New Next Generation of Compact Wheel Loaders

Caterpillar offers the new Next Generation Cat 906, 907, and 908 wheel loaders. The machines “boast a reengineered operator’s station, leveraging exclusive Cat technologies to improve operator experience and provide larger wheel loader model comfort on a smaller platform,” the supplier assured. “The hydraulics and structures have gone through an overhaul, making these new models an optimal fit for many applications.”

To meet the demand for increased multifunctionality with lift and tilt while powering hydromechanical tools, these wheel loaders feature “a new standard pressure compensated valve, allowing operators to simultaneously control implements and operate hydromechanical attachments seamlessly”. Increased working auxiliary pressures would make work easier and improve steering to reduce operator fatigue.

“New for this class size, an optional Cat 908 high-lift configuration is available, perfect for customers operating in agricultural and industrial and waste markets,” Caterpillar underlined. “When combined with the reversing fan option, the high-lift configuration offers farmers increased operating efficiency and reliability. Available solid tires and the high lift configuration make the new 908 loader ideal for industrial and waste applications.” Specifically designed for Cat products, the new Cat C2.8 engine would deliver the same 55.7-kW (74-hp) gross power as the previous engine with 13 percent more torque, resulting in roading performance and tractive effort improvements, the manufacturer pointed out.

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 2/2022, Page 40, Photo: Caterpillar)