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Can-Am Defender

Words Courtesy of Can-Am


If you're looking for a buggy that's reliable. A SxS that you can count on day-in-day-out. The Defender is the smartest investment you'll ever make. Whether it's on your farm, worksite, or hunting trip, know the Defender consistently delivers exceptional performance, ensuring every job is done right. 


Tough, reliable and capable in any terrain doing any task. Over 100 years of ROTAX engineering. 65 lb-ft of torque giving the power farmers require day in and day out, 1,134kg towing capacity, combined with an improved riding experience (ie. Front Diff. Selectable 2WD/4WD), with less noise & vibration (low sound exhaust).


Farm smarter not harder.  New Zealand Farmers #1 Choice for SxS. Buying a SxS for your farm is an investment to maximize your time & efficiency on your farm, get a machine that’s built to last.


Comfortability built for long days. Whether it’s you, your family, or your workers. This machine is built from the farmer down. VERSA PRO bench seat for ease getting in and out of the vehicle, enclosed storage, flippable passenger seats, and adjustable steering wheels.



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At the base of every Defender is a high strength steel chassis built for carrying a heavy load. Like most Side x Sides and ATVs, the Defender features dual-arms at the front, with hydraulic disc brakes at each wheel, and a similar A-arm style suspension system at the rear. Supple, adjustable shocks at each corner help control the vehicle and deliver a smooth ride. 


Hard working machines need plenty of torque for towing, hauling, and tasks like ploughing snow. The Defenders three engine choices deliver exactly that. Both the HD9 and HD10 engines feature Can-Am’s PRO-TORQ CVT and QRS engagement system. This ensures instant response to throttle input. The Defender is equipped with an equally capable CVT transmission. One of the best features is a high flow ventilation system for keeping the belt cool, and a handy electronic belt warning system to alert the driver when they should be in LOW gear. From a simple dash switch you can select 2×4 locked or unlocked differential, 4×4 open differential for added traction, or when things really get bad, a fully locked 4×4 differential. There is even help for descending steep grades with Electronic Hill Descent control.


All Defender engines are under the rear bed which helps contain engine noise, but also makes routine maintenance much simpler. We can’t thank the engineering team enough for easy access to oil dip sticks, oil filters, and high-volume canister style air filters. Under the hood are the fuses, accessory electrical connections, and the brake fluid reservoir. Other critical parts such as the battery, bushings, and even the light bulbs have been strategically positioned for ease of maintenance as well.


Step It Up

Accessories & LinQ Storage System

Choose from a range of accessories that make hard work easier. Install a roof or windshield to keep dust out. Or add some LinQ accessories and you’ll be working smarter in no time. Instantly adapt for any task ahead.


Comfort is King

For a Long Day of Work

Unmatched comfort for farmers, family, or your mates during those long, demanding days. You can count on the Defender for a fatigue-free experience with a spacious cabin, soft seats, and advanced suspension.


Trust in the Power

Over 100 Year of Rotax Engine Innovation

Over the last 100 years our engineers have tried and tested it all - allowing us to develop truly world-class engines. In every situation, you can rely on the power of our engines to get the job done the first time and with ease.



To celebrate the launch of FarmlandsPRO, we’re giving away a CAN-AM DEFENDER – a prize that works as hard as you do. Simply make a purchase of $250 or more, or place a bulk nutrition order through FarmlandsPRO to be in to win*. The competition runs until 31 July 2024. Every eligible order or purchase gets you another entry in the draw.

Terms and conditions apply*



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