2018 Can-Am Defender MAX DPS HD10

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CONTROL AND COMFORT WITH ROOM FOR 6

Take control with the Defender MAX DPS that features comfortable Dynamic Power Steering (DPS), lightweight wheels and tires, adaptable storage, Visco Lok QE and more to make your job easier.

Features

  • HEAVY-DUTY ROTAX V-TWIN ENGINE: 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.
  • HIGH RIGIDITY CHASSIS: The Defender MAX 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 MAX 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 MAX DPS 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.
  • DUAL VERSA-PRO BENCH SEATS: The Dual VERSA-PRO bench seat is engineered as a 40/20/40 bench seat, inspired by modern pick-up trucks. The Defender MAX can comfortably accommodate six adults and features “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 underside and can also be flipped up to improve onboard storage. Can-Am designers also added front and rear foldable armrests with cup holders.
  • 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 they 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 MAX proposes a total of 11.1 gal. (42.1 l) of storage solutions.
  • MULTIFUNCTION CARGO BOX WITH STURDY TAILGATE: The highly durable Cargo box has a 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).
  • 27 IN. (68.6 CM) MAXXIS† BIGHORN 2.0 TIRES ON 14 IN. (35.6 CM): The Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires offer a smoother ride, predictable cornering and optimum climbing confidence. Installed on redesigned cast-aluminum wheels featuring a strong lightweight construction.
  • MOSSY OAK BREAK-UP COUNTRY CAMO WATER DIPPED OPTION: When it comes to concealment, nothing compares to the exclusive Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camouflage. The highly durable water-dipped camo finish is more resistant to scratching, mineral deposits and sun fading. More importantly, it lets hunters match their favorite camo manufacturer with their favorite side-by-side vehicle brand.

General Information

Manufacturer Can-Am
Model Year 2018
Model Defender MAX DPS HD10
Model Code 8LJD
Color Green

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

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

Dimensions

Length 152.5 in. (387.5 cm)
Height 76 in. (193 cm)
Width 63.5 in. (161.2 cm)
Weight Estimated Dry - 1,710 lb. (775.6 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 visiblity and LED tail lights
Instrumentation

Lighter type DC outlet in console (20A)

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

Battery 12V (18 A/h)

Engine

Engine Rotax® V-twin
Horsepower 72 hp
Displacement 976 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, underside hooks 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 - 11.1 gal. (42.1 l)

Under dash - 6 gal. (22.8 l)

Dash - 1.8 gal. (6.9 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

Green

Pure Magnesium Metallic

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Safety Features Integrated front steel bumper, central skid plate
Warranty Factory - 6-months limited