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2020 Can-Am Defender MAX HD8
2020 Can-Am Defender MAX HD8

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Can-Am
Can-Am
Model Year
2020
2020
Model
Defender MAX HD8
Defender MAX HD8
Model Code
8ZLC
8ZLC
Color
Green
Green

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes
Front / Rear - Dual 220 mm ventilated disc with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Front / Rear - Dual 220 mm ventilated disc with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Wheels
14 in. (35.6 cm) cast aluminum
14 in. (35.6 cm) cast aluminum
Tires

Maxxis Bighorn 2.0

Front - 27 x 9 x 14 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)

Rear - 27 x 11 x 14 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Maxxis Bighorn 2.0

Front - 27 x 9 x 14 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)

Rear - 27 x 11 x 14 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Dimensions

Length
153.4 in. (389.6 cm)
153.4 in. (389.6 cm)
Height
76 in. (193 cm)
76 in. (193 cm)
Width
63.5 in. (161.2 cm)
63.5 in. (161.2 cm)
Weight
Estimated Dry - 1,715.2 lb. (778 kg)
Estimated Dry - 1,715.2 lb. (778 kg)
Ground Clearance
11 in. (28 cm)
11 in. (28 cm)
Wheelbase
115.5 in. (294 cm)
115.5 in. (294 cm)

Drivetrain

Transmission
PRO-TORQ transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt ProtectionExtra-L / H / N / R / P
PRO-TORQ transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt ProtectionExtra-L / H / N / R / P
Drive System

Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok auto-locking front differential

Assistance - Electronic Hill Descent Control ECO / ECO Off / Work modes

Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok auto-locking front differential

Assistance - Electronic Hill Descent Control ECO / ECO Off / Work modes

Electrical

Battery
12V (18 A/h)
12V (18 A/h)
Alternator
Magneto - 650W
Magneto - 650W
Instrumentation

Lighter type DC outlet in console (20-A)

Gauge - 4.5 in. (11.4 cm) wide digital display: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, ECO / ECO Off / Work modes, seat belt, diagnostics, clock, battery voltage, engine temperature

Lighter type DC outlet in console (20-A)

Gauge - 4.5 in. (11.4 cm) wide digital display: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, ECO / ECO Off / Work modes, seat belt, diagnostics, clock, battery voltage, engine temperature

Lighting
140W lighting output from four 35-W reflectors ensuring a wide visiblity and LED tail lights
140W lighting output from four 35-W reflectors ensuring a wide visiblity and LED tail lights

Engine

Engine
Rotax, V-twin
Rotax, V-twin
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Horsepower
72 hp
72 hp
Displacement
799.9 cc
799.9 cc
Fuel System
Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Fuel Type
Unleaded
Unleaded
Fuel Tank Capacity
10.6 gal. (40 l)
10.6 gal. (40 l)

Operational

Frame
Profiled cage ROPS approved
Profiled cage ROPS approved
Front Suspension

Double A-arm / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Shocks - Twin tube gas charged

Double A-arm / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Shocks - Twin tube gas charged

Rear Suspension

TTA with external sway bar / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Shocks - Twin tube gas charged

TTA with external sway bar / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Shocks - Twin tube gas charged

Steering
Wheel - Adjustable tilt
Wheel - Adjustable tilt
Seating

6 Person capacity

Dual VERSA-PRO bench seats with passenger seats flipping up, underside hooks and contoured bench to improve entrance / exit ofthe cab

6 Person capacity

Dual VERSA-PRO bench seats with passenger seats flipping up, underside hooks and contoured bench to improve entrance / exit ofthe cab

Other

Cargo Box Length
38 in. (96.5 cm)
38 in. (96.5 cm)
Cargo Box Height
12 in. (30.5 cm)
12 in. (30.5 cm)
Cargo Box Width
54.5 in. (138.4 cm)
54.5 in. (138.4 cm)
Cargo Box Capacity
600 lb (272.2 kg)
600 lb (272.2 kg)
Load Capacity
Payload - 1,750 lb. (793.8 kg)
Payload - 1,750 lb. (793.8 kg)
Capacity
Tailgate - 250 lb. (113.4 kg)
Tailgate - 250 lb. (113.4 kg)
Towing Capacity
2,500 lb. (1134 kg)
2,500 lb. (1134 kg)
Hitch
2 in. receiver
2 in. receiver
Safety Features
Integrated front steel bumper, HMWPE central skid plate
Integrated front steel bumper, HMWPE central skid plate
Warranty
Factory - 1 Year Limited
Factory - 1 Year Limited

Features

Features

  • THE V-TWIN THAT HAULS: Sure, it's a work-focused 50 horsepower and 50 lb-ft torque for your toughest tasks—but day in, day out, this Rotax HD8 V-Twin delivers performance capable of earning your praise when you need it most.
  • JOBSITE-READY POWER: The HD8 Defender can pull at the top of their class with a 2,500-lbs (1,134 kg) towing capacity and 1,750 lb (793,8 kg) payload assuring to complete the most difficult tasks with ease.
  • TTA REAR SUSPENSION: Designed to handle both utility and recreational usage, the Defender MAX is equipped with a heavy-duty Torsional Trailing A-arms (TTA) suspension that returns a full 10-in. (25.4 cm) of travel for a smooth ride—no matter the terrain. Its architecture offers an optimal comfort and drivability in all conditions thanks to a design that minimizes camber change to maximize grip.
  • PICKUP INSPIRED SEATING: Inspired by modern trucks, the dual VERSA-PRO bench seat is engineered as a practical 40/20/40 bench that can comfortably accommodate six adults with features like profiled corners to improve entrance/exit of the cab as well as a sturdy vinyl cover for improved wear resistance. The five passenger seats have integrated hooks on their undersides and can also be flipped up to improve onboard storage. Can-Am designers also added front and rear foldable armrests with cup holders—you're welcome.
  • THE CARGO BOX: Can-Am is rightfully proud of the Defender's highly durable dump cargo box with a stout 1,000 lb (454kg) load capacity. Strategic features include 5-gal (18.9 L) pail recesses, integrated anchors on the sidewalls, and several tie-down points for added convenience. Integrated recesses allow you to use the space as needed, allowing for both 1x3 and plywood separators and bed extenders to extend the bed’s overall dimensions. The tailgate is even capable of withstanding ordinary farm use and serving as a seat on breaks (max weight: 250 lb / 113kg)
  • PREMIUM WHEELS AND TIRES: Ready to go when and wherever you are, Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires offer a smooth ride, predictable cornering, and optimum climbing confidence, and are installed on redesigned durable, lightweight cast-aluminum wheels.
  • STEEP DEMANDS: Strong manual parking brake to hold the Defender and its load on inclines or when the driver requires the Defender to remain stationary for added control, security, and peace-of-mind.
  • REAL FUTURE TOGETHER: When you add it all up, a lower cost of ownership, easier maintenance, and 1-year warranty mean less downtime and more time behind the wheel. The Defender has an easy-to-service design and uses durable Rotax engines for a reason: they can handle the long haul.

Features

  • THE V-TWIN THAT HAULS: Sure, it's a work-focused 50 horsepower and 50 lb-ft torque for your toughest tasks—but day in, day out, this Rotax HD8 V-Twin delivers performance capable of earning your praise when you need it most.
  • JOBSITE-READY POWER: The HD8 Defender can pull at the top of their class with a 2,500-lbs (1,134 kg) towing capacity and 1,750 lb (793,8 kg) payload assuring to complete the most difficult tasks with ease.
  • TTA REAR SUSPENSION: Designed to handle both utility and recreational usage, the Defender MAX is equipped with a heavy-duty Torsional Trailing A-arms (TTA) suspension that returns a full 10-in. (25.4 cm) of travel for a smooth ride—no matter the terrain. Its architecture offers an optimal comfort and drivability in all conditions thanks to a design that minimizes camber change to maximize grip.
  • PICKUP INSPIRED SEATING: Inspired by modern trucks, the dual VERSA-PRO bench seat is engineered as a practical 40/20/40 bench that can comfortably accommodate six adults with features like profiled corners to improve entrance/exit of the cab as well as a sturdy vinyl cover for improved wear resistance. The five passenger seats have integrated hooks on their undersides and can also be flipped up to improve onboard storage. Can-Am designers also added front and rear foldable armrests with cup holders—you're welcome.
  • THE CARGO BOX: Can-Am is rightfully proud of the Defender's highly durable dump cargo box with a stout 1,000 lb (454kg) load capacity. Strategic features include 5-gal (18.9 L) pail recesses, integrated anchors on the sidewalls, and several tie-down points for added convenience. Integrated recesses allow you to use the space as needed, allowing for both 1x3 and plywood separators and bed extenders to extend the bed’s overall dimensions. The tailgate is even capable of withstanding ordinary farm use and serving as a seat on breaks (max weight: 250 lb / 113kg)
  • PREMIUM WHEELS AND TIRES: Ready to go when and wherever you are, Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires offer a smooth ride, predictable cornering, and optimum climbing confidence, and are installed on redesigned durable, lightweight cast-aluminum wheels.
  • STEEP DEMANDS: Strong manual parking brake to hold the Defender and its load on inclines or when the driver requires the Defender to remain stationary for added control, security, and peace-of-mind.
  • REAL FUTURE TOGETHER: When you add it all up, a lower cost of ownership, easier maintenance, and 1-year warranty mean less downtime and more time behind the wheel. The Defender has an easy-to-service design and uses durable Rotax engines for a reason: they can handle the long haul.