906M

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.


SPECIFICATIONS
Engine
Net Power 74 HP
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - SAE J1349 73 HP
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.
Maximum Gross Power - SAE J1995 74.3 HP
Engine Model Cat® C3.3B DIT*
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 73 HP
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269 74 HP


Weights
Operating Weight 12346 lb


Service Refill Capacities
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
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Head 4496 psi
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function High Flow 31 gal/min
3rd Function Maximum Working Pressure 3408 psi
Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump 3408 psi
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function Standard Flow 19 gal/min
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump 19 gal/min
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Rod 2756 psi


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


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


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


Engine
Maximum Gross Power 73 HP


Buckets
Bucket Capacities 0.75 m³-1.5 m³ (1.0 yd³-2.0 yd³)


Cab
ROPS SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994.
FOPS SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98, Level II, ISO 3449 1992 Level II.


Loader Hydraulic System
Boost Flow Maximum Pressure 3191 psi


Drive Train
Reverse - High Range 22 mile/h
Forward - Range 2 12 mile/h


Cab
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.


Steering
Steering AC Cycle Times - Full Left to Full Right - 2,620 rpm 3 s


Loader Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height 3 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift 9.6 s


Steering
Maximum Steering Torque - 0° (Straight Machine) 37155 ft·lbf


Engine
Stroke 4.7 in


Steering
Maximum Steering Torque - 39° (Full Turn) 27747 ft·lbf


Loader Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height 1.5 s


Steering
Nominal Flow - Steering Pump 12 gal/min


Loader Hydraulic System
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter 3.5 in


Service Refill Capacities
Axles - Front N/A
Hydraulic Tank 12.2 gal (US)


Tires
Option (3) 340/80 R18 XMCL Michelin


Drive Train
Forward - High Range 22 mile/h


Engine
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396 192 ft·lbf


Tires
Note (1) *Standard tire.


Loader Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level 2.6 s
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter 3 in


Weights
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.


Loader Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Total Cycle Time 9.6 s
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke 16.4 in


Engine
Maximum Gross Power - DIN ISO 14396 74.2 HP


Steering
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter 3.1 in


Drive Train
Reverse - Range 2 12 mile/h


Tires
Option (5) 340/80 R18 Bibload Michelin


Engine
Displacement 201 in³


Steering
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke 11.8 in


Buckets
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.


Engine
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269 191 ft·lbf


Steering
Number of Steering Wheel Turns - Full Left to Full Right or Full Right to Full Left <6 turns


Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV
Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349 189 ft·lbf


Drive Train
Forward - Range 1 6 mile/h


Tires
Option (2) 340/80 R18 AT-R Firestone


Engine
Note (3) No derating required up to 3000 m (10,000 ft) altitude. Auto derate protects hydraulic and transmission systems.


Steering
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter 1.4 in


Service Refill Capacities
Transmission - Gear Box 2.2 gal (US)


Buckets
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)


Loader Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift 5.5 s


Buckets
Light Material 1.2 m³ (1.6 yd³), 1.5 m³ (2.0 yd³)


Engine
Bore 3.7 in


Loader Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level 2.6 s


Drive Train
Reverse - Range 1 6 mile/h


Engine
Note (4) Flywheel per the SAE reference conditions with the fan at maximum speed.


Tires
Note (2) Other tire choices available, contact your Cat dealer for details.


Steering
Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump 3191 psi


Engine
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.


Tires
Option (6) 405/70 R18 SPT9 Dunlop*
Option (1) 335/80 R18 XZSL Michelin


Loader Hydraulic System
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter 2 in


Buckets
Grapple 0.9 m³ (1.2 yd³) heaped


Cab
Note (1) Cat cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.


Loader Hydraulic System
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke 27.4 in


Tires
Note (3) In certain applications, the loader's productive capabilities may exceed the tires' tonnes-km/h (ton-mph) capabilities.


Service Refill Capacities
Axles - Rear N/A


Buckets
Multi-Purpose 0.75 m³ (1.0 yd³), 0.9 m³ (1.2 yd³), 1.05 m³ (1.37 yd³)


Loader Hydraulic System
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter 2.2 in


Engine
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.


Tires
Option (7) 12.5/80 R18 Flexport™
Note (4) Caterpillar recommends that you consult a tire supplier to evaluate all conditions before selecting a tire model.


Steering
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction 39°


Tires
Option (4) 340/80 R18 TRI2 Nokian


Engine
Note (1) Net power ratings are tested at the reference conditions for the specified standard.
Note (6) Stage V engine available for Europe only.


BENEFITS & FEATURES
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.

EQUIPMENT
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