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