Can-Am has added to its Defender side-by-side range with the HD5. But don’t let the size issue concern you as the HD5 offers full-size functionality in a chassis that provides a high level of versatility, and at an attractive entry price point.
This Defender has been built especially for Australian and New Zealand farmers, and a large part of the R&D process was carried out here.
One direct result from this process is the flip up seat, this is to make room for dogs in the cab, something local farmers asked for.
The rush of power for the HD5 comes from a heavy-duty 28kW (38hp) Rotax single-cylinder four-stroke engine that delivers outstanding performance in this tight package. The liquid-cooled engine is mated to a CVT transmission with standard engine braking and TTA-HD rear suspension.
Selectable 2WD/4WD with Visco-Lok auto-locking front diff provides the traction, while a long 2115mm (83-in) wheelbase offer adequate handling for hard work. Dynamic Power Steering is standard with the DPS HD5 package.
While the body of the Defender HD5 is not as big and as other models in the line, it still offers a solid 680kg tow rating and has a payload capacity of 544kg). Half of that, 272kg can be carried in the tilting cargo box. While the bench seat will accommodate three adults. To step over hazardous terrain, ground clearance is 26.7cm (10.5-in).
All Can-Am Defenders sold in Australia and New Zealand come with a 3-year, unlimited km warranty to support the rigours that local farmers put their machines through. For your nearest dealer call 1300 658 479.