918M Compact Wheel Loader

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918M Compact Wheel Loader

Introducing the all new Cat 918M Compact Wheel Loader. This new model to the compact loader family features the Optimized Z-bar Loader Linkgage to handle loads with precise control, all around visibility from the comfort of the heated, air suspension seat inside the cab, as well as the standard fuel savings Eco Mode. The intuitive controls and compact size of this machine make it quick and easy to operate in tight spaces. Indispensible to any jobsite, the 918M is a powerful fuel efficient machine giving you the best value in its size class.

Product Specs


Bucket Capacities - General Purpose
1.3-1.9 m³ (1.7-2.5 yd³)
Bucket Capacities
1.3-1.9 m³ (1.7-2.5 yd³)


Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396
Maximum Gross Power - SAE J1995
Rated Net Power - SAE J1349
Rated Net Power - ISO 9249
Maximum Gross Torque - SAE J1995
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249
Maximum Gross Power - DIN ISO 14396
Net Power
Engine Model
Cat C4.4 ACERT™
Maximum Gross Power - Maximum Engine Speed
Rated Net Power - Rated Engine Speed
Maximum Gross Power
Engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards.
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396
Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349
Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel plus front drive implement pump when the engine is equipped with fan, air cleaner, muffler and alternator.
Rated Net Power - DIN ISO 14396


Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction
Maximum Flow - Steering Pump
Steering Cycle Times - Full Left to Full Right - At 2,350 rpm: 90 rpm Steering Wheel Speed
Number of Steering Wheel Turns - Full Left to Full Right or Full Right to Full Left
Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump

Loader Hydraulic System

Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - 3rd Function, Maximum Flow, High
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump, at Maximum Reach
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Rackback
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total Cycle Time
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - 3rd Function, Maximum Flow, Standard
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - 4rd Function, Maximum Flow
Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump
All cycle times listed are with cylinder snubbing turned off.
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder - 3rd Function Relief Pressure
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder - 4th Function Relief Pressure

Service Refill Capacities

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Tank
5gal (US)
DEF used in Cat Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241-1.
Cooling System
5.7gal (US)
Engine Crankcase
2.3gal (US)
Fuel Tank
40.7gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
25.9gal (US)
0.9gal (US)
Axles - Front
4.5gal (US)
Axles - Rear
4.5gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
14.5gal (US)


Forward and Reverse - Low Range, Speed Range 1*
Forward and Reverse - High Range
*Creeper Control allows speed control from a stand still up to 10 km/h (6.3 mph). The Creeper Control will only work in Range 1.
Forward and Reverse - Low Range, Speed Range 2


Standard Size
17.5 R25 XTLA L2
Other Choices Include
17.5-25 12PR L2; 17.5-R25 XHA L3; 17.5-R25 L2/L3, 3PC Rim; 17.5-25 16PR L3, 3PC Rim; 17.5-25 GY L2/L3; 17.5-25 12PR L2, SNOW; 20.5 R25 L2 Snow, 3PC Rim; 20.5 R25 XHA-2 L3, 3PC Rim; 20.5-25 12PR; Solid Tires
Note (1)
Other tire choices are available. Contact your Cat dealer for details.
Note (2)
In certain applications, the loader's productive capabilities may exceed the tire's tonnes-km/h (ton-mph) capabilities.
Note (3)
Caterpillar recommends that you consult a tire supplier to evaluate all conditions before selecting a tire model.


Note (3)
The labelled sound power level for the CE marked configurations when measured according to the test procedure and conditions specified in 2000/14/EC is 103 dB(A).
Note (4)
*The measurements were conducted with the cab doors and windows closed.
SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994
SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98, Level II, ISO 3449:2005 Level II
Note (1)
Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
Note (2)
The declared dynamic operator sound pressure levels per ISO 6396:2008*, when properly installed and maintained, is 77 dB(A).


Fixed; Locking differential (standard)
Oscillating ±11 degrees; Locking differential (standard)


Operating Weight

Operating Specifications

Rated Bucket Capacity

Tire Option - 17.5-25 L2 SGL

This chart represents the change with tire option as compared to standard XTLA tire.
Operating Weight
–92 kg (–203 lb)
Reach: Bucket at 45°
–7 mm (–0.3 in)
Tipping Load - Full Turn
–49 kg (–108 lb)
Tipping Load - Straight
–57 kg (–126 lb)
Turning Radius: Outside of Tires
+7 mm (+0.3 in)
Vertical Heights
–5 mm (–0.2 in)
Width: Over Tires
+13 mm (+0.5 in)

Tire Option - 17.5X25 SOLID

This chart represents the change with tire option as compared to standard XTLA tire.
Operating Weight
+1576 kg (+3,474 lb)
Reach: Bucket at 45°
–9 mm (–0.4 in)
Tipping Load - Full Turn
+827 kg (+1,823 lb)
Tipping Load - Straight
+957 kg (+2,110 lb)
Turning Radius: Outside of Tires
–11 mm (–0.4 in)
Vertical Heights
+37 mm (+1.5 in)
Width: Over Tires
–25 mm (–1 in)

Tire Option - 20.5 R25 XHA2

This chart represents the change with tire option as compared to standard XTLA tire.
Operating Weight
+516 kg (+1,138 lb)
Reach: Bucket at 45°
–75 mm (–3 in)
Tipping Load - Full Turn
+317 kg (+699 lb)
Tipping Load - Straight
+366 kg (+807 lb)
Turning Radius: Outside of Tires
+18 mm (+1 in)
Vertical Heights
+50 mm (+2 in)
Width: Over Tires
+87 mm (+4 in)

Worktool Attachments


  • Power Train
    • Cat C4.4 ACERT engine:
      • Common rail fuel injection
      • Tier 4 Final/Stage IV
    • Caterpillar NOx reduction system
    • Fuel: Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel @ <15 ppm EPA/<10 ppm EU
    • Engine oil: CJ-4
    • Electric fuel pump with 4 micron filtration
    • S·O·SSM port, transmission oil
    • Hydrostatic transmission, 20 km/h (12.5 mph)
    • Lube for life universal joints
    • Forward – Neutral – Reverse on joystick
    • 100% locking differentials
    • Air cleaner, radial seal, dual filters
    • Cooling fan, on demand
    • Tires 17.5-25 12PR
    • Integrated cyclone precleaner
  • Loader End
    • Parallel lift, optimized Z-bar loader
  • Regional Standards (as Required)
    • Back-up alarm
    • Chocks, bucket tooth or edge
    • Decals, roading speed
    • Beacon
    • Reflectors, roading
    • Camera, rearview
  • Hydraulics
    • Two valve, single lever joystick
    • Diagnostic pressure taps
    • S·O·S port, hydraulic oil
    • Variable displacement piston pump
    • Cylinder damping at kickout and end stops
  • Electrical
    • 150 amp alternator
    • Single 850 CCA maintenance free battery
    • Roading lights
    • Battery disconnect switch
  • Fluids
    • Extended life coolant antifreeze, protected to –36° C (–33° F)
    • Cat Advanced HYDO 10 Hydraulic Oil
  • Chassis
    • Front and rear fenders
    • Lockable engine enclosure
    • Recovery hitch
    • Vandalism protection – locked service points
  • Operator Environment
    • ROPS/FOPS cab, pressurised and sound suppressed
    • Implement Lockout
    • Electro-hydraulic implement controls
    • Gauges:
      • Engine coolant temperature
      • Hydraulic oil temperature
      • Fuel level
      • Speedometer
      • Digital hour meter
      • DEF Level Indicator
    • Warning system indicators:
      • Brake charge pressure low
      • Engine malfunction
      • Park brake applied
      • Electrical system voltage flow
      • Hydraulic oil filter bypass
      • Action indicator
      • Emission Malfunction
      • Air Filter Restriction
    • Seat:
      • Fabric or vinyl
      • Adjustable height, backrest, armrest
    • Heater/defroster
    • Tinted front glass, laminated
    • Adjustable steering column
    • Rear window defrost
    • Lockable storage box
    • Internal 12V power source
    • External 12V power source

Optional Equipment

  • Power Train
    • Secondary steering
    • Sound Suppression, EU Prep Package
    • Extreme temperature engine coolant
    • High Speed Option 40 km/h (25 mph)
    • 918M tire options:
      • 17.5-25 12PR L2
      • 17.5-R25 XHA * L3
      • 17.5-R25 * L2/L3 PC RM
      • 17.5-25 16PR L3, 3PC Rim
      • 17.5-25 GY L2/L3
      • 17.5-25 12PR L2, SNOW
      • Flexport
  • Loader End
    • Integrated tool carrier coupler
    • Wide (ISO) coupler
  • Hydraulics
    • Three valve, single lever joystick
    • Four valve, single lever joystick
    • High flow, third valve
  • Electrical
    • Halogen lights, front and rear
    • LED work lights, front and rear
    • Heavy duty battery package
    • Work tool wiring harness
  • Fluids
    • Biodegradable hydraulic oil
  • Chassis
    • Lockable toolbox
    • Fenders, mud flaps
  • Operator Environment
    • ROPS/FOPS Canopy or Cab
    • Premium Heated, Air Suspension Seat
    • Heater and Air Conditioner
    • Feature Package: Road/Load/Road & Load. Dependent on package selection, features included are:
      • Ride Control
      • Adjustable Ground Speed Control
      • Implement Modulation
      • Hystat Aggressiveness
      • Throttle Lock and Adjust
      • Adjustable Rimpull
      • Automatic Loader lift and bucket kickouts adjustable in cab
    • Cat radio (Bluetooth)
    • Rear blind
    • Security system
    • Retractable seat belt 75 mm (3")
    • Rearview camera and screen (standard in EU)
    • Product Link

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