Bobcat 3650 Review, Specification & Price 2022

After a decade, Bobcat began making utilitarian vehicles, the company launched another fantastic four-wheeler, it’s the Bobcat 3650.

The 4×4 is huge with multiple functions and is powered by diesel. Its rustic appeal first captivated all the ranchers as well as hardworking people. 

In no way is it surprising that it has now caught the eye of those who love off-roading and adventure.

The 3650 Bobcat was the first utility 4×4 in the industry that could use forward-mounted PTO attachments. 

Its hydrostatic drive system, triple driveline options, impressive hauling capabilities, as well as an array of distinctive characteristics contribute to its outstanding performance and allow it to perform on all fronts.

BobcatMarketing Manager of Landscaping Rob Gilles explained that hydrostatic driving is the most important factor in creating Bobcat 3650 robust, explaining that “It’s a little bit more complicated as far as serviceability goes, but it’s more durable than a CVT system.

“This driveline as well as other aspects can be what makes the UTV amazing and what you’ll read in this tutorial.

Bobcat 3650

Bobcat 3650 Price

The cost of Bobcat 3650 begins at just $17,886. The year of manufacture determines the price can go up to $25,000 for the basic model (sans attachments and other optional accessories). 

However, auction listings can range from $7,000 to $22,000. Prices that exceed $17,000 are usually enclosed cabs and are equipped with accessories such as salters, a 62-inch snowplow (view on Amazon), and a 68-inch V blade or a mower.

Bobcat 3650 Specs

Engine

2013 Bobcat 3650 (4×4) Diesel 2020 Bobcat® 3650 (4×4) Diesel
Emissions Tier (EPA) Tier 4
Engine Brand Name Yanmar Kohler
Engine Type Longitudinal In-Line
Carburetion Type Fuel-injected
Engine Cooling Liquid
Engine Fuel Diesel
Fuel Tank 10 USgal (37.8 L)
Horsepower 24 hp (17.9 kW)
Bore x Stroke Ratio 75×77.6 mm (2.95×3.06 in)
Compression Ratio 22.8:1
Displacement 904 cm³ / 55.1 in³ 1,032 cm³ / 63 in³
Travel Speed – Max 30 mph (48.3 km/h) 30 mph (48.3 km/h)
Travel Speed – Low & Reverse 14 mph (22.5 km/h) 14 mph (22.5 km/h)

Drivetrain

2013 Bobcat® 3650 (4×4) Diesel 2020 Bobcat® 3650 (4×4) Diesel
Transmission Type Continuous Variable (CVT) or Hydrostatic w/ PTO engagement, automatic, high/low range
Primary Drive (Front Wheel) Shaft
Primary Drive (Engine/Transmission) Gear
Driveline Type Selectable 2WD/4WD Selectable 2WD/4WD/Turf mode
Rear Unlocking Differential Standard
Rear Solid Axle None
Limited Slip Differential Location Front
Differential Lock Location Rear

Tires & Brakes

2013 Bobcat® 3650 (4×4) Diesel 2020 Bobcat® 3650 (4×4) Diesel
Wheels Composition Steel
Tires (F/R) AT25 x 12 – 8 AT25 x 10-12 / AT25 x 11-12
Brake Type (F/R) Hydraulic disc
Tread Width (F/R) 1,327 mm ( 52.2 in) / 1,352 mm (53.2 in) 
Linked Brake System (Front to Rear) Standard
Engine Braking Standard (dynamic braking)

Suspension

2013 Bobcat 3650 (4×4) Diesel 2020 Bobcat 3650 (4×4) Diesel
Front Suspension Type Independent double A-arms
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-load Refer to manual
Rear Suspension Type De Dion semi-Independent
Rear Adjustable Shock/Spring Pre-load Refer to manual
Number Rear Shock Absorbers 2
Rear Stabilizer Bar Yes
Adjustment Type Shock-mounted adjustment
Air Adjustable No
Ground Clearance 254 mm (7.2 in)
Turning Radius 7.5 ft (2.3 m)
Wheelbase 2,108 mm (83.8 in)

Dimensions

2013 Bobcat® 3650 (4×4) Diesel 2020 Bobcat 3650 (4×4) Diesel
Length 3,617 mm (142.4 in)
Width 1,605 mm (63.2 in)
Height 1,852 mm (72.9 in)
Dry Weight 2,215 lbs ( Kg)
Cargo Box Length 43.5 in (1,105 mm)
Cargo Box Width 54 in (1,372 mm)
Cargo Box Height 11.5 in (292 mm)

Capacities & Storage

2013 Bobcat 3650 (4×4) Diesel 2020 Bobcat 3650 (4×4) Diesel
Total Vehicle Rated Capacity 1,600 – 1,900 lbs (726 – 862 Kg)
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs (907 Kg)
Operating Weight 2,546 lbs (1,155 Kg)
Cargo Box Bed Load Capacity 1,250 lbs (567 Kg)
Cargo Box Bed Load Height 33 in (838 mm)
Maximum Lift Capacity / Height 500 lbs (227 Kg) / 2 ft
Integral Tie-Down Hooks Manual
Number of Cupholders 2
Number of Seats
Seat Belts 3-point, retractable

Exterior

2013 Bobcat® 3650 (4×4) Diesel 2020 Bobcat® 3650 (4×4) Diesel
Frame Steel
Body Material Plastic
Radiator Guard Yes
CV Boot Cover
Front Bumper Standard
Fender Flares (F/R)
Bash Plate (Front) Yes
Full-Length Skid Plate
Cab Cage Standard
Cab Rollbar
Cab/Bed Divider

Bobcat 3650 Features

2013 Bobcat 3650 (4×4) Diesel 2020 Bobcat 3650 (4×4) Diesel
ROPS Approval Standard
Hour Meter
Speedometer Standard (analog) Standard (analog)
Operating Lights Standard
Spark Arrestor Muffler
Power Outlet
Glove Box/Dash Storage
Bed Lift Manual Manual
Receiver Hitch 2-inch 2-inch
Cab Enclosure Optional
Dash Defrost
Washer/Wiper (F/R/Roof)
Cab Heater
Sound Option
Heater / Air-Conditioning

Bobcat 3650 Benefits

I might have talked about certain of these items previously I’ll go over the advantages and disadvantages of having a Bobcat 3650 in the next several sections:

  • A basic but extremely advanced 2-speed hydraulic power mill that delivers the full range of torque across its low and high ranges, which reduces wear and tear because of lesser frequent shifting. Additionally, the hydrostatic transmission lasts longer and requires less maintenance, and is equipped with fewer wear parts than the competitors.
  • Bobcat 3650 has an Automatic Machine Shutdown feature which monitors important engine components and then shuts off the engine when it detects the first signs of engine damage or danger to the rider.
  • A hand throttle for the engine that is independent lets you increase the engine’s RPM independently of the accelerator pedal, allowing the freedom to run attachments that require high torque while keeping an extremely low speed for vehicle travel.
  • The UTV can be loaded with up to 1,900 pounds (862 Kg, which includes the payload capacity). The load limit is similar to the capacity of pickup trucks but without the expense of insurance expenses.
  • A cab that is enclosed, along with PTO-driven accessories, allows drivers to work within the comfort of their vehicle.
  • The creature comforts like adequate storage and legroom, as well as an airy cabin, provide an easy and pleasant riding experience, whether you’re doing your chores or going on an adventure.
  • RapidLink(TM) mounting system RapidLink(TM) mount system allows easier switching and better control over attachments, leading to greater precision in work.
  • At just $17,886, the 4×4 is more affordable than purchasing a pickup or tractor that isn’t versatile or easy to operate.

Conclusion 

Similar to its brothers the Bobcat 3650 does more than making its performance up for the speed it is lacking. 

Although the machine might not be able to slash through the forest or slay 25-degree rocks, it will do enough to take you on fishing and hunting trips. 

Additionally, its numerous accessories and features that are foolproof will make yard work easy all week. For the person who is practical, it’s not an issue.