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The Cat 938M Small Wheel Loader sets the standard for productivity, fuel efficiency and operator comfort. The improved optimized Z-bar loader linkage delivers the quick loading performance of a traditional Z-bar with the parallelism and load handling capability of a tool carrier. A high torque, low speed C7.1 ACERT engine works in concert with an intelligent hystat power train to deliver fuel efficiency as standard. Meets Tier 4 Final/Stage V emission standards with an environmentally friendly, Clean Emission Module designed to manage itself so you can concentrate on your work. Experience the new industry benchmark.

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Engine
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Maximum Gross Power 188.0 HP 140.0 kW
Displacement (Standard Power Mode: Speed Range 1-3*) 427.0 in³ 7.01 l
Maximum Rated Gross Power - Maximum Engine Speed (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*) 1600.0 r/min 1600.0 r/min
Rated Net Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1349 at Minimum Fan Speed (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4) 183.0 HP 137.0 kW
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396 (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*) 642.0 ft·lbf 870.0 N·m
Maximum Gross Power - 1,600 rpm - ISO 14396 (DIN) (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*) 176.0 mhp 176.0 mhp
Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349 (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4) 649.0 ft·lbf 880.0 N·m
Maximum Gross Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4) 188.0 HP 140.0 kW
Rated Net Power - 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249 (DIN) at Minimum Fan Speed (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*) 172.0 mhp 172.0 mhp
Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349 (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*) 627.0 ft·lbf 850.0 N·m
Rated Net Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 9249 (DIN) at Minimum Fan Speed (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4) 186.0 mhp 186.0 mhp
Maximum Rated Gross Power - Maximum Engine Speed (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4) 1800.0 r/min 1800.0 r/min
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396 (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4) 664.0 ft·lbf 900.0 N·m
Displacement (Performance Power Mode: Speed Range 1-4) 427.0 in³ 7.01 l
Maximum Gross Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 (DIN) (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4) 190.0 mhp 190.0 mhp
Note (1) 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. 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.
Engine Model Cat C7.1 ACERT** Cat C7.1 ACERT**
Rated Net Power - 1,600 rpm - SAE J1349 at Minimum Fan Speed (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*) 170.0 HP 127.0 kW
Maximum Gross Power - 1,600 rpm - ISO 14396 (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*) 173.0 HP 129.0 kW
Note (2) *Range 4 power and torque is equal to Performance Mode with Caterpillar Power by Range technology. *Range 4 power and torque is equal to Performance Mode with Caterpillar Power by Range technology.
Note (3) **The Cat C7.1 ACERT engine meets Tier 4 Final/Stage V off-highway emission standards. **The Cat C7.1 ACERT engine meets Tier 4 Final/Stage V off-highway emission standards.
Rated Net Power - 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249 at Minimum Fan Speed (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*) 170.0 HP 127.0 kW
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249:2007 (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*) 628.0 ft·lbf 852.0 N·m
Rated Net Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 9249 at Minimum Fan Speed (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4) 184.0 HP 137.0 kW
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249:2007 (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4) 650.0 ft·lbf 882.0 N·m

Efficiently Powerful

The Cat® C7.1 engine provides cleaner, quieter operation while delivering superior performance and durability through a high torque, low speed design. Caterpillar's exclusive Intelligent Power Management system monitors operator input and power availability to keep the machine working at peak efficiency and provide the operator with greater customization to suit their application.

A choice of Power Modes allows you to choose between maximum fuel efficiency or boosted power along with hydraulic speed.

STANDARD POWER MODE

  • Saves fuel and reduces cab sound levels
  • Biggest gains are seen during load and carry, snow removal and roading applications

PERFORMANCE POWER MODE
  • Enabled at the push of a button (HP+), boosts engine power by up to 10% and engine speed by over 12%
  • Increases hydraulic cycle times and productivity

Lock up and go with fully locking front differential axle that can be engaged on the move at full torque. Maximize your traction with optional Limited Slip Differential on the rear axle to keep you climbing.

Work Made Easy

OPTIMIZED Z-BAR LINKAGE

The optimized Z-bar linkage combines the digging efficiency of a traditional Z-bar with integrated tool carrier capabilities for great performance and versatility. Visibility to bucket corners and fork tips at ground level remain excellent while sight lines at maximum lift are improved with a Generation III lift arm design. Lift higher and reach further with optional High Lift linkage available on all three models.

QUICK LOADING PERFORMANCE SERIES BUCKETS

Performance Series Buckets deliver up to 10% higher fill factors compared to previous models, better material retention for significant productivity and fuel efficiency improvements. The buckets feature a longer floor to take a bigger bite of the pile, an open throat to heap higher and curved side bars to help with material retention.

Enjoy All Day Comfort

A spacious, quiet and comfortable operator environment helps keep you relaxed and productive throughout the day. Experience superior all around visibility with single piece front windshield, redesigned linkage and clean hydraulic lines routing. Seat-mounted controls featuring low effort joystick for lift and tilt functions along with integrated Forward/Neutral/Reverse switch, differential lock trigger and optional third and fourth auxiliary functions.

  • Automatic climate control with heated rear glass and external mirrors
  • Information at a glance with large primary LCD display
  • Heated and cooled seat option
  • Optional Ride Control
  • Exclusive electro-hydraulic cylinder snubbing
  • An extra eye on the job site with optional integrated rear object detection and optional* rearview camera

*Standard in Europe.

Customize Your Experience

The M Series Wheel Loaders will remember you and your personal settings with unique operator codes to make this machine truly yours and keep it secure.

Work as one with your machine by customizing your controls.

  • Select your Power Train Mode
  • Reduce tire wear using Rimpull
  • Fine tune ground speed with Creeper Control
  • Adjustable Electo-Hydraulic Controls
  • Set Directional Shift Response based on job application

Service

Get up and running quickly with ground level, daily service access and optional engine compartment lighting. Three large service doors can be opened and closed in any order to give full access to filters and service points. Extended service intervals on hydraulic and power train filters reduce service time and maximize uptime. Additional service features include:

  • Product Link™ PRO standard with optional subscription to VisionLink®.
  • Maintenance reminders through secondary display at scheduled intervals.
  • Fit for Life Diesel Particulate Filter that is designed to exceed the engine overhaul life.
  • Quick fuel filter service with Caterpillar's exclusive electric fuel priming pump.
  • Jump start studs as standard equipment.
  • Extended cleanouts with single plane cooling system and wide spaced 6 fans per inch coolers as standard.
  • Integrated Autolube (optional) with adjustable greasing frequency.

Customer Support

With renowned Cat dealer support, rely on your Cat dealer to help you every step of the way with new or used machine sales, rental or rebuild options to meet your business needs.

Maximize your machine uptime with unsurpassed worldwide parts availability, trained technicians and customer support agreements.

Let us earn your business. Experience an M Series Small Wheel Loader and join the Caterpillar family.

938M Standard Equipment

POWER TRAIN
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  • Auto idle shut down feature
  • Cat C7.1 ACERT engine
    – Power modes (Standard and Performance)
    – Power by range (High Power in Range 4)
    – Turbocharged and aftercooled
    – Filtered crankcase breather
    – Diesel particulate filter
    – Selective Catalyst Reduction
  • Coded start (requires secondary display)
  • Coolant protection to –34° C (–29° F)
  • Enclosed wet disc full hydraulic brakes
  • Fuel priming pump, automatic
  • 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
  • Throttle lock and max speed limiter

938M Optional Equipment

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
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  • Autolube, integrated in secondary display
  • Auxiliary flow, third and fourth function, adjustable through secondary display
  • Beacon light, strobe
  • Cab, deluxe (standard in Europe, optional in North America)
    – Electrically adjustable external heated mirrors (2)
    – Secondary display to enable features and adjust parameters
    – Sunscreen, front and rear
  • Camera, rearview (standard in Europe)
  • Cold start package
  • Counterweight, (heavy and logger)
  • Coupler, (Fusion and ISO 23727)
  • Debris packages (low, medium, high)
  • Fenders (extended cover and full coverage)
  • Guarding (machine and operator)
  • Linkage, high lift
  • Lights, auxiliary, halogen or LED with engine and DEF compartment lights
  • Object Detection
  • Product Link ELITE with capabilities for software push, data logging, histogram and trend mapping
  • Radio packages
  • Ride Control System, adjustable through secondary display
  • Seats
    – Deluxe seat – fully adjustable fabric air suspension seat with mid backrest and mechanical lumbar support
    – 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
  • NOTE: Not all features are available in all regions.