I read the owners manual http://www.menards.com/main/store/20...wnerManual.pdf and found that the washer is manufactured by Briggs and Stratton. Not just the engine but the whole thing. I expected that Brute made it and put a Briggs engine on it but now I think that Briggs made it and gave Brute permission to sell it under their name. I could not find this washer on the Brute site but I did find a nearly identicle one on the Briggs website http://www.briggsandstratton.com/us/...s/3100-max-psi It looks like they just changed the color and the name. One other oddity that I noticed is that the one at Menards, the Brute, has the pump on the side which you would think tells you that it is a triplex pump but instead the manual says it is a axial cam pump. Isn't this a contradiction?
So, what do you think about this power washer? Good? Bad? Is it really a Brute or is it a Briggs? Anyone got one?