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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.

Cat Specs


Net Power
74 HP
Maximum Gross Power
73 HP
3.7 in
4.7 in
Note (1)
Net power ratings are tested at the reference conditions for the specified standard.
201 in³
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.
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396
73 HP
Maximum Gross Torque - ISO 14396
192 ft·lbf
*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.
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396 (DIN)
74 HP
Note (5)
The Cat C3.3B Tier 4 Final/Stage IIIB uses an active regeneration system which requires no operator interaction under normal conditions.
Maximum Net Torque - SAE J1349
189 ft·lbf
Engine Model
Cat® C3.3B DIT*
Maximum Gross Power - SAE J1995
74 HP


Operating Weight
12346 lb
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 hy


Bucket Capacities
0.75 m3-1.2 m3 (1.0 yd3-1.6 yd3)

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
4.4 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase
3 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
12.2 gal (US)
Fuel Tank
13.7 gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
18.5 gal (US)


SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471-1994.
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 ex
Note (1)
Cat cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.


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.

Loader Hydraulic System

Maximum Flow - Implement Pump
19 gal/min
Maximum Working Pressure - Implement Pump
3408 psi


Maximum Working Pressure - Steering Pump
3191 psi

Operating Specifications

Rated Bucket Capacity
1.2 yd³