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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Bore 3.7in
Displacement 201in³
Emissions *The Cat C3.3B DIT engine meets EU Stage V/U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards.
Engine Model Cat® C3.3B DIT*
Maximum Gross Power 73.2HP
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 73.2HP
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 (metric) 74.2HP
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396 192ft·lbf
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249 191ft·lbf
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.
Note (6) Stage V engine available for Europe only.
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - ISO 9249 72.9HP
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - SAE J1349 71.9HP
Stroke 4.7in
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
Operating Weight 14032lb
Bucket Capacities 0.75-1.5 m3 (1.0-2.0 yd3)
Bucket Capacities - ISO Coupler 0.75-1.5 m³
Bucket Capacities - SSL Style Coupler 1.0-2.0 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)
Grapple 0.9 m³ (1.2 yd³) heaped
Light Material 1.2 m³ (1.6 yd³), 1.5 m³ (2.0 yd³)
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.
Maximum Steering Torque - 0° (Straight Machine) 42506ft·lbf
Maximum Steering Torque - 39° (Full Turn) 31398ft·lbf
Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump 3191psi
Nominal Flow - Steering Pump 12gal/min
Number of Steering Wheel Turns - Full Left to Full Right or Full Right to Full Left <6 turns
Steering AC Cycle Times - Full Left to Full Right - 2,620 rpm 3s
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction 39°
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter 3.1in
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter 1.4in
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke 11.8in
FOPS FOPS: ISO 3449:2005 Level II
Note (1) Cat cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
Note (2) The declared dynamic operator Sound Pressure level per ISO 6396:2008*, when the cab is properly installed and maintained, is 75 dB(A). The labeled sound power level for the CE marked configurations when measured according to the test procedure and conditi
Note (3) *The measurements were conducted with the cab doors and windows closed.
ROPS ROPS: ISO 3471:2008
Forward - High Range 22mile/h
Forward - Range 1 6mile/h
Forward - Range 2 12mile/h
Reverse - High Range 22mile/h
Reverse - Range 1 6mile/h
Reverse - Range 2 12mile/h
Cooling System 4.4gal (US)
Engine Oil 3gal (US)
Fuel Tank 20.6gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 19gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 12.2gal (US)
Transmission - Gear Box 2.9gal (US)
3rd Function Maximum Working Pressure 3408psi
Boost Flow Maximum Pressure 3191psi
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height 3s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level 2.6s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift 9.6s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height 1.5s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level 2.6s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift 5.5s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Total Cycle Time 9.6s
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter 3.3in
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter 2in
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke 27.5in
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump 22gal/min
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function High Flow 33gal/min
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function Standard Flow 22gal/min
Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump 3408psi
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Head 4496psi
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Rod 2756psi
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter 3.9in
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter 2.2in
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke 16.4in
Clearance - Full Lift and 45° Dump 8ft
Full Turn Tipping Load 8311lb
Rated Bucket Capacity 1.4yd³
Reach - Full Lift and 45° Dump 3ft
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction 39°
Tipping Load - Full Turn - ISO 14397-1 7947lb
Tipping Load - Straight - ISO 14397-1 9757lb
Articulation Angle 39°
Clearance - Bucket at 45° * 8.58ft
Clearance - Level Bucket** 10.5ft
Departure Angle 33°
Dig Depth** 3.9in
Dump Angle at Full Lift 45°
Height - Bucket Pin** 11.17ft
Height - Ground Clearance** 1.08ft
Height - Ground to Cab** 8.67ft
Length - Overall* 18.42ft
Length - Wheel Base 7.08ft
Machine Width 6.5ft
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 14323lb
Reach - Bucket at 45°* 2.5ft
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires 6.75ft
Turning Radius - Over Bucket 14.83ft
Width - Bucket 6.75ft
Width - Tread Center 5.08ft
Articulation Angle 39°
Clearance - Bucket at 45° * 8.17ft
Clearance - Level Bucket** 10.5ft
Departure Angle 33°
Dig Depth** 4.2in
Dump Angle at Full Lift 45°
Height - Bucket Pin** 11.17ft
Height - Ground Clearance** 1.08ft
Height - Ground to Cab** 8.67ft
Length - Overall* 18.92ft
Length - Wheel Base 7.08ft
Machine Width 6.5ft
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 14319lb
Reach - Bucket at 45°* 2.83ft
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires 6.75ft
Turning Radius - Over Bucket 14.83ft
Width - Bucket 6.75ft
Width - Tread Center 5.08ft
Note (2) Other tire choices available, contact your Cat dealer for details.
Note (3) In certain applications, the loader's productive capabilities may exceed the tires' tonnes-km/h (ton-mph) capabilities.
Note (4) Caterpillar recommends that you consult a tire supplier to evaluate all conditions before selecting a tire model.
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

Standard Equipment:

  • 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 EU Stage V/U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final engine.
    • 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

Optional Equipment:

  • 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