Bobcat Utility Vehicle Machine Performance Feature Explanations
Choose the right drive mode for the conditions including turf (open differential), two-wheel (rear differential locked) or four-wheel (equal torque to both rear wheels). After you stop to lock the differential, you can change from two-wheel mode to four-wheel drive on the fly. You’ll maintain your momentum with the flip of a switch.
- Turf Mode – Minimize ground disturbance when you work on turf, pavement and other hard-packed surfaces. Each wheel spins independently, resulting in less ground disturbance as you turn.
- Two-Wheel Drive – Receive added traction on gravel roads, soggy trails and soft pasture. Both rear wheels receive equal torque and spin at the same rate.
- Four-Wheel Drive – Navigate shallow streams, travel snow-covered paths, and pull trailers with confidence. The rear differential remains locked at all times. As needed, the front wheels receive torque to power you through the slippery terrain.
When you remove your foot from the travel control pedal on hydrostatic models, the system will naturally reduce the flow of oil, causing the machine to slow, meaning less wear on the brakes and reduced energy consumption.
If you’re in four-wheel drive mode and the rear wheels start to lose traction, the front wheels engage to give you enough torque to push through demanding terrain. Three selectable drive modes give you even more versatility: 1. Single-wheel drive allows wheels to turn at different rpm, reducing ground disturbance to protect grass and other finished surfaces 2. Two-wheel mode provides power to both rear wheels 3. All-wheel drive provides the most traction.
If you’re looking for a hard-working utility vehicle, payload capacity is probably at the top of your list. You can fill the cargo box with just about anything: landscaping materials, tools, hunting gear, gardening supplies, active gear and much more. With payload capacities up to 1,250 lb., you won’t be held back when your work requires the most of your machine.
Throw just about anything in your cargo box without worry. Industry-leading payload capacities on Bobcat® utility vehicles means you can carry more than almost any other brand. A top capacity of 1,250 lb. is possible on all models thanks to the sturdy rear de Dion suspension.
Fill it up with just about anything:
- Landscaping Materials: Dirt, rock, mulch, pavers, edging, stone, seed, shrubs and trees
- Hunting Gear: Decoys, deer stands, camouflage, guns, waders and ammunition
- Fishing Gear: Fishing poles, life jackets, tackle boxes and cleaning supplies
- Gardening Supplies: Shovels, rakes, hoses, sprinklers, potted plants and fertilizer
- Active Gear: Coolers, clothing, sports gear (balls, bats, pads, etc.) and lawn games
3400: 1,250 lb.
3400XL: 1,250 lb.
3600: 1,250 lb.
3650: 1,250 lb.
You can easily pull light-duty trailers through difficult terrain with an industry-leading towing rating of 2,000 lb. Just hook up to the standard 2-in. hitch receiver and go. Haul a trailer with firewood, grass clippings or leaves, landscaping materials, trailered watercraft and much more. The weight of the trailer load is distributed directly to the tires without compressing the suspension, which means you can tow a large load without compromising your ride quality.
You’ll be prepared for just about any kind of situation with standard tires on 3400 and 3400XL utility vehicles. Their deep tread design and 8-ply construction is great for off-road performance. General purpose tires on 3600 and 3650 utility vehicles provide powerful traction in difficult working conditions. Optional hard surface or turf tires are available for unique applications on all models.
Travel faster around your jobsite or property with adding the optional speed kits. Reach speeds up to 40mph on the 3400 and 3400xl models. When conditions at your site change your vehicle can be speed limited to increments of 25, 30, or 35 mph, depending on Bobcat UTV model.
You won’t need to sacrifice strength or ground clearance with the front dual A-arm and rear de Dion suspension system. Bobcat® utility vehicles have industry-leading payload and towing capacities, while still managing a smooth ride. Plus, a tall stance gives you greater ground clearance while traveling over uneven terrain. You can fine-tune your ride even further with adjustable shocks. Soften the suspension for lighter loads and maximum comfort or adjust to a firmer setting for heavy payloads.
Strength comes standard with the front dual A-arm and rear de Dion suspension system.
When you’re towing a heavy load, you’ll notice the difference. The de Dion design distributes trailer weight across the tires instead of the suspension, providing the highest towing capacity in the industry while retaining a full range of shock absorption for a smooth, comfortable ride. Plus, the 2 in. receiver hitch is integrated into the frame for increased ground clearance. You can fine-tune your ride further by adjusting the shocks. Soften the suspension for lighter loads and maximum comfort or adjust to a firmer setting for heavy payloads.
Choose a utility vehicle with the best transmission type to propel you through your work: A quick continuously variable transmission (CVT) or a rock solid hydrostatic transmission for your toughest jobs. Both transmissions offer low and high range operation.
With two transmission options, you can pick the right machine for the kinds of tasks you need to complete. For quick acceleration, choose the continuously variable transmission. It’s the best kind of transmission when you find yourself miles away from your jobsite or need to get one last job done before the end of the day. For jobs that require the most torque, choose models with a hydrostatic transmission. It’s the best kind of transmission when you need to tow trailers through challenging environments, or regularly need to use attachments.
All transmissions feature options for low and high range operation. Low range operation gives you maximum torque for heading uphill, pushing snow, or towing heavy loads. High range provides top speed when operating on hard-packed surfaces under light loads.
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
∗ Standard on 3400 and 3400XL models
When you need quick acceleration, CVT-driven models deliver the right kind of power. It maintains peak horsepower throughout the gearing range. That means you’ll stay at peak power, even during heavy acceleration. It’s ideal for active property owners, hunters, and landscapers.
∗ Standard on 3600 and 3650 models
For the most demanding tasks, hydrostatic-driven models deliver the best performance. The clutch-free design delivers steady torque to the wheels for better pulling power under high load applications. It’s ideal for buildings and grounds workers, homeowners who need to use attachments for chores, and construction workers.
Tasks with frequent direction changes are easier too. Changing from forward to reverse is as simple as pressing the travel control pedal back and forth with your toe or heel – no gear shifting required. Plow snow out of the way on narrow driveways using the snow blade or position to hook up a trailer.
In general, hydrostatic transmissions contain fewer “wear” parts, meaning they work longer, require less maintenance and have fewer things that can go wrong. The hydrostatic system on Bobcat® utility vehicles does durability even better, with half the parts of comparable models from other manufacturers. Instead of having two motors, a single 2-speed hydraulic motor in the Bobcat® 3600 and 3650 has both high and low ranges that deliver a full spectrum of torque throughout acceleration. That means you don’t need to shift as often, further reducing wear and tear. Not only that, this simple but highly advanced design performs better than more complicated hydrostatic drives on the market.