906M Compact Wheel Loader

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SPECS SUMMARY

Maximum Gross Power73 HP (54.6 kW)
Operating Weight12346 lb (5600 kg)
Bucket Capacities0.75-1.5 m3 (1.0-2.0 yd3)
Rated Bucket Capacity1.2 yd³ (0.9 m³)
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.

Specifications

Maximum Gross Power73 HP (54.6 kW)
Operating Weight12346 lb (5600 kg)
Bucket Capacities0.75-1.5 m3 (1.0-2.0 yd3)
Rated Bucket Capacity1.2 yd³ (0.9 m³)
Net Power74 HP (55.3 kW)
ROPSSAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994.
FOPSSAE J/ISO 3449 APR98, Level II, ISO 3449 1992 Level II.
Option (4)340/80 R18 TRI2 Nokian
Forward - High Range22 mile/h (35 km/h)
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke11.8 in (300 mm)
Displacement201 in³ (3.3 l)
Option (5)340/80 R18 Bibload Michelin
Reverse - Range 212 mile/h (20 km/h)
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter3.1 in (80 mm)
Maximum Gross Power - DIN ISO 1439674.2 HP (54.6 kW)
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke16.4 in (417 mm)
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Total Cycle Time9.6 s (9.6 s)
NoteSpecifications 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 with a 0.9 m³ (1.2 yd³) bucket with bolt-on cutting edge.
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter3 in (75 mm)
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level2.6 s (2.6 s)
Note (1)*Standard tire.
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396192 ft·lbf (261 N·m)
Option (3)340/80 R18 XMCL Michelin
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269191 ft·lbf (260 N·m)
Hydraulic Tank12.2 gal (US) (46 l)
Axles - FrontN/A
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter3.5 in (90 mm)
Nominal Flow - Steering Pump12 gal/min (43.9 l/min)
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height1.5 s (1.5 s)
Maximum Steering Torque - 39° (Full Turn)27747 ft·lbf (37620 N·m)
Stroke4.7 in (120 mm)
Maximum Steering Torque - 0° (Straight Machine)37155 ft·lbf (50375 N·m)
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift9.6 s (9.6 s)
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height3 s (3 s)
Steering AC Cycle Times - Full Left to Full Right - 2,620 rpm3 s (3 s)
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) typical.
Forward - Range 212 mile/h (20 km/h)
NoteAll 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.
Number of Steering Wheel Turns - Full Left to Full Right or Full Right to Full Left<6 turns
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction39°
Note (6)Stage V engine available for Europe only.
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 (5)The Cat C3.3B DIT Tier 4 Final/Stage V uses an active regeneration system which requires no operator interaction under normal conditions.
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter2.2 in (55 mm)
Multi-Purpose0.75 m³ (1.0 yd³), 0.9 m³ (1.2 yd³), 1.05 m³ (1.37 yd³)
Axles - RearN/A
Note (3)In certain applications, the loader's productive capabilities may exceed the tires' tonnes-km/h (ton-mph) capabilities.
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke27.4 in (695 mm)
Note (1)Cat cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
Grapple0.9 m³ (1.2 yd³) heaped
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter2 in (50 mm)
Option (1)335/80 R18 XZSL Michelin
Option (6)405/70 R18 SPT9 Dunlop*
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.
Reverse - High Range22 mile/h (35 km/h)
Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump3191 psi (22000 kPa)
Note (2)Other tire choices available, contact your Cat dealer for details.
Note (4)Flywheel per the SAE reference conditions with the fan at maximum speed.
Reverse - Range 16 mile/h (10 km/h)
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level2.6 s (2.6 s)
Bore3.7 in (94 mm)
Light Material1.2 m³ (1.6 yd³), 1.5 m³ (2.0 yd³)
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift5.5 s (5.5 s)
General Purpose0.8 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)
Transmission - Gear Box2.2 gal (US) (8.5 l)
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter1.4 in (35 mm)
Note (3)No derating required up to 3000 m (10,000 ft) altitude. Auto derate protects hydraulic and transmission systems.
Option (2)340/80 R18 AT-R Firestone
Forward - Range 16 mile/h (10 km/h)
Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349189 ft·lbf (257 N·m)
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 1439673 HP (54.6 kW)
Boost Flow Maximum Pressure3191 psi (22000 kPa)
Reach - Full Lift and 45° Dump2.34 ft (714 mm)
Height - Bucket Pin**10.58 ft (3227 mm)
Length - Wheel Base7.08 ft (2170 mm)
Length - Overall*17.92 ft (5469 mm)
Width - Bucket6.17 ft (1890 mm)
Note (2)**Vary with tire.
Dig Depth**3.7 in (95 mm)
Machine Width6 ft (1840 mm)
Width - Tread Center4.58 ft (1420 mm)
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°*2.33 ft (725 mm)
Full Turn Tipping Load7507 lb (3405 kg)
Tipping Load - Full Turn - ISO 14397-17061 lb (3204 kg)
Clearance - Full Lift and 45° Dump8.24 ft (2513 mm)
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction39°
Height - Ground Clearance**11 in (300 mm)
Tipping Load - Straight - ISO 14397-18666 lb (3932 kg)
Maximum Gross Power - SAE J199574.3 HP (55.4 kW)
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Rod2756 psi (19000 kPa)
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump19 gal/min (73 l/min)
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function Standard Flow19 gal/min (73 l/min)
Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump3408 psi (23500 kPa)
3rd Function Maximum Working Pressure3408 psi (23500 kPa)
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function High Flow31 gal/min (116 l/min)
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Head4496 psi (31000 kPa)
Cooling System4.4 gal (US) (16.5 l)
Engine Crankcase3 gal (US) (11.2 l)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank18.5 gal (US) (70 l)
Fuel Tank13.7 gal (US) (52 l)
Engine ModelCat® C3.3B DIT*
Operating Weight12496 lb (5670 kg)
Clearance - Bucket at 45° *8.08 ft (2478 mm)
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/126974 HP (55.3 kW)
Length - Overall*18.42 ft (5620 mm)
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - SAE J134973 HP (54.7 kW)
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.
Note (2)**Vary with tire.
Height - Ground to Cab**8.08 ft (2463 mm)
Width - Tread Center4.58 ft (1420 mm)
Dig Depth**4.2 in (107 mm)
Reach - Bucket at 45°*2.67 ft (820 mm)
Height - Ground Clearance**11 in (300 mm)
Clearance - Level Bucket**9.92 ft (3035 mm)
Articulation Angle39°
Departure Angle33°
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**10.58 ft (3227 mm)
Operating Weight12481 lb (5663 kg)
Height - Ground to Cab**8.08 ft (2463 mm)
Length - Wheel Base7.08 ft (2170 mm)
Dump Angle at Full Lift45°
Clearance - Bucket at 45° *7.67 ft (2359 mm)
Turning Radius - Over Bucket14.58 ft (4464 mm)
Machine Width6 ft (1840 mm)
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires7.33 ft (2240 mm)
Width - Bucket6.17 ft (1890 mm)
Dump Angle at Full Lift45°
Clearance - Level Bucket**9.92 ft (3027 mm)
Articulation Angle39°
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires7.33 ft (2240 mm)
Note (1)*Vary with bucket.
Departure Angle33°
Turning Radius - Over Bucket14.5 ft (4420 mm)
Note (1)Net power ratings are tested at the reference conditions for the specified standard.

Benefits and Features

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.

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.

  • 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.

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.

Standard Equipment

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • E-coat paint primer
  • Pressure test points
  • Recovery hitch and pin
  • Scheduled Oil Sampling S·O·SSM ports
  • 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

  • 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 block heater 120V
  • Precleaner for engine air filter
  • 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
  • Custom color
  • Rear light guards
  • Tire options including heavy duty tires
  • Cat extended life coolant (–50° C/–58° F)
  • Adjustable implement modulation
  • High flow auxiliary hydraulics with pressure relieving quick disconnect manifold
  • Load check valves
  • Return To Dig tool positioner
  • For all work tool options, consult your local Cat dealer
  • 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