906M Compact Wheel Loader

906M Compact Wheel Loader

Compact Wheel Loaders

Overview

The Cat® 906M Compact Wheel Loader delivers high performance with outstanding versatility. On-the-go operator tuned hydraulics and drive train 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.

High Performance
An electronically controlled hydrostatic transmission provides adjustable power to the ground and superb groundspeed control for fast digging cycles and the flexibility to efficiently perform a multitude of tasks along with high, full turn tipping loads and breakout forces, the M Series delivers a s...
Ease of Operation
State of the art electro-hydraulic system provides low effort, fine control with fast cycle times. The all-in-one joystick helps keep eyes on the work. Machine responsiveness can be adjusted with the push of a button, which allows you to set up the machine exactly the way you want it based on the ap...
Comfortable Cab
  • Low effort, responsive joystick includes Forward/Neutral/Reverse switch, optional diff lock, continuous flow triggers with proportional, third function hydraulics.
  • Easy access to the cab with ergonomically placed grab rails, steps and large platform.
  • Superb visibility to the work tool due to the wide windshield and Optimized Z-bar Loader.
Parallel Lift Loader Linkage
The Cat® optimized Z-bar Loader combines the digging efficiency of a traditional Z-bar with tool carrying 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 Performance
An electronically controlled hydrostatic transmission provides adjustable power to the ground and superb groundspeed control for fast digging cycles and the flexibility to efficiently perform a multitude of tasks along with high, full turn tipping loads and breakout forces, the M Series delivers a solution for all customer applications.
Ease of Operation
State of the art electro-hydraulic system provides low effort, fine control with fast cycle times. The all-in-one joystick helps keep eyes on the work. Machine responsiveness can be adjusted with the push of a button, which allows you to set up the machine exactly the way you want it based on the application.
Comfortable Cab
  • Low effort, responsive joystick includes Forward/Neutral/Reverse switch, optional diff lock, continuous flow triggers with proportional, third function hydraulics.
  • Easy access to the cab with ergonomically placed grab rails, steps and large platform.
  • Superb visibility to the work tool due to the wide windshield and Optimized Z-bar Loader.
  • Low sound levels.
  • Optional air conditioning with defrost/demist.
  • Optional heated, air suspension seat with lumbar and seat back tilt adjustment.
Parallel Lift Loader Linkage
The Cat® optimized Z-bar Loader combines the digging efficiency of a traditional Z-bar with tool carrying 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.

Steering

Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump
3191psi
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter
1.4in
Number of Steering Wheel Turns - Full Left to Full Right or Full Right to Full Left
<6 turns
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke
11.8in
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter
3.1in
Nominal Flow - Steering Pump
12gal/min
Maximum Steering Torque - 39° (Full Turn)
27747ft·lbf
Maximum Steering Torque - 0° (Straight Machine)
37155ft·lbf
Steering AC Cycle Times - Full Left to Full Right - 2,620 rpm
3s
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction
39°

Tires

Note (2)
Other tire choices available, contact your Cat dealer for details.
Option (2)
340/80 R18 AT-R Firestone
Option (5)
340/80 R18 Bibload Michelin
Note (1)
*Standard tire.
Option (3)
340/80 R18 XMCL Michelin
Option (4)
340/80 R18 TRI2 Nokian
Note (4)
Caterpillar recommends that you consult a tire supplier to evaluate all conditions before selecting a tire model.
Option (7)
12.5/80 R18 Flexport™
Note (3)
In certain applications, the loader's productive capabilities may exceed the tires' tonnes-km/h (ton-mph) capabilities.
Option (1)
335/80 R18 XZSL Michelin
Option (6)
405/70 R18 SPT9 Dunlop*

Engine

Note (4)
Flywheel per the SAE reference conditions with the fan at maximum speed.
Bore
3.7in
Note (3)
No derating required up to 3000 m (10,000 ft) altitude. Auto derate protects hydraulic and transmission systems.
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269
191ft·lbf
Displacement
201in³
Maximum Gross Power - DIN ISO 14396
74.2HP
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396
192ft·lbf
Stroke
4.7in
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269
74HP
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396
73HP
Engine Model
Cat® C3.3B DIT*
Maximum Gross Power - SAE J1995
74.3HP
Emissions
*The Cat C3.3B DIT engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V (Europe only) or U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (North America only) emission standards.
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - SAE J1349
73HP
Net Power
74HP
Maximum Gross Power
73HP
Note (1)
Net power ratings are tested at the reference conditions for the specified standard.
Note (5)
The Cat C3.3B DIT Tier 4 Final/Stage V uses an active regeneration system which requires no operator interaction under normal conditions.
Note (6)
Stage V engine available for Europe only.
Note (2)
Net power shown is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with alternator, air cleaner, diesel exhaust filter, and fan at minimum speed.

Drive Train

Reverse - Range 1
6mile/h
Forward - Range 1
6mile/h
Reverse - Range 2
12mile/h
Forward - High Range
22mile/h
Forward - Range 2
12mile/h
Reverse - High Range
22mile/h

Loader Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level
2.6s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift
5.5s
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke
16.4in
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Total Cycle Time
9.6s
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter
3in
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level
2.6s
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter
3.5in
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height
1.5s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift
9.6s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height
3s
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Rod
2756psi
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump
19gal/min
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function Standard Flow
19gal/min
Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump
3408psi
3rd Function Maximum Working Pressure
3408psi
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function High Flow
31gal/min
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Head
4496psi
Boost Flow Maximum Pressure
3191psi
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter
2.2in
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke
27.4in
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter
2in

Buckets

Light Material
1.2 m³ (1.6 yd³), 1.5 m³ (2.0 yd³)
General Purpose
0.8 m³ (1 yd³), 0.9 m³ (1.2 yd³), 1.0 m³ (1.3 yd³), 1.1 m³ (1.4 yd³), 1.3 m³ (1.7 yd³)
Note
All capacities are applicable for each model. Bucket selection must be made with an understanding of the material density and application to ensure machine stability is maintained within the tipping loads stated per model and configuration.
Bucket Capacities
0.75-1.5 m3 (1.0-2.0 yd3)
Multi-Purpose
0.75 m³ (1.0 yd³), 0.9 m³ (1.2 yd³), 1.05 m³ (1.37 yd³)
Grapple
0.9 m³ (1.2 yd³) heaped

Service Refill Capacities

Transmission - Gear Box
2.2gal (US)
Axles - Front
N/A
Hydraulic Tank
12.2gal (US)
Cooling System
4.4gal (US)
Engine Crankcase
3gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
18.5gal (US)
Fuel Tank
13.7gal (US)
Axles - Rear
N/A

Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV

Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349
189ft·lbf

Weights

Note
Specifications shown are for a machine configured with general purpose buckets, bolt-on cutting edges, 75 kg (165 lb) operator, Dunlop 405/70 SPT9 tires, full fuel, comfort ROPS cab, standard flow hydraulics and skid-steer coupler. The 906M is configured
Operating Weight
12346lb

Cab

Note (2)
When properly installed and maintained, the cab offered by Caterpillar, when tested with doors, and windows closed as per work cycle procedures specified in ISO 6395 2008, results in operator sound exposure Leq (Equivalent sound pressure level) of 66 dB(A
FOPS
SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98, Level II, ISO 3449 1992 Level II.
ROPS
SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994.
Note (1)
Cat cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.

Dimensions with Bucket (Approximate) - Standard Lift - With ISO Coupler

Height - Ground to Cab**
8.08ft
Clearance - Bucket at 45° *
8.08ft
Height - Ground Clearance**
11in
Operating Weight
12496lb
Height - Bucket Pin**
10.58ft
Length - Wheel Base
7.08ft
Length - Overall*
17.92ft
Width - Bucket
6.17ft
Note (2)
**Vary with tire.
Dig Depth**
3.7in
Machine Width
6ft
Width - Tread Center
4.58ft
Note (3)
Dimensions listed are for a machine configured with general purpose buckets, bolt-on cutting edges, 75 kg (165 lb) operator, no air conditioner and Dunlop 405/70 SPT9 tires.
Reach - Bucket at 45°*
2.33ft
Dump Angle at Full Lift
45°
Clearance - Level Bucket**
9.92ft
Articulation Angle
39°
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires
7.33ft
Note (1)
*Vary with bucket.
Departure Angle
33°
Turning Radius - Over Bucket
14.5ft

Operating Specifications

Full Turn Tipping Load
7507lb
Tipping Load - Full Turn - ISO 14397-1
7061lb
Clearance - Full Lift and 45° Dump
8.24ft
Reach - Full Lift and 45° Dump
2.34ft
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction
39°
Tipping Load - Straight - ISO 14397-1
8666lb
Rated Bucket Capacity
1.2yd³

Dimensions with Bucket (Approximate) - Standard Lift - With SSL Coupler

Note (2)
**Vary with tire.
Height - Ground to Cab**
8.08ft
Width - Tread Center
4.58ft
Dig Depth**
4.2in
Reach - Bucket at 45°*
2.67ft
Height - Ground Clearance**
11in
Clearance - Level Bucket**
9.92ft
Articulation Angle
39°
Departure Angle
33°
Note (3)
Dimensions listed are for a machine configured with general purpose buckets, bolt-on cutting edges, 75 kg (165 lb) operator, no air conditioner and Dunlop 405/70 SPT9 tires.
Note (1)
*Vary with bucket.
Height - Bucket Pin**
10.58ft
Length - Overall*
18.42ft
Operating Weight
12481lb
Length - Wheel Base
7.08ft
Dump Angle at Full Lift
45°
Clearance - Bucket at 45° *
7.67ft
Turning Radius - Over Bucket
14.58ft
Machine Width
6ft
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires
7.33ft
Width - Bucket
6.17ft

Standard/Optional Features

Standard Equipment:

  • Transmission And Hydraulics
    • 18° frame oscillation, 78° articulation
    • Demand based cooling fan
    • Hydrostatic drive
    • Loader arm float function
    • Parallel lift Z-bar loader
    • Proportional auxiliary hydraulic circuit
    • Transmission, 20 km/h (12.4 mph) with heavy duty axles
    • Transmission inching function
  • Engine
    • Cat C3.3B DIT Tier 4 Final/Stage V (Europe only) or Tier 4 Final (North America only) emission standards
    • Cat extended life coolant
    • Closed circuit breather
    • Easy quick release fuel filter/water separator
    • ECO mode
    • Engine oil drain valve (non-spill ECO drain)
    • Lockable engine compartments
    • Two stage air cleaner with visual indicator
  • Electrical
    • Alternator 90 amp
    • Battery disconnect switch
    • Cab mounted fuse panel
    • Engine cold starter aid
    • Heavy duty battery, 12V
    • Service point connector for electronic diagnosis (Cat Electronic Technician)
    • Reversing alarm
  • General
    • E-coat paint primer
    • Pressure test points
    • Recovery hitch and pin
    • Scheduled Oil Sampling S·O·SSM ports
  • Operator Environment
    • Adjustable internal mirror
    • Adjustable wrist rest
    • Auxiliary power sockets
    • Coat hook
    • Cup holder
    • Digital service hour meter
    • Easy clean cab floor
    • Gauges: fuel hydraulic temperature, coolant temperature, speedometer
    • Multifunction joystick with direction control
    • On board digital display cluster
    • Operator station on isolation mounts
    • Retractable seat belt
    • ROPS and FOPS certified canopy/cab
    • Sound suppression
    • Sun visor
    • Suspended brake/accelerator pedals
    • Suspension seat
    • Two doors (enclosed cab)
    • Two external knock back mirrors
    • Warning indicators for major systems
    • Wiper/washer front and rear (enclosed cab)
    • Warnings: master, park brake, hydraulic oil pressure, engine oil pressure, coolant temp, electrical system, hydraulic filter bypass

Optional Equipment:

  • Transmission And Hydraulics
    • 100% differential lock on both axles, selectable on the move
    • Adjustable speed control (creeper control)
    • Adjustable high stat response settings
    • Electronic throttle lock
    • Ride control
    • Rimpull control
    • Speeder, 35 km/h (21.7 mph) with secondary steering
  • Engine
    • Engine block heater 120V
    • Precleaner for engine air filter
  • Electrical
    • Machine Security System (MSS)
    • Magnetic rotating beacon
    • Halogen working lights, two front and two rear
    • LED working lights, two front and two rear
    • Work tool wiring harness
  • General
    • Custom color
    • Rear light guards
    • Tire options including heavy duty tires
  • Fluids
    • Cat extended life coolant (–50° C/–58° F)
  • Loader
    • Adjustable implement modulation
    • High flow auxiliary hydraulics with pressure relieving quick disconnect manifold
    • Load check valves
    • Return To Dig tool positioner
  • Work Tools
    • For all work tool options, consult your local Cat dealer
  • Operator Environment
    • Air conditioning
    • Cabin light
    • Cat Radio/FM/DAB+/Bluetooth/Aux/Mic/Phone/USB
    • Comfort cab includes: cloth suspension seat, heated rear window, sliding left window and radio ready
    • Open canopy: fixed steering column, coat hook, sun visor (North America only)
    • Deluxe cab includes: Comfort cab options plus heated cloth air suspension seat with lumbar support and right sliding window
    • Heated rear window (enclosed cab)
    • Heater with window side and feet vents (enclosed cab)
    • Radio ready kit including speakers (enclosed cab)
    • Rear blind

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