908M Compact Wheel Loader

Overview
Maximum Gross Power: ISO 14396 (DIN)
74 hp
Operating Weight
14,032 lb
Rated Bucket Capacity
1 yd3
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Engine

Maximum Gross Power: ISO 14396 (DIN)
74 hp
Net Power
74 hp
Engine Model
Cat® C3.3B DIT*
Rated net power @ 2,400 rpm – SAE J1349
73 hp
Rated net power @ 2,400 rpm – ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269
74 hp
Emissions
*The Cat C3.3B DIT engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IIIB emission standards or Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards.
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396
73 HP
Maximum Gross Power - SAE J1995
74 HP
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396
192 ft·lbf
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269
191 ft·lbf
Displacement
201 in3
Bore
4 in
Stroke
5 in
Note (1)
Net power ratings are tested at the reference conditions for the specified standard.
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.
Note (3)
No derating required up to 3000 m (10,000 ft) altitude. Auto derate protects hydraulic and transmission systems.
Note (4)
Flywheel per the SAE reference conditions with the fan at maximum speed.
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.
Maximum Gross Power
73
Note (8)
Tier 4 Final machines will not be offered or sold into Europe.
Net Power
74 HP
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.
Engine Model
Cat® C3.3B DIT*
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 (DIN)
74 HP
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269
74 HP
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - SAE J1349
73 HP
Maximum Gross Power
73 HP
Bore
4 in
Displacement
201 in³
Stroke
5 in
Note (6)
Stage V engine available for Europe only.
Note (7)
Tier 4 Final engine will be offered for North America and Japan.
Note (8)
Tier 4 Final machines will not be offered or sold into Europe.
Maximum Gross Power - DIN ISO 14396
74 HP

Weights

Operating Weight
14,032 lb
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 EROPS cab, standard flow hydraulics and skid-steer coupler. – 908M is configured w
Operating Weight
14,032 lb
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
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 EROPS cab, standard flow hydraulics and skid-steer coupler. - 908M is configured w

Operating Specifications

Rated Bucket Capacity
1 yd3
Full Turn Tipping Load
8,311 lb
Tipping load – straight (ISO 14397-1)
9,757 lb
Tipping load – full turn (ISO 14397-1)
7,947 lb
Clearance: full lift and 45° dump
8 ft
Reach: full lift and 45° dump
3 ft
Steering articulation angle each direction
39°
Rated Bucket Capacity
1 yd³
Clearance - Full Lift and 45° Dump
8 ft
Full Turn Tipping Load
8,311 lb
Reach - Full Lift and 45° Dump
3 ft
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction
39°
Tipping Load - Full Turn - ISO 14397-1
7,947 lb
Tipping Load - Straight - ISO 14397-1
9,757 lb

Loader Hydraulic System

Maximum flow – implement pump
22 gal/min
Maximum flow – implement pump: Auxiliary function standard flow
22 gal/min
Maximum flow – implement pump: Auxiliary function high flow
33 gal/min
Relief pressure – tilt cylinder head
4,496 psi
3rd function maximum working pressure
3,408 psi
Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump
3,408 psi
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Rod
2,756 psi
Boost Flow Maximum Pressure
3,191 psi
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter
3 in
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter
2 in
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke
28 in
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter
4 in
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter
2 in
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke
16 in
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift
6 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height
2 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level
3 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Total Cycle Time
10 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift
10 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height
3 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level
3 s
3rd Function Maximum Working Pressure
3,408 psi
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump
22 gal/min
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function High Flow
33 gal/min
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function Standard Flow
22 gal/min
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Head
4,496 psi

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling system
4 gal
Fuel tank
21 gal
Hydraulic system (including tank)
19 gal
Engine crankcase
3 gal
Transmission - Gear Box
3 gal (US)
Axles - Front
N/A
Axles - Rear
N/A
Hydraulic tank
12 gal
Cooling System
4 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase
3 gal (US)
Fuel Tank
21 gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
19 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
12 gal (US)

Dimensions with Bucket (Approximate): Standard Lift – with ISO Coupler

Height: ground to cab**
9 ft
Height: ground clearance**
1 ft
Length: wheel base
7 ft
Length: overall*
18 ft
Reach: bucket at 45°*
3 ft
Dig depth**
4 in
Clearance: bucket at 45°*
9 ft
Clearance: level bucket**
11 ft
Height: bucket pin**
11 ft
Width: bucket
7 ft
Width: tread center
5 ft
Turning radius: over bucket
15 ft
Turning radius: inside of tires
7 ft
Machine width
7 ft
Dump angle at full lift
45°
Departure angle
33°
Articulation angle
39°
Operating weight
14,323 lb
Note
*Vary with bucket.
Note
**Vary with tire.
Note
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.

Dimensions with Bucket (Approximate): Standard Lift – with SSL Coupler

Height: ground to cab**
9 ft
Height: ground clearance**
1 ft
Length: wheel base
7 ft
Length: overall*
19 ft
Reach: bucket at 45°*
3 ft
Dig depth**
4 in
Clearance: bucket at 45°*
8 ft
Clearance: level bucket**
11 ft
Height: bucket pin**
11 ft
Width: bucket
7 ft
Width: tread center
5 ft
Turning radius: over bucket
15 ft
Turning radius: inside of tires
7 ft
Machine width
7 ft
Dump angle at full lift
45°
Departure angle
33°
Articulation angle
39°
Operating weight
14,319 lb
Note
*Vary with bucket.
Note
**Vary with tire.
Note
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.

Buckets

Bucket Capacities
0.9 m3-1.5 m3 (1.2 yd3-2.0 yd3)
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)
Light Material
1.2 m³ (1.6 yd³), 1.5 m³ (2.0 yd³)
Bucket Capacities
0.75-1.5 m3 (1.0-2.0 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)
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.

Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV

Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349
189 ft·lbf

Steering

Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction
39°
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter
3 in
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter
1 in
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke
12 in
Nominal Flow - Steering Pump
12 gal/min
Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump
3,191 psi
Maximum Steering Torque - 0° (Straight Machine)
42,506 ft·lbf
Maximum Steering Torque - 39° (Full Turn)
31,398 ft·lbf
Steering AC Cycle Times - Full Left to Full Right - 2,620 rpm
3 s
Number of Steering Wheel Turns - Full Left to Full Right or Full Right to Full Left
<6 turns

Drive Train

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

Tires

Option (1)
360/80 R20 TRI2 Nokian
Option (2)
375/75 R20 XZSL Michelin
Option (3)
400/70 R20 XMCL Michelin
Option (4)
400/70 R20 Bibload Michelin
Option (5)
405/70 R20 SPT9 Dunlop
Option (6)
12.5-20 ATU Firestone
Note (1)
Other tire choices available, contact your Cat dealer for details.
Note (2)
In certain applications, the loader's productive capabilities may exceed the tires' 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 (1)
Cat cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
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
ROPS
SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994.
FOPS
SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98, Level II, ISO 3449 1992 Level II.

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

Articulation Angle
39°
Clearance - Bucket at 45° *
9 ft
Clearance - Level Bucket**
11 ft
Departure Angle
33°
Dig Depth**
4 in
Dump Angle at Full Lift
45°
Height - Bucket Pin**
11 ft
Height - Ground Clearance**
1 ft
Height - Ground to Cab**
9 ft
Length - Overall*
18 ft
Length - Wheel Base
7 ft
Machine Width
7 ft
Note (1)
*Vary with bucket.
Note (2)
**Vary with tire.
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.
Operating Weight
14,323 lb
Reach - Bucket at 45°*
3 ft
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires
7 ft
Turning Radius - Over Bucket
15 ft
Width - Bucket
7 ft
Width - Tread Center
5 ft

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

Articulation Angle
39°
Clearance - Bucket at 45° *
8 ft
Clearance - Level Bucket**
11 ft
Departure Angle
33°
Dig Depth**
4 in
Dump Angle at Full Lift
45°
Height - Bucket Pin**
11 ft
Height - Ground Clearance**
1 ft
Height - Ground to Cab**
9 ft
Length - Overall*
19 ft
Length - Wheel Base
7 ft
Machine Width
7 ft
Note (1)
*Vary with bucket.
Note (2)
**Vary with tire.
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.
Operating Weight
14,319 lb
Reach - Bucket at 45°*
3 ft
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires
7 ft
Turning Radius - Over Bucket
15 ft
Width - Bucket
7 ft
Width - Tread Center
5 ft

High Performance

An electronically controlled hydrostatic transmission provides adjustable power to the ground and superb groundspeed control for fast digging cycles and the flexibility to efficiently perform a multitude of tasks along with high, full turn tipping loads and breakout forces, the M Series delivers a solution for all customer applications.

Ease of Operation

State of the art electro-hydraulic system provides low effort, fine control with fast cycle times. The all-in-one joystick helps keep eyes on the work. Machine responsiveness can be adjusted with the push of a button, which allows you to set up the machine exactly the way you want it based on the application.

Comfortable Cab

  • Low effort, responsive joystick includes Forward/Neutral/Reverse switch, optional diff lock, continuous flow triggers with proportional, third function hydraulics.
  • Easy access to the cab with ergonomically placed grab rails, steps and large platform.
  • Superb visibility to the work tool due to the wide windshield and Optimized Z-bar Loader.
  • Low sound levels.
  • Optional air conditioning with defrost/demist.
  • Optional heated, air suspension seat with lumbar and seat back tilt adjustment.

Parallel Lift Loader Linkage

The Cat® optimized Z-bar Loader combines the digging efficiency of a traditional Z-bar with tool carrying capabilities for great performance and versatility.

  • Parallel lift and high tilt forces throughout the working range help you safely and confidently handle loads with precise control.
  • Linkage features excellent visibility to the bucket cutting edge and fork tips.
  • 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
  • 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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