Bobcat Company has expanded its 2015 model year utility vehicle lineup, introducing the 3600 and 3650 hydrostatic-drive models.
The utility vehicles feature new 24-hp Kohler diesel engines — the same engine used to power the MY15 3400 and 3400XL models. The 3600 and 3650 offer industry-leading payload and towing capacity and exceptional durability, according to the company. Additionally, the 3650 can operate front-mounted power-take-off (PTO) and non-PTO attachments.
A hydrostatic transmission system combinse smooth drivability with a durable suspension. The operator can choose the setting that matches the load requirements to achieve comfort and traction without sacrificing durability.
Hydrostatic drive on the vehicles is ideal for tasks that require repetitive back and forth movements, such as hauling, mowing, sweeping, and snow removal. Operators 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.
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.
To achieve industry-leading payload capacity for towing and hauling, the 3600 and 3650 utility vehicles feature independent front dual A-arm suspension with rear de Dion suspension. This feature improves the vehicles’ ride comfort and provides improved stability. Operators can choose between low- or high-range speeds for towing heavy loads or moving light loads at faster speeds.