903C2 Compact Wheel Loader

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.

Rated Bucket Capacity
0.8 yd3
Net Power
40 hp
Engine Model
Cat C2.4*
Maximum Gross Power
42 hp

Operating Specifications – Standard Lift

Rated Bucket Capacity
0.8yd3
Tire Size
33 × 15.5-16.5, 12PR
Breakout Force
5170lbf
Operating Weight
9060lb
Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Bucket
2150lb
Straight Tipping Load, Bucket
5070lb
Full Turn Static Tipping Load, Bucket
4300lb
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)
2610lb
Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (60% of FTSTL)
1960lb
With Additional Counterweight – Operating Weight
9435lb
With Additional Counterweight – Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Bucket
2305lb
With Additional Counterweight – Straight Tipping Load, Bucket
5445lb
With Additional Counterweight – Full Turn Static Tipping Load, Bucket
4610lb
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)
2800lb
With Additional Counterweight – Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (60% of FTSTL)
2105lb

Engine

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

Weights

Operating Weight
9060lb

Buckets

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

Transmission

Travel Speed
10mph

Hydraulic System

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

Cab

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

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
3gal
Fuel Tank
11.4gal
Hydraulic System
6.3gal
Engine Oil
2.4gal

Dimensions (Approximate) – Standard

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

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
0.8yd3
Dump Height
90in
Maximum Material Density
2545lb/yd3
Bucket Width
70in

Maximum Material Densities – Light Material

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

Dimensions (Approximate) – High Lift

Cab Height
8.2ft
Ground Clearance
1.3ft
Wheelbase
5.9ft
Overall Length with Bucket*
15.9ft
Reach at Maximum Dump Height*
2.9ft
Dig Depth
8in
Maximum Dump Height*
8.0ft
Load Over Height
9.6ft
Hinge Pin at Maximum Height
10.6ft
Departure Angle (degrees)
30°
Overall Length with Forks
17.5ft
Reach at Level Ground
3.7ft
Maximum Reach
5.4ft
Fork Depth Above Ground
2in
Fork Height at Maximum Reach
4.6ft
Maximum Fork Height
10.3ft
Fork Reach at Maximum Height
2.5ft
Turning Radius Over Bucket*
13.2ft
Turning Radius Inside Tire**
5.4ft
Width Over Bucket*
5.8ft
Tire Gauge
4.3ft
Machine Width**
5.6ft
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 – High Lift

Tire Size
33 × 15.5-16.5, 12PR
Rated Bucket Capacity
0.8yd3
Breakout Force
5170lbf
Operating Weight
9105lb
Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Bucket
1875lb
Straight Tipping Load, Bucket
4500lb
Full Turn Static Tipping Load, Bucket
3760lb
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)
2410lb
Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (60% of FTSTL)
1805lb
With Additional Counterweight – Operating Weight
9480lb
With Additional Counterweight – Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Bucket
2030lb
With Additional Counterweight – Straight Tipping Load, Bucket
4840lb
With Additional Counterweight – Full Turn Static Tipping Load, Bucket
4060lb
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)
2590lb
With Additional Counterweight – Rated Operating Load @ Full Turn, Forks (EN 474-3:2006, Rough Terrain, 500 mm (20 in) Load Center) (60% of FTSTL)
1940lb

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:

  • Air conditioning/heater
  • Alternator, 90 amp for air conditioning
  • Antifreeze/coolant, extended life, protects to –50° C (–58° F)
  • Beacon ready
  • Cab
    • Open
    • Enclosed
  • Counterweight: 160 kg (350 lb)
  • Differential lock, front and rear axles
  • Eco drain, engine oil
  • Electric quick coupler, skid steer loader compatible
  • Engine air precleaner
  • 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
  • Linkage
    • Standard lift
    • High lift
  • Radiator debris screen
  • 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.