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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.

Specifications
Features
Standard Equipment

Operating Specifications

Rated Bucket Capacity
1.2 yd3

Operating Specifications - SSL Coupler

Breakout Force, Bucket (ISO 14397-2:2007)
7507 lb
Full Turn Static Tipping Load, Bucket (ISO 14397-1:2007)
8666 lb
Operating Weight (ISO 6016:1998)
7061 lb
Rackback, Transport Position
8.24 Degrees
Rated Bucket Capacity (ISO 7546:1983)
2.34 yd3
Rated Operating Load at Full Turn, Bucket (ISO 14397-1:2007)
39° lb

Dimensions - With SSL Coupler

Articulation Angle (Degrees)
8.08 Degrees
Cab Height
11 ft
Departure Angle (Degrees)
7.08 Degrees
Dig Depth
18.42 ft
Dump Angle at Maximum Height (Degrees)
2.67 Degrees
Fork Depth Above Ground
4.2 ft
Fork Height at Maximum Reach
7.67 ft
Fork Reach at Maximum Height
9.92 ft
Ground Clearance
10.58 ft
Hinge Pin at Maximum Height
6.17 ft
Load Over Height
4.58 ft
Machine Width
14.58 ft
Maximum Dump Height
7.33 ft
Maximum Fork Height
6.00 ft
Maximum Reach
45° ft
Overall Length with Bucket
33° ft
Overall Length with Forks
39° ft
Reach at Ground Level
12481 ft
Reach at Maximum Dump Height
*Vary with bucket. ft
Tire Gauge
**Vary with tire. ft
Turning Radius Inside Tire
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. ft

Dimensions - With Horizontal Pin Coupler

Articulation Angle (Degrees)
8.08 Degrees
Cab Height
11 ft
Departure Angle (Degrees)
7.08 Degrees
Dig Depth
17.92 ft
Dump Angle at Maximum Height (Degrees)
2.33 Degrees
Fork Depth Below Ground
3.7 ft
Fork Height at Maximum Reach
8.08 ft
Fork Reach at Maximum Height
9.92 ft
Ground Clearance
10.58 ft
Hinge Pin at Maximum Height
6.17 ft
Load Over Height
4.58 ft
Machine Width
14.50 ft
Maximum Dump Height
7.33 ft
Maximum Fork Height
6.00 ft
Maximum Reach
45° ft
Overall Length with Bucket
33° ft
Overall Length with Forks
39° ft
Reach at Ground Level
12496 ft
Reach at Maximum Dump Height
*Vary with bucket. ft
Tire Gauge
**Vary with tire. ft
Turning Radius Inside Tire
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. ft

Engine

Net Power
74 hp
Maximum Gross Power
74 hp
Model
Cat® C3.3B DIT*
Bore
74 in
Description
73
Displacement
73 in3
Net Power - 80/1269/EEC
74 hp
Net Power - ISO 9249
*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. hp

Weights

Operating Weight
12346 lb

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
4.4 gal
Fuel Tank
13.7 gal
Hydraulic System
18.5 gal
Engine Oil
3 gal

Hydraulic System

3rd Auxiliary Flow - Standard
19 gal/min
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lift
19
3rd Auxiliary Flow - High Flow
31 gal/min
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump
3408
Main Relief
4496 psi
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Rackback
2756
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lower
3408
M Series Compact Wheel Loaders

M Series Compact Wheel Loaders

A comprehensive range to suit all applications and environments.

906M

This low cab machine provides access to more areas on site and applications allowing for low entry machines. It is designed with simplicity and cost effectiveness in mind while still delivering great all-round performance to work in a wide range of applications.

  • 0.9 m3 (1.2 yd3) operating capacity
  • Great for rental fleets
  • Low height over cab
  • 18" rim size

Parallel Lift Loader Linkage

Parallel Lift Loader Linkage

Cat Optimized Z-bar Loader delivers enhanced visibility with maximum productivity.

Cat Optimized Z-bar Loader

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.

Industry Leading Operator Station

Industry Leading Operator Station

Superior visibility, ergonomics and comfort.

Best Seat on the Job Site

Enjoy all day comfort in the spacious M Series cab:

  • Low effort, responsive joystick includes integrated Forward/Neutral/Reverse switch, differential lock and continuous flow triggers along with proportional, third function auxiliary hydraulics.
  • Easy access to the cab with ergonomically placed grab rails, steps and large platform.
  • Low sound levels.
  • Superior visibility to the work tool due to the wide windshield and Cat Optimized Z-bar Loader.
  • Optional air conditioning with defrost/demist.
  • Optional heated, air suspension seat with lumbar and seat back tilt adjustment.

Easy to Use Instrument Panel and Display

The front console provides easy access to vital machine information, along with lights and ECO mode switches. ECO mode saves fuel and reduces engine wear with an engine speed control. The right hand console holds secondary functions beyond the all-in-one joystick controller.

  • New soft touch keypad on the right hand console contains new electronic functions and settings including Implement Modulation, Hystat Aggressiveness, Ride Control, Return To Dig, Engine Speed Control and Rimpull Control.
  • LCD read out for: travel speed, engine speed, speed range selection, hydraulic oil temperature, service hour meter, engine coolant temperature, and fuel level.
  • Indicators: diesel particulate filter, starting aid, engine, electrical, parking brake, directional turn signals, brakes, high beams, action required notice, continuous flow, hydraulic filter bypass, bucket float, creeper, directional F/N/R.

Power Train

Power Train

Hydrostatic drive adjusts to be faster or smoother for the task.

Intelligent Power Management

The Cat power train is computer controlled which actively monitors engine, operator input and drive train load, adjusting the hystat transmission to keep the machine working at peak efficiency.

Engine

The Cat C3.3B turbo engine provides cleaner, quieter operation while delivering superior performance and durability. The engine also features:

  • The Cat C3.3B Tier 4 Final/Stage IIIB uses an active regeneration system which requires no operator interaction under normal conditions.
  • Automatic, electronic, self-priming fuel pump encourages good maintenance practice. At the service interval, simply install a clean, dry filter element and then turn the ignition key to ON.
  • The easily accessible diesel particulate filter has a minimum 3,000 hour cleaning service interval. The on-board monitor will advise when diesel ash cleaning service is needed.
  • Focused on fuel efficiency, significantly reducing owning and operating costs.

Transmission

  • The Hystat Aggressiveness feature allows the operator to increase the directional shift responsiveness for faster loading cycles, or adjust for finer control for sensitive tasks such as moving heavy pallets.
  • Rimpull Control feature enables the operator to match available tractive power to underfoot conditions, helping reduce tire wear.
  • Creeper Control precisely adjusts the machine ground speed when using work tools such as brooms and snow blowers.
  • Electronic Engine Speed Control feature allows you to maintain constant engine RPM regardless of travel speed.
  • Thus, pairing Creeper Control and Engine Speed Control, the operator can easily control the hydraulic power going to the work tool, while optimizing ground speed for best operation.
  • Three speed ranges ensure maximum controllability for any task.

Axles, Brakes and Inching Function

  • Fully locking front and rear differential axles are standard and can be engaged at full torque on-the-go below 6 km/h (4 mph), with a button on the joystick.
  • The enhanced modulation of the inching function utilizes the first half of brake pedal engagement to hydrostatically decelerate without any wear on the braking system.
  • The brake system includes independent service brakes on the front and rear axles. The parking brake is mechanically activated and released with a hand lever next to the operator’s seat.

Couplers

Couplers

Making the Compact Wheel Loader even more versatile.

Horizontal Pin Coupler – A

This coupler is an evolution of the existing ISO horizontal pin coupler and thus has the in built durability and robust design that has been in the market place for many years.

This design gives a zero offset coupler from the machine, which optimizes the load capacity and breakout forces vs. some AEM solutions that are less integrated.

Horizontal Pin Coupler – ISO

This quick coupler will pick up a range of Cat Compact Wheel Loader work tools. The coupler along with the profiled loader arms have been designed to give maximum visibility to the work tool. A simple joystick function allows for easy engagement and disengagement of the locking pins.

Skid Steer Loader Coupler

The universal skid steer loader coupler allows the use of many Cat Skid Steer Loader work tools. Using either the standard or high flow hydraulic option, this coupler allows the M Series Compact Wheel Loaders to integrate into a skid steer loader fleet.

Hydraulics

Hydraulics

Operator tuned hydraulics matches responsiveness to the task.

Hydraulic System

M Series machines feature a new electro-hydraulic control system, which allows the operator the ability to fine tune the machine based on the application and operator preference.

  • The new electronic joystick operation is finely tuned for smooth operation, yet fast cycle times.
  • The Implement Modulation feature provides three settings for faster, more responsive hydraulics for repetitive tasks like truck loading. Or, this feature can adjust for smoother hydraulics needed with heavy fork loads or more restrictive areas.
  • An electronic Return To Dig feature levels the bucket as the loader comes down after dumping. This speeds cycle times by letting the operator focus on the next dig point rather than setting the bucket position.
  • The third function auxiliary hydraulics can be set for Continuous Flow when using hydro-mechanical work tools.
  • Ride Control is available to smooth the ride, keep the tires in contact with the ground and maximize material retention.

Work Tools

Work Tools

Do more jobs with one machine.

The Right Tool for the Job

An extensive range of work tools and bucket styles are available to make your Cat Compact Wheel Loader one of the most versatile machines on the job site. Cat work tools are designed to get the best out of the machine and deliver excellent value through high productivity and long life.

Work Tools for Cat Horizontal Pin Coupler

The Cat Compact Wheel Loader offers a comprehensive range of buckets to suit any environment and specific customer needs. The buckets have been designed and engineered to endure the high breakout forces of the M Series Compact Wheel Loader.

The Cat fork carriage has been designed to increase visibility to the forks, allowing the operator to work much more efficiently and safely, without compromising durability. Various fork tine lengths are available.

Work Tools for Cat Skid Steer Loader Coupler

This coupler allows the use of a wide range of Cat Skid Steer Loader work tools including many hydro-mechanical work tools such as snow blowers, cold planers, brooms and wheel saws. It is recommended to check the work tool requirements to ensure the machine is configured for optimal performance with features such as High Flow and Return To Dig.

Auxiliary Lines and Connectors

The auxiliary lines and connectors are fitted as standard, meaning the Cat Compact Wheel Loader comes ready to work.

For a complete list of available work tools please consult your local Cat dealer.

Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability

Quality within, quality throughout.

E-Coat Protection

Cat Compact Wheel Loaders undergo an extensive 24-Stage ‘E-Coat’ process. Zinc based electroplated undercoat and polyurethane topcoat provides unmatched corrosion resistant properties.

Heavy Duty Axles

The M Series Compact Wheel Loaders are fitted with heavy duty axles, with outboard planetary reduction gears.

Wiring

With heavy-duty braided wiring, Cat Compact Wheel Loaders offer great electrical durability. The water resistant sealed connectors prevent dust and moisture interfering with the electrics. Multicolored and numbered wiring is used for easy component identification.

Durable Design

Durability has been designed into the machine by offering protection to features such as the rear lights, loader arm and coupler greasing points.

Quality Throughout

High quality solid plastics, well-fitted rubber moldings make up the foundation of the M Series cab. Robust switches are used throughout, ensuring long life of components.

Options

Options

Customize your machine to meet your needs.

Configure the Machine the Way You Want It

A variety of options are available on the Cat M Series Compact Wheel Loaders to suit your specific operator comfort and application needs. See your Cat dealer for more information about the features below and additional options.

  • Coupler Options
  • Turbine Precleaner
  • Road and Load Options
  • Additional Lights
  • Air Conditioning
  • Machine Security
  • Flexport™ Tires
  • Windshield Guard
  • High Flow Auxiliary Hydraulics
  • ECO Drains
  • Work Tool Electrical Harness
  • Product Link™

Serviceability

Serviceability

Easy service to keep your machine working.

All service points are easily accessible. The rear hoods large opening allows for easy access to the engine which features all service points located on one side for easy maintenance. Extended service intervals reduce service time and maximize uptime. Additional service features include:

  • Remote mounted fuel and hydraulic filters.
  • Convenient access door for coolant fill.
  • Caterpillar electric fuel priming pump for ease of service.
  • Easy access to battery terminals for jump starts.
  • Ground level access to all routine maintenance items.
  • Easy access to hydraulic and engine coolers, which can be separated for quick cleanout.
  • Product Link™ ready (standard).

Customer Support

Customer Support

Unmatched support makes the difference.

Renowned Cat Dealer Support

Your Cat dealer is ready to help you every step of the way. From new or used machine sales, to rental or rebuild options, your Cat dealer can provide an optimal solution to your business needs.

Unsurpassed worldwide parts availability, trained technicians and customer support agreements maximize your machine uptime.

For more information on Cat products, dealer services and industry solutions, visit us at www.cat.com.

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