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Polaris Increases Versatility, Capability with BRUTUS (Oct 1)

Reaffirming its already top-in-the-industry versatility, Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) introduces a new attachment for the BRUTUS® HD and BRUTUS® HDPTO commercial utility vehicles. The Grapple allows users to place a firm grip on materials – from branches to logs and from brush to straw bales – with in-cab hydraulic controls, making for efficient and effective materials moving and property maintenance.

The BRUTUS HD and BRUTUS HDPTO are two of four models available in the BRUTUS line, the first purpose-built commercial utility vehicle from Polaris. The HD is capable of operating four hydraulically-powered attachments (snow blade, pallet forks, materials bucket and grapple), while the HDPTO can operate those four attachments as well as three others: finishing mower, angle broom and snow blower. The benefit of both UTVs is more productivity with less equipment.

“With the BRUTUS line in particular, Polaris is committed to giving as much versatility, capability and comfort as possible to our customers,” said Aaron Stegemann, Polaris business development manager of ORV adjacent markets. “The addition of the grapple means BRUTUS HD and HDPTO owners can now move materials while taking advantage of the many functions these utility vehicles offer: an industry-first treadle pedal for hands-free shifting, class-leading cargo and towing capabilities, available heat and air conditioning and more.”

The grapple represents significant value to landscape contractors and multi-acre homeowners, who need to manage extensive stretches of property.

This newest attachment works in conjunction with the materials bucket, which is sold separately, and can be easily added or removed by one person, using three cotter pins.

To learn more about the entire Polaris BRUTUS lineup and locate a local dealer, visit Polaris.com/BRUTUS.

About Polaris
Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2013 sales of $3.8 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.

Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian Motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered parts, accessories and apparel and Klim branded apparel.

Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.

Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polaris.com.

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