914K Compact Wheel Loaders

914K Compact Wheel Loaders

The Cat 914K Compact Wheel Loader sets a new standard for productivity, fuel efficiency and comfort. On-the-go operator tuned hydraulics and drivetrain adjust the machine’s response to the task at hand. Low sound levels, large spacious cab and intuitive controls keep you working comfortably all day long. The new Cat Optimized Z-bar Loader linkage delivers the performance and breakout forces of a traditional Z-bar linkage with the parallelism and load handling capability of a tool carrier. Experience the new industry benchmark.

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Parallel Lift Loader Linkage

Cat Optimized Z-bar Loader delivers enhanced visibility with maximum productivity.

Cat Optimized Z-bar Loader

The Cat Optimized Z-bar Loader combines the digging efficiency of a traditional Z-bar with tool carrier capabilities for great performance and versatility.

  • Parallel lift and high tilt forces throughout the working range help you safely and confidently handle loads with precise control.
  • Linkage features excellent visibility to the bucket cutting edge and fork tips.
  • High Lift versions are also available on both models.

Industry Leading Operator Station

Superior visibility, ergonomics and comfort.

Best Seat on the Job Site

Enjoy all day comfort in the spacious K Series cab:

  • Low effort, responsive joystick includes integrated Forward/Neutral/Reverse switch, differential lock and continuous flow triggers along with optional third and fourth function auxiliary hydraulics.
  • Easy access to the cab with ergonomically placed grab rails, steps and large platform.
  • Low sound levels.
  • Superior visibility to the work tool due to the wide windshield and Cat Optimized Z-bar Loader.
  • Optional air conditioning with defrost/demist.
  • A standard heated, air suspension seat with lumbar and seat back tilt adjustment.

Easy to Use Instrument Panel and Display

The front console provides easy access to vital machine information, along with lights and ECO mode switches. Eco mode saves fuel and reduces engine wear with an engine speed control. The right hand console holds secondary functions beyond the all-in-one joystick controller.

  • New soft touch keypad on the right hand console contains new electronic functions and settings including Implement Modulation, Hystat Aggressiveness, Ride Control, Return To Dig, Lift Kickout, Engine Speed Control, and Rimpull Control.
  • LCD read out for: travel speed, speed range selection, hydraulic oil temperature, service hour meter, engine coolant temperature, and fuel level.
  • Indicators: diesel particulate filter, starting aid, engine, electrical, parking brake, directional turn signals, brakes, high beams, action required notice, continuous flow, hydraulic filter bypass, bucket float, creeper, directional F/N/R.

Power Train

Hydrostatic drive adjusts to be faster or smoother for the task.

Intelligent Power Management

The Cat power train is computer controlled which actively monitors engine, operator input and drive train load, adjusting the hystat transmission to keep the machine working at peak efficiency.


The Cat C3.8 turbo engine provides cleaner, quieter operation while delivering superior performance and durability. The engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage IIIB emission requirements. The engine also features:

  • The C3.8 uses an active regeneration system which requires no operator interaction under normal conditions.
  • Automatic, electronic, self-priming fuel pump encourages good maintenance practice. At the service interval, simply install a clean, dry filter element and then turn the ignition key to ON. The engine will be self-primed and ready to start in less than 20 seconds.
  • Three separate fill points accommodate differently sized containers.
  • The engine is serviceable from either side of the chassis.
  • The easily accessible diesel particulate filter has a minimum 3,000 hour cleaning service interval. The on-board monitor will advise when diesel ash cleaning service is needed.
  • Focused on fuel efficiency, significantly reducing owning and operating costs.
  • Easy access to all service points to get to work sooner.


  • The Hystat Aggressiveness feature allows the operator to increase the directional shift responsiveness for faster loading cycles, or adjust for finer control for sensitive tasks such as moving heavy pallets.
  • Rimpull Control feature enables the operator to match available tractive power to underfoot conditions, helping reduce tire wear.
  • Creeper Control precisely adjusts the machine ground speed when using work tools such as brooms and snow blowers.
  • Electronic Engine Speed Control feature allows you to maintain constant engine RPM regardless of travel speed.
  • Thus, pairing Creeper Control and Engine Speed Control, the operator can easily control the hydraulic power going to the work tool, while optimizing ground speed for best operation.
  • Three speed ranges ensure maximum controllability for any task.

Axles, Brakes and Inching Function

Fully locking front and rear differential axles are standard and can be engaged at full torque on-the-go below 6 km/h (4 mph), with a button on the joystick. The enhanced modulation of the inching function utilizes the first half of brake pedal engagement to hydrostatically decelerate without any wear on the braking system. This allows the operator to find a rhythm in V-cycle truck loading, for instance, using the throttle and inching/braking pedal together for a faster loader while controlling ground speed. The brake system includes independent service brakes on the front and rear axles. The parking brake is mechanically activated and released with a hand lever next to the operator’s seat.


Operator tuned hydraulics matches responsiveness to the task.

Hydraulic System

K Series machines feature a new electro-hydraulic control system. The load-sensing, variable flow system on the 914K senses work demand and adjusts flow and pressure to match. This allows full hydraulic forces at any engine speed.

  • The new electronic joystick operation is finely tuned for smooth operation, yet fast cycle times.
  • The Implement Modulation feature provides three settings for faster, more responsive hydraulics for repetitive tasks like truck loading. Or, this feature can adjust for smoother hydraulics needed with heavy fork loads or more restrictive areas.
  • An electronic Return to Dig feature levels the bucket as the loader comes down after dumping. This speeds cycle times by letting the operator focus on the next dig point rather than setting the bucket position.
  • The Lift Kickout feature prevents the loader from exceeding a pre-set height, ideal for working inside a building with lower height restrictions. Once the joystick is pulled back into a soft detent, the operator releases the joystick as the hydraulics continue to the pre-set height.
  • The third function auxiliary hydraulics can be set for Continuous Flow when using hydro-mechanical work tools.
  • Ride Control is available to smooth the ride, keep the tires in contact with the ground and maximize material retention.

Work Tools

Do more jobs with one machine.

The Right Tool for the Job

An extensive range of work tools and bucket styles are available to make your Cat Wheel Loader one of the most versatile machines on the job site.

Performance Series Buckets

Performance Series Buckets utilize a system-based approach to balance bucket shape with the machine’s linkage, weight, lift and tilt capacities. They deliver higher fill factors and better material retention for significant productivity and fuel efficiency improvements. The buckets feature a longer floor, open throat and curved side bars.

Additional Buckets

  • Light Material
  • Multi Purpose
  • Wood Chip

Material Handling Work Tools

  • Pallet Forks
  • Material Handling Arm

Work Tools for Special Applications

  • Brooms
  • Snow Pushers
  • Angle Blades
  • V-Plow Blades
  • Side Dump Buckets
  • Grapple Forks


The Cat Integrated Toolcarrier coupler provides interchange with a multitude of new and legacy tools. An ISO 23727 coupler interface is also available for use with competitive work tools.


Customize your machine to meet your needs.

Configure the Machine the Way You Want It

A variety of options are available on the Cat K Series Compact Wheel Loaders to suit your specific operator comfort and application needs. See your Cat dealer for more information about the features below and additional options.

Additional options include:

  • Mudflaps and Fenders
  • Secondary Steering*
  • 75 mm (3 in) Seat Belt*
  • Security System
  • Three Piece Wheel Rims
  • Snow Tires
  • Flexport™ Tires
  • Biodegradable Oil
  • Engine Coolant Heater
  • Rotating Beacon
  • Floodlights
  • Back-up Alarm*
  • License Plate Mount
  • Rear Window Shade

*Standard in some regions.


Easy service to keep your machine working.

All service points are easily accessible. Three large service doors can be opened and closed in any order to give full access to filters and service points. Extended service intervals reduce service time and maximize uptime. Additional service features include:

  • Convenient access door for quick fueling through left service door.
  • Convenient access door for coolant fill.
  • Caterpillar electric fuel priming pump for ease of service.
  • Easy access to battery terminals for jump starts.
  • Single plane cooling system for engine and hydraulics.
  • Top mounted air conditioner condenser for easy clean out.
  • Product Link ready (standard).

Customer Support

Unmatched support makes the difference.

Renowned Cat Dealer Support

Your Cat dealer is ready to help you every step of the way. From new or used machine sales, to rental or rebuild options, your Cat dealer can provide an optimal solution to your business needs. Unsurpassed worldwide parts availability, trained technicians and customer support agreements maximize your machine uptime.


Operating Weight
Operating weight - High Lift
Operating weight - Standard Lift

Operating Specifications

Rated Bucket Capacity
Clearance: full lift and 45° dump
Full Turn Tip Load
Full turn tipping load - High Lift
Full turn tipping load - Standard Lift
Reach: full lift and 45° dump
Steering articulation angle each direction


Net Power
Engine Model
Cat® C3.8 Turbo
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396
Maximum Gross Power - SAE J1995
Engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim/EU Stage IIIB emission standards.
Peak Torque
248.0lb ft
RPM at Peak Torque
RPM at Rated Power
Rated Net Power - ISO 9249/EEC
Rated Net Power - SAE J1349
Rated Torque
237.0lb ft
Torque Rise
Maximum Gross Power


ROPS: SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994.
FOPS: SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98, Level II, ISO 3449 1992 Level II.
The declared dynamic operator sound pressure level per ISO 6396:2008 is: - Deluxe cab: 75 dB(A)

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
Fuel Tank
Hydraulic System
Axle - Front, center
Axle - Front, each hub
Axle - Rear, center
Axle - Rear, each hub
Engine Crankcase
Hydraulic Tank (refill)
Transmission (gear box)


Bucket Capacities
1.2 m3-2.5 m3 (1.6 yd3-3.3 yd3)
General Purpose
1.2-1.5 m3 (1.6-2.0 yd3)
Performance Series Buckets utilize a long floor and open throat resulting in easy loading and good material retention.


Forward - High range
Forward - Low range, speed range 1
Forward - Low range, speed range 2
Reverse - High range
Reverse - Low range, speed range 1
Reverse - Low range, speed range 2
Changing from Low Range to High Range is on-the-go for added convenience.
Creeper control allows maximum speed range adjustability from 0 to 10 km/h (6 mph) in Speed Range 1.

Power Train

Brakes - Park brake
Cable applied, spring release
Brakes - Service brakes
Inboard wet disc
Front axle
Front axle - Traction aid
Locking differential
Rear axle
Rear axle - Oscillation
±11 degrees
Rear axle - Traction aid
Locking differential
Power train is fully hydrostatic, operating with twin motors on a gear reduction system to amplify torque.
A built-in clutch on one motor de-clutches at higher speeds to gain maximum travel speed.


Wheel sets are interchangeable between the 910K and 914K.
Tire size, non-pneumatic (Flexport)
53.5×9×16.5 (15.5/17.5×25 equivalent)
Tire size, optional
Tire size, optional
17.5-25 16PR
Tire size, standard
17.5-25 12PR


Maximum flow - steering pump
Maximum steering torque - 0° (straight machine)
27369.0lb ft
Maximum steering torque - 40° (full turn)
21593.0lb ft
Maximum working pressure - steering pump
Number of steering wheel turns - Stop to stop, turning wheel at <27 rpm
5.75 turns
Number of steering wheel turns - Stop to stop, turning wheel at >67 rpm
3.75 turns
Steering articulation angle each direction
Steering cycle times (stop to stop) - At 2,400 rpm engine speed, 90 rpm steering wheel speed
Steering cylinder: double acting - Bore diameter
Steering cylinder: double acting - Rod diameter
Steering cylinder: double acting - Stroke
Steering system uses a dedicated pump with dual double acting cylinders.

Loader Hydraulic System

Cycle time - Dump
Cycle time - Float
Cycle time - Lift
Cycle time - Lower, float
Cycle time - Rackback
Lift cylinders - Bore diameter
Lift cylinders - Rod diameter
Lift cylinders - Stroke
Main relief pressure
Maximum flow - implement pump - 3rd function
Maximum flow - implement pump - 4th function
Maximum pump flow
Maximum working pressure - implement pump
Tilt cylinder - Bore diameter
Tilt cylinder - Rod diameter
Tilt cylinder - Stroke

Standard Equipment

  • Power Train
    • Cat C3.8 electronic turbo diesel engine; direct injection, fuel system: - Common rail fuel injection - 3 stage - U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim/EU Stage IIIB - Active regeneration, in-cylinder dosing
    • Cooled EGR NOX reduction
    • Particulate matter reduction
    • Fuel: Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel @ <15 ppm
    • Engine Oil: CJ-4
    • Electric fuel pump with four micron filtration
    • S∙O∙SSM port, transmission oil
    • Hydrostatic transmission, 20 km/h (12.5 mph)
    • Lubed for life universal joints
    • Forward - Neutral - Reverse on joystick
    • 100% locking differentials, while moving
    • Brakes, service: - Enclosed, wet-disc full hydraulic
    • Brakes, parking (also secondary brake): - Mechanical on drive-line
    • Radiator, serviceable core, single plane
    • Air cleaner, radial seal, dual filters
    • Air inlet heater starting aid
    • Cooling fan, hydraulic
    • Radiator expansion tank
    • Tires, 17.5-25 12PR
  • Loader
    • Parallel lift, Z-bar loader
    • Ground access grease points
  • Hydraulics
    • Automatic lift kickouts
    • Priority steering
    • Hydraulics, two valve, one joystick
    • Hydraulic diagnostic pressure taps
    • S∙O∙S port, hydraulic oil
    • Hydraulic oil cooler - single plane
    • Hydraulically driven cooling fan
    • Pump, variable displacement piston
  • Electrical
    • 80-ampere alternator
    • One 1,000 CCA maintenance free battery
    • Halogen flood lights (front and rear)
    • Directional Signals (front and rear)
    • 12 volt direct electric starting
    • Ignition key start/stop switch
    • Switch, battery disconnect key
    • Steering wheel mounted warning horn
    • Product Link ready wiring
  • Operator Environment
    • ROPS/FOPS cab, pressurized and sound suppressed
    • Hydraulic control lever lockout
    • Electro hydraulic implement controls
    • Gauges: - Engine coolant temperature - Hydraulic oil temperature - Fuel level - Speedometer - Digital hour meter
    • Operator warning system indicators: - Brake charge pressure low - Engine malfunction - Park brake applied - Electrical system voltage low - Hydraulic oil filter bypass - Action indicator - Diesel particulate filter
    • Interior light
    • Door
    • Seat: - Fabric or vinyl - Adjustable height, backrest, armrest - Seat belt, retractable
    • Heater/defroster
    • Wiper/washer front (intermittent)
    • Wiper/washer rear
    • Tinted front glass, laminated
    • Side and rear glass, tempered
    • Adjustable steering column
    • Rear window defrost
    • Rearview mirrors, outside (two)
    • Storage box with cup holder
    • Ground level door release
    • Internal 12V power source
    • External 12V power source
  • Fluids
    • Extended life coolant antifreeze, protected to -36° C (-33° F) hydraulic oil
    • Cat Advanced Hydo 10
  • Chassis
    • Fenders, front and rear
    • Engine enclosure - lockable
    • Recovery hitch
    • Vandalism protection - locked service points
    • Counterweight
  • Regional Standards (as Required)
    • Alarm, back-up alarm
    • Chocks, chassis mounted wheel
    • Guard, bucket tooth or edge
    • Decals, roading speed
    • Decals, in cab, roof height
    • Beacon
    • Reflectors, roading
    • Plate, year of manufacture

Optional Equipment

  • Power train, high rimpull, 40 km/h (25 mph)
  • Turbine precleaner option
  • Loader arrangement, pin on, high lift
  • Loader arrangement, standard coupler
  • Loader arrangement, wide coupler
  • Loader, arrangement, wide coupler, high lift
  • Automatic bucket/fork positioner
  • Hydraulics, three valve, one lever
  • Hydraulics, three valve, one lever, high lift
  • Hydraulics, four valve, one lever
  • Lights, roading, RH dip
  • Lights, roading, LH dip
  • Lights, cab, working (four)
  • Fan cooling, on demand
  • Steering, secondary
  • Standard, canopy
  • Feature Package, Road
    • Ride Control, Creeper, Implement Modulation, Hystat Aggressiveness, Throttle Lock
  • Feature Package, Load
    • Return To Dig, Lift Kickout, Rimpull Control, Implement Modulation, Hystat Aggressiveness, Throttle Lock
  • Feature Package, Road And Load
    • Combined above features
  • Seat belt, retractable 75 mm (3 in)
  • Heater and air conditioner
  • Blind, rear
  • Security system, machine
  • Tires
    • 17.5-25 12PR L2
    • 17.5-R25 XHA * L3
    • 17.5-R25 * L2,3 PC RM
    • 17.5-25 16PR L3, 3PC RIM
    • 17.5-25 GY L2/L3
    • 17.5-25 12PR L2, SNOW
    • Flexport
  • Limiter, axle oscillation
  • For Canopy Only
    • Guard, hose, three valve
    • Guard, hose, four valve
    • Guard, hose, three valve, high lift
    • Guard, coupler hose, standard lift
    • Guard, coupler hose, high lift
  • Fenders, mudflaps
  • Enclosure, sound suppression, EU
  • Enclosure, sound suppression, Blue Angel
  • Engine coolant, extreme temperatures
  • Hydraulic oil, biodegradable
  • Year of manufacture plate
  • Battery, heavy duty
  • Beacon, rotating
  • Harness, wiring, work tool
  • Alarm, back-up
  • Product Link
  • Cat radio
  • Tool box, lockable
  • License plate mount