Since I first met Chris Marshall Burke from Marshall Motoart back in November ’08 in Moab, UT, I’ve come to realize that he’s one of the most talented metal fabrication artists out there. Our first experience together was running the Pritchett Canyon trail, which as most know is a class 5 rated trail not for the meek at heart. We rolled up and Chris had his ridiculously long enclosed trailer and a dually truck on semi wheels that definitely caught my eye. After I unloaded my RZR, I walked around the back of his trailer to feast my eyes on the coolest looking RZR I’d ever seen. Chris called it the Animal, and needless to say he was the only one that conquered every obstacle on the trail that day minus Rocker Knocker unsupported.
From there, we’ve had the opportunity to spend more time with Chris at the Moab UTV Rally, DuneFest, and the UTV Jam. And at DuneFest is where we discovered his latest creation referred to as “Brutus.” The pictures speak for themselves, but this is by far the largest Polaris Ranger HD I’ve ever seen. Here are the quick specs:
• Began life as a Polaris Ranger HD
• Bed was removed and custom fab’d seating and storage replaces it
• Custom Roll Cage with hood rack, bumper, and lights integrated in
• 5+5 Suspension
• 20” Wheels
• 35” Tires
• Storage bin in the back
• Comfortable seating for 5-6 adults
• The looks you get from driving it around = Priceless!
Here’s a video interview we did at DuneFest with Chris highlighting not only the Brutus, but his other creations, as well: the Animal, the Rock Racer, and learning about his latest creation, the Terra Fighter with an R1 Bullet Bike motor.
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