Bobcat unveils new spreader

October 27, 2015 -  By
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Bobcat has broadened its utility vehicle attachment line with a new spreader, available for model year 15 3400, 3600 and 3650 utility vehicles. This is the first spreader attachment designed for use with select Bobcat utility vehicles, and is specially fitted for the cargo box.

The spreader is mounted in the utility vehicle’s cargo box and is designed to spread sand and salt for winter maintenance tasks. Powered by a 12 v, DC-drive motor, the new spreader can distribute salt or sand—from 5 to 38 ft.—from the spinner wheel to melt snow and ice from surfaces.

Two variable-speed dials on the dash-mounted control allow for independent adjustment of the auger and spinner control. A three-stage baffle is another feature that allows operators to adjust the material flow for proper material granularity, Bobcat said.

The rust-resistant, double-wall poly-molded hopper is rugged enough for ice and snow applications, according to the manufacturer. It can hold up to 10.6 cu. ft. of heaped salt or sand. In addition, a mesh screen at the top of the hopper allows for large chunks of sand and salt to be filtered at an even and consistent flow. A vibrator feature also helps reduce the bridging of material for a constant and even flow.

Attaching and detaching the spreader can be a one-person job because of the pallet fork slots. A spring-latch locking mechanism allows the spreader’s spinner to be removed for storage and cleaning.

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