2018 Can-Am Defender MAX XT HD8

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READY TO TAKE ON THE JOB WITH ROOM FOR SIX

The Defender MAX XT comes equipped with many factory-installed accessories including 27 in. (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires mounted on 14 in. (35.6 cm) wheels and Dynamic Power Steering for better handling and steering.

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.
  • 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.
  • ECO, WORK AND NORMAL DRIVING MODES: Select from three driving modes that are designed to optiminized performance on a variety of terrain as well as saving on fuel consumption
  • ADVANCED DUAL VERSA-PRO BENCH SEATS: The Dual VERSA-PRO bench seats offered on the XT package includes a truck-like flip-up passenger seats with a front sealed/waterproof under seat storage. It uses a reinforced seat cover with thicker vinyl and a special material finish to be more resistant and offer a premium look. The Defender MAX vehicles’ high-quality seat cover is designed to endure the everyday use on the farm, job site and trail. In addition, the XT driver seat features 3 in. (8 cm) of adjustability (forward/rearward) for added comfort and better entrance / exit.
  • 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. Combined with the removable and waterproof under seat storage box, the Defender MAX proposes a total of 16.9 gal. (63.9 l) of storage solutions.
  • 4,500 LB. (2,041 KG) Winch
  • ANALOG / DIGITAL GAUGE WITH ENCLOSED STORAGE
  • FULL HARD ROOF
  • 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.
  • 27 IN. MAXXIS† BIGHORN 2.0 TIRES ON 14 IN. WHEELS: The Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires offer a smoother ride, predictable cornering and optimum climbing confidence. Installed on redesigned 14 in. cast-aluminum wheels featuring a strong lightweight construction.

General Information

Manufacturer Can-Am
Model Year 2018
Model Defender MAX XT HD8
Model Code 8SJE
Color Pure Magnesium Metallic

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes Front / Rear - Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Wheels 14 in. 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)

Dimensions

Length 154.8 in. (393.1 cm)
Height 78 in. (198.1 cm)
Width 63.5 in. (161.2 cm)
Weight Dry - 1,868.7 lb. (847.6 kg)
Ground Clearance 11 in. (28 cm)
Wheelbase 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
Drive System True 4-mode Traction System - 2x4 open rear differential, 2x4 locked rear differential, 4x4 open rear differential, 4x4 locked rear differential; Visco-Lok QE auto-locking front differential

Electrical

Lighting 140W lighting output from (4) 35W reflectors ensuring a wide visibility, plus LED tail lights with halo glow effect
Instrumentation

Two lighter type DC outlets, one in the console (20A) and one in the under dash storage (20A)

Multifunction Analog / Digital - Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, ECO / Work / Normal modes, seat belt and 4 x 4 indicator, diagnostics, clock, auto shut off

Battery 12V (30 A/h)

Engine

Engine Rotax® V-twin
Horsepower 50 hp
Displacement 799.9 cc
Fuel System Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Fuel Tank Capacity 10.6 gal (40 L)
Cooling Liquid
Fuel Type Unleaded

Operational

Steering

Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)

Wheel - Adjustable Tilt

Seating 6 - 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
Suspension

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

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

Front / Rear Shocks - Twin tube gas charged

Frame ROPS-approved profiled cage; Certified ISO 3471 and OSHA.
Load Capacity

Payload - 1,750 lb. (793.8 kg)

Tailgate - 250 lb. (113.4 kg)

Cargo Box Length 38 in. (96.5 cm)
Cargo Box Height 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Cargo Box Width 54.5 in. (138.4 cm)
Cargo Box Capacity 600 lb. (272.2 kg)
Towing Capacity 2,000 lb. (907.2 kg)
Capacity

Total - 16.9 gal. (63.9 l)

Under dash - 6 gal. (22.8 l)

Waterproof and removable box under passenger seat - 5.6 gal. (21 l)

Dash - 2 gal. (7.7 l)

Water-resistant and removable toolbox - 1.7 gal. (6.3 l)

Armrests and cup holders - 1.6 gal. (6.1 l)

Other

Hitch 2 in. receiver
Additional Colors

Intense Red

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Pure Magnesium Metallic

Safety Features XT front bumper, full skid plate, 2-piece full hard roof
Warranty Factory - 6-months limited