Hello everyone, I was thinking about buying a sub-compact tractor to work on my 3 acres, but after seeing the Brutus, i am re-thinking that. I am interested in getting the HDPTO with the mower, forks, and loader bucket. I live in centeral Texas so we don't get any snow . I was thinking that I would want to find a way to make the forks not float since I would like to use them with a Quick Spade Paumco Products; Quick Spade Combo, Loader Spade Attachment any idea how difficult that would be? I do have a few questions for those of you that already have a Brutus, how fast can you get it up to? Also if there is anyone that has the mower, how fast can you mow typical lawn grass with it, does it do a good job?