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Bobcat UTV Spreader

Bobcat has beefed up its accessories line with a new spreader for its line of Utility Vehicles. Bobcat says the new spreader can be used on 3400, 3600 and 3650 UTVs (model year 2015).

The spreader is mounted in the UTV’s cargo box, and is designed to spread sand and salt for winter maintenance tasks. Powered by a 12-volt DC drive motor, the new spreader can distribute salt or sand – from 5 to 38 feet – from the spinner wheel to melt snow and ice from surfaces. Utility vehicle operators can spread salt and sand on sidewalks, trails, driveways, intersections and parking lots.

Owners can distribute salt or sand without leaving their seat. 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 says the rust-resistant, double-wall poly-molded hopper can hold up to 10.6 cubic feet of heaped (7.8 cubic feet struck [level]) 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 easily allows the spreader’s spinner to be removed for storage and cleaning.

Bobcat Utility Vehicle Spreader (SPDR-7-UV)

Weight (hopper empty): 200 lb.
Hopper height: 23 in.
Width: 51 in.
Hopper capacity (heaped): 10.6 cu. ft. (0.4 cu. yd.)
Hopper capacity (struck): 7.8 cu. ft. (0.3 cu. yd.)
Power supply: 12-volt DC direct-drive motor
Spreading pattern: 5 – 38 ft.
Speed control: Variable-speed control dial
Recommended field-installed accessories: Spreader rear light kit and two external mirrors

2016 Kubota RTV-X1140 Feature

Kubota has added a new model to its RTV-X Series of UTVs – the diesel-powered RTV-X1140. This Utility Side-by-Side features what Kubota calls a K-Vertible cargo conversion system, allowing users to transform the vehicle to suit two passengers or four.

“The RTV-X1140 has a unique ROPS design that makes it easy to convert from crew to cargo,” said Eric Goins, Kubota RTV product manager. “With the RTV-X1140, Kubota offers industry-leading cargo capacity and comfortable seating for four adults in three simple steps – when you need to move your crew, swing in the cargo bed sides, fold the bed up, and flip down the rear seat – conversion is quickly and easily performed by just one person.”

Mahindra xPACT Graphic

Mahindra USA announced it is teaming up with Intimidator Inc. to manufacturer an all-new line of Utility vehicles, the Mahindra mPACT XTV.

The mPACT XTV rollout will begin with six models available through Mahindra’s dealer network beginning in early 2015. Mahindra dealers were given a sneak preview of the new utility vehicles at Mahindra’s Regional Dealer Meetings in October.

Curtis Cab Doors for John Deere Gator

Curtis Industries has released its new replacement doors for the John Deere Gator factory cab.

Curtis boasts its doors are durable, rust proof aluminum and offer the best solution to high-cost factory replacement doors. Reinforced door frame and high-quality door latch hardware are designed to provide strength in extreme conditions and rough terrain.

John Deere Gator RSX850i SE Low

John Deere is offering two new special edition Gator utility vehicles that forgo the traditional John Deere green for a blacked out appearance.

“The Midnight Black XUV825i and Midnight Black RSX850i are designed for those customers yearning for a John Deere Gator like no other,” John Deere says in a release.

Bobcat Utility VehicleIt’s not often that a new pair of boots can lead to a free UTV, but Georgia Boot and Bobcat Company have partnered up for a contest to make that happen.

The annual Georgia Boot “Walk in Our Boots” sweepstakes will give away two Bobcat utility vehicles. Beginning in March and running through September, one Georgia Boot consumer and one sales associate at a Georgia Boot retail partner will have the chance to win a 2013 Bobcat.

In addition to the UTV, the grand prize also includes a free pair of Georgia Boots, a Comfort Core Logger t-shirt and Georgia Boot cap. The total package has an estimated value of more than $16,000.

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