Polaris, a long-time off-road vehicle builder of work and play machines, is venturing into the commercial work vehicle market with BRUTUS, a 24 horsepower, diesel platform that uses a host of tools and can be had with a power takeoff.
David Longren, Polaris Vice President Off-Road Vehicles, says Polaris has a large network of dealers and an alliance with a number of industry leaders so it was a natural direction for the firm to move into the commercial market.
The BRUTUS product line is the outcome of an alliance between Polaris and Bobcat agreed upon in 2009.
The BRUTUS models including BRUTUS, BRUTUS HD and BRUTUS HDPTO, are all built in Polaris's factory in Spirit Lake, Iowa..
All are powered with a 3-cylinder, 904 cc., indirect injection diesel engine, and feature hydrostatic transmissions with a treadle pedal -- which allows forward or reverse movement without shifting gears.
The hydrostatic transmissions are coupled to on-demand True All-Wheel Drive, and all boast 6 inches of suspension travel.
The side-by-side vehicles support a 1,250-pound cargo box capacity, and the BRUTUS lineup is capable of 2,000 pounds of towing capacity.
Both BRUTUS HD and HDPTO are capable of direct-to-engine PTO operation and are designed to operate the Pro-Tach attachment system. Tools available include an angle broom, finishing mower, snow blower and a snow blade, pallet forks and material buckets.
For more information on the BRUTUS line, visit www.polaris.com.
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