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

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Can-Am
Can-Am
Model Year
2019
2019
Model
Defender HD8
Defender HD8
Model Code
6WKB
6WKB
Color
Green
Green

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

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

Rear - Dual 220 mm ventilated disc with hydraulic single-piston calipers

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

Rear - Dual 220 mm ventilated disc with hydraulic single-piston calipers

Wheels
12 in. (30.5 cm) steel
12 in. (30.5 cm) steel
Tires

Front - Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27 x 9 x 12 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 30.5 cm)

Rear - Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27 x 11 x 12 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 30.5 cm)

Front - Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27 x 9 x 12 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 30.5 cm)

Rear - Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27 x 11 x 12 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 30.5 cm)

Dimensions

Length
120 in. (305 cm)
120 in. (305 cm)
Height
76 in. (193 cm)
76 in. (193 cm)
Width
62 in. (157.5 cm)
62 in. (157.5 cm)
Weight
Estimated Dry - 1,441.8 lb. (654 kg)
Estimated Dry - 1,441.8 lb. (654 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 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† auto-locking front differential
Lockable rear differential and Visco-Lok† auto-locking front differential

Electrical

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

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

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
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 tub gas charges shocks

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 tub gas charges shocks

Steering
Adjustable tilt
Adjustable tilt
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

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

  • USABLE WORK-READY POWER: The Defender offers two very capable true-work powerplant options. 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.
  • 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.
  • 4-MODE TRACTION SYSTEM: The Visco-Lok† 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 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: 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: 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.
  • MULTIFUNCTION CARGO BOX WITH STURDY TAILGATE: 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: 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 WHEELS: 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.
  • 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

  • USABLE WORK-READY POWER: The Defender offers two very capable true-work powerplant options. 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.
  • 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.
  • 4-MODE TRACTION SYSTEM: The Visco-Lok† 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 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: 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: 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.
  • MULTIFUNCTION CARGO BOX WITH STURDY TAILGATE: 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: 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 WHEELS: 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.
  • 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.
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