Polaris utilized its industry-leading utility vehicle experience to establish a diversified product portfolio of commercial-grade vehicles as the recognized leader in the powersports sector with $3.2 billion in sales in 2012. The new BRUTUS models are designed exclusively for individuals and organizations looking for capable, long-lasting task vehicles.

Polaris commercial options include existing vehicles used by customers as reliable everyday workhorses, in addition to the BRUTUS range of work utility vehicles. Models from the toughest-working, smoothest-riding RANGER® side-by-sides and SPORTSMAN® all-terrain vehicles, as well as the GEM® brand of premium compact electric vehicles, make up the portfolio.

The BRUTUS models, which are manufactured at Polaris Spirit Lake and use technology from the Polaris RANGER series, are available in three models: BRUTUS, BRUTUS HD, and BRUTUS HDPTO. The line was designed to be the most adaptable, capable, and comfortable side-by-side utility vehicles ever constructed, allowing users to do more activities with less time and effort.

BRUTUS models are the first side-by-side utility vehicles that include a multi-link coil over De Dion rear suspension for commercial work applications. When completely loaded, the rear suspension provides a 1,250-pound cargo capacity and minimizes suspension sag. With its best-in-class 2,000-pound towing capacity, the suspension maintains class-leading ground clearance when trailering. Polaris’ patented Lock & Ride® cargo system allows for easy installation and removal of worksite accessories in a pallet-sized rear cargo box.

The new Brutus entered the market in three variations

Models Polaris BRUTUS Price
Brutus Base model starting at $15,199
Brutus HD with front hydraulic attachments and an implement joystick control starting at $17,999
Brutus HD pto with front hydraulic attachments, an implement joystick control, PTO starting at $23,999

POLARIS Brutus 2012 – 2013

This 900cc diesel monster has all it needs to tackle the toughest duties and leave the rider satisfied at the end of the day. The daily activities are already easier with a 1-ton towing capability and a big 560 kg loading bed capacity. Furthermore, controlling this machine is far easier than it appears: a single special pedal allows the operator to drive forward or backward without changing or taking their hands off the steering wheel.

The De Dion suspension has been optimized for heavy-duty use in demanding situations, and the entire build of the 2012 Polaris Brutus is designed to handle the most demanding jobs. The beast is even equipped with Polaris on-demand AWD for added traction when the going gets tough. The Brutus may be simply turned into the ideal tool for any work with a variety of Lock & Ride accessories.

POLARIS Brutus HD 2012 – 2013

The 2012 Polaris Brutus HD is a 900cc diesel UTV with a big 560 kilogram loading bed and exceptional 1-ton towing capability, making it ideal for complex outdoor activities around the farm.

It also includes the Pro-Tach attachment system for a variety of front-end implements, which allows for rapid connection and disengagement of hydraulic-operated equipment, saving time and effort.

This machine is far easier to operate than you might think, thanks to a single treadle pedal that allows the operator to drive forward or backward without changing or taking their hands off the steering wheel.

The 2012 Polaris Brutus HD is made for the toughest duties, with specially-engineered De Dion suspension ready for heavy-duty use under severe situations. This UTV comes with on-demand AWD for added grip when the going gets difficult, in addition to the accurate hydrostatic gearbox.

POLARIS Brutus HDPTO 2012 – 2013

The 2012 Polaris Brutus HDPTO is an overkill UTV designed to handle the toughest outdoor jobs with ease. This beats, which is powered by the same heavy-duty 24 HP 904cc diesel engine as the rest of the family, also has a single treadle pedal that lets the operator to travel in forward or reverse without changing or taking their hand off the steering wheel, making it extremely convenient.

The 2012 Polaris Brutus HDPTO is compatible with PTO and hydraulically powered front attachments and may be used all year for season-specific jobs. This UTV also has a factory-installed cab with heat defrost and air conditioning for peace of mind, as it must work rain or shine.

Polaris BRUTUS Specs

Features *Cargo System – Lock & Ride with Integrated Box Tie Downs

*Lighting – 55W low / 60W high, LED Tail

*Instrumentation – Digital Gauge, Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, *tripmeter, Hour meter, Gear Indicator, DC Outlet (2), Hi-Temp Light

*Hydraulic Power Steering – Standard

*Alternator – 90 Amp

*Electric Cargo Box Lift – optional

*PTO – optional

*Cab – optional, Full Enclosed Cab with Heat, Defrost and A/C

Engine *Engine Type- 3-Cylinder Diesel

*Displacement – 904cc

*Fuel System – Indirect Injection

*Cooling – Liquid

*Horsepower (HP) – 24 HP

Suspension *Front Suspension – Dual A-Arm 6 in (15.24 cm) Travel

*Rear Suspension – Multi-Link Coil Over De-Dion Suspension 6″ (15.24 cm) Travel

Dimensions *Wheelbase – 84 in (213.4 cm)

*Dry Weight – 2148 lb (974 kg)

*Overall Vehicle Size (L x W x H) – 140x 64 x 73 in (356 x 163 x 185 cm)

*Ground Clearance – 10 in (25.4 cm) – Vehicle; 7″ (17.8mm) – PTO

*Seat Height – N.A.

*Fuel Capacity – 10 gal (37.9 L)

*Bed Box Dimensions (L x W x H) – 43.5 x 54 x 11.5 in (110.5 x 137 x 29 cm)

*Rear Cargo Box Capacity – 1,250 lb (567 kg)

*Payload Capacity – 2,250 lb (793.8 kg)

*Hitch Towing Rating – 2,000 lb (907.2 kg)

*Unbraked Trailer Towing Capacity – N.A.

*Hitch/Type – Standard/2″ Receiver

Drivetrain *Transmission/Final Drive – Automatic Hydrostatic with Treadle Pedal (H/L/N/Park)

*Drive System – On-Demand True AWD / 2WD / VersaTrac Turf Mode

*Engine Braking System – Hydrostatic EBS

*Active Descent Control – Not Equipped

Brakes *Front/Rear Brakes – 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Dual-Bore Front Calipers
Wheels *Front Tires – 25 x 9-12; Carlisle All-Trail II

*Rear Tires – 25 x 11-12; Carlisle All-Trail II

*Wheels – Stamped Steel


Polaris BRUTUS Attachments

Materials Bucket

A durable 62-inch materials bucket with 500-pound capacity

Snow Blade

Another attachment is a commercial-grade 69-inch snow blade.

Pallet Forks

Adjustable width pallet forks with 450-pound capacity

Snow Blower

Another attachment for the Brutus HD PTO is a two-stage snow blower with 62-inch width and auxiliary, in-cab snow shoot adjustment.

Angle Broom

The Brutus HD PTO also functions with a 70-inch angle broom with in-cab hydraulic angling.

Finishing Mower

A finishing mower is available with a 66-inch cutting width for the Brutus HD PTO

What happened to the Polaris BRUTUS?

Polaris Recalled Some 2017 – 2018 Brutus vehicles.

Polaris is has recalled certain 2017-2018 Brutus vehicles because they discovered that the Power Take Off (PTO) hydrostatic fitting could hit and damage a brake line during rear suspension articulation, thus increasing the danger of a secondary collision. Consumers who are affected by the recall have received a Safety Alert notification letter from Polaris.

More information is available on the CPSC website.