Bobcat Company has added to its 2015 UTV lineup with the introduction of the new 3600 and 3650 hydrostatic-drive models.
The utility vehicles feature a new 24-horsepower Kohler diesel engine – the same engine used to power the 2015 3400 and 3400XL models.
Operators of both the 3600 and 3650 can drive forward or reverse by pressing their toe or heel to the travel pedal. The vehicles can drive forward to a maximum top speed of 30 mph.
“A hydrostatic transmission system offers operators the best of both worlds by combining smooth drivability with a durable suspension,” Bobcat says in a release. “The operator can choose the setting that matches the load requirements to achieve optimum comfort and traction without sacrificing durability.”
Another characteristic of the hydrostatic system is dynamic braking. When the operator lets up on the travel pedal, a valve in the drive motor closes — blocking the flow of oil — and slowing the machine down. This dynamic braking feature makes the utility vehicles easier to control when under load.
The 3600 and 3650 utility vehicles feature independent front dual A-arm suspension with rear de Dion suspension. Operators can choose between low- or high-range speeds for towing heavy loads or moving light loads at faster speeds.
Comfortably transporting passengers is primary benefit of the 3600 and 3650 utility vehicles. Tilt steering, ample legroom and foot space and three-passenger bench front seat come standard on the 3600. The 3650 comes standard with bucket seats and integrated controls for the unique Multi-Attachment X-Change™ (M.A.X.) system.
The 3650 has the capability of powering front-mounted PTO-driven attachments, including an angle broom, mower and snowblower, as well as non-PTO attachments such as a bucket, grapple, pallet fork and snow blade.
For more productivity, a 60-gallon sprayer accessory can be mounted in the utility vehicle cargo box.
For better attachment control, operators can utilize the throttle independent of the travel control pedal. This feature allows operators to set the engine speed with a throttle rather than having to use the accelerator pedal to increase engine rpm. Separating the two functions gives operators the freedom to run powered attachments more efficiently with the rpm they require yet at low travel speeds.
According to Bobcat, hydrostatic-drive utility vehicles use a single two-speed motor with fewer parts, reducing maintenance costs for owners. The engine in the new utility vehicles will automatically shut itself down if it experiences high engine coolant temperature or high hydraulic oil temperature.
Bobcat 3600 Utility Vehicle Transmission: Hydrostatic Drive system: 4×4 and AWD Horsepower: 24 hp diesel Accessories: 72-in.-wide snow blade; sprayer mounted in UTV cargo box Total vehicle rated capacity: 1750 lb. Vehicle towing capacity: 2000 lb. Cargo box load capacity: 1250 lb. Maximum travel speed: 30 mph Operating weight without cab: 1955 lb.
Bobcat 3650 Utility Vehicle Transmission: Hydrostatic, PTO engagement Drive system: 4×4 and AWD Horsepower: 24 hp diesel Multi-Attachment X-Change (M.A.X.) system Front-mounted attachments: Bucket, grapple, pallet fork and snow blade Front-mounted PTO attachments: Angle broom, mower and snow blower Accessory: Sprayer mounted in UTV cargo box Maximum lift height: 2 ft. Maximum lift capacity: 500 lb. Total vehicle rated capacity: 1900 lb. Vehicle towing capacity: 2000 lb. Cargo box load capacity: 1250 lb. Maximum travel speed: 30 mph Operating weight without cab: 2215 lb.