The 2300 series is Bobcat's attempt to move beyond its roots
in the construction business. With this model, it hopes to attract
"nurseries, buildings and grounds maintenance work, and homeowners with
acreages, farms and ranches," said Brad Claus, Bobcat's utility vehicle
Bobcat 2300 4x4 is powered by a 20 hp Kubota diesel engine
with a hydraulic transmission and onboard hydraulic system.
The Bobcat 2300 features IntelliTrakä
all-wheel drive. The IntelliTrakä
four-wheel-drive system, which automatically sends power to all four
wheels and protects against traction loss. The automatic locking
differential engages when needed, but disengages when turning to
minimize ground disturbance and wear to tires and drive components.
attachment system is compatible with five specially designed Bobcat
attachments: a bucket, mower, pallet forks, light material blade and
whisker push broom.
A front-mounted hydraulic gear and an arm with the
shovel-shaped attachment piece that are the backbone of the RapidLinkä
attachment system allows the user to switch attachments with ease. The
shovel-shaped adaptor mates with the shovel-shaped receiver on the
attachment. It is compatible with five available attachments:
Front-end loader bucket, mower, pallet
fork, snow blade and whisker push broom. A joystick in the operator area
controls each of these attachments. The RapidLinkä
attachment arm can lift loads up to 500 lbs. as high as 2 ft.