906M Compact Wheel Loader

906M Compact Wheel Loader

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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Engine

Maximum Gross Power: ISO 14396 (DIN)
74hp
Net Power
74hp
Engine Model
Cat® C3.3B DIT*
Rated net power @ 2,400 rpm – SAE J1349
73hp
Rated net power @ 2,400 rpm – ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269
74hp
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.
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396
73HP
Maximum Gross Power - SAE J1995
74HP
Maximum gross torque – ISO 14396
192lbf-ft
Maximum net torque – SAE J1349
189lbf-ft
Maximum net torque – ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269
191lbf-ft
Displacement
201in3
Bore
3.7in
Stroke
4.7in
Note
Net power ratings are tested at the reference conditions for the specified standard.
Note
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
No derating required up to 3000 m (10,000 ft) altitude. Auto derate protects hydraulic and transmission systems.
Note
Flywheel per the SAE reference conditions with the fan at maximum speed.
Note
The Cat C3.3B Tier 4 Final/Stage IIIB uses an active regeneration system which requires no operator interaction under normal conditions.
Maximum Gross Power
73hp
Net Power
74HP
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.
Engine Model
Cat® C3.3B DIT*
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 (DIN)
74HP
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269
74HP
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - SAE J1349
73HP
Maximum Gross Power
73HP
Bore
3.7in
Displacement
201in³
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396
192ft·lbf
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269
191ft·lbf
Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349
189ft·lbf
Note (1)
Net power ratings are tested at the reference conditions for the specified standard.
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.
Note (3)
No derating required up to 3000 m (10,000 ft) altitude. Auto derate protects hydraulic and transmission systems.
Note (4)
Flywheel per the SAE reference conditions with the fan at maximum speed.
Note (5)
The Cat C3.3B Tier 4 Final/Stage IIIB uses an active regeneration system which requires no operator interaction under normal conditions.
Stroke
4.7in

Weights

Operating Weight
12346lb
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 w
Operating Weight
12346lb
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 w

Operating Specifications

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

Loader Hydraulic System

Maximum flow – implement pump
19gal/min
Maximum flow – implement pump: Auxiliary function standard flow
19gal/min
Maximum flow – implement pump: Auxiliary function high flow
31gal/min
Relief pressure – tilt cylinder head
4496psi
3rd function maximum working pressure
3408psi
Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump
3408psi
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Rod
2756psi
Boost flow maximum pressure
3191psi
Lift cylinder: double acting – Bore diameter
3in
Lift cylinder: double acting – Rod diameter
2in
Lift cylinder: double acting – Stroke
27.4in
Tilt cylinder: double acting – Bore diameter
3.5in
Tilt cylinder: double acting – Rod diameter
2.2in
Tilt cylinder: double acting – Stroke
16.4in
Hydraulic cycle times (1,800 rpm): Raise (ground level to maximum lift)
5.5seconds
Hydraulic cycle times (1,800 rpm): Dump (at maximum lift height)
1.5seconds
Hydraulic cycle times (1,800 rpm): Float down (maximum lift to ground level)
2.6seconds
Hydraulic cycle times (1,800 rpm): Total cycle time
9.6seconds
Hydraulic cycle times (1,000 rpm): Raise (ground level to maximum lift)
9.6seconds
Hydraulic cycle times (1,000 rpm): Dump (at maximum lift height)
3seconds
Hydraulic cycle times (1,000 rpm): Float down (maximum lift to ground level)
2.6seconds
3rd Function Maximum Working Pressure
3408psi
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump
19gal/min
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function High Flow
31gal/min
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function Standard Flow
19gal/min
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Head
4496psi
Boost Flow Maximum Pressure
3191psi
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height
3s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level
2.6s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift
9.6s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height
1.5s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level
2.6s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift
5.5s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Total Cycle Time
9.6s
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter
3in
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter
2in
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke
27.4in
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter
3.5in
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter
2.2in
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke
16.4in

Service Refill Capacities

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

Dimensions with Bucket (Approximate): Standard Lift – with ISO Coupler

Height: ground to cab**
8.08ft
Height: ground clearance**
11in
Length: wheel base
7.08ft
Length: overall*
17.92ft
Reach: bucket at 45°*
2.33ft
Dig depth**
3.7in
Clearance: bucket at 45°*
8.08ft
Clearance: level bucket**
9.92ft
Height: bucket pin**
10.58ft
Width: bucket
6.17ft
Width: tread center
4.58ft
Turning radius: over bucket
14.50ft
Turning radius: inside of tires
7.33ft
Machine width
6.00ft
Dump angle at full lift
45°
Departure angle
33°
Articulation angle
39°
Operating weight
12496lb
Note
*Vary with bucket.
Note
**Vary with tire.
Note
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 with Bucket (Approximate): Standard Lift – with SSL Coupler

Height: ground to cab**
8.08ft
Height: ground clearance**
11in
Length: wheel base
7.08ft
Length: overall*
18.42ft
Reach: bucket at 45°*
2.67ft
Dig depth**
4.2in
Clearance: bucket at 45°*
7.67ft
Clearance: level bucket**
9.92ft
Height: bucket pin**
10.58ft
Width: bucket
6.17ft
Width: tread center
4.58ft
Turning radius: over bucket
14.58ft
Turning radius: inside of tires
7.33ft
Machine width
6.00ft
Dump angle at full lift
45°
Departure angle
33°
Articulation angle
39°
Operating weight
12481lb
Note
*Vary with bucket.
Note
**Vary with tire.
Note
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.

Buckets

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

Steering

Steering articulation angle each direction
39°
Steering cylinder: double acting – Bore diameter
3.1in
Steering cylinder: double acting – Rod diameter
1.4in
Steering cylinder: double acting – Stroke
11.8in
Nominal flow – steering pump
12gal/min
Maximum working pressure – steering pump
3191psi
Maximum steering torque – 0° (straight machine)
37155lbf-ft
Maximum steering torque – 39° (full turn)
27747lbf-ft
Steering ac cycle times (full left to full right) – 2,620 rpm
3seconds
Number of steering wheel turns – Full left to full right or full right to full left
<6 turns
Maximum Steering Torque - 0° (Straight Machine)
37155ft·lbf
Maximum Steering Torque - 39° (Full Turn)
27747ft·lbf
Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump
3191psi
Nominal Flow - Steering Pump
12gal/min
Number of Steering Wheel Turns - Full Left to Full Right or Full Right to Full Left
<6 turns
Steering AC Cycle Times - Full Left to Full Right - 2,620 rpm
3s
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction
39°
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter
3.1in
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter
1.4in
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke
11.8in

Drive Train

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

Tires

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

Cab

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

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

Articulation Angle
39°
Clearance - Bucket at 45° *
8.08ft
Clearance - Level Bucket**
9.92ft
Departure Angle
33°
Dig Depth**
3.7in
Dump Angle at Full Lift
45°
Height - Bucket Pin**
10.58ft
Height - Ground Clearance**
11in
Height - Ground to Cab**
8.08ft
Length - Overall*
17.92ft
Length - Wheel Base
7.08ft
Machine Width
6ft
Note (1)
*Vary with bucket.
Note (2)
**Vary with tire.
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.
Operating Weight
12496lb
Reach - Bucket at 45°*
2.33ft
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires
7.33ft
Turning Radius - Over Bucket
14.5ft
Width - Bucket
6.17ft
Width - Tread Center
4.58ft

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

Articulation Angle
39°
Clearance - Bucket at 45° *
7.67ft
Clearance - Level Bucket**
9.92ft
Departure Angle
33°
Dig Depth**
4.2in
Dump Angle at Full Lift
45°
Height - Bucket Pin**
10.58ft
Height - Ground Clearance**
11in
Height - Ground to Cab**
8.08ft
Length - Overall*
18.42ft
Length - Wheel Base
7.08ft
Machine Width
6ft
Note (1)
*Vary with bucket.
Note (2)
**Vary with tire.
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.
Operating Weight
12481lb
Reach - Bucket at 45°*
2.67ft
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires
7.33ft
Turning Radius - Over Bucket
14.58ft
Width - Bucket
6.17ft
Width - Tread Center
4.58ft

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

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)