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906M

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.

906M 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

906M 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

Select Units

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

  • Maximum Gross Power 73.0 HP 54.6 kW
  • Net Power 74.0 HP 55.3 kW
  • Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - SAE J1349 73.0 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. *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.
  • Maximum Gross Power - SAE J1995 74.3 HP 55.4 kW
  • Engine Model Cat® C3.3B DIT* Cat® C3.3B DIT*
  • Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 73.0 HP 54.6 kW
  • Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269 74.0 HP 55.3 kW
  • Stroke 4.7 in 120.0 mm
  • Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396 192.0 ft·lbf 261.0 N·m
  • Maximum Gross Power - DIN ISO 14396 74.2 HP 54.6 kW
  • Displacement 201.0 in³ 3.3 l
  • Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269 191.0 ft·lbf 260.0 N·m
  • 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.
  • Bore 3.7 in 94.0 mm
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Note (6) Stage V engine available for Europe only. Stage V engine available for Europe only.
  • 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. The Cat C3.3B DIT Tier 4 Final/Stage V uses an active regeneration system which requires no operator interaction under normal conditions.
  • 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.

Weights

  • Operating Weight 12346.0 lb 5600.0 kg
  • 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 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 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.

Service Refill Capacities

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

Loader Hydraulic System

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

Operating Specifications

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

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

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

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

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

Buckets

  • Bucket Capacities 0.75-1.5 m3 (1.0-2.0 yd3) 0.75-1.5 m3 (1.0-2.0 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. 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.
  • 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) 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)
  • Light Material 1.2 m³ (1.6 yd³), 1.5 m³ (2.0 yd³) 1.2 m³ (1.6 yd³), 1.5 m³ (2.0 yd³)
  • Grapple 0.9 m³ (1.2 yd³) heaped 0.9 m³ (1.2 yd³) heaped
  • Multi-Purpose 0.75 m³ (1.0 yd³), 0.9 m³ (1.2 yd³), 1.05 m³ (1.37 yd³) 0.75 m³ (1.0 yd³), 0.9 m³ (1.2 yd³), 1.05 m³ (1.37 yd³)

Cab

  • ROPS SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994. SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Drive Train

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

Steering

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

Tires

  • Option (3) 340/80 R18 XMCL Michelin 340/80 R18 XMCL Michelin
  • Note (1) *Standard tire. *Standard tire.
  • Option (5) 340/80 R18 Bibload Michelin 340/80 R18 Bibload Michelin
  • Option (2) 340/80 R18 AT-R Firestone 340/80 R18 AT-R Firestone
  • Note (2) Other tire choices available, contact your Cat dealer for details. Other tire choices available, contact your Cat dealer for details.
  • Option (6) 405/70 R18 SPT9 Dunlop* 405/70 R18 SPT9 Dunlop*
  • Option (1) 335/80 R18 XZSL Michelin 335/80 R18 XZSL Michelin
  • 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.
  • Option (7) 12.5/80 R18 Flexport™ 12.5/80 R18 Flexport™
  • 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.
  • Option (4) 340/80 R18 TRI2 Nokian 340/80 R18 TRI2 Nokian

Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV

  • Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349 189.0 ft·lbf 257.0 N·m
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