903C Compact Wheel Loader

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903C Compact Wheel Loader

The Cat® 903C delivers high performance with outstanding versatility. Spacious cab with joystick control keeps you comfortable throughout the work day, allowing you to get more done. Loader design delivers strength and durability with superior control. The Cat® 903C delivers high performance with outstanding versatility. Spacious cab with joystick control keeps you comfortable throughout the work day, allowing you to get more done. Loader design delivers strength and durability with superior control.
  • Standard Equipment
  • Optional Equipment
  • Specs
  • Features
  • Media

Standard Equipment

  • POWER TRAIN
    • Air cleaner, two stage with visual indicator
    • Cat C2.4, 41.8 hp (31.2 kW) engine: – Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim emission standards
    • Closed circuit breather
    • Cold start plugs
    • Electrical fuel priming pump
    • 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, 16 km/h (10 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: – 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 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)
    • Quick release fuel filter/water separator
    • Reversing light
    • Self-canceling direction indicators
    • Work tool return to dig
    • Z-bar linkage

Optional Equipment

  • Air conditioning/heater
  • Alternator, 90 amp for air conditioning
  • Antifreeze/coolant, extended life, protects to –50° C (–58° F)
  • Beacon ready
  • Cab with ROPS/FOPS (Level 1)
  • Counterweight: 160 kg (350 lb)
  • Differential lock, front and rear axles
  • Eco drain, engine oil (dealer installed)
  • Engine block heater 120V (dealer installed)
  • Fenders
    • Standard for use with 304 mm (12 in) tires
    • Wide for use with 393 mm (15.5 in) tires
  • Hydraulic auxiliary lines with quick disconnects (dealer installed)
  • Radio Ready or AM/FM radio
  • 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
  • WORK TOOLS
    • For all work tool options, consult your Cat dealer.

Specs

Overview

Long Name:
903C Compact Wheel Loader
Name:
903C
Brand:
Caterpillar
Status:
Noncurrent

Engine

Engine Model:
Cat C2.4*
Gross Power:
42 hp / 31 kW
Net Power:
40 hp / 30 kW
Net Power @ 2,200 rpm – SAE J1349 Rating:
40 hp / 30 kW
Net Power @ 2,200 rpm – ISO 9249 Rating:
40 hp / 30 kW
Net Power @ 2,200 rpm – EEC 80/1269 Rating:
40 hp / 30 kW
Bore:
3.4 in / 87 mm
Stroke:
4.0 in / 102 mm
Displacement:
147 in2 / 2.4 L
Note:
*Engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim emission standards.

Weight

Operating Weight:
9150 lb / 4150 kg

Buckets

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

Transmission

Travel Speed:
10 mph / 16 km/h

Hydraulic System

Main Relief:
2988 psi / 206 bar
3rd Auxiliary Flow:
14 gal/min / 52 L/min
Hydraulic Cycle Time – Lift:
4.7 seconds / 4.7 seconds
Hydraulic Cycle Time – Dump:
0.8 seconds / 0.8 seconds
Hydraulic Cycle Time – Lower, Float:
3.1 seconds / 3.1 seconds

Cab

ROPS:
ISO 3471:2008
FOPS:
ISO 3449:2000 Level I

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System:
3 gal / 11 L
Fuel Tank:
11.4 gal / 43 L
Hydraulic System:
6.3 gal / 24 L
Engine Oil:
2.4 gal / 9 L

Dimensions (Approximate)

Cab Height:
8.2 ft / 2510 mm
Ground Clearance:
1.3 ft / 395 mm
Wheelbase:
5.9 ft / 1800 mm
Overall Length with Bucket:
15.9 ft / 4835 mm
Reach at Maximum Dump Height:
2.9 ft / 885 mm
Dig Depth:
8 in / 200 mm
Maximum Dump Height:
8.0 ft / 2430 mm
Load Over Height:
9.6 ft / 2940 mm
Hinge Pin at Maximum Height:
10.6 ft / 3225 mm
Departure Angle:
30°
Overall Length with Forks:
17.4 ft / 5306 mm
Reach at Level Ground:
3.7 ft / 1131 mm
Maximum Reach:
5.4 ft / 1635 mm
Fork Depth Above Ground:
2 in / 40 mm
Fork Height at Maximum Reach:
4.7 ft / 1418 mm
Maximum Fork Height:
10.3 ft / 3143 mm
Fork Reach at Maximum Height:
2.5 ft / 758 mm
Turning Radius Over Bucket:
13.2 ft / 4020 mm
Turning Radius Inside Tire:
5.4 ft / 1655 mm
Width Over Bucket:
5.8 ft / 1770 mm
Tire Gauge:
4.3 ft / 1314 mm
Machine Width – 12-16.5 10PR tires:
5.4 ft / 1638 mm
Machine Width – Flotation 33-15.5 × 16.5 tires:
5.6 ft / 1708 mm
Machine Width – Flexport™ 33 × 6 × 11 tires:
5.2 ft / 1593 mm
Articulation Angle:
40°
Steering Angle – Left/Right:
80°
Dump Angle at Maximum Height:
40°

Operating Specifications

Tire Size:
33 × 15.5-16.5, 12PR
Rated Bucket Capacity:
0.8 yd3 / 0.6 m3
Breakout Force:
5171 lb / 23.0 kN
Standard – Operating Weight:
9150 lb / 4150 kg
Standard – Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Bucket:
1950 lb / 885 kg
Standard – Straight Tipping Load, Bucket:
4650 lb / 2109 kg
Standard – Full Turn Static Tipping Load, Bucket:
3900 lb / 1769 kg
Standard – Rackback, Transport Position:
52°
Standard – Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (80% of FTSTL):
2500 lb / 1134 kg
Standard – Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (60% of FTSTL):
1900 lb / 862 kg
With Additional Counterweight – Operating Weight:
9500 lb / 4300 kg
With Additional Counterweight – Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Bucket:
2100 lb / 953 kg
With Additional Counterweight – Straight Tipping Load, Bucket:
5000 lb / 2268 kg
With Additional Counterweight – Full Turn Static Tipping Load, Bucket:
4200 lb / 1905 kg
With Additional Counterweight – Rackback, Transport Position:
52°
With Additional Counterweight – Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (80% of FTSTL):
2700 lb / 1225 kg
With Additional Counterweight – Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (60% of FTSTL):
2000 lb / 907 kg

Maximum Material Densities

Note:
Based on ISO 7546: 1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and without additional counterweight
General Purpose – Bucket Type:
General Purpose
General Purpose – Rated Capacity:
0.8 yd3 / 0.6 m3
General Purpose – Dump Height:
96 in / 2430 mm
General Purpose – Maximum Material Density:
2437 lb/yd3 / 1474 kg/m3
General Purpose – Bucket Width:
70 in / 1770 mm
Light Material – Bucket Type:
Light Material
Light Material – Rated Capacity:
1.3 yd3 / 1.0 m3
Light Material – Dump Height:
91 in / 2300 mm
Light Material – Maximum Material Density:
1423 lb/yd3 / 839 kg/m3
Light Material – Bucket Width:
74 in / 1880 mm

Features

Features

  • Performance – Well balanced weight and power make the 903C suitable for tasks in agriculture, landscaping, snow, construction, and industrial segments. Optional external counterweights increase lift capacity for demanding jobs.
  • Ease of Operation – Two independent control levers for lift/tilt and auxiliary functions provide excellent bucket feel and implement modulation.
  • Power Train – Hydrostatic drive line features a 16 km/h (10 mph) travel speed. Axles are available with front and rear diff-lock.
  • Safety – Reduced engine overhang lends itself to excellent rear and corner visibility, keeping the operator safe and productive to the task at hand.
  • Serviceability – Fully opening rear hood allows easy access to engine compartment featuring side-by-side coolers and transparent fuel/water separator.
  • Work Tools – Standard Skid Steer Loader coupler and continuous auxiliary hydraulic flow enables the 903C to use a large range of Cat Skid Steer Loader hydro mechanical work tools.