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New Cat® 906H and 908H Compact Wheel Loaders Offer Performance, Versatility and Operator Comfort
August 28th, 2008
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Caterpillar introduces the 906H and 908H compact wheel loaders, completely redesigned to deliver higher performance and more versatility. Standard features such as a skid steer loader-style coupler, differential lock, Z-bar linkage and a productive work environment set the new machines apart from their predecessors. Valuable options including a high-speed configuration, ride control system and high-flow hydraulics make the H-Series compact loaders even more productive in industrial, landscaping and general construction applications.
A key feature of the new machines is a universal coupler that accommodates most Cat® skid steer and multi terrain loader work tools. The coupler extends the versatility of the compact loaders and makes it easy to integrate them into a fleet of Cat machines.
A Cat C3.4 engine with ACERT® Technology powers both wheel loaders. The engine in the 906H is rated at 70 net horsepower (52 kW), while the 908H version delivers 80 net horsepower (59 kW). The C3.4 meets EPA Tier 3 emissions regulations while delivering outstanding performance, life and fuel economy.
Other features make the compact wheel loaders quick and aggressive. An oscillating chassis improves traction and stability. Standard differential lock in both axles can be engaged on the go to power through poor underfoot conditions. Z-bar linkage enables powerful digging forces and parallel lift. It also allows exceptional visibility to the work tool and excellent dump clearance, so the operator can work faster and more efficiently. An enhanced hydraulic system increases 906H lift capacity with forks by 15 percent over the model it replaces. The rated operating load for the bucket on the 906H has been increased by 7 percent.
Valuable options, higher productivity
Both models can be equipped with a variety of options to boost their productive capabilities. A high-speed option increases top travel speed to 22 mph (35 kph), expanding the loaders application range. Ride control system improves operator comfort and reduces spillage, particularly at high speeds or in rough underfoot conditions. A 33-gpm (125 l/m) high-flow hydraulics system allows the 906H and 908H to use additional work tools, extending the versatility advantage these machines already enjoy with the standard skid steer loader-style coupler.
Easy operation, convenient service
Operators can work comfortably and productively in the 906H and 908H whether the machine is equipped with a canopy or cab. A 906H with cab is only 8 feet 1 inch (2465 mm) tall, so the machine can work in more areas, including tight spaces and indoor environments. Both models offer spacious operator stations, excellent visibility, and low-effort, intuitive joystick controls to reduce fatigue. An easy-to-read digital display cluster keeps the operator informed about system conditions.
From a service perspective, the two compact wheel loaders offer speed and convenience. Maintenance points are grouped together and accessible from the ground. A swing-out hydraulic oil cooler makes radiator cleanup faster and easier. Vertical spin-off fluid filters reduce maintenance time. S¢O¢S valves and pressure taps allow faster, more convenient fluid sampling, and an Electronic Technician port permits quick, accurate diagnostics with Cat service tools.
To learn more about the Cat 906H and 908H compact wheel loaders, customers should contact a local Caterpillar® dealer or visit www.cat.com.
Basic Specifications for 906H and 908H Compact Wheel Loaders