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Small Wheel Loaders

938M Waste Handler Small Wheel Loader

  • Maximum Gross Power
    188 HP
  • Bore
    4 in
  • Stroke
    5 in
  • Displacement
    427 in³
Engine
Maximum Gross Power
188 HP
Bore
4 in
Stroke
5 in
Displacement
427 in³
Engine Model
Cat® C7.1
Maximum Rated Gross Power
188 HP
Maximum Rated Gross Power
188 HP
Maximum Rated Gross Power
188 HP
Maximum Rated Gross Power
188 HP
Maximum Rated Gross Power
1800 r/min
Rated Net Power
184 HP
Rated Net Power
182 HP
Emissions
The Cat C7.1 engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V and Korea Tier 4 Final emission standards.
Maximum Gross Torque
642 ft·lbf
Maximum Net Torque
649 ft·lbf
Maximum Net Torque
627 ft·lbf
Note
*Range 4 power and torque is equal to Performance Mode with Caterpillar Power by Range technology.
Note
Net power ratings are tested at the reference conditions for the specified standard and denote power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with alternator, air cleaner, emission components and fan at specified speed.
Note
No derating required up to 3000 m (10,000 ft) altitude. Auto derate protects hydraulic and transmission systems.
Maximum Gross Power
1800 r/min
Maximum Gross Torque
664 ft·lbf
Maximum Gross Power
1600 r/min
Maximum Gross Power
173 HP
Maximum Gross Power
188 HP
Maximum Net Torque
650 ft·lbf
Maximum Net Torque
628 ft·lbf
Net Power
186 HP
Engine Power
188 HP
Engine Power
190 HP
Maximum Gross Power
190 HP
Net Power
184 HP
Net Power
183 HP
Net Power
1600 r/min
Net Power
1800 r/min
Maximum Gross Power
176 HP
Net Power
170 HP
Net Power
170 HP
Net Power
172 HP
Maximum Gross Torque
648 ft·lbf
Maximum Net Torque
628 ft·lbf
Maximum Net Torque
628 ft·lbf
Maximum Rated Gross Power
175 HP
Maximum Rated Gross Power
173 HP
Maximum Rated Gross Power
1600 r/min
Note
Spark arrester performance as standard – Meets the performance requirements of EN 1834-1.2000 (section 6.4.2 Visual Test).
Rated Net Power
169 HP
Rated Net Power
171 HP
Rated Net Power
168 HP
Rated Net Power
186 HP
Buckets
Bucket Capacities
3.0-5.0 m3 (3.9-6.5 yd3)
Operating Specifications
Note
**Dimensions listed are for a machine configured with optional counterweights, waste guarding, 80 kg (176 lb) operator, and Michelin 20.5 R25 XMINE D2 tires.
Full Turn Tip Load
9795 kg (21,594 lb)**
Note
^Dimensions listed are for a machine configured with standard counterweights, waste guarding, rear waste gate, 80 kg (176 lb) operator, and new solid tires.
Full Turn Tip Load
10 741 kg (23,679 lb)^
Full Turn Tip Load
21720 lb
Weights
Operating Weight
41794 lb
Operating Weight
17 258 kg (38,046 lb)**
Operating Weight
18 958 kg (41,794 lb)^
Note
^Dimensions listed are for a machine configured with standard counterweights, waste guarding, rear waste gate, 80 kg (176 lb) operator, and new solid tires.
Note
**Dimensions listed are for a machine configured with optional counterweights, waste guarding, 80 kg (176 lb) operator, and Michelin 20.5 R25 XMINE D2 tires.
Cab
ROPS
ISO 3471:2008
FOPS
ISO 3449:2005 LEVEL II
Declared Sound Levels
101 dB(A)
Declared Sound Levels
68 dB(A)
Note
* Measurements were conducted at 70% of maximum engine cooling fan speed. Sound level may vary at different engine cooling fan speeds. The cab was properly installed and maintained. The measurements were conducted with the cab doors and the cab windows cl
Note
The Blue Angel environmental label is an optional attachment for Europe only.
Air Conditioning System
Air Conditioning
The air conditioning system on this machine contains the flourinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.9 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.717 metric tonnes.
Loader Hydraulic System
Cycle Times
1.5/1.7 seconds
Cycle Times
2.7/2.7 seconds
Cycle Times
5.5/6.2 seconds
Cycle Times
9.7/10.6 seconds
Maximum Flow
50 gal/min
Maximum Working Pressure
4061 psi
Note
Implement system uses a dedicated load sensing variable displacement pump with dual double acting lift cylinders and a single double acting tilt cylinder.
Note
Flow values listed are for a machine running in Performance Power Mode (1,800 rpm).
Note
* 3rd and 4th function flow is fully adjustable from 20% to 100% of maximum flow through the touch screen display when equipped.
Relief Pressure
4351 psi
Maximum Flow
42 gal/min
Relief Pressure
4351 psi
Relief Pressure
4061 psi
Maximum Flow
50 gal/min
Lift Cylinder
31.1 in
Tilt Cylinder
3.5 in
Lift Cylinder
2.6 in
Tilt Cylinder
5.9 in
Lift Cylinder
4.7 in
Tilt Cylinder
21.9 in
Lift Cylinder
4.7 in
Lift Cylinder
2.6 in
Lift Cylinder
31.1 in
Maximum Flow
50 gal/min
Relief Pressure
4061 psi
Relief Pressure
4351 psi
Tilt Cylinder
5.9 in
Tilt Cylinder
3.5 in
Tilt Cylinder
21.9 in
Steering
Maximum Flow
34 gal/min
Maximum Steering Torque
42506 ft·lbf
Maximum Steering Torque
31398 ft·lbf
Maximum Working Pressure
3500 psi
Note
Steering system uses a dedicated load sensing variable displacement pump with dual double acting cylinders.
Note
Flow values listed are for a machine running in Performance Power Mode (1,800 rpm).
Steering Cycle Times
2.3 s
Steering Cycle Times
3.1 s
Steering Cylinder
3.1 in
Steering Cylinder
2 in
Steering Cylinder
15.7 in
Transmission
Forward and Reverse
1-13 km/h (0.6-8 mph)
Forward and Reverse
8 mile/h
Forward and Reverse
17 mile/h
Forward and Reverse
25 mile/h
Note
*Creeper control allows maximum speed range adjustability from 1 km/h (0.6 mph) to 13 km/h (8 mph) in Range 1 through the touch screen display when equipped. Factory default is 7 km/h (4.4 mph).
Power Train
Brakes
Spring applied hydraulically released
Brakes
Inboard wet disc
Front Axle
Fixed
Note
Power train is governed by the Caterpillar exclusive Intelligent Power Management system to deliver peak performance and efficiency.
Note
Offset rims available to meet European roading requirements.
Note
Differential front locking axle can be engaged on the go at full torque up to 20 km/h (12.4 mph) on the 938M.
Rear Axle
Oscillating
Rear Axle
± 10.5 degrees
Rear Axle
± 7 degrees
Rear Axle
Limited slip differential
Front Axle
Locking differential
Rear Axle
± 7 degrees
Front Axle
Locking differential (standard)
Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System
8.5 gal (US)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid
5 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase
5.3 gal (US)
Fuel Tank
51.5 gal (US)
Hydraulic System
44.9 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
23.8 gal (US)
Transmission
2.9 gal (US)
Axles
9.2 gal (US)
Axles
9.2 gal (US)
Front Axles
9.2 gal (US)
Rear Axles
9.2 gal (US)
  • POWER TRAIN
    • Axle Duo-Cone seal guards
    • Auto idle shut down feature
    • Cat C7.1 engine
      – Power modes (Standard and Performance)
      – Power by range (High Power in Range 4)
      – Turbocharged and aftercooled
      – Diesel particulate filter (Fit for Life)
    • Coded start (requires secondary display)
    • Differential lock in front axle
    • Enclosed wet disc full hydraulic brakes
    • Hydraulically driven demand cooling fan
    • Hydrostatic transmission with electronic control
      – Operator modes (Default, TC, Hystat, and Ice)
      – Directional Shift Aggressiveness (fast, medium, slow)
      – Rimpull control, adjust wheel torque
      – Creeper control, adjust ground speed
    • Parking brake, electric
    • Single plane cooling package wide six fins per inch density
    • Oil sampling ports
    • Throttle lock and max speed limiter
  • HYDRAULICS
    • Automatic lift lower and tilt kickouts, adjustable in-cab
    • Bucket and fork modes, adjustable in-cab
    • Cylinder damping at kickout and mechanical end stops
    • Fine mode control (fast, medium, slow)
    • Hydraulic response setting (fast, medium, slow)
    • Load sensing hydraulics and steering
    • Seat-mounted hydraulic joystick controls
  • ELECTRICAL
    • Alternator, 115 amp, heavy duty
    • Batteries, 1,000 CCA (2) 24V system, disconnect switch
    • Back-up alarm
    • Emergency shutdown switch
    • Halogen work and roading lights, LED rear tail lights
    • Product Link PRO with three year subscription
    • Remote jump start post
    • Resettable main and critical function breakers
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • 75 mm (3 in) High-Vis retractable seat belt, with audible alarm and indicator
    • Automatic temperature control
    • Cab, pressurized
    • Camera, rearview
    • External heated mirrors with lower parabolic
    • Ground level cab door release
    • Hydraulic control lockout
    • Mirror, single
    • Lunch box storage
    • Radio ready speakers
    • Rear window defrost, electric
    • Column mounted multi function control – lights, wipers, turn signal
    • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
    • Tinted front glass
    • Wet arm wiper/washer, 2-speed and intermittent, front, lights, wipers, turn signal
    • Suspension seat, fabric
  • OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
    • Large-access enclosure doors with adjustable close/open force
    • Cat optimized Z-bar linkage with parallel lift
    • Recovery hitch, with pin
    • Remote mounted lubrication points
    • Lockable compartments and enclosures
  • OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
    • Autolube, integrated in secondary display
    • Auxiliary flow, third and fourth function
    • Differential, limited slip, rear
    • Beacon light, strobe
    • Cab, deluxe (standard in Europe)
      – Camera, rearview integrated into advanced display
      – Electrically adjustable external heated mirrors (2)
      – Secondary display to enable features and adjust parameters
      – LED interior lighting
      – Sunscreen, front and rear
      – Touchscreen secondary display
      – Ride control adjustable speed activation
      – Preventative maintenance reminders
      – Integrated help function (26 languages)
    • Camera, roof mounted, front view with separate display
    • Cold start package
      – Ether starting aid, block heater and additional batteries, 1,000 CCA (4 total)
    • Counterweight, additional options
    • Coupler, (Fusion and ISO 23727)
    • Debris packages (low, medium, high)
    • Fenders (extended cover and full coverage)
    • Guarding packages
    • Linkage, high lift
    • Lights, auxiliary, halogen or LED with engine and DEF compartment lights
    • Payload Technology
      – Cat Production Measurement (CPM)
      – CPM Printer
    • Product Link ELITE with capabilities for software push, data logging, histogram and trend mapping
    • Radio packages
    • Rear Object Detection
    • Ride Control System, adjustable through secondary display
    • Seats
      – Deluxe seat – fully adjustable fabric air suspension seat with mid seat backrest
      – Premium seat – fully adjustable leather and fabric air suspension with high backrest and air lumbar support. Seat is heated and ventilated on bottom cushion and backrest.
    • Steering
      – Dual mode and secondary
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM)