The new four-wheel-drive Bobcat 2300 utility vehicle can be equipped with the company’s RapidLink attachment system, which is hydraulically actuated and can accommodate a bucket, mower, pallet forks, snow blade and whisker push broom. The RapidLink attachment arm can lift loads up to 500 pounds as high as 2 feet, and when not required, the system can be removed for conventional operation of the vehicle. The 2300 features a 20-horsepower diesel engine, as well as the Bobcat IntelliTrak drive system, which automatically sends power to all four wheels and protects against traction loss by “preventing one, two or three wheels from spinning without the fourth.” Differentials lock automatically when required, but disengage when turning. The 2300 also uses an aluminum frame (it’s rust-proof, strong and durable, says Bobcat), and the new vehicle can haul 800 pounds in its power-dump cargo box.Also new from Bobcat are two restyled 2200-Series utility vehicles, including the new four-passenger 2200S.
by Katie Weiler, Managing Editor | September 28, 2010