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906M Compact Wheel Loader

Maximum Gross Power

73 HP

54.6 kW

Operating Weight

12346 lb

5600 kg

Bucket Capacities

0.75-1.5 m3 (1.0-2.0 yd3)

0.75-1.5 m3 (1.0-2.0 yd3)

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.

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Specifications

Spec Value
Net Power 74 HP 55.3 kW
Rated Net Power – 2,400 rpm – SAE J1349 73 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 HP 54.6 kW
Rated Net Power – 2,400 rpm – ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269 74 HP 55.3 kW
Maximum Gross Power 73 HP 54.6 kW
Stroke 4.7 in 120 mm
Maximum Gross Torque – ISO 14396 192 ft·lbf 261 N·m
Maximum Gross Power – DIN ISO 14396 74.2 HP 54.6 kW
Displacement 201 in³ 3.3 l
Maximum Net Torque – ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269 191 ft·lbf 260 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 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.
Spec Value
Operating Weight 12346 lb 5600 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.
Spec Value
Fuel Tank 13.7 gal (US) 52 l
Hydraulic System – Including Tank 18.5 gal (US) 70 l
Engine Crankcase 3 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 l
Transmission – Gear Box 2.2 gal (US) 8.5 l
Axles – Rear N/A N/A
Spec Value
Relief Pressure – Tilt Cylinder Head 4496 psi 31000 kPa
Maximum Flow – Implement Pump – Auxiliary Function High Flow 31 gal/min 116 l/min
3rd Function Maximum Working Pressure 3408 psi 23500 kPa
Maximum Working Pressure – Implement Pump 3408 psi 23500 kPa
Maximum Flow – Implement Pump – Auxiliary Function Standard Flow 19 gal/min 73 l/min
Maximum Flow – Implement Pump 19 gal/min 73 l/min
Relief Pressure – Tilt Cylinder Rod 2756 psi 19000 kPa
Boost Flow Maximum Pressure 3191 psi 22000 kPa
Hydraulic Cycle Time – 1,000 rpm – Dump, at Maximum Lift Height 3 s 3 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 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 in 75 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 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 in 50 mm
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting – Stroke 27.4 in 695 mm
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting – Rod Diameter 2.2 in 55 mm
Spec Value
Rated Bucket Capacity 1.2 yd³ 0.9 m³
Tipping Load – Straight – ISO 14397-1 8666 lb 3932 kg
Steering Articulation Angle – Each Direction 39° 39°
Reach – Full Lift and 45° Dump 2.34 ft 714 mm
Clearance – Full Lift and 45° Dump 8.24 ft 2513 mm
Tipping Load – Full Turn – ISO 14397-1 7061 lb 3204 kg
Full Turn Tipping Load 7507 lb 3405 kg
Spec Value
Reach – Bucket at 45°* 2.33 ft 725 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 mm
Machine Width 6 ft 1840 mm
Dig Depth** 3.7 in 95 mm
Note (2) **Vary with tire. **Vary with tire.
Width – Bucket 6.17 ft 1890 mm
Length – Overall* 17.92 ft 5469 mm
Length – Wheel Base 7.08 ft 2170 mm
Height – Bucket Pin** 10.58 ft 3227 mm
Operating Weight 12496 lb 5670 kg
Height – Ground Clearance** 11 in 300 mm
Clearance – Bucket at 45° * 8.08 ft 2478 mm
Height – Ground to Cab** 8.08 ft 2463 mm
Turning Radius – Over Bucket 14.5 ft 4420 mm
Departure Angle 33° 33°
Note (1) *Vary with bucket. *Vary with bucket.
Turning Radius – Inside of Tires 7.33 ft 2240 mm
Articulation Angle 39° 39°
Clearance – Level Bucket** 9.92 ft 3027 mm
Dump Angle at Full Lift 45° 45°
Spec Value
Width – Bucket 6.17 ft 1890 mm
Turning Radius – Inside of Tires 7.33 ft 2240 mm
Machine Width 6 ft 1840 mm
Turning Radius – Over Bucket 14.58 ft 4464 mm
Clearance – Bucket at 45° * 7.67 ft 2359 mm
Dump Angle at Full Lift 45° 45°
Length – Wheel Base 7.08 ft 2170 mm
Operating Weight 12481 lb 5663 kg
Length – Overall* 18.42 ft 5620 mm
Height – Bucket Pin** 10.58 ft 3227 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 mm
Height – Ground Clearance** 11 in 300 mm
Reach – Bucket at 45°* 2.67 ft 820 mm
Dig Depth** 4.2 in 107 mm
Width – Tread Center 4.58 ft 1420 mm
Height – Ground to Cab** 8.08 ft 2463 mm
Note (2) **Vary with tire. **Vary with tire.
Spec Value
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)
Spec Value
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.
Spec Value
Reverse – High Range 22 mile/h 35 km/h
Forward – Range 2 12 mile/h 20 km/h
Forward – High Range 22 mile/h 35 km/h
Reverse – Range 2 12 mile/h 20 km/h
Forward – Range 1 6 mile/h 10 km/h
Reverse – Range 1 6 mile/h 10 km/h
Spec Value
Steering AC Cycle Times – Full Left to Full Right – 2,620 rpm 3 s 3 s
Maximum Steering Torque – 0° (Straight Machine) 37155 ft·lbf 50375 N·m
Maximum Steering Torque – 39° (Full Turn) 27747 ft·lbf 37620 N·m
Nominal Flow – Steering Pump 12 gal/min 43.9 l/min
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting – Bore Diameter 3.1 in 80 mm
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting – Stroke 11.8 in 300 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 mm
Maximum Working Pressure – Steering Pump 3191 psi 22000 kPa
Steering Articulation Angle – Each Direction 39° 39°
Spec Value
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
Spec Value
Maximum Net Torque – SAE J1349 189 ft·lbf 257 N·m

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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