Compact Equipment

JUL 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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90 Compact Equipment JULY/AUGUST 2018 Model (Max. Seating) Engine Horsepower Net HP Engine Type Max. Traveling Speed Fuel Tank Capacity Payload Capacity Operating Weight 3400 (3) 40 hp Gas 40 mph* 10 gal 1,250 lbs 1,640 lbs 3400 (3) 24 hp Diesel 40 mph* 10 gal 1,250 lbs 1,780 lbs 3400 XL (6) 40 hp Gas 40 mph* 10 gal 1,250 lbs 1,900 lbs 3400 XL (6) 24 hp Diesel 40 mph* 10 gal 1,250 lbs 2,040 lbs 3600 (3) 24 hp Diesel 30 mph 10 gal 1,250 lbs 2,173 lbs 3650 (2) 24 hp Diesel 30 mph 10 gal 1,250 lbs 2,546 lbs * 40 mph with dealer-installed kit. *Specification(s) are based on engineering calculations and are not actual measurements. Specification(s) are provided for comparison purposes only and are subject to change without notice. Specification(s) for your individual Bobcat equipment will vary based on normal variations in design, manufacturing, operating conditions and other factors. Bobcat Four Models Configured into Six Different Formats Advice to Buyers "When looking at utility vehicles keep in mind that a transmission makes a big dif- ference, depending on the work you are doing," says Chris Austinson, Bobcat util- ity vehicle product specialist. "Some companies offer two different types of transmis- sions to help customers with the work they want to accom- plish. A continuously variable transmission [CVT] delivers quick machine acceleration and peak performance even when moving heavy loads. A hydrostatic drive system al- lows for better machine lon- gevity and less maintenance." I n 2002, Bobcat Co. introduced its first utility vehicle, the 2100. The following year, the company added a 2100S model with seating for up to four passengers. In 2004, the first Bobcat 4x4 utility vehicle, the 2200, made its debut. A significant introduction occurred in 2006 with the 2300, the first Bobcat utility vehicle that could operate front-mounted attachments with the RapidLink attachment mount - ing system. Today, the company offers four utility vehicles (in different configura- tions), including two hydrostatic models — the 3600 and 3650. All six Bobcat utility vehicles provide ample horsepower and speed, allowing for increased jobsite productivity. The gas-powered 3400 and 3400XL feature a 40-hp engine, while the diesel-powered 3400, 3400XL, 3600 and 3650 have a 24-hp en - gine. Bobcat 3400 and 3400XL utility vehicles offer a top speed of 35 mph; when combined with an optional speed kit, the 3400 and 3400XL can travel up to 40 mph. The 3600 and 3650 have a maximum speed of 30 mph. Each machine features low- or high-range speeds for towing heavy loads or moving light loads at faster speeds. Improved suspension and four-wheel disc brakes give these utility vehicles indus - try-leading payload and towing capacity, says Bobcat. UTV operators can haul up to 1,250 lbs of material in the composite cargo box, which is more durable and stron - ger than metallic boxes. An independent front dual A-arm suspension, with rear de Dion sus - pension, is found on all models for improved ride comfort and stabil - ity when towing and hauling heavy loads. The front suspension allows for 6 in. of motion, while the rear allows for 9 in. of articulation in the shocks/springs. The suspension can be adjusted to suit the specific application and jobsite condition. Three drive mode selection op - tions — turf mode, two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive — are avail - able to match varying ground con- ditions. In turf mode, each wheel spins independently, allowing for minimal ground disturbance on turf, pavement and other hard- packed surfaces. Two-wheel drive allows both rear wheels to receive equal torque and spin for added traction on gravel roads, soggy trails and soft pas - ture. Four-wheel drive allows the machine to easily navigate in shallow streams, travel in snow-covered paths and pull trailers. Specific to the 3650 is the Multi-Attachment X-Change (M.A.X.) system, which al - lows operators to use approved front-mounted, power take-off (PTO-driven) attach- ments, including an angle broom, mower, snow V-blade and snowblower. The 3650 and M.A.X. system have a lift height of 2 ft and a lift capacity of 500 lbs. Non-PTO attachments — bucket, grapple, landplane, pallet fork and snow blade — increase versatility. A spreader attachment is available for model year 17 3400, 3600 and 3650 utility vehicles. UTILITY VEHICLES

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