Breakout Force
5,170 lbf
Operating Weight
9,105 lb
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Bucket
1,875 lb
Straight Tipping Load - Bucket
4,500 lb
Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket
3,760 lb
Rack Back - Transport Position
52°
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (80% of FTSTL)
2,410 lb
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (60% of FTSTL)
1,805 lb
With Additional Counterweight - Operating Weight
9,480 lb
With Additional Counterweight - Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Bucket
2,030 lb
With Additional Counterweight - Straight Tipping Load - Bucket
4,840 lb
With Additional Counterweight - Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket
4,060 lb
With Additional Counterweight - Rackback - Transport Position
52°
With Additional Counterweight - Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (80% of FTSTL)
2,590 lb
With Additional Counterweight - Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (60% of FTSTL)
1,940 lb

Maximum Material Densities - Light Material

Note
Based on ISO 7546: 1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and standard linkage, without additional counterweight
Bucket Type
Light Material
Bucket Width
74 in
Dump Height
85 in
Maximum Material Density
1,480 lb/yd³
Rated Capacity
1 yd³

Dimensions (Approximate) - Standard Lift

Articulation Angle
40°
Cab Height
8 ft
Departure Angle - Degrees
30°
Dig Depth
8 in
Dump Angle at Maximum Height
40°
Fork Depth Above Ground
2 in
Fork Height at Maximum Reach
5 ft
Fork Reach at Maximum Height
3 ft
Ground Clearance
1 ft
Hinge Pin at Maximum Height
10 ft
Load Over Height
9 ft
Machine Width**
6 ft
Maximum Dump Height*
8 ft
Maximum Fork Height
10 ft
Maximum Reach
5 ft
Note (1)
*Vary with bucket size.
Note (2)
**Vary with tire size.
Overall Length - With Bucket*
15 ft
Overall Length - With Forks
17 ft
Reach - Ground Level
3 ft
Reach at Maximum Dump Height*
3 ft
Steering Angle - Left/Right
80°
Tire Gauge
4 ft
Turning Radius - Inside Tire**
5 ft
Turning Radius - Over Bucket*
13 ft
Wheel Base
6 ft
Width - Over Bucket*
6 ft

Maximum Material Densities - General Purpose

Bucket Type
General Purpose
Bucket Width
70 in
Dump Height
90 in
Maximum Material Density
2,545 lb/yd³
Note
Based on ISO 7546: 1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and standard linkage, without additional counterweight
Rated Capacity
1 yd³

Key Features

Performance

Well balanced weight and power make the 903C2 suitable for tasks in agriculture, landscaping, snow, construction, and industrial segments. Optional external counterweights increase lift capacity for demanding jobs. Two loader linkage options, standard and high lift, provide either improved capacity or improved lift height based on the application.

Well balanced weight and power make the 903C2 suitable for tasks in agriculture, landscaping, snow, construction, and industrial segments. Optional external counterweights increase lift capacity for demanding jobs. Two loader linkage options, standard and high lift, provide either improved capacity or improved lift height based on the application.

Ease of Operation

Two independent control levers for lift/tilt and auxiliary functions provide excellent bucket feel and implement modulation.

Two independent control levers for lift/tilt and auxiliary functions provide excellent bucket feel and implement modulation.

Power Train

Hydrostatic drive line features a 16 km/h (10 mph) travel speed. Axles are available with front and rear diff-lock.

Hydrostatic drive line features a 16 km/h (10 mph) travel speed. Axles are available with front and rear diff-lock.

Safety

Reduced engine overhang lends itself to excellent rear and corner visibility, keeping the operator safe and productive to the task at hand. Improved entry/exit step and addition of grab handle to ease getting in and out of the machine.

Reduced engine overhang lends itself to excellent rear and corner visibility, keeping the operator safe and productive to the task at hand. Improved entry/exit step and addition of grab handle to ease getting in and out of the machine.

Serviceability

Fully opening rear hood allows easy access to engine compartment featuring side-by-side coolers and transparent fuel/water separator. Optional engine air pre-cleaner and radiator screen for high debris applications.

Fully opening rear hood allows easy access to engine compartment featuring side-by-side coolers and transparent fuel/water separator. Optional engine air pre-cleaner and radiator screen for high debris applications.

Work Tools

Standard Skid Steer Loader coupler and continuous auxiliary hydraulic flow enables the 903C2 to use a large range of Cat Skid Steer Loader hydro mechanical work tools. Change tools multiple times during the day? The optional electric Skid Steer Loader style coupler makes the task easier and quicker!

Standard Skid Steer Loader coupler and continuous auxiliary hydraulic flow enables the 903C2 to use a large range of Cat Skid Steer Loader hydro mechanical work tools. Change tools multiple times during the day? The optional electric Skid Steer Loader style coupler makes the task easier and quicker!

  • Power Train
    • Air cleaner, two stage with visual indicator
    • Cat C2.4 engine: – Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards
    • Closed circuit breather
    • Cold start plugs
    • Electrical fuel priming pump
    • Extended life coolant protects to –37° C (–34° F)
    • Frame mounted heavy duty axles with outboard planetary reduction
    • Maintenance free, sealed for life, prop shaft and universal joints
    • Transmission, 16 km/h (10 mph)
  • Electrical
    • 12 volt direct electric starting
    • Alternator, 70A
    • Battery disconnect switch
    • Cab mounted fuse panel
    • Ignition key start/stop switch
    • Maintenance free, sealed for life, 650 CCA heavy duty battery
  • Operator Environment
    • Cup holder
    • Digital service hour meter
    • Engine coolant temperature gauge
    • Fuel level gauge
    • Heavy duty, easy clean floor mat
    • Operator warning system indicators: – DPF monitor – Parking brake applied – Hydraulic oil temperature – Engine oil pressure – Service brake pressure – Hydraulic filter bypass
    • Seat: – Static, vinyl with 51 mm (2 in) retractable seat belt
    • Two external mirrors – knock back
  • Other Standard Equipment
    • 3rd valve auxiliary hydraulics with continuous flow detent, standard flow
    • Engine enclosure – lockable
    • Guarded front headlight
    • Hydraulic oil level sight gauge
    • Lift arm safety brace
    • Loader arm float function
    • Lockable fuel filler cap
    • Manual quick coupler, skid steer loader compatible
    • Parking brake (secondary brake)
    • Quick release fuel filter/water separator
    • Reversing light
    • Self-canceling direction indicators
    • Work tool return to dig
    • Z-bar linkage
  • Cab
    • Open
    • Enclosed
  • Fenders
    • Standard for use with 304 mm (12 in) tires
    • Wide for use with 393 mm (15.5 in) tires
  • Linkage
    • Standard lift
    • High lift
  • Seats
    • Mechanical suspension, vinyl with 51 mm (2 in) seat belt
    • Mechanical suspension, vinyl with 75 mm (3 in) seat belt
    • Mechanical suspension, fabric with 51 mm (2 in) seat belt
    • Mechanical suspension, fabric with 75 mm (3 in) seat belt
  • Tires
    • 12-16.5 10PR
    • Flotation 33-15.5 × 16.5
    • Flexport 33 × 6 × 11
  • Work Tools
    • For all work tool options, consult your Cat dealer.
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