2020 Defender HD8

2020 Defender HD8

Description

Less noise, vibration, harshness

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. 

*NVH varies based on engine and standard or optional features fitted. Consult your dealer about specific NVH improvements and changes.

Most rigid Can-Am frame

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 1,500 lb (680 kg) payload assuring to complete the most difficult tasks with ease.

Durable PRO-TORQ CVT transmission and selectable 4WD

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. Standard on HD8 models.

TTA REAR SUSPENSION

The Defender heavy-duty Torsional Trailing A-arms (TTA) was designed specifically for a utility and recreational usage, offers a full 10-in. (25.4 cm) of travel to provide a smooth ride whatever the terrain. Its architecture offers an optimal comfort and drivability in all conditions thanks to no camber.

VERSA-PRO BENCH SEAT

PICK-UP INSPIRED SEATING

The VERSA-PRO Bench Seat is engineered as a 40/20/40 bench seat, inspired by modern pick-up trucks. It can comfortably accommodate three adults and features “profiled” corners to improve entrance / exit of the cab as well as a sturdy vinyl cover for improved wear resistance. The passenger seats, complete with integrated hooks on their underside, also can be flipped up to improve onboard storage. Can-Am designers also added a foldable central console and armrest with two cup holders to allow more space in the cab.

OPEN DASH WITH REMOVABLE TOOLBOX AND UNDER DASH STORAGE*

ADAPTABLE STORAGE

It includes 0.4 gal (1.3 L) of under dash storage with an enclosed pocket, perfect for stowing small essentials. All in all, the Defender proposes a total of up to 3.1 gal. (11.7 L) of storage solutions.

*Removable toolbox and under dash storage are available on selected models.

MULTIFUNCTION CARGO BOX WITH STURDY TAILGATE

VERSATILE CARGO BOX

The highly durable Cargo box can go up  to 1,000-lb (454kg) load capacity and easily dumps. Strategic features include 5-gal (18.9 L) pail recesses, integrated anchors on the sidewalls and several tie-down points for added convenience. To fully optimize the sizeable cargo box, consumers can divide up the box using the integrated recesses. The box allows for both 1x3 and plywood separators and accepts bed extenders for refining the bed’s overall dimensions. Also, the sturdy tailgate can withstand ordinary farm use and serve as a seat during your lunch break (max weight: 250 lb / 113kg).

PROFILED CAGE

CAB-READY

The sturdy Profile cage (steel) is designed in tandem with the Can-Am Cab and genuine accessories to ensure the best fit-and-finish and seamless integration in the industry. To enhance visibility and improve entrance / exit of the cab, the front section of the cage was moved far forward.

MAXXIS TIRES ON 12-IN (30.5 CM) WHEELS

READY TO TACKLE THE TOUGHEST TERRAIN

12-in (30.5 cm) steel wheels with Maxxis tires. The HD8 model feature the 27-in (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires

A warranty that's got your back

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.

PLATFORM FEATURE

  • S62-in. wide
  • 83-in. wheelbase
  • 11-in. of ground clearance
  • 2,500 lb towing capacity
  • Multi-function cargo box with LinQ easy installation accessories
  • 12-in. steel wheels with 27-in. Maxxis† Bighorn 2.0†
  • Rear differential with Turf mode
  • VERSA-PRO bench seat
  • HMWPE central skid plate
  • ECO™ / ECO Off / Work modes
  • 4.5-in. digital display

CAPABLE

  • Work or ride with confidence
  • Meaningful and versatile functionality
  • Easy handling and capabilities

CLEVER

  • Advanced comfort and intuitive cockpit with optimized visibility
  • Multifunction cargo box with sturdy tailgate and smart storage
  • 1-year maintenance free and easy access to key maintenance components

Specifications

Type 50 hp / 50 lb-ft, Rotax® 799.9 cc, V-twin, liquid cooled
Fuel Delivery System Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Transmission PRO-TORQ transmission with Quick Response System (QRS),
high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection
Extra-L / H / N / R / P
Drive Train Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok‡ auto-locking front differential
Driving Assistance Electronic Hill Descent Control
ECO / ECO Off / Work modes
Power Steering N/A
Front Suspension Double A-arm / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel
Front Shocks Twin tube gas charged shocks
Rear Suspension TTA with external sway bar / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel
Rear Shocks Twin tube gas charged shocks
Front Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Rear Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic single-piston calipers
Front Tires Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27 x 9 x 12 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 30.5 cm)
Rear Tires Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27 x 11 x 12 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 30.5 cm)
Wheels 12-in. (30.5 cm) steel
L x W x H 121 x 62 x 76 in.
(307.1 x 157.5 x 193 cm)
Wheelbase 83 in. (211.5 cm)
Ground Clearance 11 in. (28 cm)
Cargo Box Capacity 1,000 lb (454 kg) /
California only:
600 lb (272.2 kg)
Dry Weight 1,459.5 lb (662 kg)
Cage Profiled cage
ROPS approved
Storage Capacity Total: 3.1 gal (11.7 L)
Under dash (enclosed pocket) :
0.4 gal (1.3 L)
Dash: 1.8 gal (6.9 L)
Armrests and cup holders: 0.9 gal (3.5 L)
Towing Capacity 2,500 lb (1134 kg)
Fuel Capacity 10.6 gal (40 L)
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
Magneto 650-W
Instrumentation Lighter type DC outlet in console (20-A)
Lighting 140 W lighting output from four 35-W reflectors ensuring a wide visiblity and LED tail lights
Winch N/A
Steering Wheel Adjustable tilt steering
Protection Integrated front steel bumper, HMWPE central skid plate
Hitch Type 2-in. hitch receiver
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