Caterpillar 903D Wheel Loader

September 10, 2018
Cat 903D compact wheel loader handles buckets from 0.8 to 1.3 cubic yards

The 40-horsepower 903D compact wheel loader handles buckets from 0.8 to 1.3 cubic yards, and has breakout force of 6,160 lb.-ft. With an operating weight of 9,400 pounds, the loader has been given a new powertrain, including a Tier 4-F Cat C2.4 engine, hydrostatic transmission that boosts travel speed by 25 percent to 12.4 mph, and planetary-reduction axles with optional differential locks.

Auxiliary (third-function) hydraulic system delivers a flow of up to 14 gpm at pressures to 3,481 psi, and auxiliary hydraulic lines have quick connectors. A universal coupler is standard, and an electrically activated coupler for switching attachments from the cab is an option.

Other optional features include creep control and throttle lock, which are independently controlled and allow the operator to deliver optimum hydraulic power to attachments, according to the company.

The loader has Z-bar loader linkage, and boom arms are available in both standard and high-lift configurations, with the latter increasing hinge-pin height from 10 feet 1 inch to 10 feet 7 inches.

Multifunction joystick provides controls for directional changes, third-function hydraulics, differential locks, and continuous hydraulic flow. Compared to the predecessor 903C2, the operator's station has increased leg room, improved pedal positioning, and easier entry/exit. It also has a suspension seat and tilt steering wheel, as well as optional ride control.

A fully opening rear hood allows ready access to the engine compartment, which features side-by-side coolers and transparent fuel/water separator.


Cat 903D Loader Specifications

Engine Cat C2.4
Power 40 horsepower
Operating weight 9,400 pounds
Travel speed 12.4 mph
Bucket capacity range 0.8 - 1.3 cubic yards
Breakout force, standard boom 6,160 lb.-ft.


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