906M

Heavy Equipment

906M

Maximum Gross Power
73 HP / 54.6 kW
Operating Weight
12346 lb / 5600 kg
Rated Bucket Capacity
1.2 yd³ / 0.9 m³

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
Net Power 74 HP / 55.3 kW
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 73 HP / 54.6 kW
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 (DIN) 74 HP / 55 kW
Maximum Gross Power - SAE J1995 74 HP / 55 kW
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269 74 HP / 55.3 kW
Rated Net Power - 2,400 rpm - SAE J1349 73 HP / 54.7 kW
Maximum Gross Power 73 HP / 54.6 kW
Bore 3.7 in / 94 mm
Displacement 201 in³ / 3.3 l
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396 192 ft·lbf / 261 N·m
Maximum Net Torque - ISO 9249 (1977)/EEC 80/1269 191 ft·lbf / 260 N·m
Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349 189 ft·lbf / 257 N·m
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 4.7 in / 120 mm
Weights
Operating Weight 12346 lb / 5600 kg
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 with a 0.9 m3 (1.2 yd3) bucket with bolt-on cutting edge.
Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System 4.4 gal (US) / 16.5 l
Engine Crankcase 3 gal (US) / 11.2 l
Fuel Tank 13.7 gal (US) / 52 l
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 18.5 gal (US) / 70 l
Axles - Front N/A
Axles - Rear N/A
Hydraulic Tank 12.2 gal (US) / 46 l
Transmission - Gear Box 2.2 gal (US) / 8.5 l
Loader Hydraulic System
3rd Function Maximum Working Pressure 3408 psi / 23500 kPa
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump 19 gal/min / 73 l/min
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function High Flow 31 gal/min / 116 l/min
Maximum Flow - Implement Pump - Auxiliary Function Standard Flow 19 gal/min / 73 l/min
Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump 3408 psi / 23500 kPa
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Head 4496 psi / 31000 kPa
Relief Pressure - Tilt Cylinder Rod 2756 psi / 19000 kPa
Boost Flow Maximum Pressure 3191 psi / 22000 kPa
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Dump, at Maximum Lift Height 3 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,000 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level 2.6 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
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Float Down, Maximum Lift to Ground Level 2.6 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Raise, Ground Level to Maximum Lift 5.5 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - 1,800 rpm - Total Cycle Time 9.6 s
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter 3 in / 75 mm
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter 2 in / 50 mm
Lift Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke 27.4 in / 695 mm
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter 3.5 in / 90 mm
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter 2.2 in / 55 mm
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke 16.4 in / 417 mm
Operating Specifications
Rated Bucket Capacity 1.2 yd³ / 0.9 m³
Clearance - Full Lift and 45° Dump 8.24 ft / 2513 mm
Full Turn Tipping Load 7507 lb / 3405 kg
Reach - Full Lift and 45° Dump 2.34 ft / 714 mm
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction 39°
Tipping Load - Full Turn - ISO 14397-1 7061 lb / 3204 kg
Tipping Load - Straight - ISO 14397-1 8666 lb / 3932 kg
Dimensions with Bucket (Approximate) - Standard Lift - With ISO Coupler
Articulation Angle 39°
Clearance - Bucket at 45° * 8.08 ft / 2478 mm
Clearance - Level Bucket** 9.92 ft / 3027 mm
Departure Angle 33°
Dig Depth** 3.7 in / 95 mm
Dump Angle at Full Lift 45°
Height - Bucket Pin** 10.58 ft / 3227 mm
Height - Ground Clearance** 11 in / 300 mm
Height - Ground to Cab** 8.08 ft / 2463 mm
Length - Overall* 17.92 ft / 5469 mm
Length - Wheel Base 7.08 ft / 2170 mm
Machine Width 6 ft / 1840 mm
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 12496 lb / 5670 kg
Reach - Bucket at 45°* 2.33 ft / 725 mm
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires 7.33 ft / 2240 mm
Turning Radius - Over Bucket 14.5 ft / 4420 mm
Width - Bucket 6.17 ft / 1890 mm
Width - Tread Center 4.58 ft / 1420 mm
Dimensions with Bucket (Approximate) - Standard Lift - With SSL Coupler
Articulation Angle 39°
Clearance - Bucket at 45° * 7.67 ft / 2359 mm
Clearance - Level Bucket** 9.92 ft / 3035 mm
Departure Angle 33°
Dig Depth** 4.2 in / 107 mm
Dump Angle at Full Lift 45°
Height - Bucket Pin** 10.58 ft / 3227 mm
Height - Ground Clearance** 11 in / 300 mm
Height - Ground to Cab** 8.08 ft / 2463 mm
Length - Overall* 18.42 ft / 5620 mm
Length - Wheel Base 7.08 ft / 2170 mm
Machine Width 6 ft / 1840 mm
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 12481 lb / 5663 kg
Reach - Bucket at 45°* 2.67 ft / 820 mm
Turning Radius - Inside of Tires 7.33 ft / 2240 mm
Turning Radius - Over Bucket 14.58 ft / 4464 mm
Width - Bucket 6.17 ft / 1890 mm
Width - Tread Center 4.58 ft / 1420 mm
Buckets
Bucket Capacities 0.75 m3-1.2 m3 (1.0 yd3-1.6 yd3)
General Purpose 1.2 yd³ / 0.9 m³
Light Material 1.57 yd³ / 1.2 m³
Cab
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) typical.
Drive Train
Forward - High Range 22 mile/h / 35 km/h
Forward - Range 1 6 mile/h / 10 km/h
Forward - Range 2 12 mile/h / 20 km/h
Reverse - High Range 22 mile/h / 35 km/h
Reverse - Range 1 6 mile/h / 10 km/h
Reverse - Range 2 12 mile/h / 20 km/h
Steering
Maximum Steering Torque - 0° (Straight Machine) 37155 ft·lbf / 50375 N·m
Maximum Steering Torque - 39° (Full Turn) 27747 ft·lbf / 37620 N·m
Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump 3191 psi / 22000 kPa
Nominal Flow - Steering Pump 12 gal/min / 43.9 l/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 3 s
Steering Articulation Angle - Each Direction 39°
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Bore Diameter 3.1 in / 80 mm
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Rod Diameter 1.4 in / 35 mm
Steering Cylinder, Double Acting - Stroke 11.8 in / 300 mm
Tires
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.
Note (4) Caterpillar recommends that you consult a tire supplier to evaluate all conditions before selecting a tire model.
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*
Option (7) 12.5/80 R18 Flexport™

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)
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