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918M Compact Wheel Loader

918M Compact Wheel Loader

At a Glance

Maximum Gross Power
115 HP
Operating Weight
20917 lb
Bucket Capacities
1.3-1.9 m3 (1.7-2.5 yd3)
Net Power
113 HP
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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.


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


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Operating Weight 20917lb


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

Service Refill Capacities

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Transmission 0.9gal (US)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Tank 5gal (US)
Note DEF used in Cat 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)
Axles - Front 4.5gal (US)
Axles - Rear 4.5gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 14.5gal (US)


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ROPS SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994
FOPS SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98, Level II, ISO 3449 1992 Level II
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.
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).


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

Loader Hydraulic System

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


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


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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™
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.


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

Operating Specifications

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Rated Bucket Capacity 2.5yd³