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
Operating Weight
9414 lb
Bucket Capacities
0.6-1.0 m3 (0.8-1.3 yd3)
Engine Model
Cat C2.4*

Specs

Engine

Maximum Gross Power
42HP
Engine Model
Cat C2.4*
Gross Power
42HP
Net Power - 2,200 rpm - SAE J1349 R-ing
40HP
Net Power - 2,200 rpm - ISO 9249 R-ing
40HP
Bore
3.4in
Stroke
4in
Displacement
147in²
Note
*Engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards.

Weights

Operating Weight
9414lb

Buckets

Bucket Capacities
0.6-1.0 m3 (0.8-1.3 yd3)

Transmission

Travel Speed
12.4mile/h

Hydraulic System

Main Relief
3481psi
3rd Auxiliary Flow
14gal/min
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lift
4.4s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump
0.7s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lower, Float
2.4s

Cab

ROPS
ISO 3471:2008
FOPS
ISO 3449:2005 Level I

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
3gal (US)
Fuel Tank
11.4gal (US)
Hydraulic System
6.3gal (US)
Engine Oil
2.4gal (US)

Dimensions (Approximate) - Standard Lift

Cab Height
8.25ft
Ground Clearance
10in
Wheel Base
6.42ft
Overall Length - With Bucket*
15.75ft
Reach at Maximum Dump Height*
2.33ft
Dig Depth
6in
Maximum Dump Height*
7.5ft
Load Over Height
9.17ft
Hinge Pin at Maximum Height
10.08ft
Departure Angle - Degrees
30°
Overall Length - With Forks
17.08ft
Reach - Ground Level
2.67ft
Maximum Reach
4.5ft
Fork Depth Above Ground
2in
Fork Height at Maximum Reach
4.67ft
Maximum Fork Height
9.83ft
Fork Reach at Maximum Height
2ft
Turning Radius - Over Bucket*
13.17ft
Turning Radius - Inside Tire**
5.92ft
Width - Over Bucket*
5.83ft
Tire Gauge
4.33ft
Machine Width**
5.58ft
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.

Dimensions (Approximate) - High Lift

Cab Height
8.25ft
Ground Clearance
10in
Wheel Base
6.42ft
Overall Length - With Bucket*
16.17ft
Reach at Maximum Dump Height*
2.42ft
Dig Depth
8in
Maximum Dump Height*
8ft
Load Over Height
9.67ft
Hinge Pin at Maximum Height
10.58ft
Departure Angle - Degrees
30°
Overall Length - With Forks
17.58ft
Reach - Ground Level
3.25ft
Maximum Reach
4.92ft
Fork Depth Above Ground
2in
Fork Height at Maximum Reach
4.67ft
Maximum Fork Height
10.33ft
Fork Reach at Maximum Height
2ft
Turning Radius - Over Bucket*
13.42ft
Turning Radius - Inside Tire**
5.92ft
Width - Over Bucket*
5.83ft
Tire Gauge
4.33ft
Machine Width**
5.58ft
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.

Operating Specifications - Standard Lift

Tire Size
33 × 15.5-16.5, 12 PR
Rated Bucket Capacity
0.8yd³
Breakout Force
6160lbf
Operating Weight
9414lb
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Bucket***
2701lb
Straight Tipping Load - Bucket***
6415lb
Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket (ISO 14397-1*)***
5401lb
Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket (Rigid Tire**)***
5512lb
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)***
3902lb
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (60% FTSTL)***
2932lb
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.

Operating Specifications - High Lift

Tire Size
33 × 15.5-16.5, 12 PR
Rated Bucket Capacity
0.8yd³
Breakout Force
6204lbf
Operating Weight
9462lb
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Bucket***
2502lb
Straight Tipping Load - Bucket***
5975lb
Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket (ISO 14397-1*)***
5004lb
Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket (Rigid Tire**)***
5115lb
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)***
3660lb
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (60% FTSTL)***
2756lb
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.

Maximum Material Densities - General Purpose

Bucket Type
General Purpose
Rated Capacity
0.8yd³
Dump Height
90in
Maximum Material Density
3169lb/yd³
Bucket Width
70in
Note
Based on ISO 7546:1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and standard linkage.

Maximum Material Densities - Light Material

Bucket Type
Light Material
Rated Capacity
1.3yd³
Dump Height
85in
Maximum Material Density
1989lb/yd³
Bucket Width
74in
Note
Based on ISO 7546:1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and standard linkage.

Features

Work Made Easy

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.

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.

Enjoy All Day Comfort

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.

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.

Configured for Success

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.

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.

Simply Reliable

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.

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.

Standard Equipment

  • Power Train
    • Air cleaner, two stage with visual indicator
    • Cat C2.4 engine:
      – Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards
    • Closed circuit breather
    • Cold start plugs
    • Electrical fuel priming pump
    • Eco drain, engine oil
    • Extended life coolant protects to –37° C (–34° F)
    • Frame mounted heavy duty axles with outboard planetary reduction
    • Maintenance free, sealed for life, prop shaft and universal joints
    • Transmission, 20 km/h (12.4 mph)
  • Electrical
    • 12 volt direct electric starting
    • Alternator, 70A
    • Battery disconnect switch
    • Cab mounted fuse panel
    • Ignition key start/stop switch
    • Maintenance free, sealed for life, 650 CCA heavy duty battery
  • Operator Environment
    • Cup holder
    • Digital service hour meter
    • Engine coolant temperature gauge
    • Fuel level gauge
    • Heavy duty, easy clean floor mat
    • Operator warning system indicators:
      – DPF monitor
      – Parking brake applied
      – Hydraulic oil temperature
      – Engine oil pressure
      – Service brake pressure
      – Hydraulic filter bypass
    • Seat:
      – Static, vinyl with 51 mm (2 in) retractable seat belt
    • Two external mirrors – knock back
  • Other Standard Equipment
    • 3rd valve auxiliary hydraulics with continuous flow detent, standard flow
    • Engine enclosure – lockable
    • Guarded front headlight
    • Hydraulic auxiliary lines with quick disconnects
    • Hydraulic oil level sight gauge
    • Lift arm safety brace
    • Loader arm float function
    • Lockable fuel filler cap
    • Manual quick coupler, skid steer loader compatible
    • Parking brake (secondary brake)
    • Product Link, PL243
    • Quick release fuel filter/water separator
    • Reversing light
    • Self-canceling direction indicators
    • Work tool return to dig
    • Z-bar linkage

Optional Equipment

  • Optional Equipment
    • Air conditioning/heater
    • Alternator, 90 amp for air conditioning
    • Antifreeze/coolant, extended life, protects to –50° C (–58° F)
    • Beacon ready
    • Cab:
      – Open
      – Enclosed
    • Differential lock, front and rear axles
    • Hydraulic quick coupler, skid steer loader compatible
    • Engine air precleaner
    • Engine block heater 120V (dealer installed)
    • Engine Speed Control (Throttle Lock)
    • Fenders:
      – Rear only
      – Front and rear
    • Ground Speed Control (Creeper Control)
    • Linkage:
      – Standard lift
      – High lift
    • Radiator debris screen
    • Radio Ready or AM/FM radio
    • Ride Control
    • Seats:
      – Mechanical suspension, vinyl with 51 mm (2 in) seat belt
      – Mechanical suspension, vinyl with 75 mm (3 in) seat belt
      – Mechanical suspension, fabric with 51 mm (2 in) seat belt
      – Mechanical suspension, fabric with 75 mm (3 in) seat belt
    • Tires:
      – 12-16.5 10PR
      – Flotation 33-15.5 × 16.5
      – Flexport 33 × 6 × 11
    • Working lights, front and rear:
      – Halogen
      – LED
    • Work Tool Electrical Harness
  • Work Tools
    • For all work tool options, consult your Cat dealer.