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Wed September 27, 2006 - National Edition
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Compact Power Inc.’s Boxer Brute TRX has a compact footprint of only 44 by 70 in. (112 by 178 cm), boasts an operating capacity of 900 lbs. (408 kg), quite possibly making it the most powerful machine, pound for pound, in the world.

The 9- by 42-in. (23 by 107 cm) rubber tracks of the Brute TRX are designed for optimum traction and flotation with minimal compaction. An operating weight of approximately 2,450 lbs. (1,111 kg) (with operator), distributed over a 331-sq.-in. (2,135 sq cm) ground contact area per track, translates to only 3.7 psi (.26 bar) of ground pressure and thus, minimal damage to lawns and other planted areas. At the same time, the Brute TRX tracks supply ample traction on otherwise slippery surfaces.

This machine is built to handle a full complement of more than 50 universal compact utility attachments, including a 36-in. (91 cm) auger and 48-in. (122 cm) trencher. All of these attachments are available from Compact Power.

Brute’s standard quick attach system enables the user to quickly switch from bucket to forks to auger or other tools.

According to Brute Marketing Manager Karrie Crocker, “The system is designed for rental houses and contractors looking for a rugged, dependable, powerful, versatile and safe, yet compact machine that will go anywhere and do anything. It is a system that an entrepreneurial contractor can build his or her business around or it can give a rental house a very profitable and reliable utilitarian product that can get a homeowner or contractor out of a bind.”

Brute is powered by Kohler Command Pro 27, a 27 hp (20 kW) gasoline engine.

A two-pump, 3000 psi (207 bar) hydraulic operating system develops 12.6 gpm (41.6 L) of hydraulic flow to run the machine’s auxiliary and propulsion systems.

The system is designed and valved to combine the power from both systems and redirect it to support the system in need. An intuitive creep valve can be adjusted by the operator.

Compact Power also offers its ProHauler trailer, designed and equipped to accommodate Brute TRX and its attachments.

This includes a standard bucket, a leveler that doubles as a carryall, forks, a 36- by 6-in. (91 by 15.2 cm) trencher, an auger head with 9-, 15-, and 30-in. (22.9, 38.1 and 76.2 cm) auger bits, and a multi-purpose tool that includes a scarifier, lifting jib and ball hitch for towing trailers.

On road or off, this single-axle trailer weighing less than 6,000 lbs. (2,721 kg) loaded, can be pulled by a .5-ton (.45 t) pick-up truck.

The trailer is designed such that the operator can safely download or upload the Brute in either the forward direction or by backing up, with or without an attachment in place.

For more information, call 800/476-9673 or visit www.cpiequipment.com.