918M Compact Wheel Loader

918M Compact Wheel Loader

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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.


Net Power
113 hp
Engine Model
Cat C4.4 ACERT™
Maximum Gross Power: Maximum Engine Speed
2350 RPM
Maximum Gross Power: SAE J1995
117 hp
Maximum Gross Power: ISO 14396
115 hp
Maximum Gross Power: ISO 14396 (DIN)
117 hp
Rated Net Power: Rated Engine Speed
2200 RPM
Rated Net Power: SAE J1349
112 hp
Maximum Gross Power
115 hp
4.13 in
5.00 in
268 in3
Rated Net Power: ISO 9249
113 hp
Rated Net Power: ISO 9249 (DIN)
114 hp
Maximum Gross Torque: SAE J1995
372 lbf-ft
Maximum Gross Torque: ISO 14396
369 lbf-ft
Maximum Net Torque: SAE J1349
361 lbf-ft
Maximum Net Torque: ISO 9249
365 lbf-ft
Engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards.
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.


Operating Weight
20917 lb

Service Refill Capacities

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

Operating Specifications

Rated Bucket Capacity
2.5 yd3


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


SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994
SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98, Level II, ISO 3449 1992 Level II
Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
The declared dynamic operator sound pressure levels per ISO 6396:2008*, when properly installed and maintained, is 77 dB(A).
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).
*The measurements were conducted with the cab doors and windows closed.


Steering Articulation Angle (each direction)
40 degrees
Maximum Flow – Steering Pump
21.7 gal/min
Maximum Working Pressure – Steering Pump
3190 psi
Steering Cycle Times (full left to full right): At 2,350 RPM: 90 RPM steering wheel speed
2.3 seconds
Number of Steering Wheel Turns – full left to full right or full right to full left
3.4 turns

Loader Hydraulic System

Maximum Flow – Implement Pump
43.6 gal/min
Maximum Flow – Implement Pump: 3rd Function, Maximum Flow, Standard
25 gal/min
Maximum Flow – Implement Pump: 3rd Function, Maximum Flow, High
40 gal/min
Maximum Flow – Implement Pump: 4rd Function, Maximum Flow
25 gal/min
Maximum Working Pressure – Implement Pump
4061 psi
Relief Pressure – Tilt Cylinder
4641 psi
Relief Pressure – Tilt Cylinder: 3rd Function Relief Pressure
4641 psi
Relief Pressure – Tilt Cylinder: 4th Function Relief Pressure
4641 psi
Hydraulic Cycle Times: Raise (ground level to maximum lift)
4.8 seconds
Hydraulic Cycle Times: Dump (at maximum reach)
1.8 seconds
Hydraulic Cycle Times: Float Down (maximum lift to ground level)
2.7 seconds
Hydraulic Cycle Times: Total Cycle Time
11.5 seconds
Hydraulic Cycle Times:: Rack Back
2.2 seconds
All cycle times listed are with cylinder snubbing turned off.


Forward and Reverse: Low Range, Speed Range 1*
6.3 mph
Forward and Reverse: Low Range, Speed Range 2
12.5 mph
Forward and Reverse: High Range
25 mph
*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.


Standard Size
17.5-25 12PR
Other Choices Include:
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™
Other tire choices are available. Contact your Cat dealer for details.
In certain applications, the loader’s productive capabilities may exceed the tire’s tonnes-km/h (ton-mph) capabilities.
Caterpillar recommends that you consult a tire supplier to evaluate all conditions before selecting a tire model.


Fixed; Locking differential (standard)
Oscillating ±11 degrees; Locking differential (standard)
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 150 amp alternator
    • Single 850 CCA maintenance free battery
    • Roading lights
    • Battery disconnect switch
    • Extended life coolant antifreeze, protected to –36° C (–33° F)
    • Cat Advanced HYDO 10 Hydraulic Oil
    • Front and rear fenders
    • Lockable engine enclosure
    • Recovery hitch
    • Vandalism protection – locked service points
    • 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
    • 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
    • Integrated tool carrier coupler
    • Wide (ISO) coupler
    • Three valve, single lever joystick
    • Four valve, single lever joystick
    • High flow, third valve
    • Halogen lights, front and rear
    • LED work lights, front and rear
    • Heavy duty battery package
    • Work tool wiring harness
    • Biodegradable hydraulic oil
    • Lockable toolbox
    • Fenders, mud flaps
    • 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)
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