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More examples of how well the Brutus works for clearing away snow in the winter. That is the main reason I am thinking about buying the Brutus. Snow blower attachment is a bit expensive though. I think that I would just buy the plow instead.
 

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It definitely does do an amazing job. Great for people who run a landscaping company in the summer and snow removal in the winter. So many uses.
 

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I wonder what percentage of Brutuses (Bruti?) are sold to companies or governments as opposed to private citizens. Polaris must make a large chunk of its profit from the Brutus by selling commercially. I mean snow removal and landscaping are both government responsibilities.
 

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I would say Brutus has more fleet sales.

Polaris might be pretty split.

Either way. I'm sure anyone with either is happy they own one this season.
 

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I wonder what percentage of Brutuses (Bruti?) are sold to companies or governments as opposed to private citizens. Polaris must make a large chunk of its profit from the Brutus by selling commercially. I mean snow removal and landscaping are both government responsibilities.
no they're not. high traffic main roads sure, but call up your local MP and see if the govy will send a plow to clean your drive way ;)

or see if they'll send a crack team of their finest landscape professionals to mow your grass.

I'll wait...
 

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I wonder what percentage of Brutuses (Bruti?) are sold to companies or governments as opposed to private citizens. Polaris must make a large chunk of its profit from the Brutus by selling commercially. I mean snow removal and landscaping are both government responsibilities.
it should be a lot.
these can be used to clear sidewalks and a lot of path ways. just think about how many are needed for a city and multiply that, sales can be crazy.
 

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Driving around where I live and a bit further away and seeing UTV's being put to work in winter, I have see a ton of bobcats.
Bobcat has a huge reputation in snow removal because they offer bigger machines ie skid steers, and they also are a gold standard when it comes to lease options for municipalities and small businesses. For the tight work I do and the dozens of folks who operate the units, the BRUTUS was the best option for me. I just don't need that much of a machine re: skid steer. Brutus is one button for all wheel drive, v two wheel and one wheel. One lever for gears etc.

OP: the blower is AWESOME! I have been thrilled with it this season. There were a few early production issues with shear bolts being too small, but all has been corrected now. I'd start with the blade and see how it works for you. My next attachment will likely be the spinning broom. Works well for light snow too.
 

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Just got done doing a solid 16 hours worth of snow work around my business (few buddies businesses as well) over the last two days in the brutus. The BRUTUS and snowblower combo worked incredibly well, and I have seen zero shear pin issues since Polaris recommended the grade 8 size shear pins- mine originally came with grade 5. I worked on a wide mix of snow from powdery fine silty snow to a chunky, icy mix and the brutus powered right through all of it. Even at a relatively high engine rpm for much of the work, I am still running on the same tank of fuel. Crazy. Advice: closely follow the manual for lube intervals on the blower. I have gotten in the habit of lubricating the chain and hitting the zerk fittings regularly and think this is one area where many folks skimp out.
 

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Yeah it always helps to have input from people that have actually gotten behind the wheel of it that are real owners
 

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polaris fan, the Brutus that the bank and I own will ascend a 10-15% grade at around 10mph. is that to be expected? I have no issue with the power, we have drug trees, hauled rocks and bricks, and it goes everywhere we have taken it. Power is not a problem and top speed is only a question. If that is normal, we are good with it. We love the power and fuel efficiency the the yanmar diesel provides. It is handier than ****, and it is hard to imagine how we kept house without it.
 
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