938M Waste Handler Small Wheel Loader

The Cat® 938M Waste Handler sets a new standard for productivity, fuel efficiency and comfort. A high torque, low speed C7.1 engine works in concert with an intelligent hystat power train to deliver fuel efficiency as standard. A complete range of guarding and debris management solutions are available to meet the needs of the most demanding environments. Extremely low sound levels, large spacious cab and intuitive controls keep you working comfortably all day and even all night! Experience this industry benchmark.

Engine
Maximum Gross Power
188HP
Bore
4in
Stroke
5in
Displacement
427in³
Maximum Gross Power - Maximum Engine Speed (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4)
1800r/min
Note (2)
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.
Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349 (Performance [HP+] Power Mode: Range 1-4)
649ft·lbf
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396 (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4)
664ft·lbf
Maximum Gross Power - Maximum Engine Speed (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)
1600r/min
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)
173HP
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396 (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)
642ft·lbf
Engine Model
Cat® C7.1
Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349 (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)
627ft·lbf
Note (3)
No derating required up to 3000 m (10,000 ft) altitude. Auto derate protects hydraulic and transmission systems.
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4)
188HP
Emissions
The Cat C7.1 engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V and Korea Tier 4 Final emission standards.
Note (1)
*Range 4 power and torque is equal to Performance Mode with Caterpillar Power by Range technology.
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249:2007 (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4)
650ft·lbf
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249:2007 (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)
628ft·lbf
Net Power - ISO 9249 (metric) at Minimum Fan Speed (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4)
186HP
Engine Power - ISO 14396
188HP
Engine Power - ISO 14396 - Metric
190HP
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 (metric) (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4)
190HP
Net Power - ISO 9249 at Minimum Fan Speed (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4)
184HP
Net Power - SAE J1349 at Minimum Fan Speed (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4)
183HP
Net Power (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)
1600r/min
Net Power (Performance Power Mode: Range 1-4)
1800r/min
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 (metric) (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)
176HP
Net Power - ISO 9249 at Minimum Fan Speed (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)
170HP
Net Power - SAE J1349 at Minimum Fan Speed (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)
170HP
Net Power - ISO 9249 (metric) at Minimum Fan Speed (Standard Power Mode: Range 1-3*)
172HP
Weights
Operating Weight
41794lb
Operating Weight (1)
17 258 kg (38,046 lb)**
Operating Weight (2)
18 958 kg (41,794 lb)^
Note (2)
^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 (1)
**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.
Buckets
Bucket Capacities
3.0-5.0 m3 (3.9-6.5 yd3)
Cab
ROPS
ISO 3471:2008
FOPS
ISO 3449:2005 LEVEL II
Declared Sound Levels - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)*
101dB(A)
Note (1)
* 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
Declared Sound Levels - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)*
68dB(A)
Operating Specifications
Note (1)
**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 (1)
9795 kg (21,594 lb)**
Note (2)
^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 (2)
10 741 kg (23,679 lb)^
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
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - 4th Function Maximum Flow*
42gal/min
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder - 3rd and 4th Function Relief Pressure
4351psi
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder
4351psi
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder - 3rd and 4th Function Maximum Working Pressure
4061psi
Note (1)
Implement system uses a dedicated load sensing variable displacement pump with dual double acting lift cylinders and a single double acting tilt cylinder.
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump
50gal/min
Cycle Times - Performance (HP+) at 1,800 rpm/Standard Power Mode at 1,600 rpm - Raise (Ground Level to Maximum Lift)
5.5/6.2 seconds
Note (2)
Flow values listed are for a machine running in Performance Power Mode (1,800 rpm).
Cycle Times - Performance (HP+) at 1,800 rpm/Standard Power Mode at 1,600 rpm - Total Cycle Time
9.7/10.6 seconds
Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump
4061psi
Note (3)
* 3rd and 4th function flow is fully adjustable from 20% to 100% of maximum flow through the touch screen display when equipped.
Cycle Times - Performance (HP+) at 1,800 rpm/Standard Power Mode at 1,600 rpm - Float Down (Maximum Lift to Ground Level)
2.7/2.7 seconds
Cycle Times - Performance (HP+) at 1,800 rpm/Standard Power Mode at 1,600 rpm - Dump (at Maximum Lift Height)
1.5/1.7 seconds
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - 3rd Function Maximum Flow*
50gal/min
Lift Cylinder: Standard Lift Linkage - Stroke
31.1in
Tilt Cylinder: Standard Lift Linkage - Rod Diameter
3.5in
Lift Cylinder: Standard Lift Linkage - Rod Diameter
2.6in
Tilt Cylinder: Standard Lift Linkage - Bore Diameter
5.9in
Lift Cylinder: Standard Lift Linkage - Bore Diameter
4.7in
Tilt Cylinder: Standard Lift Linkage - Stroke
21.9in
Steering
Maximum Steering Torque - 0° (Straight Machine)
42506ft·lbf
Maximum Steering Torque - 40° (Full Turn)
31398ft·lbf
Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump
3500psi
Steering Cycle Times - Full Left to Full Right - Maximum RPM: 90 rpm Steering Wheel Speed
2.3s
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter
3.1in
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke
15.7in
Steering Cycle Times - Full Left to Full Right - Minimum RPM: Pump Flow Limited
3.1s
Note (1)
Steering system uses a dedicated load sensing variable displacement pump with dual double acting cylinders.
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter
2in
Maximum Flow - Steering Pump
34gal/min
Note (2)
Flow values listed are for a machine running in Performance Power Mode (1,800 rpm).
Transmission
Forward and Reverse - Range 2
8mile/h
Forward and Reverse - Range 4
25mile/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).
Forward and Reverse - Range 3
17mile/h
Forward and Reverse - Range 1*
1-13 km/h (0.6-8 mph)
Power Train
Front Axle - Traction Aid
Locking differential
Note (1)
Power train is governed by the Caterpillar exclusive Intelligent Power Management system to deliver peak performance and efficiency.
Rear Axle
Oscillating
Note (3)
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 - Oscillation Angle by Tire Size - 20.5 R25, 550/65, 600/65, 650/65
± 10.5 degrees
Rear Axle - Traction Aid - Optional
Limited slip differential
Rear Axle - Oscillation Angle by Tire Size - 23.5 R25
± 7 degrees
Brakes - Service
Inboard wet disc
Note (2)
Offset rims available to meet European roading requirements.
Brakes - Parking
Spring applied hydraulically released
Front Axle
Fixed
Rear Axle - Oscillation Angle by Tire Size - Solid Tires, 750/65, 620/65, Skidder
± 7 degrees
Service Refill Capacities
Axles - Rear
9.2gal (US)
Fuel Tank
51.5gal (US)
Axles - Front
9.2gal (US)
Transmission - Gear Box
2.9gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
44.9gal (US)
Engine Crankcase
5.3gal (US)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Tank
5gal (US)
Cooling System
8.5gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
23.8gal (US)

Standard Equipment:

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:

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)
 

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