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M Series Compact Wheel Loaders

Parallel Lift Loader Linkage

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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.

Engine

Units:
Maximum Gross Power 73.0 HP 54.6 kW Less
Net Power 74.0 HP 55.3 kW Less
Emissions *The Cat C3.3B DIT engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IIIB emission standards or Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards. *The Cat C3.3B DIT engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IIIB emission standards or Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards. Less
Engine Model Cat® C3.3B DIT* Cat® C3.3B DIT* Less
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 73.0 HP 54.6 kW Less
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 (DIN) 74.0 HP 55.0 kW Less
Maximum Gross Power - SAE J1995 74.0 HP 55.0 kW Less
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269 74.0 HP 55.3 kW Less
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - SAE J1349 73.0 HP 54.7 kW Less
Bore 3.7 in 94.0 mm Less
Displacement 201.0 in³ 3.3 l Less
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396 192.0 ft·lbf 261.0 N·m Less
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269 191.0 ft·lbf 260.0 N·m Less
Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349 189.0 ft·lbf 257.0 N·m Less
Note (1) Net power ratings are tested at the reference conditions for the specified standard. Net power ratings are tested at the reference conditions for the specified standard. Less
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. 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. Less
Note (3) No derating required up to 3000 m (10,000 ft) altitude. Auto derate protects hydraulic and transmission systems. No derating required up to 3000 m (10,000 ft) altitude. Auto derate protects hydraulic and transmission systems. Less
Note (4) Flywheel per the SAE reference conditions with the fan at maximum speed. Flywheel per the SAE reference conditions with the fan at maximum speed. Less
Note (5) The Cat C3.3B Tier 4 Final/Stage IIIB uses an active regeneration system which requires no operator interaction under normal conditions. The Cat C3.3B Tier 4 Final/Stage IIIB uses an active regeneration system which requires no operator interaction under normal conditions. Less
Stroke 4.7 in 120.0 mm Less

Weights

Operating Weight 12346.0 lb 5600.0 kg Less
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 EROPS cab, standard flow hydraulics and skid-steer coupler. - 906M is configured with a 0.9 m3 (1.2 yd3) bucket with bolt-on cutting edge. 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 EROPS cab, standard flow hydraulics and skid-steer coupler. - 906M is configured with a 0.9 m3 (1.2 yd3) bucket with bolt-on cutting edge. Less

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 4.4 gal (US) 16.5 l Less
Engine Crankcase 3.0 gal (US) 11.2 l Less
Fuel Tank 13.7 gal (US) 52.0 l Less
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 18.5 gal (US) 70.0 l Less
Axles - Front N/A N/A Less
Axles - Rear N/A N/A Less
Hydraulic Tank 12.2 gal (US) 46.0 l Less
Transmission - Gear Box 2.2 gal (US) 8.5 l Less

Loader Hydraulic System

3rd Function Maximum Working Pressure 3408.0 psi 23500.0 kPa Less
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump 19.0 gal/min 73.0 l/min Less
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function High Flow 31.0 gal/min 116.0 l/min Less
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function Standard Flow 19.0 gal/min 73.0 l/min Less
Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump 3408.0 psi 23500.0 kPa Less
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Head 4496.0 psi 31000.0 kPa Less
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Rod 2756.0 psi 19000.0 kPa Less
Boost Flow Maximum Pressure 3191.0 psi 22000.0 kPa Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height 3.0 s 3.0 s Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level 2.6 s 2.6 s Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift 9.6 s 9.6 s Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height 1.5 s 1.5 s Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level 2.6 s 2.6 s Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift 5.5 s 5.5 s Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Total Cycle Time 9.6 s 9.6 s Less
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter 3.0 in 75.0 mm Less
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter 2.0 in 50.0 mm Less
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke 27.4 in 695.0 mm Less
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter 3.5 in 90.0 mm Less
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter 2.2 in 55.0 mm Less
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke 16.4 in 417.0 mm Less

Operating Specifications

Rated Bucket Capacity 1.2 yd³ 0.9 m³ Less
Clearance - Full Lift and 45° Dump 8.24 ft 2513.0 mm Less
Full Turn Tipping Load 7507.0 lb 3405.0 kg Less
Reach - Full Lift and 45° Dump 2.34 ft 714.0 mm Less
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction 39° 39° Less
Tipping Load - Full Turn - ISO 14397-1 7061.0 lb 3204.0 kg Less
Tipping Load - Straight - ISO 14397-1 8666.0 lb 3932.0 kg Less

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

Articulation Angle 39° 39° Less
Clearance - Bucket at 45° * 8.08 ft 2478.0 mm Less
Clearance - Level Bucket** 9.92 ft 3027.0 mm Less
Departure Angle 33° 33° Less
Dig Depth** 3.7 in 95.0 mm Less
Dump Angle at Full Lift 45° 45° Less
Height - Bucket Pin** 10.58 ft 3227.0 mm Less
Height - Ground Clearance** 11.0 in 300.0 mm Less
Height - Ground to Cab** 8.08 ft 2463.0 mm Less
Length - Overall* 17.92 ft 5469.0 mm Less
Length - Wheel Base 7.08 ft 2170.0 mm Less
Machine Width 6.0 ft 1840.0 mm Less
Note (1) *Vary with bucket. *Vary with bucket. Less
Note (2) **Vary with tire. **Vary with tire. Less
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. 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. Less
Operating Weight 12496.0 lb 5670.0 kg Less
Reach - Bucket at 45°* 2.33 ft 725.0 mm Less
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires 7.33 ft 2240.0 mm Less
Turning Radius - Over Bucket 14.5 ft 4420.0 mm Less
Width - Bucket 6.17 ft 1890.0 mm Less
Width - Tread Center 4.58 ft 1420.0 mm Less

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

Articulation Angle 39° 39° Less
Clearance - Bucket at 45° * 7.67 ft 2359.0 mm Less
Clearance - Level Bucket** 9.92 ft 3035.0 mm Less
Departure Angle 33° 33° Less
Dig Depth** 4.2 in 107.0 mm Less
Dump Angle at Full Lift 45° 45° Less
Height - Bucket Pin** 10.58 ft 3227.0 mm Less
Height - Ground Clearance** 11.0 in 300.0 mm Less
Height - Ground to Cab** 8.08 ft 2463.0 mm Less
Length - Overall* 18.42 ft 5620.0 mm Less
Length - Wheel Base 7.08 ft 2170.0 mm Less
Machine Width 6.0 ft 1840.0 mm Less
Note (1) *Vary with bucket. *Vary with bucket. Less
Note (2) **Vary with tire. **Vary with tire. Less
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. 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. Less
Operating Weight 12481.0 lb 5663.0 kg Less
Reach - Bucket at 45°* 2.67 ft 820.0 mm Less
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires 7.33 ft 2240.0 mm Less
Turning Radius - Over Bucket 14.58 ft 4464.0 mm Less
Width - Bucket 6.17 ft 1890.0 mm Less
Width - Tread Center 4.58 ft 1420.0 mm Less

Buckets

Bucket Capacities 0.75 m3-1.2 m3 (1.0 yd3-1.6 yd3) 0.75 m3-1.2 m3 (1.0 yd3-1.6 yd3) Less
General Purpose 1.2 yd³ 0.9 m³ Less
Light Material 1.57 yd³ 1.2 m³ Less

Cab

ROPS SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994. SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994. Less
FOPS SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98, Level II, ISO 3449 1992 Level II. SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98, Level II, ISO 3449 1992 Level II. Less
Note (1) Cat cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe. Cat cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe. Less
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. 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. Less

Drive Train

Forward - High Range 22.0 mile/h 35.0 km/h Less
Forward - Range 1 6.0 mile/h 10.0 km/h Less
Forward - Range 2 12.0 mile/h 20.0 km/h Less
Reverse - High Range 22.0 mile/h 35.0 km/h Less
Reverse - Range 1 6.0 mile/h 10.0 km/h Less
Reverse - Range 2 12.0 mile/h 20.0 km/h Less

Steering

Maximum Steering Torque - 0° (Straight Machine) 37155.0 ft·lbf 50375.0 N·m Less
Maximum Steering Torque - 39° (Full Turn) 27747.0 ft·lbf 37620.0 N·m Less
Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump 3191.0 psi 22000.0 kPa Less
Nominal Flow - Steering Pump 12.0 gal/min 43.9 l/min Less
Number of Steering Wheel Turns - Full Left to Full Right or Full Right to Full Left <6 turns <6 turns Less
Steering AC Cycle Times - Full Left to Full Right - 2,620 rpm 3.0 s 3.0 s Less
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction 39° 39° Less
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter 3.1 in 80.0 mm Less
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter 1.4 in 35.0 mm Less
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke 11.8 in 300.0 mm Less

Tires

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

906M Standard Equipment

TRANSMISSION AND HYDRAULICS
  • 100% differential lock on both axles, selectable on the move
  • 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/EU Stage IIIB or Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIA engine
  • 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 external knock back mirrors
  • Warning indicators for major systems
  • Warnings: master, park brake, hydraulic oil pressure, engine oil pressure, coolant temp, electrical system, hydraulic filter bypass

906M Optional Equipment

TRANSMISSION AND HYDRAULICS
  • 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
  • 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/CD/MP3/WMA/AUX
  • Comfort cab includes: cloth suspension seat, heated rear window, sliding left window and radio ready)
  • 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
  • Two doors (enclosed cab)
  • Wiper/washer front and rear (enclosed cab)

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