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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.

Cat Specs


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


Operating Weight
20917 lb


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


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

Service Refill Capacities

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


SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994
SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98, Level II, ISO 3449 1992 Level II
Note (4)
*The measurements were conducted with the cab doors and windows closed.
Note (2)
The declared dynamic operator sound pressure levels per ISO 6396:2008*, when properly installed and maintained, is 77 dB(A).
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 (1)
Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.


Forward and Reverse - Low Range, Speed Range 2
12.5 mile/h
Forward and Reverse - High Range
25 mile/h
*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 1*
6.3 mile/h

Loader Hydraulic System

Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - 3rd Function, Maximum Flow, Standard
25 gal/min
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Rackback
2.2 s
All cycle times listed are with cylinder snubbing turned off.
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump
43.6 gal/min
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder - 4th Function Relief Pressure
4641 psi
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump, at Maximum Reach
1.8 s
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - 4rd Function, Maximum Flow
25 gal/min
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift
4.8 s
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder
4641 psi
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - 3rd Function, Maximum Flow, High
40 gal/min
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level
2.7 s
Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump
4061 psi
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total Cycle Time
11.5 s
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder - 3rd Function Relief Pressure
4641 psi


Steering Cycle Times - Full Left to Full Right - At 2,350 rpm: 90 rpm Steering Wheel Speed
2.3 s
Number of Steering Wheel Turns - Full Left to Full Right or Full Right to Full Left
3.4 turns
Maximum Flow - Steering Pump
21.7 gal/min
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction
40 °
Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump
3190 psi


Note (3)
Caterpillar recommends that you consult a tire supplier to evaluate all conditions before selecting a tire model.
Note (1)
Other tire choices are available. Contact your Cat dealer for details.
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™
Note (2)
In certain applications, the loader's productive capabilities may exceed the tire's tonnes-km/h (ton-mph) capabilities.
Standard Size
17.5-25 12PR

Operating Specifications

Rated Bucket Capacity
2.5 yd³