906M Compact Wheel Loader

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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 HP
Net Power
74 HP
Stroke
4.7 in
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.
Note (4)
Flywheel per the SAE reference conditions with the fan at maximum speed.
Note (3)
No derating required up to 3000 m (10,000 ft) altitude. Auto derate protects hydraulic and transmission systems.
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 (1)
Net power ratings are tested at the reference conditions for the specified standard.
Displacement
201 in³
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396
192 ft·lbf
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269
191 ft·lbf
Bore
3.7 in
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - SAE J1349
73 HP
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269
74 HP
Maximum Gross Power - SAE J1995
74.3 HP
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396
73 HP
Engine Model
Cat® C3.3B DIT*
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 (6)
Stage V engine available for Europe only.
Maximum Gross Power - DIN ISO 14396
74.2 HP

Weights

Operating Weight
12346 lb
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

Buckets

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

Operating Specifications

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

Cab

ROPS
SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994.
FOPS
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
Note (1)
Cat cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.

Tires

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

Steering

Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke
11.8 in
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter
1.4 in
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction
39°
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter
3.1 in
Steering AC Cycle Times - Full Left to Full Right - 2,620 rpm
3 s
Number of Steering Wheel Turns - Full Left to Full Right or Full Right to Full Left
<6 turns
Nominal Flow - Steering Pump
12 gal/min
Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump
3191 psi
Maximum Steering Torque - 39° (Full Turn)
27747 ft·lbf
Maximum Steering Torque - 0° (Straight Machine)
37155 ft·lbf

Service Refill Capacities

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

Loader Hydraulic System

Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke
16.4 in
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter
2.2 in
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke
27.4 in
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter
3.5 in
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter
2 in
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter
3 in
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Total Cycle Time
9.6 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift
5.5 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level
2.6 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height
1.5 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift
9.6 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level
2.6 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height
3 s
Boost Flow Maximum Pressure
3191 psi
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Rod
2756 psi
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Head
4496 psi
Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump
3408 psi
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function Standard Flow
19 gal/min
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function High Flow
31 gal/min
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump
19 gal/min
3rd Function Maximum Working Pressure
3408 psi

Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV

Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349
189 ft·lbf

Drive Train

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

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

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

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

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