918M Compact Wheel Loader

Overview
Maximum Gross Power: Maximum Engine Speed
2,350 RPM
Operating Weight
20,917 lb
Rated Bucket Capacity
3 yd3
  • Exterior View
  • Interior View

Introducing the all new Cat 918M Compact Wheel Loader. This new model to the compact loader family 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: Maximum Engine Speed
2,350 RPM
Net Power
113 hp
Engine Model
Cat C4.4 ACERT™
Maximum Gross Power: SAE J1995
117 hp
Maximum Gross Power: ISO 14396
115 hp
Maximum Gross Power: ISO 14396 (DIN)
117 hp
Rated Net Power: Rated Engine Speed
2,200 RPM
Rated Net Power: SAE J1349
112 hp
Rated Net Power: ISO 9249
113 hp
Rated Net Power: ISO 9249 (DIN)
114 hp
Maximum Gross Torque: SAE J1995
372 lbf-ft
Maximum Gross Torque: ISO 14396
369 lbf-ft
Maximum Net Torque: SAE J1349
361 lbf-ft
Maximum Net Torque: ISO 9249
365 lbf-ft
Displacement
268 in3
Bore
4 in
Stroke
5 in
Emissions
Engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards.
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
115 hp
Net Power
113 hp
Engine Model
Cat C4.4 ACERT™
Maximum Gross Power: Maximum Engine Speed
2,350 RPM
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396
115 HP
Maximum Gross Power - SAE J1995
117 HP
Maximum Gross Power: ISO 14396 (DIN)
117 hp
Rated Net Power: Rated Engine Speed
2,200 RPM
Rated Net Power - SAE J1349
112 HP
Rated Net Power - ISO 9249
113 HP
Rated Net Power - ISO 9249 (DIN)
114 HP
Maximum Gross Torque - SAE J1995
372 ft·lbf
Maximum Gross Torque: ISO 14396
369 lbf-ft
Maximum Net Torque: SAE J1349
361 lbf-ft
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249
365 ft·lbf
Displacement
268 in3
Bore
4 in
Stroke
5 in
Emissions
Engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards.
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
115 hp
Net Power
113 HP
Engine Model
Cat C4.4 ACERT™
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 (DIN)
117 HP
Maximum Gross Power - Maximum Engine Speed
2,350 r/min
Rated Net Power - Rated Engine Speed
2,200 r/min
Maximum Gross Power
115 HP
Bore
4 in
Stroke
5 in
Displacement
268 in³
Emissions
Engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards.
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396
369 ft·lbf
Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349
361 ft·lbf
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.

Weights

Operating Weight
20,917 lb
Operating Weight
20,917 lb
Operating Weight
20,917 lb

Operating Specifications

Rated Bucket Capacity
3 yd3
Rated Bucket Capacity
3 yd3
Rated Bucket Capacity
3 yd³

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
6 gal
Fuel Tank
41 gal
Hydraulic System (including tank)
26 gal
Engine Crankcase
2 gal
Axles: Front
5 gal
Axles: Rear
5 gal
Hydraulic Tank
15 gal
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Tank
5 gal
Note
DEF used in Cat SCR systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241-1.
Transmission
1 gal
Cooling System
6 gal
Fuel Tank
41 gal
Hydraulic System (including tank)
26 gal
Engine Crankcase
2 gal
Axles: Front
5 gal
Axles: Rear
5 gal
Hydraulic Tank
15 gal
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Tank
5 gal (US)
Note
DEF used in Cat SCR systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241-1.
Transmission
1 gal
Cooling System
6 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase
2 gal (US)
Fuel Tank
41 gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
26 gal (US)
Transmission
1 gal (US)
Axles - Front
5 gal (US)
Axles - Rear
5 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
15 gal (US)

Buckets

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

Steering

Steering Articulation Angle (each direction)
40 degrees
Maximum Flow – Steering Pump
22 gal/min
Maximum Working Pressure – Steering Pump
3,190 psi
Steering Cycle Times (full left to full right): At 2,350 RPM: 90 RPM steering wheel speed
2 seconds
Number of Steering Wheel Turns – full left to full right or full right to full left
3 turns
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction
40 °
Maximum Flow - Steering Pump
22 gal/min
Maximum Working Pressure – Steering Pump
3,190 psi
Steering Cycle Times - Full Left to Full Right - At 2,350 rpm: 90 rpm Steering Wheel Speed
2 s
Number of Steering Wheel Turns - Full Left to Full Right or Full Right to Full Left
3 turns
Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump
3,190 psi

Loader Hydraulic System

Maximum Flow – Implement Pump
44 gal/min
Maximum Flow – Implement Pump: 3rd Function, Maximum Flow, Standard
25 gal/min
Maximum Flow – Implement Pump: 3rd Function, Maximum Flow, High
40 gal/min
Maximum Flow – Implement Pump: 4rd Function, Maximum Flow
25 gal/min
Maximum Working Pressure – Implement Pump
4,061 psi
Relief Pressure – Tilt Cylinder
4,641 psi
Relief Pressure – Tilt Cylinder: 3rd Function Relief Pressure
4,641 psi
Relief Pressure – Tilt Cylinder: 4th Function Relief Pressure
4,641 psi
Hydraulic Cycle Times: Raise (ground level to maximum lift)
5 seconds
Hydraulic Cycle Times: Dump (at maximum reach)
2 seconds
Hydraulic Cycle Times: Float Down (maximum lift to ground level)
3 seconds
Hydraulic Cycle Times: Total Cycle Time
12 seconds
Hydraulic Cycle Times:: Rack Back
2 seconds
Note
All cycle times listed are with cylinder snubbing turned off.
Maximum Flow – Implement Pump
44 gal/min
Maximum Flow – Implement Pump: 3rd Function, Maximum Flow, Standard
25 gal/min
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - 3rd Function, Maximum Flow, High
40 gal/min
Maximum Flow – Implement Pump: 4rd Function, Maximum Flow
25 gal/min
Maximum Working Pressure – Implement Pump
4,061 psi
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder
4,641 psi
Relief Pressure – Tilt Cylinder: 3rd Function Relief Pressure
4,641 psi
Relief Pressure – Tilt Cylinder: 4th Function Relief Pressure
4,641 psi
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift
5 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump, at Maximum Reach
2 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Rackback
2 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level
3 s
Hydraulic Cycle Times:: Rack Back
2 seconds
Note
All cycle times listed are with cylinder snubbing turned off.
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total Cycle Time
12 s
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump
44 gal/min
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - 3rd Function, Maximum Flow, Standard
25 gal/min
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - 4rd Function, Maximum Flow
25 gal/min
Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump
4,061 psi
Note
All cycle times listed are with cylinder snubbing turned off.
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder - 3rd Function Relief Pressure
4,641 psi
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder - 4th Function Relief Pressure
4,641 psi

Transmission

Forward and Reverse: Low Range, Speed Range 1*
6 mph
Forward and Reverse: Low Range, Speed Range 2
13 mph
Forward and Reverse: High Range
25 mph
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 mile/h
Forward and Reverse: Low Range, Speed Range 2
13 mph
Forward and Reverse - High Range
25 mile/h
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 2
13 mile/h

Tires

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

Cab

ROPS
SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994
FOPS
SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98, Level II, ISO 3449 1992 Level II
Note
Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
Note
The declared dynamic operator sound pressure levels per ISO 6396:2008*, when properly installed and maintained, is 77 dB(A).
Note
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
*The measurements were conducted with the cab doors and windows closed.
ROPS
SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994
FOPS
SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98, Level II, ISO 3449 1992 Level II
Note
Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
Note
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.
ROPS
SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994
FOPS
SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98, Level II, ISO 3449 1992 Level II
Note (1)
Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
Note (2)
The declared dynamic operator sound pressure levels per ISO 6396:2008*, when properly installed and maintained, is 77 dB(A).

Axles

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

Cat® Optimized Z-bar Loader Linkage

The Cat Optimized Z-bar Loader linkage combines the digging efficiency of a traditional Z-bar with tool carrier capabilities for great performance and versatility. You can safely and confidently handle loads with precise control with parallel lift and high tilt forces throughout the working range

The Cat Optimized Z-bar Loader linkage combines the digging efficiency of a traditional Z-bar with tool carrier capabilities for great performance and versatility. You can safely and confidently handle loads with precise control with parallel lift and high tilt forces throughout the working range

Work Tools

The 918M features the Cat exclusive, Performance Series Buckets, as well as high visibility pallet forks. These tools enhance productivity and are available with either an Integrated Toolcarrier (IT) or ISO (wide) coupler style. Legacy coupler tools such as brooms, grapple buckets, multi-purpose buckets and other work tools remain compatible.

The 918M features the Cat exclusive, Performance Series Buckets, as well as high visibility pallet forks. These tools enhance productivity and are available with either an Integrated Toolcarrier (IT) or ISO (wide) coupler style. Legacy coupler tools such as brooms, grapple buckets, multi-purpose buckets and other work tools remain compatible.

Hydraulics and Controls

State of the art electro-hydraulic system provides low effort, fine control with fast cycle times. All-in-one joystick helps keep eyes on the work. Operator can adjust machine responsiveness with the push of a button, which allows the operator to set up the machine exactly the way they want it based on the application. High Flow option allows for the use of even the most demanding work tools.

State of the art electro-hydraulic system provides low effort, fine control with fast cycle times. All-in-one joystick helps keep eyes on the work. Operator can adjust machine responsiveness with the push of a button, which allows the operator to set up the machine exactly the way they want it based on the application. High Flow option allows for the use of even the most demanding work tools.

Tuned Drivetrain

Smooth shifting and powerful acceleration is matched with modulated hydrostatic braking in the inching/braking pedal, creating a rhythm for material moving. Creeper and electronic engine speed control makes broom and snow blower work easy. Operator tunes between smooth or aggressive shifting with the push of a button.

Smooth shifting and powerful acceleration is matched with modulated hydrostatic braking in the inching/braking pedal, creating a rhythm for material moving. Creeper and electronic engine speed control makes broom and snow blower work easy. Operator tunes between smooth or aggressive shifting with the push of a button.

Cab

All around visibility is further enhanced with the availability ofa rearview camera. The deluxe cab ensures operator comfort witha heated, air suspension seat and easy to use controls. Available features such as Implement and Hystat Aggressiveness, Ride Control, Lift and Tilt Kickouts, Engine Speed Control and Rimpull Control allow the operator to customize the machine via a soft touch keypad.

All around visibility is further enhanced with the availability ofa rearview camera. The deluxe cab ensures operator comfort witha heated, air suspension seat and easy to use controls. Available features such as Implement and Hystat Aggressiveness, Ride Control, Lift and Tilt Kickouts, Engine Speed Control and Rimpull Control allow the operator to customize the machine via a soft touch keypad.

Serviceability

Extended service intervals and excellent service access make daily checks quick and easy allowing you to get to work sooner.

Extended service intervals and excellent service access make daily checks quick and easy allowing you to get to work sooner.

Efficiently Powerfull

High full turn tipping loads, powerful breakout forces and increased engine power, the M Series delivers a balanced solution for all customer applications.

High full turn tipping loads, powerful breakout forces and increased engine power, the M Series delivers a balanced solution for all customer applications.

Standard Fuel Savings Features

Fuel savings features such as Eco Mode, On-Demand Cooling Fan and Auto Engine Idle Shutdown, make the 918M both powerful and fuel efficient.

Fuel savings features such as Eco Mode, On-Demand Cooling Fan and Auto Engine Idle Shutdown, make the 918M both powerful and fuel efficient.

  • Power Train
    • Cat C4.4 ACERT engine:
      • Common rail fuel injection
      • Tier 4 Final/Stage IV
    • Caterpillar NOx reduction system
    • Fuel: Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel @ <15 ppm EPA/<10 ppm EU
    • Engine oil: CJ-4
    • Electric fuel pump with 4 micron filtration
    • S·O·SSM port, transmission oil
    • Hydrostatic transmission, 20 km/h (12.5 mph)
    • Lube for life universal joints
    • Forward – Neutral – Reverse on joystick
    • 100% locking differentials
    • Air cleaner, radial seal, dual filters
    • Cooling fan, on demand
    • Tires 17.5-25 12PR
    • Integrated cyclone precleaner
  • Loader End
    • Parallel lift, optimized Z-bar loader
  • Regional Standards (as Required)
    • Back-up alarm
    • Chocks, bucket tooth or edge
    • Decals, roading speed
    • Beacon
    • Reflectors, roading
    • Camera, rearview
  • Hydraulics
    • Two valve, single lever joystick
    • Diagnostic pressure taps
    • S·O·S port, hydraulic oil
    • Variable displacement piston pump
    • Cylinder damping at kickout and end stops
  • Electrical
    • 150 amp alternator
    • Single 850 CCA maintenance free battery
    • Roading lights
    • Battery disconnect switch
  • Fluids
    • Extended life coolant antifreeze, protected to –36° C (–33° F)
    • Cat Advanced HYDO 10 Hydraulic Oil
  • Chassis
    • Front and rear fenders
    • Lockable engine enclosure
    • Recovery hitch
    • Vandalism protection – locked service points
  • Operator Environment
    • ROPS/FOPS cab, pressurised and sound suppressed
    • Implement Lockout
    • Electro-hydraulic implement controls
    • Gauges:
      • Engine coolant temperature
      • Hydraulic oil temperature
      • Fuel level
      • Speedometer
      • Digital hour meter
      • DEF Level Indicator
    • Warning system indicators:
      • Brake charge pressure low
      • Engine malfunction
      • Park brake applied
      • Electrical system voltage flow
      • Hydraulic oil filter bypass
      • Action indicator
      • Emission Malfunction
      • Air Filter Restriction
    • Seat:
      • Fabric or vinyl
      • Adjustable height, backrest, armrest
    • Heater/defroster
    • Tinted front glass, laminated
    • Adjustable steering column
    • Rear window defrost
    • Lockable storage box
    • Internal 12V power source
    • External 12V power source
  • Power Train
    • Secondary steering
    • Sound Suppression, EU Prep Package
    • Extreme temperature engine coolant
    • High Speed Option 40 km/h (25 mph)
    • 918M tire options:
      • 17.5-25 12PR L2
      • 17.5-R25 XHA * L3
      • 17.5-R25 * L2/L3 PC RM
      • 17.5-25 16PR L3, 3PC Rim
      • 17.5-25 GY L2/L3
      • 17.5-25 12PR L2, SNOW
      • Flexport
  • Loader End
    • Integrated tool carrier coupler
    • Wide (ISO) coupler
  • Hydraulics
    • Three valve, single lever joystick
    • Four valve, single lever joystick
    • High flow, third valve
  • Electrical
    • Halogen lights, front and rear
    • LED work lights, front and rear
    • Heavy duty battery package
    • Work tool wiring harness
  • Fluids
    • Biodegradable hydraulic oil
  • Chassis
    • Lockable toolbox
    • Fenders, mud flaps
  • Operator Environment
    • ROPS/FOPS Canopy or Cab
    • Premium Heated, Air Suspension Seat
    • Heater and Air Conditioner
    • Feature Package: Road/Load/Road & Load. Dependent on package selection, features included are:
      • Ride Control
      • Adjustable Ground Speed Control
      • Implement Modulation
      • Hystat Aggressiveness
      • Throttle Lock and Adjust
      • Adjustable Rimpull
      • Automatic Loader lift and bucket kickouts adjustable in cab
    • Cat radio (Bluetooth)
    • Rear blind
    • Security system
    • Retractable seat belt 75 mm (3")
    • Rearview camera and screen (standard in EU)
    • Product Link
×