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2019 Can-Am Defender MAX HD8
2019 Can-Am Defender MAX HD8

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Can-Am
Can-Am
Model Year
2019
2019
Model
Defender MAX HD8
Defender MAX HD8
Model Code
8ZKC
8ZKC
Color
Green
Green

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes
Front / Rear - Dual 220 mm ventilated discs with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Front / Rear - Dual 220 mm ventilated discs 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
152.5 in. (387.5 cm)
152.5 in. (387.5 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 - 1,695.3 lb. (769 kg)
Estimated Dry - 1,695.3 lb. (769 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 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

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

Assistance - Electronic Hill Descent Control

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

Assistance - Electronic Hill Descent Control

Electrical

Battery
12V (18 Ah)
12V (18 Ah)
Alternator
Magneto - 650W
Magneto - 650W
Instrumentation

Lighter type DC outlet in console (20-A)

Gauge - Multifunction Digital: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, seat belt, diagnostics, clock, auto shut off

Lighter type DC outlet in console (20-A)

Gauge - Multifunction Digital: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, seat belt, diagnostics, clock, auto shut off

Lighting
140-W lighting output from four 35-W reflectors ensuring a wide visiblity and LED tail lights
140-W 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
ROPS-approved profiled cage. Certified ISO 3471 and OSHA.
ROPS-approved profiled cage. Certified ISO 3471 and OSHA.
Suspension

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

Rear - TTA with external sway bar; 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Front / Rear Shocks - Twin tube gas charged

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

Rear - TTA with external sway bar; 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Front / Rear 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, 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

Cargo Box Capacity
600 lb. (272.2 kg)
600 lb. (272.2 kg)
Hitch
2 in. receiver
2 in. receiver
Safety Features
Integrated front steel bumper, central HMW skid plate
Integrated front steel bumper, central HMW skid plate
Warranty
Factory - 1 Year Limited
Factory - 1 Year Limited

Features

Features

  • HEAVY-DUTY ROTAX V-TWIN ENGINE: The work-focused Rotax HD8 V-Twin delivers 50 hp and 50 ft. lb. torque for tough tasks.
  • REINFORCED HEAVY-DUTY HSLA STEEL CHASSIS: The HD8 and HD10 Defenders can pull at the top of their class with a towing capacity of 2,500-lbs (1,134 kg). A reinforced, automotive-like high-strength, low-alloy (HSLA) grade steel chassis is purpose-built to handle the strain of heavy-duty jobs. From surviving Defender Challenge test drives to our brutal Utility Test Cycle, it’s clear we’ve built it tough for every situation you’ll face.
  • HEAVY-DUTY 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.
  • ADVANCED VERSA-PRO BENCH SEATS: 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.
  • MULTIFUNCTION CARGO BOX WITH STURDY TAILGATE: Can-Am is rightfully proud of the Defender's highly durable dump cargo box with a stout 1,000 lb. (454 kg) 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).
  • 27-IN (68.6 CM) MAXXIS† BIGHORN 2.0 TIRES ON 14-IN CAST-ALUMINUM (35.6 CM): 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
  • PARKING BRAKE: Some jobs require the flexibility of a heavy-duty parking brake fit for the Defender and the work it can do, so we made it standard equipment across all models.
  • FINISHES STRONG: For 1 year after you take delivery of the Defender side-by-side, we defend its hardworking abilities with a full factory warranty.
  • 1-YEAR WARRANTY: For 1 year after you take delivery of the Defender side-by-side, we defend its hardworking abilities with a full factory warranty.

Features

  • HEAVY-DUTY ROTAX V-TWIN ENGINE: The work-focused Rotax HD8 V-Twin delivers 50 hp and 50 ft. lb. torque for tough tasks.
  • REINFORCED HEAVY-DUTY HSLA STEEL CHASSIS: The HD8 and HD10 Defenders can pull at the top of their class with a towing capacity of 2,500-lbs (1,134 kg). A reinforced, automotive-like high-strength, low-alloy (HSLA) grade steel chassis is purpose-built to handle the strain of heavy-duty jobs. From surviving Defender Challenge test drives to our brutal Utility Test Cycle, it’s clear we’ve built it tough for every situation you’ll face.
  • HEAVY-DUTY 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.
  • ADVANCED VERSA-PRO BENCH SEATS: 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.
  • MULTIFUNCTION CARGO BOX WITH STURDY TAILGATE: Can-Am is rightfully proud of the Defender's highly durable dump cargo box with a stout 1,000 lb. (454 kg) 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).
  • 27-IN (68.6 CM) MAXXIS† BIGHORN 2.0 TIRES ON 14-IN CAST-ALUMINUM (35.6 CM): 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
  • PARKING BRAKE: Some jobs require the flexibility of a heavy-duty parking brake fit for the Defender and the work it can do, so we made it standard equipment across all models.
  • FINISHES STRONG: For 1 year after you take delivery of the Defender side-by-side, we defend its hardworking abilities with a full factory warranty.
  • 1-YEAR WARRANTY: For 1 year after you take delivery of the Defender side-by-side, we defend its hardworking abilities with a full factory warranty.