Brutus, Bobcat 3650 slow on hills fix.
After reading about how slow the Brutus/Bobcat goes up hills I almost didnt buy one. Then I started reading about the fixes that made it work right.
Being no Polaris dealers sold the Brutus in my area, I bought the Bobcat 3650, it was horrible trying to mow on any upgrade and worse on the steeper sections. To even make it up the hills while mowing I had to turn off the A/C and just creep up the hill (my GPS said I was doing zero MPH). So I approached the dealer about it, they said that mine wasn't in the vin # range of the ones that had that problem.
After more reading on this forum I ran across a Bobcat person (sorry can't remember your name), that took his Bobcat into the dealer and told them what it was doing. The dealer said theirs a field repair fix for that, and when he got it back he said it was like a whole different machine. (It doesn't bog or slow down on the hills).
I printed out his thread and took it to the dealer and they did some checking and said their is a fix, and they ordered the part and tool to fix and adjust it.
I picked it up last night and drove it about 30 miles home and it works great. I haven't mowed with it yet, and probably won't as it's supposed to snow this weekend, but I did have a very steep hill on my way home that it would hardly creep up before, now even with the A/C on it did 10 MPH up the hill.
I think it's fixed. It also will Cruise effortlessly at 25Mph and it picks up speed much quicker and if I floor it, it will maintain 30-32 MPH on the railroad trail. It doesn't feel like it's abused when going those speeds now, and 25 MPH feels like it's loafing instead of almost everything it has.
I love it, can't wait to mow.