Polaris Unveils New BRUTUS Models, Spreader Attachment
Polaris Industries Inc. has strengthened its BRUTUS side-by-side utility vehicle line with the introduction of two new BRUTUS HDPTO configurations and a cargo box utility spreader attachment. These purpose-built offerings provide users with even more versatility while completing work tasks, regardless of conditions.
“Our commercial customers want a vehicle that helps them do their jobs as productively and effortlessly as possible, and these new offerings provide additional solutions,” said Tate Johnson, Polaris director of work vehicles. “The updated HDPTO provides users with the flexibility to configure the cab enclosure to the job, while the HDPTO Deluxe offers a dramatically improved in-cab experience. Additionally, the all-new spreader expands the possible work applications of BRUTUS beyond the attachments already offered.”
The BRUTUS HDPTO and HDPTO Deluxe models also include a new Tier 4 compliant, 24 horsepower Kohler diesel engine. The three cylinder overhead cam design and indirect injection delivers smooth power, reduced combustion, and minimal noise and vibration. Biodiesel fuels of up to B20 are approved for use with the engine.
Other 2015 BRUTUS enhancements include:
- Cab: The HDPTO allows users to configure the frame based on needs with optional Lock & Ride Pro-Fit accessories, while the HDPTO Deluxe offers maximum comfort with a fully-enclosed cab, complete with a noise seal-off kit, windshield wiper assembly, heat, defrost and air conditioning.
- Alternator: A more powerful,110 amp alternator provides power to fit all types of electrical needs.
- Cargo box frame: A strengthened cargo box frame is designed to work seamlessly with the new utility spreader attachment.
The all-new cargo box utility spreader is designed for application of dry, free-flowing granular materials such as sand and salt. The spreader holds up to 7.8 cubic feet struck/10.6 cubic feet heaped, while dash-mounted controls enable the driver to comfortably make application adjustments directly from the cab. The 2015 BRUTUS HDPTO and HDPTO Deluxe are compatible with the spreader, as well as the seven existing BRUTUS attachments including an angle broom, snow blower, finishing mower, snow blade, materials bucket, grapple and pallet forks.
Introduced in 2013, BRUTUS is Polaris’ first purpose-built commercial utility vehicle that delivers front-end power take-off (PTO) capability. The new offerings will be available spring 2015 and come with a 12-month standard warranty.