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

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Can-Am
Can-Am
Model Year
2020
2020
Model
Defender DPS HD8
Defender DPS HD8
Model Code
8ELD
8ELD
Color
Green
Green

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers

Rear - Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic single-piston caliper

Front - Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers

Rear - Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic single-piston caliper

Wheels
14 in. (35.6 cm) cast-aluminum
14 in. (35.6 cm) cast-aluminum
Tires

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

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

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

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

Dimensions

Length
121 in. (307.1 cm)
121 in. (307.1 cm)
Height
76 in. (193 cm)
76 in. (193 cm)
Width
62 in. (157.5 cm)
62 in. (157.5 cm)
Weight
Estimated Dry - 1,521.2 lb. (690 kg)
Estimated Dry - 1,521.2 lb. (690 kg)
Ground Clearance
11 in. (28 cm)
11 in. (28 cm)
Wheelbase
83 in. (211.5 cm)
83 in. (211.5 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 front
Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok QE auto-locking front

Electrical

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

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

Lighter type DC outlet in console (20-A)

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

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

Shocks - Twin tube gas charged shocks

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

Shocks - Twin tube gas charged shocks

Rear Suspension

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

Shocks - Twin tube gas charged shocks

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

Shocks - Twin tube gas charged shocks

Steering
Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
Seating

3-Person Capacity

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

3-Person Capacity

VERSA-PRO bench seat 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 - 1,500 lb (680 kg)
Payload - 1,500 lb (680 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
1-year limited factory
1-year limited factory

Features

Features

  • HEAVY-DUTY ROTAX ENGINES: The 72 hp Rotax HD10 V Twin is specifically tuned for serious work but also offers 61 ft. lb. torque and peak torque at lower RPM for optimal delivery for recreational use. The Defender is now the sharpest tool in the shed.
  • HIGH RIGIDITY CHASSIS: The Defender is an extremely capable off-road vehicle and a legitimate workhorse that uses an all-new chassis with automotive-like technology and fabrication tolerances that are in line with modern pick-up trucks. The high-strength, low-alloy (HSLA) grade steel means a more rigid design for taking the strain of heavy-duty chores. Can-Am engineers put the Defender frame through the new rigorous Utility Test Cycle at the winter and summer testing grounds to ensure its toughness.
  • DYNAMIC POWER STEERING: The specific Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) system is tuned for utility applications while also offering responsiveness for recreational usage. DPS improves steering feel in slow-speed working situations and in more technical terrain. It also is designed to offer less assistance at high speed and more assistance at low speed.
  • 4-MODE TRACTION SYSTEM: The Visco-Lok QE† front differential combined with the lockable rear differential offer a 4-mode traction system providing multiple choices for varying terrain or tasks. Users, via a separate front-and-rear toggle switches, can select between a 2x4 open rear differential for tight turning and turf protection, a 2x4 lockable rear for improved 2WD traction, a 4x4 open rear for more maneuverability in rugged terrain and a 4x4 locked rear for maximum traction. The rear differential is gear-on-gear to the transmission for better response, no maintenance, better efficiency and fewer components.
  • TTA-HD REAR SUSPENSION: The Defender heavy-duty Torsional Trailing A-arms (TTA-HD) 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.
  • VERSO-PRO BENCH SEAT: 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: The open dash design features a handy removable and water-resistant 1.7 gal. (6.3 l) toolbox, an industry exclusive, to allow users to carefully carry tools and supplies their need in an organized manner. In addition, it includes 6 gal. (23 l) of under dash storage with an enclosed pocket, perfect for stowing small essentials. All in all, the Defender proposes a total of 10.4 gal. (39.5 l) of storage solutions.
  • MULTIFUNCTION CARGO BOX WITH STURDY TAILGATE: The highly durable Cargo box has a 1,000 lb. (454 kg) 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 1 x 3 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. / 113 kg).
  • PROFILED CAGE: 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.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT TIRES AND WHEELS: 14 in. (35.6 cm) black cast-aluminium wheels with 27 in. (68,6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires.

Features

  • HEAVY-DUTY ROTAX ENGINES: The 72 hp Rotax HD10 V Twin is specifically tuned for serious work but also offers 61 ft. lb. torque and peak torque at lower RPM for optimal delivery for recreational use. The Defender is now the sharpest tool in the shed.
  • HIGH RIGIDITY CHASSIS: The Defender is an extremely capable off-road vehicle and a legitimate workhorse that uses an all-new chassis with automotive-like technology and fabrication tolerances that are in line with modern pick-up trucks. The high-strength, low-alloy (HSLA) grade steel means a more rigid design for taking the strain of heavy-duty chores. Can-Am engineers put the Defender frame through the new rigorous Utility Test Cycle at the winter and summer testing grounds to ensure its toughness.
  • DYNAMIC POWER STEERING: The specific Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) system is tuned for utility applications while also offering responsiveness for recreational usage. DPS improves steering feel in slow-speed working situations and in more technical terrain. It also is designed to offer less assistance at high speed and more assistance at low speed.
  • 4-MODE TRACTION SYSTEM: The Visco-Lok QE† front differential combined with the lockable rear differential offer a 4-mode traction system providing multiple choices for varying terrain or tasks. Users, via a separate front-and-rear toggle switches, can select between a 2x4 open rear differential for tight turning and turf protection, a 2x4 lockable rear for improved 2WD traction, a 4x4 open rear for more maneuverability in rugged terrain and a 4x4 locked rear for maximum traction. The rear differential is gear-on-gear to the transmission for better response, no maintenance, better efficiency and fewer components.
  • TTA-HD REAR SUSPENSION: The Defender heavy-duty Torsional Trailing A-arms (TTA-HD) 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.
  • VERSO-PRO BENCH SEAT: 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: The open dash design features a handy removable and water-resistant 1.7 gal. (6.3 l) toolbox, an industry exclusive, to allow users to carefully carry tools and supplies their need in an organized manner. In addition, it includes 6 gal. (23 l) of under dash storage with an enclosed pocket, perfect for stowing small essentials. All in all, the Defender proposes a total of 10.4 gal. (39.5 l) of storage solutions.
  • MULTIFUNCTION CARGO BOX WITH STURDY TAILGATE: The highly durable Cargo box has a 1,000 lb. (454 kg) 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 1 x 3 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. / 113 kg).
  • PROFILED CAGE: 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.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT TIRES AND WHEELS: 14 in. (35.6 cm) black cast-aluminium wheels with 27 in. (68,6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires.