WEST FARGO, N.D.--(For buildings and grounds professionals and homeowners with acreage who want to work more efficiently, Bobcat Company is introducing two new hydrostatic drive utility vehicles, the 3600 and 3650. These new models expand the current lineup of Bobcat® utility vehicles, bringing the total to five models that offer industry-leading features, such as front-mounted PTO attachment operation with the 3650.)--
Leading comfort features
Comfort is king and these utility vehicles are no exception. Available for the first time from Bobcat, the 3600 and 3650 hydrostatic drive utility vehicles are available with an enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning. Operators are protected from outdoor elements while still getting work done from inside the climate-controlled cab. It also protects operators from dirt and dust when mowing and sweeping.
Operators can make easy adjustments to the tilt steering wheel and enjoy the power steering for smooth driving and turning. There is ample legroom and foot space to accommodate passengers of different sizes. A three-person bench seat is standard for the 3600, although two-passenger bucket seats are standard on the 3650 model to accommodate the joystick control for attachment operation.
Improved uptime protection
Built for durability, Bobcat utility vehicles help operators maintain uptime with minimal maintenance — ideal for grounds maintenance applications or homeowners with chores to finish. An engine shutdown feature protects utility vehicle owners and their investment. The 24-horsepower diesel engine will shut down if it experiences high engine coolant temperature, low engine oil pressure or high hydraulic oil temperature. The engine’s liquid cooling protects engine components from overheating, and components are kept cooler at higher RPMs.
Standard protection features include a skid plate, CV boot guards plus a PTO shaft guard (available for the 3650). These items protect important vehicle components from damage when traveling over rough terrain, logs or rocks. These protections are often available only as options on other utility vehicle brands.
A hydrostatic drive system on the 3600 and 3650 has a two-speed motor that is more durable when pulling or hauling heavy loads without compromising speed. It is a commercial design to perform remarkably well in the most demanding applications. Dynamic braking is also a benefit of the hydrostatic system. The operator simply presses the pedal forward to move the utility vehicle, and then back off the pedal to slow down, making it easy to operate.
New Bobcat 3600 and 3650 utility vehicles have an industry-leading payload capacity for towing and hauling. The cargo box capacity is 1,250 pounds, and is made of composite to resist dents and not corrode. An increase in the total vehicle operating capacity, about 25 percent from the Bobcat 3400 utility vehicle, means operators can haul more and get work done faster.
Operators can choose from three drive modes: single-wheel, two-wheel and all-wheel drive. Single-wheel mode is best when driving on established surfaces (e.g., turf) for minimal damage or scuffing. Two-wheel drive with improved torque to both rear wheels enables better traction. For times when operators need even more traction, all-wheel drive mode provides the needed torque to the front wheels. Operators can also choose between drive modes by simply pressing a button on the dashboard, and shift on the fly between two-wheel mode and all-wheel drive to maintain momentum, gain traction and avoid getting stuck.
Attachments are at the heart of compact equipment productivity, and Bobcat offers six attachments for use with the 3650. The 3650 utility vehicle’s exclusive Multi-Attachment X-Change™ (M.A.X.) provides a simple solution for connecting front-mounted powered or non-powered attachments. The 3650 is compatible with three PTO-driven attachments: angle broom, mower and snowblower. Non-PTO attachments for the 3650 include a bucket, pallet fork and snow blade. When operating the bucket, the maximum lift height is two feet and the rated lift capacity is 500 pounds. The pallet fork has a rated capacity of 450 pounds at 18 inches on the fork. Altogether, the 3650 and attachments provide a versatile tool carrier for grounds maintenance activities year-round.
The 3600 can be outfitted with an optional integrated snow blade and all models will accept a sprayer in the utility vehicle’s cargo box.
For more information, visit www.bobcat.com.
ABOUT BOBCAT COMPANY
Bobcat Company, headquartered in West Fargo, N.D., is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and distribution of compact equipment. Bobcat compact equipment includes skid-steer, all-wheel steer and compact track loaders; compact excavators; mini-track loaders; VersaHandler® telescopic tool carriers; utility vehicles; and Toolcat™ utility work machines. Bobcat is a global brand with more than 600 dealer locations in North America and the leader in compact equipment — the industry’s original innovator, beginning more than 50 years ago with the first compact machine and predecessor to the skid-steer loader. For more information on Bobcat products, visit www.bobcat.com.