920 Compact Wheel Loader

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The Cat® 920 Compact Wheel Loader features a C3.6 engine, the Cat Optimized Z-bar Loader linkage, various work tools, a state-of-the-art electro-hydraulic system, a tuned drivetrain, a cab with all-around visibility, extended service intervals and excellent service access, and standard fuel savings features.

Cat® C3.6 Engine

EU Stage V and U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final compliant.

The 920 Compact Wheel Loader.

Cat Optimized Z-bar Loader Linkage

The Cat Optimized Z-bar Loader linkage combines the digging efficiency of a traditional Z-bar with tool carrier capabilities for great performance and versatility. With parallel lift and high tilt forces throughout the working range you can safely and confidently handle loads with precise control. A High Lift option is available to extend both reach and dump clearance for more demanding tasks.

Work Tools

The 920 features the Cat exclusive, Performance Series Buckets, as well as high visibility pallet forks. These tools enhance productivity and are available with either an Integrated Toolcarrier (IT), ISO (wide) or Fusion™ interface coupler style. Legacy coupler tools such as brooms, grapple buckets, multi-purpose buckets and other work tools remain compatible.

Hydraulics and Controls

State of the art electro-hydraulic system provides low effort, fine control with fast cycle times. All-in-one joystick helps keep eyes on the work. Operator can adjust machine responsiveness with the push of a button, which allows the operator to set up the machine exactly the way they want it based on the application. High Flow option allows for the use of even the most demanding work tools.

Tuned Drivetrain

Smooth shifting and powerful acceleration is matched with modulated hydrostatic braking in the inching/braking pedal, creating a rhythm for material moving. Creeper and electronic engine speed control makes broom and snow blower work easy. Operator tunes between smooth or aggressive shifting with the push of a button.


All around visibility is further enhanced with the availability of a rearview camera. The deluxe cab ensures operator comfort with a heated, air suspension seat and easy to use controls. Available features such as Implement and Hystat Aggressiveness, Ride Control, Lift and Tilt Kickouts, Fork/Bucket Mode and Rimpull Control allow the operator to customize the machine via a soft touch keypad.


Extended service intervals and excellent service access make daily checks quick and easy allowing you to get to work sooner.

Efficiently Powerful

Efficiently Powerful with its high full turn tipping loads, powerful breakout forces and increased engine power delivers a balanced solution for all customer applications.

Standard Fuel Savings Features

Standard Fuel Savings Features such as Eco Mode, On Demand Cooling Fan, and Auto Engine Idle Shutdown make the 920 both powerful and fuel efficient.


  • The Cat® C3.6 engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission standards.
  • Engine Idle Shutdown Timer reduces fuel burn, greenhouse gas emissions and unnecessary idle time by shutting down the machine after a pre-set idling period.
  • Remote Troubleshoot decreases maintenance time and keeps your machine running with maximum efficiency by allowing your Cat dealer to virtually test the machine while working. Once a problem is identified, a technician can fix it the first time, saving time and money.
  • Remote Flash minimizes downtime and maintenance time while keeping your asset running with maximum efficiency. Alerts for machine updates are sent virtually from your Cat dealer and updates can be deployed without a dealer technician needing to be onsite.
  • Advanced Electro Hydraulic System provides the optimum balance of power and efficiency while giving you the control you need for your precise jobsite requirements.
  • Engine Demand Fan is hydraulically driven to provide machine cooling only when needed, improving fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Hydrostatic Transmission is an efficient way to transfer engine power to the wheels at low speeds versus a torque converter.
  • Performance Series Buckets have rounded side boards, a longer floor and open angle to carry more and load quicker so each pass is the most efficient.
  • Rimpull Control is a quick way to adjust the torque to the tires for less slipping and tire wear.
  • Match the wheel loader to the job using power modes including Eco Mode that reduces engine speed and hydraulic power for applications not requiring full hydraulic power - helping you to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Programmable sensors and kickouts help you work quicker and more comfortable reducing wear on machine and the attachment

  • Specs
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Long Name:
920 Compact Wheel Loader


Rated Net Power - Rated Engine Speed
2200 r/min / 2200 r/min
Maximum Gross Power - Rated Engine Speed
2200 r/min / 2200 r/min
Rated Net Power - SAE J1349
120 HP / 90 kW
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 (metric)
122 HP / 122 HP
Rated Net Power - ISO 9249
118 HP / 88 kW
Maximum Gross Torque - SAE J1995
372 ft·lbf / 505 N·m
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396
369 ft·lbf / 500 N·m
Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349
366 ft·lbf / 496 N·m
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249
363 ft·lbf / 493 N·m
220 in³ / 3.6 l
3.85 in / 98 mm
4.72 in / 120 mm
Engine Model
Cat C3.6
Engine meets Tier 4 Final/Stage V emission standards.
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 - ISO 14396
121 HP / 90 kW


Bucket Capacities
1.3-3.5 m3 (1.7-4.6 yd3)
Bucket Capacities - General Purpose
1.3-1.9 m³ (1.7-2.5 yd³)
Bucket Capacities - Light Material
2.5-3.5 m³ (3.3-4.6 yd³)


Operating Weight
21742 lb / 9865 kg


Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump
3190 psi / 22000 kPa
Steering Cycle Times - Full Left to Full Right - At 2,350 rpm: 90 rpm Steering Wheel Speed
2.3 s / 2.3 s
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction
40 ° / 40 °
Number of Steering Wheel Turns - Full Left to Full Right or Full Right to Full Left
3.4 turns / 3.4 turns
Maximum Flow - Steering Pump
21.7 gal/min / 82 l/min

Loader Hydraulic System

Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder
4641 psi / 32000 kPa
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - 3rd Function, Maximum Flow, Standard
25 gal/min / 95 l/min
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump
43.6 gal/min / 165 l/min
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder - 4th Function Relief Pressure
4641 psi / 32000 kPa
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level
2.7 s / 2.7 s
All cycle times listed are with cylinder snubbing turned off.
Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump
4061 psi / 28000 kPa
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total Cycle Time
11.5 s / 11.5 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Rackback
2.2 s / 2.2 s
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - 4rd Function, Maximum Flow
25 gal/min / 95 l/min
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump, at Maximum Reach
1.8 s / 1.8 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift
4.8 s / 4.8 s
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - 3rd Function, Maximum Flow, High
40 gal/min / 150 l/min

Service Refill Capacities

0.8 gal (US) / 3.2 l
Engine Crankcase
2.6 gal (US) / 10 l
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Tank
4.8 gal (US) / 18 l
Axles - Rear
4.5 gal (US) / 17 l
Cooling System
5.7 gal (US) / 21.5 l
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
25.9 gal (US) / 98 l
Axles - Front
4.5 gal (US) / 17 l
Fuel Tank
43.6 gal (US) / 165 l
Hydraulic Tank
14.5 gal (US) / 55 l
DEF used in Cat Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241-1.


*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 - Speed Range 3
25 mile/h / 40 km/h
Forward and Reverse - Speed Range 2*
12.5 mile/h / 20 km/h
Forward and Reverse - Speed Range 1*
6.3 mile/h / 10 km/h


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


ISO 3471:2008
ISO 3449:2005
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 (as amended by 2005/88/EC) is 103 dB(A).
Note (2)
The declared dynamic operator sound pressure levels per ISO 6396:2008*, when the cab is properly installed and maintained, is 77 dB(A).
Note (1)
Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
Note (4)
*The measurements were conducted with the cab doors and windows closed.


Other Choices Include
17.5 R25 L3 XHA2; 20.5 R25 L3 XHA3; 17.5-25 L2/L3 SGL; 20.5-25 L2/L3 SGL; 17.5-25 L3 HRL D/L-3A; 17.5 R25 L2 Snow; 20.5 R25 L2 Snow; 17.5 R25 Solid
Standard Size
17.5 R25 L2 XTLA
Note (1)
Other tire choices are available. Contact your Cat dealer for details.
Note (3)
Caterpillar recommends that you consult a tire supplier to evaluate all conditions before selecting a tire model.
Note (2)
In certain applications, the loader’s productive capabilities may exceed the tire’s tonnes-km/h (ton-mph) capabilities.




Maximum Gross Power
121 HP / 90 kW