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

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Can-Am
Can-Am
Model Year
2020
2020
Model
Defender MAX DPS HD8
Defender MAX DPS HD8
Model Code
8RLD
8RLD
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 - 2.0 27 x 9 x 14 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)

Rear - 2.0 27 x 11 x 14 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Maxxis Bighorn 2.0

Front - 2.0 27 x 9 x 14 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)

Rear - 2.0 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 - 1,750.5 lb. (794 kg)
Estimated Dry - 1,750.5 lb. (794 kg)
Ground Clearance
13 in. (33 cm)
13 in. (33 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 Protection Extra-L / H / N / R / P
PRO-TORQ transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection Extra-L / H / N / R / P
Drive System

Lockable rear differential and Visco-Lok QE auto-locking front differential

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

Lockable rear differential and Visco-Lok QE 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 (20A)

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 (20A)

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
50 hp
50 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

Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)

Wheel - Adjustable Tilt

Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)

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 of the cab

6 Person capacity

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

Other

Additional Colors

Green

Boreal Green

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Green

Boreal Green

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

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
Tailgate - 250 lb. (113.4 kg)
Tailgate - 250 lb. (113.4 kg)
Capacity
Payload - 1,750 lb. (793.8 kg)
Payload - 1,750 lb. (793.8 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

  • HEAVY-DUTY ROTAX V-TWIN ENGINES: The Defender offers three very capable true-work powerplant options. The 82-hp Rotax HD10 V-Twin is specifically tuned for serious work but also offers industry leading 69 lb-ft torque and peak torque at lower RPM for optimal delivery for recreational use. The work-focused Rotax HD8 V-Twin delivers 50 hp and 50 lb-ft torque for tough tasks. To simply get the job done, meet your new yardstick; the new Defender HD5 single cylinder Rotax engine delivering 38-hp. The Defender is now the sharpest tool in the shed.
  • JOBSITE-READY POWER: The Defender MAX DPS 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.
  • STEERING YOU RIGHT: Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) is tuned for utility while returning renowned Can-Am responsiveness for recreational riding. DPS improves steering feel in slow-speed working situations and in more technical terrain. It's also designed to offer less assistance at high speeds and more assistance at low speeds.
  • 4WD THAT GOES THE DISTANCE: Get in & get working: the PRO-TORQ transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), revised ventilation and electronic belt protection ensure long-lived performance. Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok† QE auto-locking front differential allows you put the power down on any terrain. Traditional P / R / N / H / Extra-Low* shift pattern for ease of use.
  • SUPPORTING ROLE: The spec sheet is one thing: reality is another. That's why the Defender HD10 has a revised suspension with front arched double A-Arms and rear arched TTA with sway bar that handles & hauls at higher grounds with confidence—no matter the load.
  • PICK-UP 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.
  • STORAGE WHERE IT COUNTS: The Defender has a total of up to 16.2 US gal (61.3 L)—including a handy, removable and water-resistant 1.7 gal (6.3 L) toolbox, an industry exclusive—to carry tools and supplies directly where they're needed. In addition, we included 6 gal (23 L) of under-dash storage with an enclosed pocket, under-seat storage, and enclosed storage above the gauges.
  • THE CARGO BOX THAT CAN: 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.
  • GET COMFORTABLE: Driving and working with your side-by-side vehicle shouldn't be a chore—that's why Defender is engineered to be the most refined work vehicle in every respect. From its improved insulation to thicker firewall, redesigned exhaust, and CVT cover, Defender lets its work speak for itself.
  • 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

  • HEAVY-DUTY ROTAX V-TWIN ENGINES: The Defender offers three very capable true-work powerplant options. The 82-hp Rotax HD10 V-Twin is specifically tuned for serious work but also offers industry leading 69 lb-ft torque and peak torque at lower RPM for optimal delivery for recreational use. The work-focused Rotax HD8 V-Twin delivers 50 hp and 50 lb-ft torque for tough tasks. To simply get the job done, meet your new yardstick; the new Defender HD5 single cylinder Rotax engine delivering 38-hp. The Defender is now the sharpest tool in the shed.
  • JOBSITE-READY POWER: The Defender MAX DPS 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.
  • STEERING YOU RIGHT: Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) is tuned for utility while returning renowned Can-Am responsiveness for recreational riding. DPS improves steering feel in slow-speed working situations and in more technical terrain. It's also designed to offer less assistance at high speeds and more assistance at low speeds.
  • 4WD THAT GOES THE DISTANCE: Get in & get working: the PRO-TORQ transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), revised ventilation and electronic belt protection ensure long-lived performance. Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok† QE auto-locking front differential allows you put the power down on any terrain. Traditional P / R / N / H / Extra-Low* shift pattern for ease of use.
  • SUPPORTING ROLE: The spec sheet is one thing: reality is another. That's why the Defender HD10 has a revised suspension with front arched double A-Arms and rear arched TTA with sway bar that handles & hauls at higher grounds with confidence—no matter the load.
  • PICK-UP 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.
  • STORAGE WHERE IT COUNTS: The Defender has a total of up to 16.2 US gal (61.3 L)—including a handy, removable and water-resistant 1.7 gal (6.3 L) toolbox, an industry exclusive—to carry tools and supplies directly where they're needed. In addition, we included 6 gal (23 L) of under-dash storage with an enclosed pocket, under-seat storage, and enclosed storage above the gauges.
  • THE CARGO BOX THAT CAN: 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.
  • GET COMFORTABLE: Driving and working with your side-by-side vehicle shouldn't be a chore—that's why Defender is engineered to be the most refined work vehicle in every respect. From its improved insulation to thicker firewall, redesigned exhaust, and CVT cover, Defender lets its work speak for itself.
  • 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.