The new Cat® 907H, the latest addition to the Cat Compact Wheel Loader range, fits between the popular 906H and 908H models to give buyers even more choices. The new 70-net horsepower (52-kW) model features a skid steer loader style coupler, auxiliary hydraulic system, Cat C3.4 diesel engine, two-speed hydrostatic drive, standard differential lock
s in both axles, parallel-lift Z-bar loader linkage and high-visibility operator”s station. Optional features”including high-flow hydraulics, ride control and speeder transmission”further enhance the 907H”s performance and versatility in a diversity of landscaping, industrial and general-construction applications.
The hydraulically actuated skid-steer-loader-type coupler, which the 907H shares with the 906H and 908H, allows use of many of the hydro-mechanical work tools that customers presently own for Cat Skid Steer, Multi-Terrain and Compact Track Loaders. This capability expands the 907H”s versatility and allows the machine to be easily integrated into existing small-equipment fleets. Standard auxiliary hydraulics, proportional third-function valve and continuous-flow capability provide a complete control package for work tools such as trenchers and stump grinders. The optional 33-gpm (125-L/min) high-flow system handles the most demanding tools”cold planers and snow blowers, for example.
Like its 906H and 908H counterparts, the new 907H features articulated steering for precise maneuvering and axle oscillation for positive traction in rough terrain. For added traction in poor underfoot conditions, differential locks (in both axles) can be engaged on the move to reduce wheel spin and tire wear. With parallel-lift Z-bar loader linkage, the fork-equipped 907H places loads surely and precisely, and when fitted with its 1.3-cubic yard (1.0 m³) bucket, the 907H works aggressively and has ample dump clearance. In all applications, the Tier-3-compliant Cat C3.4 engine delivers smooth power, excellent fuel economy and long life.
Operator amenities, serviceability and options
Any of the three operator stations available for the 907H”canopy, Comfort Cab or Deluxe Cab”ensures safety and comfort. An optional air ride seat combined with low-effort steering and pilot controls reduce operator fatigue and provide convenient, intuitive operation. The multi-functional joystick provides basic lift and tilt functions, as well as controls for selecting travel direction, travel speed, third-function hydraulics, continuous flow or activating the differential lock. The roomy 907H cabs are 5 inches higher than the 906H cab, providing expansive visibility to work tools and the surrounding work area.
To encourage good routine maintenance, the 907H has a high-opening engine hood and side service doors that allow easy, ground-level access to all major components and service points. The articulating hydraulic-oil cooler gives ready access to the radiator, and both are easily cleaned. Vertical, spin-on filters (engine-oil, hydraulic and fuel) are replaced quickly with no spillage, and S.O.S. valves and pressure taps are conveniently located in the engine compartment.
The 907H”s capability to handle hydro-mechanical work tools is enhanced with an optional wiring harness that permits fourth-function control (broom angling, for instance). In addition, an available creeper feature, complete with hand throttle, allows the operator to easily maintain consistent, slow ground speed, while the work tool runs at high speed for efficient production.
The optional speeder transmission, which adds a two-range gearbox to the drive train, provides travel speeds to 21.7 mph (35 km/h) and incorporates hydraulically actuated, oil-immersed disc brakes in the front axle. Available ride control cushions boom-cylinder movement during load-and-carry operations, resulting in a smoother ride for the operator and less material spillage.
For more information about the Cat 907H Compact Wheel Loader, customers should contact a local Cat® dealer or visit http://www.cat.com.