Choosing The Right Utility Vehicle, Horse Property Owner Help
Product article from Bobcat©
Thinking about buying a utility vehicle? If you’ve started your search, you already know there are endless options and manufacturers to choose from. You can keep your search manageable by
answering a few simple questions that will match your needs with the perfect machine.
Are you hauling cargo or transporting people?
For fast travel speeds and a smooth ride, look for a utility vehicle with a deep-ratio, continuously
variable transmission for high torque. The transmission design eliminates the need to stop and shift
gears. For added driving comfort, look for rack-and-pinion steering to provide effortless steering,
a quick turning ratio, and a short turning radius. A 20-hp diesel engine offers adequate power for
efficient cargo hauling. Using a utility vehicle to haul cargo requires much less fuel than a pickup.
And a power cargo box will make it simple to dump materials quickly and accurately.
What soil conditions will you be working in?
Four-wheel drive vehicles get maximum traction when climbing hills or traveling over soft terrain.
Machines with automatic locking differentials offer minimal ground disturbance and cut wear and tear on tires and drive components. A vehicle with an aluminum frame offers durable strength and is
rust-proof offering long-lasting beauty.
Will you be doing your own maintenance and repairs?
Look for a vehicle that has simple access to the engine. Be sure you can easily remove the seats,
hood, and cargo box to change the engine oil, radiator coolant and brake fluid.
Will you be using attachments?
The ability to turn your machine into an all-in-one maintenance tool is one of the biggest reasons to
own a utility vehicle versus a pickup truck. Look for a utility vehicle that offers several attachments
and an easy system for changing them. Bobcat, a pioneer in the utility vehicle industry is leading the pack by offering a new attachment arm system called RapidLink. It allows you to change
attachments quickly from the comfort of the cab. Just drive up to the attachment and use a joystick to line it up. It quickly and easily locks in place with one simple pin.
"Other utility vehicles offer attachments for doing a few jobs, but none offer the opportunity to do
as many different types of tasks as the Bobcat 2300," said Brad Claus, Bobcat Company utility
vehicle product manager. "With a bucket, mower, pallet fork, snow blade and whisker push broom, it's an ideal time and labor saver for buildings and grounds maintenance work, and for
homeowners with acreages, farms, and ranches." For added towing, look for a standard 2-inch receiver hitch on the rear of the machine.
The ToolCat 5600 & 5610 Utility Work Machine
The ToolCat 5600 & 5610 give you the versatility of a pickup truck, tractor, skid-steer loader
and utility vehicle in one. Four-wheel drive tackles tough terrain. It holds a ton in the hydraulic dump bed and you can transport two people at 18 mph in an air-conditioned and heated cab.
The ToolCat 5600 & 5610 were developed by Bobcat Company after hundreds of hours of
research with customer discussion groups around the nation. They told us they wanted a machine that would excel at large property maintenance and commercial groundskeeping. Bobcat engineers
went to work, and after years of planning, designing and testing, created a machine like no other on
earth. The 5610 offers all the great features of the 5600, plus a 3-pt hitch, PTO and rear remote hydraulics.
Only Bobcat Utility Vehicles Deliver:
* True automatic on-demand four-wheel drive for climbing hills or soft terrain
* The RapidLink attachment system to make changing jobs as easy as changing your mind
* Exclusive all-aluminum frame for a lifetime of rust-proof beauty
* Two-year frame and drive-line warranty for worry-free operation
Plus, our network of more than 550 Bobcat dealers across North America can handle all your parts and service requirements.
When you have chores to do, Bobcat utility vehicles get the job done, while keeping you comfortable. The controls are simple to operate, and the comfortable operator station area comes
with tilt steering, adjustable seat with bucket or bench options and extras such as cup holders and a
glove box to hold your coffee and cell phone. The operator station area has lots of leg room, a
large entry/exit and great visibility of the front and rear working areas, making it easy to keep your focus on the job.
Many features on Bobcat equipment are designed to make chores easier, from a variety of time-saving attachments, to maintenance-saving functionality built into the machines. With Bobcat
equipment and attachments, you can do more and work less. Bobcat compact equipment is preferred in agriculture because it's powerful, tough, reliable and versatile. Bobcat equipment never
quits because the work never stops.
Visit our website today to learn more about the Bobcat Utility Products and how these machines
can make a difference to you!
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