906M Compact Wheel Loader

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.

Product Specs

Tires

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 (3)
340/80 R18 XMCL Michelin
Note (2)
Other tire choices available, contact your Cat dealer for details.
Option (6)
405/70 R18 SPT9 Dunlop*
Option (4)
340/80 R18 TRI2 Nokian
Option (7)
12.5/80 R18 Flexport™
Note (1)
*Standard tire.
Option (5)
340/80 R18 Bibload Michelin
Option (2)
340/80 R18 AT-R Firestone
Note (4)
Caterpillar recommends that you consult a tire supplier to evaluate all conditions before selecting a tire model.

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

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

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

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

Engine

Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349
189ft·lbf
Note (4)
Flywheel per the SAE reference conditions with the fan at maximum speed.
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 (DIN)
74HP
Maximum Gross Power - SAE J1995
74HP
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269
74HP
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - SAE J1349
73HP
Net Power
74HP
Note (6)
Stage V engine available for Europe only.
Emissions
*The Cat C3.3B DIT engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V emission standards or Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards.
Stroke
4.7in
Note (5)
The Cat C3.3B Tier 4 Final/Stage V uses an active regeneration system which requires no operator interaction under normal conditions.
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.
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269
191ft·lbf
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396
192ft·lbf
Bore
3.7in
Displacement
201in³
Maximum Gross Power
73HP
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396
73HP
Engine Model
Cat® C3.3B DIT*
Note (7)
Tier 4 Final engine will be offered for North America and Japan.
Note (8)
Tier 4 Final machines will not be offered or sold into Europe.

Loader Hydraulic System

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

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

Service Refill Capacities

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

Steering

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

Operating Specifications

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

Drive Train

Reverse - Range 2
12mile/h
Reverse - Range 1
6mile/h
Forward - Range 1
6mile/h
Forward - Range 2
12mile/h
Reverse - High Range
22mile/h
Forward - High Range
22mile/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
Note (1)
Cat cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
ROPS
SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994.
FOPS
SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98, Level II, ISO 3449 1992 Level II.

Buckets

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

Worktool Attachments

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/EU Stage V 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
    • 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
    • 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)

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