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Why the Brutus over the Bobcat?


Brutus HD PTO starts at $23,999 MSRP

Comes with integrated front PTO
Closed cab w/ climate control

Bobcat 3650 starts at $25,000 and is also compatible with all the attachments as far as I know. Also has closed cab and climate control.

How do you pick between them?
 

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Savings on the brutus over Bobcat is great, not that much percentage wise but at least with that extra $1000+ you can buy things to get even more value out of the brutus.
 

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Is there really much difference between them other than the price? Looking at them it looks like the only difference is paint and badge.

If they are almost exact copies of each other, than why wouldn't you buy the slightly cheaper Brutus?
 

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the big difference is Brutus has a base model. The Bobcat 3600 is equal to Brutus HD and the 3650 is equal to the Brutus HDPTO.

SO its a base model and branding...
 

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the big difference is Brutus has a base model. The Bobcat 3600 is equal to Brutus HD and the 3650 is equal to the Brutus HDPTO.

SO its a base model and branding...
because of that the brutus should get more sales, not everyone will need the bobcat for everything it offers, some people might be good enough with the basemodel brutus.
 

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i know but a basemodel brutus is basically useless. Its a polaris ranger with a diesel engine and hydrostatic transmission. If you're not getting the brutus for hydraulics or power take off its basically useless compared to a petrol powered Ranger which you could at least fling around the trails when not buried in work...
 

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Useless depending on your need, some people have minimal needs. meanwhile others need it to do a range of things using some or all of it's attachments
 

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well if you have minimal needs why would you go for the brutus base when a ranger will do the same work and also have additional uses outside of work...
 

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Yea I also think that the Brutus base model is kinda useless. So really there is little difference between the Bobcat and the Polaris Brutus. Just depends what name you like better I guess. Are all the attachments compatible with both UTVs?
 

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i know but a basemodel brutus is basically useless. Its a polaris ranger with a diesel engine and hydrostatic transmission. If you're not getting the brutus for hydraulics or power take off its basically useless compared to a petrol powered Ranger which you could at least fling around the trails when not buried in work...
I understand your point, but I'll add a few situations where the base model is nice and far from useless. For my company it came down to a few things:

1. The brutus has a much beefier rear suspension for payload and towing- in fact it has the highest payload and towing capacities of any UTV.
2. The pedal setup is MUCH nicer than anything on the market as well. Not having to switch in and out if gear constantly is nice- they call it a treadle pedal.
3. I wanted a diesel UTV for commonality of fuel but did not want a cvt/belt for this application. The only other option was a Kubota, but hate their ergonomics. Even the new ones (2014's) are awful. They may be sturdy but I had a guy file a workcomp claim on me last year because of the suspension. The rest of the world has caught up to Kubota. Brutus ride is 100 x's better. I run three Kubota tractors and LOVE them, but buy what's best for my guys. Brutus wins the diesel hydrostatic UTV battle for now IMO.
4. This is a work vehicle akin to a hammer or tractor. I do not want or need anyone flinging it around a trail. I get your point though, it is not a speed demon. It's just more of a tractor than a go-fast buggy.

I bought three brutus for my business and they work flawlessly. Love the PTO version as well. Heat will blow you out of the cab.

Also, I'm big on "made in America". I'm not blinded by it, but was happy to learn the brutus is made in Iowa. Polaris also manufactures the Bobcat units in the same line but just slap on different panels as they roll down the line.
 

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It comes down to needs.

Nothing is useless.

The base model is just a capable for those who doesnt need all those attachments.
 

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Only useless if you get something that doesn't meet all your needs.We all have different needs, just need to get what ever complements it.
 

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yep agreed. for those who just want a good utv and doesnt need the attachments the brutus base is a good option
 

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I demoed a Bobcat 3650 this morning and really liked it. I currently have a 2011 JD 3720 compact tractor with 74" three-point blower but like the idea of a side-by-side utility vehicle. I mainly use it for blowing snow from my 1500' asphalt driveway and occasionally haul a load of dirt or rocks. It seems like the Brutus/3650 would be a great fit.

I understand that the Brutus HD PTO and 3650 are pretty much identical except for the color and front end. Is there any advantage of going with one over the other (higher resale value maybe)? The local Polaris dealer has one in stock but I haven't priced it yet.
 
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