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Caterpillar

903D Compact Wheel Loader

Maximum Gross Power

42 HP

31 kW

Operating Weight

9414 lb

4270 kg

Bucket Capacities

0.6-1.0 m3 (0.8-1.3 yd3)

0.6-1.0 m3 (0.8-1.3 yd3)

Overview

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.

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Specifications

Spec Value
Maximum Gross Power 42 HP 31 kW
Engine Model Cat C2.4* Cat C2.4*
Gross Power 42 HP 31 kW
Net Power – 2,200 rpm – SAE J1349 R-ing 40 HP 30 kW
Net Power – 2,200 rpm – ISO 9249 R-ing 40 HP 30 kW
Bore 3.4 in 87 mm
Stroke 4 in 102 mm
Displacement 147 in² 2.4 l
Note *Engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards. *Engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards.
Spec Value
Operating Weight 9414 lb 4270 kg
Spec Value
Bucket Capacities 0.6-1.0 m3 (0.8-1.3 yd3) 0.6-1.0 m3 (0.8-1.3 yd3)
Spec Value
Travel Speed 12.4 mile/h 20 km/h
Spec Value
Main Relief 3481 psi 240 bar
3rd Auxiliary Flow 14 gal/min 52 l/min
Hydraulic Cycle Time – Lower, Float 2.4 s 2.4 s
Spec Value
Hydraulic Cycle Time – Lift 4.4 s 4.4 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time – Dump 0.7 s 0.7 s
Spec Value
ROPS ISO 3471:2008 ISO 3471:2008
FOPS ISO 3449:2005 Level I ISO 3449:2005 Level I
Spec Value
Cooling System 3 gal (US) 11 l
Fuel Tank 11.4 gal (US) 43 l
Hydraulic System 6.3 gal (US) 24 l
Engine Oil 2.4 gal (US) 9 l
Spec Value
Cab Height 8.25 ft 2510 mm
Ground Clearance 10 in 250 mm
Wheel Base 6.42 ft 1950 mm
Overall Length – With Bucket* 15.75 ft 4790 mm
Reach at Maximum Dump Height* 2.33 ft 720 mm
Dig Depth 6 in 163 mm
Maximum Dump Height* 7.5 ft 2292 mm
Load Over Height 9.17 ft 2801 mm
Hinge Pin at Maximum Height 10.08 ft 3086 mm
Departure Angle – Degrees 30° 30°
Overall Length – With Forks 17.08 ft 5205 mm
Reach – Ground Level 2.67 ft 821 mm
Maximum Reach 4.5 ft 1368 mm
Fork Depth Above Ground 2 in 40 mm
Fork Height at Maximum Reach 4.67 ft 1421 mm
Maximum Fork Height 9.83 ft 3005 mm
Fork Reach at Maximum Height 2 ft 600 mm
Turning Radius – Over Bucket* 13.17 ft 4007 mm
Turning Radius – Inside Tire** 5.92 ft 1816 mm
Width – Over Bucket* 5.83 ft 1770 mm
Tire Gauge 4.33 ft 1314 mm
Machine Width** 5.58 ft 1708 mm
Articulation Angle 40° 40°
Steering Angle 80° 80°
Dump Angle at Maximum Height 40° 40°
Note (1) *Vary with bucket size. *Vary with bucket size.
Note (2) **Vary with tire size. **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 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.
Spec Value
Cab Height 8.25 ft 2510 mm
Ground Clearance 10 in 250 mm
Wheel Base 6.42 ft 1950 mm
Overall Length – With Bucket* 16.17 ft 4936 mm
Reach at Maximum Dump Height* 2.42 ft 729 mm
Dig Depth 8 in 195 mm
Maximum Dump Height* 8 ft 2435 mm
Load Over Height 9.67 ft 2942 mm
Hinge Pin at Maximum Height 10.58 ft 3227 mm
Departure Angle – Degrees 30° 30°
Overall Length – With Forks 17.58 ft 5363 mm
Reach – Ground Level 3.25 ft 979 mm
Maximum Reach 4.92 ft 1486 mm
Fork Depth Above Ground 2 in 40 mm
Fork Height at Maximum Reach 4.67 ft 1421 mm
Maximum Fork Height 10.33 ft 3146 mm
Fork Reach at Maximum Height 2 ft 609 mm
Turning Radius – Over Bucket* 13.42 ft 4086 mm
Turning Radius – Inside Tire** 5.92 ft 1816 mm
Width – Over Bucket* 5.83 ft 1770 mm
Tire Gauge 4.33 ft 1314 mm
Machine Width** 5.58 ft 1708 mm
Articulation Angle 40° 40°
Steering Angle 80° 80°
Dump Angle at Maximum Height 40° 40°
Note (1) *Vary with bucket size. *Vary with bucket size.
Note (2) **Vary with tire size. **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 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.
Spec Value
Tire Size 33 × 15.5-16.5, 12 PR 33 × 15.5-16.5, 12 PR
Rated Bucket Capacity 0.8 yd³ 0.6 m³
Breakout Force 6160 lbf 27 kN
Operating Weight 9414 lb 4270 kg
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn – Bucket*** 2701 lb 1225 kg
Straight Tipping Load – Bucket*** 6415 lb 2910 kg
Full Turn Static Tipping Load – Bucket (ISO 14397-1*)*** 5401 lb 2450 kg
Full Turn Static Tipping Load – Bucket (Rigid Tire**)*** 5512 lb 2500 kg
Rack Back – Transport Position 51° 51°
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn – Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (80% FTSTL)*** 3366 lb 1527 kg
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn – Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (60% FTSTL)*** 2524 lb 1145 kg
Note (1) *Full compliance to ISO 14397-1 (2007) Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification be-tween calculation and testing. *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. **Compliance to ISO 14397-1 (2007) Sections 1 thru 5.
Note (3) ***Manual quick coupler, precleaner hood. ***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 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.
Spec Value
Tire Size 33 × 15.5-16.5, 12 PR 33 × 15.5-16.5, 12 PR
Rated Bucket Capacity 0.8 yd³ 0.6 m³
Breakout Force 6204 lbf 28 kN
Operating Weight 9462 lb 4292 kg
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn – Bucket*** 2502 lb 1135 kg
Straight Tipping Load – Bucket*** 5975 lb 2710 kg
Full Turn Static Tipping Load – Bucket (ISO 14397-1*)*** 5004 lb 2270 kg
Full Turn Static Tipping Load – Bucket (Rigid Tire**)*** 5115 lb 2320 kg
Rack Back – Transport Position 51° 51°
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn – Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (80% FTSTL)*** 3148 lb 1428 kg
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn – Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (60% FTSTL)*** 2361 lb 1071 kg
Note (1) *Full compliance to ISO 14397-1 (2007) Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification be-tween calculation and testing. *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. **Compliance to ISO 14397-1 (2007) Sections 1 thru 5.
Note (3) ***Manual quick coupler, precleaner hood. ***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 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.
Spec Value
Bucket Type General Purpose General Purpose
Rated Capacity 0.8 yd³ 0.6 m³
Dump Height 90 in 2290 mm
Maximum Material Density 3169 lb/yd³ 1880 kg/m³
Bucket Width 70 in 1770 mm
Note Based on ISO 7546:1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and standard linkage. Based on ISO 7546:1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and standard linkage.
Spec Value
Bucket Type Light Material Light Material
Rated Capacity 1.3 yd³ 1 m³
Dump Height 85 in 2160 mm
Maximum Material Density 1989 lb/yd³ 1180 kg/m³
Bucket Width 74 in 1880 mm
Note Based on ISO 7546:1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and standard linkage. Based on ISO 7546:1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and standard linkage.

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.

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