Just got a 2013 Brutus HD with the bucket. Going to be used on a commercial poultry farm. I run the farm for my in-laws and from what I understand this is more of what the machine was made for. At first use the bucket actually surprised me. It picked up a full bucket of river rock and sand with no hesitation. I understand the speed being a limiting factor on these machines but it certainly beats the Mule 610 that was traded in.