Bobcat Company has premiered its first 4x4 utility vehicle. An IntelliTrak drive system on the Bobcat 2200 makes it the only vehicle in its class equipped with automatic locking differentials that engage immediately when a wheel loses traction.

The Intellitrak drive system engages and disengages the 4x4 and differential lock automatically, so it requires no extra levers for the simplest operation possible. It also eliminates the need to stop the vehicle so the 2200 can stay in motion when mud or snow is encountered. It saves time by allowing transitions for off-road, to pavement, to grass without stopping or shifting which saves time and lets you get your jobs done faster.

The rugged 2200 is perfect for transporting people and cargo quickly and effortlessly around widespread areas, whether jobsites or acreages.

The 2200 is available with either a 20-hp Honda gas or 20-hp Kubota diesel engine. All-terrain tires are standard, with mud tires also available on both models.

The newest utility vehicle from Bobcat Company is made with a durable, corrosion-resistant aluminum chassis for longer performance life. The all-aluminum, tubular frame also makes the Bobcat 2200 lightweight yet strong - the gas model weighs 1361 lb. and the diesel model weighs 1433 lb., which reduces ground pressure, making the 2200 compatible with tread-sensitive terrain. A four-point ROPS structure is standard with a cab enclosure available as a dealer installed accessory.

The 2200 utility vehicle has a 1200-lb. vehicle load capacity. It comes standard with an 800-lb. cargo box capacity that has a load-friendly 33-in. loading height, one of the lowest in its class. An 1100-lb. cargo box and electric box dump are available as options.

Ideal for contractors, hobby farmers, ranchers, landowners and outdoorsmen, the Bobcat 2200 has a travel speed of 25 mph and comes standard with the many comfort features. These include an adjustable driver's seat, tilt steering wheel and retractable seat belts, and industry leading leg room.

The 2200 utility vehicle will be available at participating Bobcat dealers beginning in June 2004.

North Dakota-based Bobcat Company is a business unit of Ingersoll-Rand, a major diversified industrial company.

Source: Bobcat, July 2004