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Old 04-06-2014, 12:40 AM   #1
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Is this a Briggs or a Brute pressure washer?

Menards has a pressure washer that looks like everything I want. But people tell me Brute sucks.

I read the owners manual 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 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?


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Old 04-06-2014, 04:40 PM   #2
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Brute is the brand B&S motor. I have never heard of that brand but the b&s should be the same motor used for other brands. The dislikes are more than likely about other things than the motor.


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Old 04-06-2014, 09:26 PM   #3
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I just purchased a Troy Bilt pressure washer and it has a Briggs and Stratton engine.
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