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

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Can-Am
Can-Am
Model Year
2020
2020
Model
Defender MAX XT HD8
Defender MAX XT HD8
Model Code
8SLD
8SLD
Color
Hyper Silver
Hyper Silver

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
158.3 in. (402 cm)
158.3 in. (402 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 - 1,882.8 lb. (854 kg)
Estimated Dry - 1,882.8 lb. (854 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 QE auto-locking frontdifferential

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

Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok QE auto-locking frontdifferential

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

Electrical

Battery
12V (30 A/h)
12V (30 A/h)
Alternator
Magneto - 650W
Magneto - 650W
Instrumentation

Lighter type DC outlets in the console (20A) and two USB port in the dash storage

Gauge - 4.5 in. (11.4 cm) wide digital display with keypad: 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 outlets in the console (20A) and two USB port in the dash storage

Gauge - 4.5 in. (11.4 cm) wide digital display with keypad: 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, adjustable driver seat, underside hooks, reinforced XT seat skin and contoured bench to improve entrance/exit of the cab

6 Person capacity

Dual VERSA-PRO bench seats with passenger seats flipping up, adjustable driver seat, underside hooks, reinforced XT seat skin and contoured bench to improve entrance/exit of the cab

Other

Additional Colors

Hyper Silver

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Hyper Silver

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
XT front bumper, HMWPE full skid plate, 2-piece full hard roof
XT front bumper, HMWPE full skid plate, 2-piece full hard roof
Warranty
Factory - 1 Year Limited
Factory - 1 Year Limited

Features

Features

  • HEAVY-DUTY ROTAX V-TWIN ENGINE: Defender MAX XT was engineered with your choice of two very capable true-work powerplant options: a powerful 72 hp Rotax HD10 V-Twin tuned for serious work and a serious 61 lb-ft of torque at lower RPMs for true stump-pulling power. The versatile, economical and work-focused Rotax HD8 V-Twin delivers 50 hp and 50 lb-ft torque still rated to tackle tough tasks.
  • JOBSITE-READY POWER: Leading 2,500-lbs (1,134 kg) towing capacity, 1,750 lb (793,8 kg) payload, and a 4,500-lb (2,041 kg) winch with roller fairlead, 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† 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.
  • 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.
  • SERIOUSLY VERSATILE SEATS: The XT package VERSA-PRO bench seat includes a reinforced seat cover with thicker vinyl and a special material finish to be both more durable and attractive. The Defender vehicles’ high-quality seat cover is designed to endure the everyday use on the farm, job site and trail. It's also adjustabile, with a 3-in (8 cm) adjustable driver’s seat (forward/rearward) for added comfort and better ingress/egress.
  • BRING IT, ALL OF IT: The Defender has a total of up to 16.9 US gal (63.9 L) of storage—including a handy, removable and water-resistant 1.7 gal (6.3 L) toolbox, an industry exclusive—to carry tools and supplies exactly where they're needed. In addition, we include 6 gal (23 L) of under-dash storage with an enclosed pocket, under-seat storage, and enclosed storage above the gauges.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • SUPPORTING ROLE: The spec sheet is one thing: reality is another. That's why the HD10 has a revised suspension with front arched A-arms and rear arched TTA with sway bar that handles & hauls with confidence, and strength—no matter the load.
  • 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 ENGINE: Defender MAX XT was engineered with your choice of two very capable true-work powerplant options: a powerful 72 hp Rotax HD10 V-Twin tuned for serious work and a serious 61 lb-ft of torque at lower RPMs for true stump-pulling power. The versatile, economical and work-focused Rotax HD8 V-Twin delivers 50 hp and 50 lb-ft torque still rated to tackle tough tasks.
  • JOBSITE-READY POWER: Leading 2,500-lbs (1,134 kg) towing capacity, 1,750 lb (793,8 kg) payload, and a 4,500-lb (2,041 kg) winch with roller fairlead, 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† 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.
  • 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.
  • SERIOUSLY VERSATILE SEATS: The XT package VERSA-PRO bench seat includes a reinforced seat cover with thicker vinyl and a special material finish to be both more durable and attractive. The Defender vehicles’ high-quality seat cover is designed to endure the everyday use on the farm, job site and trail. It's also adjustabile, with a 3-in (8 cm) adjustable driver’s seat (forward/rearward) for added comfort and better ingress/egress.
  • BRING IT, ALL OF IT: The Defender has a total of up to 16.9 US gal (63.9 L) of storage—including a handy, removable and water-resistant 1.7 gal (6.3 L) toolbox, an industry exclusive—to carry tools and supplies exactly where they're needed. In addition, we include 6 gal (23 L) of under-dash storage with an enclosed pocket, under-seat storage, and enclosed storage above the gauges.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • SUPPORTING ROLE: The spec sheet is one thing: reality is another. That's why the HD10 has a revised suspension with front arched A-arms and rear arched TTA with sway bar that handles & hauls with confidence, and strength—no matter the load.
  • 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.