903D Compact Wheel Loader
903D Compact Wheel Loader
903D Compact Wheel Loader
903D Compact Wheel Loader

The Cat® 903D is compact, yet powerful, delivering high performance with outstanding versatility. A 25% increase in lift capacity and travel speed will allow the operator to be more productive, while new optional features such as engine and ground speed control, provides customizable control when running hydro-mechanical work tools. With a more ergonomic cab, new multi-function joystick, and optional ride control, the 903D allows the operator to enjoy all day comfort.

Maximum Gross Power 42 HP
Engine Model Cat C2.4*
Gross Power 42 HP
Net Power - 2,200 rpm - SAE J1349 R-ing 40 HP
Net Power - 2,200 rpm - ISO 9249 R-ing 40 HP
Bore 3.4 in
Stroke 4 in
Displacement 147 in²
Note *Engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards.
Operating Weight 9414 lb
Bucket Capacities 0.6-1.0 m3 (0.8-1.3 yd3)
Travel Speed 12.4 mile/h
Main Relief 3481 psi
3rd Auxiliary Flow 14 gal/min
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lift 4.4 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump 0.7 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lower, Float 2.4 s
ROPS ISO 3471:2008
FOPS ISO 3449:2005 Level I
Cooling System 3 gal (US)
Fuel Tank 11.4 gal (US)
Hydraulic System 6.3 gal (US)
Engine Oil 2.4 gal (US)
Cab Height 8.25 ft
Ground Clearance 10 in
Wheel Base 6.42 ft
Overall Length - With Bucket* 15.75 ft
Reach at Maximum Dump Height* 2.33 ft
Dig Depth 6 in
Maximum Dump Height* 7.5 ft
Load Over Height 9.17 ft
Hinge Pin at Maximum Height 10.08 ft
Departure Angle - Degrees 30°
Overall Length - With Forks 17.08 ft
Reach - Ground Level 2.67 ft
Maximum Reach 4.5 ft
Fork Depth Above Ground 2 in
Fork Height at Maximum Reach 4.67 ft
Maximum Fork Height 9.83 ft
Fork Reach at Maximum Height 2 ft
Turning Radius - Over Bucket* 13.17 ft
Turning Radius - Inside Tire** 5.92 ft
Width - Over Bucket* 5.83 ft
Tire Gauge 4.33 ft
Machine Width** 5.58 ft
Articulation Angle 40°
Steering Angle 80°
Dump Angle at Maximum Height 40°
Note (1) *Vary with bucket size.
Note (2) **Vary with tire size.
Note (3) Dimensions listed are based on the machine configured with cab with air conditioning, remote quick coupler, general purpose bucket or 1067 mm (42 in) forks, 75 kg (165 lb) operator, 33 × 15.5-16.5, 12 PR tires, without ride control, without precleaner.
Cab Height 8.25 ft
Ground Clearance 10 in
Wheel Base 6.42 ft
Overall Length - With Bucket* 16.17 ft
Reach at Maximum Dump Height* 2.42 ft
Dig Depth 8 in
Maximum Dump Height* 8 ft
Load Over Height 9.67 ft
Hinge Pin at Maximum Height 10.58 ft
Departure Angle - Degrees 30°
Overall Length - With Forks 17.58 ft
Reach - Ground Level 3.25 ft
Maximum Reach 4.92 ft
Fork Depth Above Ground 2 in
Fork Height at Maximum Reach 4.67 ft
Maximum Fork Height 10.33 ft
Fork Reach at Maximum Height 2 ft
Turning Radius - Over Bucket* 13.42 ft
Turning Radius - Inside Tire** 5.92 ft
Width - Over Bucket* 5.83 ft
Tire Gauge 4.33 ft
Machine Width** 5.58 ft
Articulation Angle 40°
Steering Angle 80°
Dump Angle at Maximum Height 40°
Note (1) *Vary with bucket size.
Note (2) **Vary with tire size.
Note (3) Dimensions listed are based on the machine configured with cab with air conditioning, remote quick coupler, general purpose bucket or 1067 mm (42 in) forks, 75 kg (165 lb) operator, 33 × 15.5-16.5, 12 PR tires, without ride control, without precleaner.
Tire Size 33 × 15.5-16.5, 12 PR
Rated Bucket Capacity 0.8 yd³
Breakout Force 6160 lbf
Operating Weight 9414 lb
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Bucket*** 2701 lb
Straight Tipping Load - Bucket*** 6415 lb
Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket (ISO 14397-1*)*** 5401 lb
Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket (Rigid Tire**)*** 5512 lb
Rack Back - Transport Position 51°
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (80% FTSTL)*** 3902 lb
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (60% FTSTL)*** 2932 lb
Note (1) *Full compliance to ISO 14397-1 (2007) Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification be-tween calculation and testing.
Note (2) **Compliance to ISO 14397-1 (2007) Sections 1 thru 5.
Note (3) ***Manual quick coupler, precleaner hood.
Note (4) Operating specifications shown are based on machine equipped with enclosed ROPS cab with air conditioning, remote quick coupler, 75 kg (165 lb) operator and general purpose bucket (GP), without ride control, without precleaner unless otherwise noted.
Tire Size 33 × 15.5-16.5, 12 PR
Rated Bucket Capacity 0.8 yd³
Breakout Force 6204 lbf
Operating Weight 9462 lb
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Bucket*** 2502 lb
Straight Tipping Load - Bucket*** 5975 lb
Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket (ISO 14397-1*)*** 5004 lb
Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket (Rigid Tire**)*** 5115 lb
Rack Back - Transport Position 51°
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (80% FTSTL)*** 3660 lb
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (60% FTSTL)*** 2756 lb
Note (1) *Full compliance to ISO 14397-1 (2007) Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification be-tween calculation and testing.
Note (2) **Compliance to ISO 14397-1 (2007) Sections 1 thru 5.
Note (3) ***Manual quick coupler, precleaner hood.
Note (4) Operating specifications shown are based on machine equipped with enclosed ROPS cab with air conditioning, remote quick coupler, 75 kg (165 lb) operator and general purpose bucket (GP), without ride control, without precleaner unless otherwise noted.
Bucket Type General Purpose
Rated Capacity 0.8 yd³
Dump Height 90 in
Maximum Material Density 3169 lb/yd³
Bucket Width 70 in
Note Based on ISO 7546:1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and standard linkage.
Bucket Type Light Material
Rated Capacity 1.3 yd³
Dump Height 85 in
Maximum Material Density 1989 lb/yd³
Bucket Width 74 in
Note Based on ISO 7546:1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and standard linkage.

The 903D Makes Work Easy with a 25% increase in tipping capacity to handle classic landscaping materials along with a 25% faster ground speed. The optional hydraulic Skid Steer Loader style coupler allows for changing work tools without getting out of the cab. Optional front and rear diff-lock can be activated on the fly, providing maximum traction in slick underfoot conditions.

Operators will Enjoy All Day comfort with a new multi-function joystick, increased leg room, improved pedal positioning, easier entry/exit and optional speed sensitive ride control. The minimal engine overhang provides excellent rear and corner visibility, making the 903D easy to operate in confined areas.

Configure the 903D for success with new options such as engine and ground speed control, ideally suited for hydro-mechanical work such as using a broom. With the addition of a Worktool Electrical Harness option, you can now run more tools than ever before. Two loader linkage options, standard and high lift, provide either improved capacity or improved lift height based on your application.

Fully opening rear hood allows easy access to the engine compartment featuring side-by-side coolers and transparent fuel/water separator with optional engine air precleaner and radiator screen for high debris applications. New rear tie down locations under the machine allow for easier transport, while a new engine oil fill location allows for easier access during engine oil changes.