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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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Product Specs

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
Maximum Gross Power 73 HP
Stroke 4.7 in
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396 192 ft·lbf
Maximum Gross Power - DIN ISO 14396 74.2 HP
Displacement 201 in³
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269 191 ft·lbf
Note (3) No derating required up to 3000 m (10,000 ft) altitude. Auto derate protects hydraulic and transmission systems.
Bore 3.7 in
Note (4) 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.
Note (6) 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.
Note (1) Net power ratings are tested at the reference conditions for the specified standard.

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 with a 0.9 m³ (1.2 yd³) bucket with bolt-on cutting edge.

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)
Axles - Front N/A
Hydraulic Tank 12.2 gal (US)
Transmission - Gear Box 2.2 gal (US)
Axles - Rear N/A

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
Boost Flow Maximum Pressure 3191 psi
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
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height 1.5 s
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter 3.5 in
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level 2.6 s
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter 3 in
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Total Cycle Time 9.6 s
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke 16.4 in
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift 5.5 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level 2.6 s
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter 2 in
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke 27.4 in
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter 2.2 in

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.

Buckets

Bucket Capacities 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.
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)
Light Material 1.2 m³ (1.6 yd³), 1.5 m³ (2.0 yd³)
Grapple 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)

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

Drive Train

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

Steering

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

Tires

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

Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV

Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349 189 ft·lbf