Machinery Journal (Bobcat)

September 9, 2010 04:51 AM

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Bobcat introduces a redesigned lineup of utility vehicles and a new transmission option for its tractors.

The first Bobcat utility vehicles were introduced in 2001. Now, in its third generation, the lineup benefits from an engineering partnership with Polaris.

The new utility vehicles put work first. Features on the four models (the 3200, 3400, 3400XL and 3450) include two-wheel and four-wheel drive, two- and six-passenger capacity, and gas and diesel engines. The series ranges from 24.8 hp to 32 hp, with top speeds up to 30 mph.

Operators can flip a switch to choose among one-wheel (Turf Mode), two-wheel or four-wheel drive on the Bobcat 4x4 models. When the front wheels are engaged in the 4x4 mode, all four wheels receive torque for maximum traction. Maximum cargo box capacity is 1,100 lb., and total vehicle rated capacity is 1,600 lb. across the lineup.

The 3450 model can be equipped with the RapidLink system, which features a 500-lb. lift capacity, a 2' lift height and numerous attachments, including bucket, push broom, pallet fork and mower.

Bobcat introduced its compact tractors in 2007 and recently expanded their capabilities with an optional semi-synchronized (SST) gear transmission. The SST is available on Bobcat CT335, CT445 and CT450 models. The 12F/12R transmission features shuttle-shift capability and is designed for high-demand rear PTO applications. The standard transmission is hydrostatic.
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Written by Margy Fischer

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