WEST FARGO, N.D. – Bobcat Company has expanded its Model Year (MY) 15 utility vehicle lineup, introducing 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 MY15 3400 and 3400XL models. The 3600 and 3650 offer industry-leading payload and towing capacity, durability and comfort year-round. Additionally, the 3650 has the ability to operate front-mounted power-take-off (PTO) and non-PTO attachments.
The 3600 and 3650 utility vehicles can handle and haul more materials for grounds maintenance professionals, agriculture producers or homeowners with acreage. Hydrostatic drive 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.
A hydrostatic transmission system offers operators the ability to combine smooth drivability with a durable suspension. 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.