October 2018 Vol. 73 No. 10

New Products

New Equipment, Options Enhance Cat Compact Wheel Loaders

The new Cat 903D compact wheel loader delivers increased performance – 25 percent more lifting capacity and travel speed, compared to its 903C2 predecessor – and expanded work tool capability.

Its power train uses a fuel-efficient, Tier 4 Final, Cat C2.4 engine, rated at 40 net horsepower, and hydrostatic transmission that provides travel speeds to 12.4 mph. In addition, Cat-designed planetary-reduction axles are available with optional differential locks that can be engaged on-the-fly, allowing the 903D to respond instantly to changing ground conditions.

A standard auxiliary (third-function) hydraulic system delivers a flow of up to 14 gallons per minute at pressures to 3,481 psi. This is ample hydraulic horsepower to operate any number of work tools, such as brooms, power box rakes and grapple buckets.

Facilitating the use of an expanded range of work tools, a universal coupler comes standard and an optional, electrically activated coupler is available for switching attachments from the cab. Auxiliary hydraulic lines with quick connectors are also standard, and continuous-flow allows powered tools to be easily controlled.

To further enhance the 903D’s versatility and productivity, new optional features allow ground speed (creep control) and engine speed (throttle lock) to be independently controlled, delivering optimum hydraulic power to work tools. Also, machine travel speed is automatically limited to ensure optimum tool performance. Loader linkage for the 903D is the Z-bar type, providing both aggressive bucket-digging ability and efficient control in fork applications. The choice of standard- or high-lift boom arms enables the machine to work efficiently in a wide range of applications, with buckets ranging in capacity from 0.8 to 1.3 cubic yards, forks, or various powered and non-powered work tools.

Available with either an open or enclosed cab, the 903D operator’s station features a refined ergonomic design offering increased leg room, improved pedal positioning, easier entry/exit, suspension seat and tilt steering wheel. Optional ride control reduces wear and tear on the operator and the amount of material loss out of the bucket when traveling.

Making routine maintenance easier, the 903D’s fully opening rear hood allows ready access to the engine compartment, featuring side-by-side coolers and transparent fuel/water separator. Options include an engine air pre-cleaner and radiator screen for use in high debris applications.

New options on 918M

Caterpillar now offers four new options on the 918M compact wheel loader.
A new high-lift loader linkage option is designed specifically for applications that can benefit from increased lift height and reach – up to 10 percent more, compared with the standard loader linkage equipped with a similar work tool interface – such as waste and recycling, agriculture and construction.

With the addition of the Cat- designed Fusion Coupler System, buyers now have the choice of three couplers. Designed for optimum performance and long-term durability, the Fusion coupler uses an advanced constant pressure wedging mechanism to create a tight, rattle-free fit with compatible work tool attachments.

Caterpillar, (888) 614-4328, cat.com

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