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903C2 Compact Wheel Loader

The Cat® 903C2 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.

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SPECIFICATION SUMMARY
  • Net Power 40 hp
  • Engine Model Cat C2.4*
  • Maximum Gross Power 42 hp
  • Net Power - 2,200 rpm - SAE J1349 R-ing 40 HP

PRICE (USD)
Call 800-637-5000 for rate information

Engine

  • Net Power
    40 hp
  • Engine Model
    Cat C2.4*
  • Maximum Gross Power
    42 hp
  • Net Power - 2,200 rpm - SAE J1349 R-ing
    40 HP
  • Net Power - 2,200 rpm - ISO 9249 R-ing
    40 HP
  • Net Power - 2,200 rpm - EEC 80/1269 R-ing
    40 HP
  • Bore
    3.4 in
  • Stroke
    4.0 in
  • Displacement
    147 in2
  • Note
    *Engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards.
  • Net Power
    40 HP
  • Engine Model
    Cat C2.4*
  • Maximum Gross Power
    42 HP
  • Bore
    3.4 in
  • Displacement
    147 in²
  • Note
    *Engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards.
  • Stroke
    4 in

Weights

  • Operating Weight
    9060 lb
  • Operating Weight
    9060 lb

Buckets

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

Transmission

  • Travel Speed
    10 mile/h

Hydraulic System

  • Main Relief
    2988 psi
  • 3rd Auxiliary Flow
    14 gal/min
  • Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lift
    4.8 s
  • Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump
    0.8 s
  • Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lower, Float
    3.2 s

Cab

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

Service Refill Capacities

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

Dimensions (Approximate) – Standard

  • Cab Height
    8.2 ft
  • Ground Clearance
    1.3 ft
  • Wheelbase
    5.9 ft
  • Overall Length with Bucket*
    15.4 ft
  • Reach at Maximum Dump Height*
    2.9 ft
  • Dig Depth
    8 in
  • Maximum Dump Height*
    7.5 ft
  • Load Over Height
    9.2 ft
  • Hinge Pin at Maximum Height
    10.1 ft
  • Departure Angle (degrees)
    30°
  • Overall Length with Forks
    17.0 ft
  • Reach at Level Ground
    3.2 ft
  • Maximum Reach
    5.0 ft
  • Fork Depth Above Ground
    2 in
  • Fork Height at Maximum Reach
    4.6 ft
  • Maximum Fork Height
    9.8 ft
  • Fork Reach at Maximum Height
    2.5 ft
  • Turning Radius Over Bucket*
    12.9 ft
  • Turning Radius Inside Tire**
    5.4 ft
  • Width Over Bucket*
    5.8 ft
  • Tire Gauge
    4.3 ft
  • Machine Width**
    5.6 ft
  • Articulation Angle
    40°
  • Steering Angle – Left/Right
    80°
  • Dump Angle at Maximum Height
    40°
  • Note
    *Vary with bucket size.
  • Note
    **Vary with tire size.

Operating Specifications – Standard Lift

  • Tire Size
    33 × 15.5-16.5, 12PR
  • Breakout Force
    5170 lbf
  • Operating Weight
    9060 lb
  • Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Bucket
    2150 lb
  • Straight Tipping Load, Bucket
    5070 lb
  • Full Turn Static Tipping Load, Bucket
    4300 lb
  • Rackback, Transport Position
    52°
  • Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (80% of FTSTL)
    2610 lb
  • Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (60% of FTSTL)
    1960 lb
  • With Additional Counterweight – Operating Weight
    9435 lb
  • With Additional Counterweight – Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Bucket
    2305 lb
  • With Additional Counterweight – Straight Tipping Load, Bucket
    5445 lb
  • With Additional Counterweight – Full Turn Static Tipping Load, Bucket
    4610 lb
  • 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)
    2800 lb
  • With Additional Counterweight – Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (60% of FTSTL)
    2105 lb

Operating Specifications - Standard Lift

  • Rated Bucket Capacity
    0.8 yd³
  • Breakout Force
    5170 lbf
  • Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket
    4300 lb
  • Operating Weight
    9060 lb
  • Rack Back - Transport Position
    52°
  • Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Bucket
    2150 lb
  • Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (60% of FTSTL)
    1960 lb
  • Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (80% of FTSTL)
    2610 lb
  • Straight Tipping Load - Bucket
    5070 lb
  • Tire Size
    33 ° 15.5-16.5, 12PR
  • With Additional Counterweight - Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket
    4610 lb
  • With Additional Counterweight - Operating Weight
    9435 lb
  • With Additional Counterweight - Rackback - Transport Position
    52°
  • With Additional Counterweight - Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Bucket
    2305 lb
  • With Additional Counterweight - Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (80% of FTSTL)
    2800 lb
  • With Additional Counterweight - Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (60% of FTSTL)
    2105 lb
  • With Additional Counterweight - Straight Tipping Load - Bucket
    5445 lb
  • With Additional Counterweight - Rackback - Transport Position
    10 mile/h

Maximum Material Densities – General Purpose

  • Note
    Based on ISO 7546: 1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and standard linkage, without additional counterweight
  • Bucket Type
    General Purpose
  • Rated Capacity
    0.8 yd3
  • Dump Height
    90 in
  • Maximum Material Density
    2545 lb/yd3
  • Bucket Width
    70 in

Maximum Material Densities – Light Material

  • Bucket Type
    Light Material
  • Rated Capacity
    1.3 yd3
  • Dump Height
    85 in
  • Maximum Material Density
    1480 lb/yd3
  • Bucket Width
    74 in

Dimensions (Approximate) - High Lift

  • Cab Height
    8.2 ft
  • Ground Clearance
    1.3 ft
  • Wheel Base
    5.9 ft
  • Overall Length - With Bucket*
    15.9 ft
  • Reach at Maximum Dump Height*
    2.9 ft
  • Dig Depth
    8 in
  • Maximum Dump Height*
    8 ft
  • Load Over Height
    9.6 ft
  • Hinge Pin at Maximum Height
    10.6 ft
  • Departure Angle - Degrees
    30°
  • Overall Length - With Forks
    17.5 ft
  • Reach - Ground Level
    3.7 ft
  • Maximum Reach
    5.4 ft
  • Fork Depth Above Ground
    2 in
  • Fork Height at Maximum Reach
    4.6 ft
  • Maximum Fork Height
    10.3 ft
  • Fork Reach at Maximum Height
    2.5 ft
  • Turning Radius - Over Bucket*
    13.2 ft
  • Turning Radius - Inside Tire**
    5.4 ft
  • Width - Over Bucket*
    5.8 ft
  • Tire Gauge
    4.3 ft
  • Machine Width**
    5.6 ft
  • Articulation Angle
    40°
  • Steering Angle - Left/Right
    80°
  • Dump Angle at Maximum Height
    40°
  • Note (1)
    *Vary with bucket size.
  • Note (2)
    **Vary with tire size.

Operating Specifications - High Lift

  • Tire Size
    33 ° 15.5-16.5, 12PR
  • Rated Bucket Capacity
    0.8 yd³
  • Breakout Force
    5170 lbf
  • Operating Weight
    9105 lb
  • Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Bucket
    1875 lb
  • Straight Tipping Load - Bucket
    4500 lb
  • Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket
    3760 lb
  • Rack Back - Transport Position
    52°
  • Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (80% of FTSTL)
    2410 lb
  • Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm [20 in] Load Center) (60% of FTSTL)
    1805 lb
  • With Additional Counterweight - Operating Weight
    9480 lb
  • With Additional Counterweight - Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Bucket
    2030 lb
  • With Additional Counterweight - Straight Tipping Load - Bucket
    4840 lb
  • With Additional Counterweight - Full Turn Static Tipping Load - Bucket
    4060 lb
  • With Additional Counterweight - Rackback - Transport Position
    52°
  • With Additional Counterweight - Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Firm and Level Ground, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (80% of FTSTL)
    2590 lb
  • With Additional Counterweight - Rated Operating Load at Full Turn - Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (60% of FTSTL)
    1940 lb

Maximum Material Densities - Light Material

  • Note
    Based on ISO 7546: 1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and standard linkage, without additional counterweight
  • Bucket Type
    Light Material
  • Bucket Width
    74 in
  • Dump Height
    85 in
  • Maximum Material Density
    1480 lb/yd³
  • Rated Capacity
    1.3 yd³

Dimensions (Approximate) - Standard Lift

  • Articulation Angle
    40°
  • Cab Height
    8.2 ft
  • Departure Angle - Degrees
    30°
  • Dig Depth
    8 in
  • Dump Angle at Maximum Height
    40°
  • Fork Depth Above Ground
    2 in
  • Fork Height at Maximum Reach
    4.6 ft
  • Fork Reach at Maximum Height
    2.5 ft
  • Ground Clearance
    1.3 ft
  • Hinge Pin at Maximum Height
    10.1 ft
  • Load Over Height
    9.2 ft
  • Machine Width**
    5.6 ft
  • Maximum Dump Height*
    7.5 ft
  • Maximum Fork Height
    9.8 ft
  • Maximum Reach
    5 ft
  • Note (1)
    *Vary with bucket size.
  • Note (2)
    **Vary with tire size.
  • Overall Length - With Bucket*
    15.4 ft
  • Overall Length - With Forks
    17 ft
  • Reach - Ground Level
    3.2 ft
  • Reach at Maximum Dump Height*
    2.9 ft
  • Steering Angle - Left/Right
    80°
  • Tire Gauge
    4.3 ft
  • Turning Radius - Inside Tire**
    5.4 ft
  • Turning Radius - Over Bucket*
    12.9 ft
  • Wheel Base
    5.9 ft
  • Width - Over Bucket*
    5.8 ft

Maximum Material Densities - General Purpose

  • Bucket Type
    General Purpose
  • Bucket Width
    70 in
  • Dump Height
    90 in
  • Maximum Material Density
    2545 lb/yd³
  • Note
    Based on ISO 7546: 1983 and rated operating loads at full turn and standard linkage, without additional counterweight
  • Rated Capacity
    0.8 yd³

Key Features

Performance

Well balanced weight and power make the 903C2 suitable for tasks in agriculture, landscaping, snow, construction, and industrial segments. Optional external counterweights increase lift capacity for demanding jobs. Two loader linkage options, standard and high lift, provide either improved capacity or improved lift height based on the application.

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. Improved entry/exit step and addition of grab handle to ease getting in and out of the machine.

Serviceability

Fully opening rear hood allows easy access to engine compartment featuring side-by-side coolers and transparent fuel/water separator. Optional engine air pre-cleaner and radiator screen for high debris applications.

Work Tools

Standard Skid Steer Loader coupler and continuous auxiliary hydraulic flow enables the 903C2 to use a large range of Cat Skid Steer Loader hydro mechanical work tools. Change tools multiple times during the day? The optional electric Skid Steer Loader style coupler makes the task easier and quicker!

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
    • 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: – 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 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:

  • Cab
    • Open
    • Enclosed
  • Fenders
    • Standard for use with 304 mm (12 in) tires
    • Wide for use with 393 mm (15.5 in) tires
  • Linkage
    • Standard lift
    • High lift
  • 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
  • Work Tools
    • For all work tool options, consult your Cat dealer.