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938M Waste Handler Small Wheel Loader

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The Cat® 938M Waste Handler sets a new standard for productivity, fuel efficiency and comfort. A high torque, low speed C7.1 engine works in concert with an intelligent hystat power train to deliver fuel efficiency as standard. A complete range of guarding and debris management solutions are available to meet the needs of the most demanding environments. Extremely low sound levels, large spacious cab and intuitive controls keep you working comfortably all day and even all night! Experience this industry benchmark.

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    Benefits

    Reduced By 30% Engine Speed

    Lower engine speed lowers fuel burn.

    MORE Control

    More refined control with consistent and predictable stopping distances.

    Class Leading 68 dB(A) Sound Level

    When running at 1,600 RPM in Standard Mode.

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    • Air Conditioning System
      Air Conditioning
      The air conditioning system on this machine contains the flourinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.9 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.717 metric tonnes.
    • Buckets
      Bucket Capacities
      3.0-5.0 m3 (3.9-6.5 yd3)
    • Cab
      Declared Sound Levels - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)*
      101 dB(A)
      Declared Sound Levels - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)*
      68 dB(A)
      FOPS
      ISO 3449:2005 LEVEL II
      Note (1)
      * Measurements were conducted at 70% of maximum engine cooling fan speed. Sound level may vary at different engine cooling fan speeds. The cab was properly installed and maintained. The measurements were conducted with the cab doors and the cab windows closed.
      – The Blue Angel environmental label is an optional attachment for Europe only.
      ROPS
      ISO 3471:2008
    • Engine
      Bore
      4 in
      Displacement
      427 in³
      Emissions
      The Cat C7.1 engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V and Korea Tier 4 Final emission standards.
      Engine Model
      Cat® C7.1
      Engine Power - ISO 14396
      188 HP
      Engine Power - ISO 14396 - Metric
      190 HP
      Maximum Gross Power
      188 HP
      Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4)
      188 HP
      Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)
      173 HP
      Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 (metric) (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4)
      190 HP
      Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 (metric) (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)
      176 HP
      Maximum Gross Power - Maximum Engine Speed (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4)
      1800 r/min
      Maximum Gross Power - Maximum Engine Speed (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)
      1600 r/min
      Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396 (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4)
      664 ft·lbf
      Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396 (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)
      642 ft·lbf
      Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249:2007 (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4)
      650 ft·lbf
      Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249:2007 (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)
      628 ft·lbf
      Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349 (Performance [HP+] Power Mode: Range 1-4)
      649 ft·lbf
      Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349 (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)
      627 ft·lbf
      Net Power (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4)
      1800 r/min
      Net Power (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)
      1600 r/min
      Net Power - ISO 9249 (metric) at Minimum Fan Speed (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4)
      186 HP
      Net Power - ISO 9249 (metric) at Minimum Fan Speed (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)
      172 HP
      Net Power - ISO 9249 at Minimum Fan Speed (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4)
      184 HP
      Net Power - ISO 9249 at Minimum Fan Speed (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)
      170 HP
      Net Power - SAE J1349 at Minimum Fan Speed (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4)
      183 HP
      Net Power - SAE J1349 at Minimum Fan Speed (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)
      170 HP
      Note (1)
      *Range 4 power and torque is equal to Performance Mode with Caterpillar Power by Range technology.
      Note (2)
      Net power ratings are tested at the reference conditions for the specified standard and denote power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with alternator, air cleaner, emission components and fan at specified speed.
      Note (3)
      No derating required up to 3000 m (10,000 ft) altitude. Auto derate protects hydraulic and transmission systems.
      Stroke
      5 in
    • Loader Hydraulic System
      Cycle Times - Performance (HP+) at 1,800 rpm/Standard Power Mode at 1,600 rpm - Dump (at Maximum Lift Height)
      1.5/1.7 seconds
      Cycle Times - Performance (HP+) at 1,800 rpm/Standard Power Mode at 1,600 rpm - Float Down (Maximum Lift to Ground Level)
      2.7/2.7 seconds
      Cycle Times - Performance (HP+) at 1,800 rpm/Standard Power Mode at 1,600 rpm - Raise (Ground Level to Maximum Lift)
      5.5/6.2 seconds
      Cycle Times - Performance (HP+) at 1,800 rpm/Standard Power Mode at 1,600 rpm - Total Cycle Time
      9.7/10.6 seconds
      Lift Cylinder: Standard Lift Linkage - Bore Diameter
      4.7 in
      Lift Cylinder: Standard Lift Linkage - Rod Diameter
      2.6 in
      Lift Cylinder: Standard Lift Linkage - Stroke
      31.1 in
      Maximum Flow - Implement Pump
      50 gal/min
      Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - 3rd Function Maximum Flow*
      50 gal/min
      Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - 4th Function Maximum Flow*
      42 gal/min
      Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump
      4061 psi
      Note (1)
      Implement system uses a dedicated load sensing variable displacement pump with dual double acting lift cylinders and a single double acting tilt cylinder.
      Note (2)
      Flow values listed are for a machine running in Performance Power Mode (1,800 rpm).
      Note (3)
      * 3rd and 4th function flow is fully adjustable from 20% to 100% of maximum flow through the touch screen display when equipped.
      Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder
      4351 psi
      Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder - 3rd and 4th Function Maximum Working Pressure
      4061 psi
      Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder - 3rd and 4th Function Relief Pressure
      4351 psi
      Tilt Cylinder: Standard Lift Linkage - Bore Diameter
      5.9 in
      Tilt Cylinder: Standard Lift Linkage - Rod Diameter
      3.5 in
      Tilt Cylinder: Standard Lift Linkage - Stroke
      21.9 in
    • Operating Specifications
      Full Turn Tip Load (1)
      9795 kg (21,594 lb)**
      Full Turn Tip Load (2)
      10 741 kg (23,679 lb)^
      Note (1)
      **Dimensions listed are for a machine configured with optional counterweights, waste guarding, 80 kg (176 lb) operator, and Michelin 20.5 R25 XMINE D2 tires.
      Note (2)
      ^Dimensions listed are for a machine configured with standard counterweights, waste guarding, rear waste gate, 80 kg (176 lb) operator, and new solid tires.
    • Power Train
      Brakes - Parking
      Spring applied hydraulically released
      Brakes - Service
      Inboard wet disc
      Front Axle
      Fixed
      Front Axle - Traction Aid
      Locking differential
      Note (1)
      Power train is governed by the Caterpillar exclusive Intelligent Power Management system to deliver peak performance and efficiency.
      Note (2)
      Offset rims available to meet European roading requirements.
      Note (3)
      Differential front locking axle can be engaged on the go at full torque up to 20 km/h (12.4 mph) on the 938M.
      Rear Axle
      Oscillating
      Rear Axle - Oscillation Angle by Tire Size - 20.5 R25, 550/65, 600/65, 650/65
      ± 10.5 degrees
      Rear Axle - Oscillation Angle by Tire Size - 23.5 R25
      ± 7 degrees
      Rear Axle - Oscillation Angle by Tire Size - Solid Tires, 750/65, 620/65, Skidder
      ± 7 degrees
      Rear Axle - Traction Aid - Optional
      Limited slip differential
    • Service Refill Capacities
      Axles - Front
      9.2 gal (US)
      Axles - Rear
      9.2 gal (US)
      Cooling System
      8.5 gal (US)
      Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Tank
      5 gal (US)
      Engine Crankcase
      5.3 gal (US)
      Fuel Tank
      51.5 gal (US)
      Hydraulic System - Including Tank
      44.9 gal (US)
      Hydraulic Tank
      23.8 gal (US)
      Transmission - Gear Box
      2.9 gal (US)
    • Steering
      Maximum Flow - Steering Pump
      34 gal/min
      Maximum Steering Torque - 0° (Straight Machine)
      42506 ft·lbf
      Maximum Steering Torque - 40° (Full Turn)
      31398 ft·lbf
      Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump
      3500 psi
      Note (1)
      Steering system uses a dedicated load sensing variable displacement pump with dual double acting cylinders.
      Note (2)
      Flow values listed are for a machine running in Performance Power Mode (1,800 rpm).
      Steering Cycle Times - Full Left to Full Right - Maximum RPM: 90 rpm Steering Wheel Speed
      2.3 s
      Steering Cycle Times - Full Left to Full Right - Minimum RPM: Pump Flow Limited
      3.1 s
      Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter
      3.1 in
      Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter
      2 in
      Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke
      15.7 in
    • Sustainability
      Recyclability
      94%
    • Transmission
      Forward and Reverse - Range 1*
      1-13 km/h (0.6-8 mph)
      Forward and Reverse - Range 2
      8 mile/h
      Forward and Reverse - Range 3
      17 mile/h
      Forward and Reverse - Range 4
      25 mile/h
      Note
      *Creeper control allows maximum speed range adjustability from 1 km/h (0.6 mph) to 13 km/h (8 mph) in Range 1 through the touch screen display when equipped. Factory default is 7 km/h (4.4 mph).
    • Weights
      Note (1)
      **Dimensions listed are for a machine configured with optional counterweights, waste guarding, 80 kg (176 lb) operator, and Michelin 20.5 R25 XMINE D2 tires.
      Note (2)
      ^Dimensions listed are for a machine configured with standard counterweights, waste guarding, rear waste gate, 80 kg (176 lb) operator, and new solid tires.
      Operating Weight
      41794 lb
      Operating Weight (1)
      17 258 kg (38,046 lb)**
      Operating Weight (2)
      18 958 kg (41,794 lb)^
    POWER TRAIN
    • Axle Duo-Cone seal guards
    • Auto idle shut down feature
    • Cat C7.1 engine
      – Power modes (Standard and Performance)
      – Power by range (High Power in Range 4)
      – Turbocharged and aftercooled
      – Diesel particulate filter (Fit for Life)
    • Coded start (requires secondary display)
    • Differential lock in front axle
    • Enclosed wet disc full hydraulic brakes
    • Hydraulically driven demand cooling fan
    • Hydrostatic transmission with electronic control
      – Operator modes (Default, TC, Hystat, and Ice)
      – Directional Shift Aggressiveness (fast, medium, slow)
      – Rimpull control, adjust wheel torque
      – Creeper control, adjust ground speed
    • Parking brake, electric
    • Single plane cooling package wide six fins per inch density
    • Oil sampling ports
    • Throttle lock and max speed limiter
    HYDRAULICS
    • Automatic lift lower and tilt kickouts, adjustable in-cab
    • Bucket and fork modes, adjustable in-cab
    • Cylinder damping at kickout and mechanical end stops
    • Fine mode control (fast, medium, slow)
    • Hydraulic response setting (fast, medium, slow)
    • Load sensing hydraulics and steering
    • Seat-mounted hydraulic joystick controls
    ELECTRICAL
    • Alternator, 115 amp, heavy duty
    • Batteries, 1,000 CCA (2) 24V system, disconnect switch
    • Back-up alarm
    • Emergency shutdown switch
    • Halogen work and roading lights, LED rear tail lights
    • Product Link PRO with three year subscription
    • Remote jump start post
    • Resettable main and critical function breakers
    OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • 75 mm (3 in) High-Vis retractable seat belt, with audible alarm and indicator
    • Automatic temperature control
    • Cab, pressurized
    • Camera, rearview
    • External heated mirrors with lower parabolic
    • Ground level cab door release
    • Hydraulic control lockout
    • Mirror, single
    • Lunch box storage
    • Radio ready speakers
    • Rear window defrost, electric
    • Column mounted multi function control – lights, wipers, turn signal
    • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
    • Tinted front glass
    • Wet arm wiper/washer, 2-speed and intermittent, front, lights, wipers, turn signal
    • Suspension seat, fabric
    OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
    • Large-access enclosure doors with adjustable close/open force
    • Cat optimized Z-bar linkage with parallel lift
    • Recovery hitch, with pin
    • Remote mounted lubrication points
    • Lockable compartments and enclosures
    OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
    • Autolube, integrated in secondary display
    • Auxiliary flow, third and fourth function
    • Differential, limited slip, rear
    • Beacon light, strobe
    • Cab, deluxe (standard in Europe)
      – Camera, rearview integrated into advanced display
      – Electrically adjustable external heated mirrors (2)
      – Secondary display to enable features and adjust parameters
      – LED interior lighting
      – Sunscreen, front and rear
      – Touchscreen secondary display
      – Ride control adjustable speed activation
      – Preventative maintenance reminders
      – Integrated help function (26 languages)
    • Camera, roof mounted, front view with separate display
    • Cold start package
      – Ether starting aid, block heater and additional batteries, 1,000 CCA (4 total)
    • Counterweight, additional options
    • Coupler, (Fusion and ISO 23727)
    • Debris packages (low, medium, high)
    • Fenders (extended cover and full coverage)
    • Guarding packages
    • Linkage, high lift
    • Lights, auxiliary, halogen or LED with engine and DEF compartment lights
    • Payload Technology
      – Cat Production Measurement (CPM)
      – CPM Printer
    • Product Link ELITE with capabilities for software push, data logging, histogram and trend mapping
    • Radio packages
    • Rear Object Detection
    • Ride Control System, adjustable through secondary display
    • Seats
      – Deluxe seat – fully adjustable fabric air suspension seat with mid seat backrest
      – Premium seat – fully adjustable leather and fabric air suspension with high backrest and air lumbar support. Seat is heated and ventilated on bottom cushion and backrest.
    • Steering
      – Dual mode and secondary
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM)