908M Compact Wheel Loader
908M Compact Wheel Loader
908M Compact Wheel Loader
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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Net Power 74 HP
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - SAE J1349 73 HP
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
Maximum Gross Power - SAE J1995 74 HP
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269 74 HP
Maximum Gross Power 73 HP
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.
Maximum Gross Power - DIN ISO 14396 74 HP
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.
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269 191 ft·lbf
Displacement 201 in³
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396 192 ft·lbf
Stroke 4.7 in
Bore 3.7 in
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.
Operating Weight 14032 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 with a 1.1 m³ (1.44 yd³) bucket with bolt-on cutting edge.
Engine Crankcase 3 gal (US)
Fuel Tank 20.6 gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 19 gal (US)
Cooling System 4.4 gal (US)
Axles - Front N/A
Axles - Rear N/A
Transmission - Gear Box 2.9 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 12.2 gal (US)
Rated Bucket Capacity 1.4 yd³
Reach - Full Lift and 45° Dump 3 ft
Full Turn Tipping Load 8311 lb
Tipping Load - Full Turn - ISO 14397-1 7947 lb
Clearance - Full Lift and 45° Dump 8 ft
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction 39°
Tipping Load - Straight - ISO 14397-1 9757 lb
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump 22 gal/min
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Rod 2756 psi
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function Standard Flow 22 gal/min
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Head 4496 psi
3rd Function Maximum Working Pressure 3408 psi
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function High Flow 33 gal/min
Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump 3408 psi
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift 9.6 s
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke 16.4 in
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter 3.3 in
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height 3 s
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter 2.2 in
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level 2.6 s
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke 27.5 in
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height 1.5 s
Boost Flow Maximum Pressure 3191 psi
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter 2 in
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level 2.6 s
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter 3.9 in
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Total Cycle Time 9.6 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift 5.5 s
Length - Wheel Base 7.08 ft
Width - Tread Center 5.08 ft
Departure Angle 33°
Operating Weight 14323 lb
Height - Ground to Cab** 8.67 ft
Reach - Bucket at 45°* 2.5 ft
Clearance - Level Bucket** 10.5 ft
Length - Overall* 18.42 ft
Machine Width 6.5 ft
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires 6.75 ft
Clearance - Bucket at 45° * 8.58 ft
Width - Bucket 6.75 ft
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
Note (1) *Vary with bucket.
Dump Angle at Full Lift 45°
Height - Bucket Pin** 11.17 ft
Note (2) **Vary with tire.
Articulation Angle 39°
Dig Depth** 3.9 in
Turning Radius - Over Bucket 14.83 ft
Operating Weight 14319 lb
Machine Width 6.5 ft
Length - Overall* 18.92 ft
Height - Ground Clearance** 1.08 ft
Width - Tread Center 5.08 ft
Clearance - Level Bucket** 10.5 ft
Articulation Angle 39°
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires 6.75 ft
Length - Wheel Base 7.08 ft
Departure Angle 33°
Note (1) *Vary with bucket.
Clearance - Bucket at 45° * 8.17 ft
Height - Ground to Cab** 8.67 ft
Reach - Bucket at 45°* 2.83 ft
Note (2) **Vary with tire.
Turning Radius - Over Bucket 14.83 ft
Dig Depth** 4.2 in
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
Width - Bucket 6.75 ft
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.
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)
ROPS SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994.
FOPS SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98, Level II, ISO 3449 1992 Level II.
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.
Note (1) Cat cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
Reverse - High Range 22 mile/h
Forward - High Range 22 mile/h
Reverse - Range 1 6 mile/h
Forward - Range 2 12 mile/h
Reverse - Range 2 12 mile/h
Forward - Range 1 6 mile/h
Nominal Flow - Steering Pump 12 gal/min
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter 1.4 in
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
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction 39°
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter 3.1 in
Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump 3191 psi
Maximum Steering Torque - 0° (Straight Machine) 42506 ft·lbf
Maximum Steering Torque - 39° (Full Turn) 31398 ft·lbf
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke 11.8 in
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
Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349 189 ft·lbf

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.

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.

  • 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.

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.