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mdrlas
03-23-2007, 12:21 AM
Has anyone tried the new great dane brutus? I hear the JD is a great machine but the GD seems very comparable for 2- 3 grand less . Will be mowing 2 acres w/ no trees @ one home and 6 acres w/ lots of trees at another? Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.

stephenp
04-23-2007, 04:12 AM
I just got a Brutus last week, 61" 27hp kohler. Traded a GD Chariot Jr that i have had for the last 7 years with no problems. The Brutus is a lot more comfortable but doesnt inspire the confidence i had with my Chariot on the slopes that I do. With the Chariot you could always feel what it was going to do the Brutus has caught me out a few times already with lifting the front. It could be that the controls are so much lighter that it just doesn't have the feel factor. Anyway until I get used to it the ROPS is coming up when I attack the slopes. I have had no problems with the Great Danes and often wonder why they get bagged all the time.