Compact Equipment

JUL 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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Model Engine Horsepower Net HP Operating Weight Bucket Breakout Force Lifting Capacity At Full Height Max. Travel Speed Forward (Reverse) Turning Radius 903D 40 hp 9,414 lbs 6,160 lbs 5,401 lbs 12.4 mph (12.4 mph) 13 ft, 2 in. 906M 74 hp 12,819 lbs 8,996 lbs 7,367 lbs 22 mph (22 mph) 14 ft, 3 in. 907M 74 hp 12,985 lbs 8,996 lbs 7,525 lbs 22 mph (22 mph) 14 ft, 3 in. 908M 74 hp 14,764 lbs 10,971 lbs 9,026 lbs 22 mph (22 mph) 14 ft, 5 in. 910M 97 hp 18,286 lbs 14,857 lbs 11,113 lbs 25 mph (25 mph) 17 ft 914M 97 hp 19,294 lbs 16,214 lbs 11,418 lbs 25 mph (25 mph) 17 ft, 1 in. 918M 113 hp 21,032 lbs 18,690 lbs 12,766 lbs 25 mph (25 mph) 17 ft, 8 in. Caterpillar Seven Models from the World Equipment Titan cat.com Advice to Buyers "Ensuring that you have the right features on your machine to maximize per- formance as well as com- fort is key when buying or renting a wheel loader," says BJ Meier, Cat wheel loader product special- ist. "In order to make this process easier, Caterpillar has introduced applica- tion specific models. These models contain features best suited for applications such as high speed for get- ting from farm to field quickly." M anufacturing of Caterpillar compact wheel loaders began with the introduc- tion of the 910 model wheel loader in 1979 in Japan. Today, there are 15 compact wheel loader models manufactured by Caterpillar, with seven of those models offered in North America. The majority of these models are on the M- Series, and all models meet the U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emissions requirements. Tech- nology advancements have been the biggest change on these models. Items such as electro-hydraulic controls, which allow the operator to fine-tune the responsiveness of the machine, have made these machines more productive and efficient than ever before, says Cat. The seven models currently offered in North America include the 903D, 906M, 907M, 908M, 910M, 914M and 918M. The 74-hp 906M, 907M and 908M size class represents the majority of the compact wheel loader industry and is one of the most popular compact categories in Germany due to its travel speed, versatility and low owning and operating cost. With options such as high speed, high flow and ground speed control (creep control), these machines can do just about anything. Agricultural application spe- cific models were introduced at the end of 2017, for the 906M, 907M and 908M size class. These Ag Handler models consist of standard equipment features such as high-speed transmissions, Ag specific tires, an engine pre-cleaner and LED work lights. The 903D model is new in 2018 with added features such as 25 percent increase in lift capacity and travel speed, ride control, a multi-function joy- stick and the ability to use a variety of hydro-mechanical at- tachments. The 903D is built to make the job easier. Fully open- ing rear hood allows easy access to the engine compartment fea- turing side-by-side coolers and transparent fuel/water separator with optional engine air pre- cleaner 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. Also new in 2018 is the introduction of several new options to the 918M model. New features such as a high lift linkage, fusion coupler, 20.5R25 tires and multiple guarding op- tions to protect those critical components will make the 918M more versatile than ever. The 100-hp 910M and 914M along with the 115-hp 918M are the newest models in the Cat compact wheel loader lineup. With features such as high lift, high flow (914M/918M), rearview camera and auto engine idle shutdown, these models are not only versatile but safe and fuel efficient as well. www.compactequip.com 115 W H E E L L O A D E R S

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