If you’re wanting to get out deep into the backcountry but Mother Nature has other plans, don’t you worry, because at Everything Can-Am Offroad, we’ve got Can-Am Defender tracks for sale that’ll help you traverse the most difficult country under the harshest of conditions. Ice fishers love our Can-Am Defender snow tracks, as they allow users to access hard-to-reach locations during the dead of winter. Those with cabins in the high mountains also frequently opt for Can-Am Defenders with tracks so that they never become snowed in or snowed out. But Can-Am Defender tracks don’t just excel in snow, and if you choose to get yourself some all-season Can-Am Defender tracks, your machine will become unstoppable in muskeg, mud, and even loose sand. Unlike aggressive mud tires -- which sink in bottomless muskeg -- all-season UTV tracks will provide you with that added bit of flotation required to keep your rig on top and near the surface of any terrain type from bogs to quicksand. Be it some all-weather Can-Am Defender tracks for swampy spring riding, or some winter snow tracks to help you power through the powder, get the right Can-Am Defender Max tracks, Can-Am Defender 6x6 tracks, or Can-Am Defender Pro tracks for your side-by-side exclusively at Everything Can-Am Offroad!
If you’re wondering which brand of snow tracks to get for your Can-Am Defender, there are several quality options out there to choose between. Apache Backcountry track systems, for example, will outperform the standard Apache 360 track systems, and Apache Backcountry LT tracks are even better than Apache Backcountry tracks. Size is a big factor that determines the performance level of Can-Am Defender tracks. Backcountry Apache tracks are 23% bigger than the Apache 360 tracks, while Backcountry LT Apache tracks are 37% bigger than the 360 models. Like Apache, Camso tracks for the Can-Am Defender also do well in both wet / sticky snow as well as fine, ice-cold powder. The primary difference, however, is cost. Can-Am Defender Camso tracks are much cheaper in terms of initial cost and maintenance. Break a part of the aluminum housing on a single Apache track and you’ll be out more than a grand. But with Camso tracks, you can change the hub bearings, get all new small wheels, replace the bearings / seals in the large wheels, and purchase all new hardware for a comparable price.
Along with your Can-Am Defender tracks, you might also want to upgrade your vehicle’s a-arms. It’s not uncommon to bend stock a-arms with tracks installed -- especially if you’re not easy on your machine. Plus, when you’re out in the deep woods, the last thing you need is to get jammed up due to a busted or bent-up a-arm. Some aftermarket a-arms for the Can-Am Defender require mounting brackets, and anti-rotation mounts are particularly important for the steering stops regardless of which a-arms you choose. Highlifter a-arms are a good alternative to stock a-arms, and other riders have found Morheadz a-arms to be quite good with any brand of Can-Am Defender track kit.
Despite the many advantages of Can-Am Defender tracks, there are a few downsides that we must mention. Hard pack trails, for example, are better traversed with standard wheels, which are more efficient and much faster than a Can-Am Defender on tracks could ever hope to be. You will also experience power loss, tougher steering, and added weight with Can-Am Defender snow tracks installed, and the price of tracks can be a deal-killer as well. Plus, if you use winter tracks instead of all-season tracks on anything but snow and ice, the slides will be gone in the blink of an eye. Nevertheless, there are several add-ons that one can use to mitigate these disadvantages. And like anything in the powersports world, everything has a time and a place. You wouldn’t use sand tires on asphalt would you? Nor would you run street tires in deep mud. But if the situation calls for it, few things will bring you greater joy than a set of aftermarket Can-Am Defender tracks!
Before installing tracks on your Can-Am Defender, you should consider how they will affect the dimensions of your UTV. A Can-Am Defender Pro Limited on tracks, for example, sits at about 83” to the highest point on the roof. So if you’ve got an enclosed trailer or a short-ceiling garage, knowing the Can-Am Defender size when tracks are installed will save you from future headaches. But once you’ve confirmed that everything will fit, you can find the right Can-Am Defender tracks for you at Everything Can-Am Offroad!
Be it three feet of champaign powder or that nasty pressure slush you often find under the snow on lakes, there are some places even the Can-am Defender struggles to reach. Worry not, however, because with a set of Can-am Defender tracks, there is no blizzard too brutal or snow drift too big to conquer. When it comes to UTV tracks, Camso is one of the bigger players in the game. However, there are also Can-am specific tracks like the Apache 360 LTs that are great for the Can-am Defender — be it the XT 1000, the DPS model, the HD10 Max, or any Can-am Defender in between. Both companies make fantastic UTV tracks that are very similar in terms of performance and durability. Whichever company you go with to track out your side-by-side, you’ll want to make sure that you properly maintain and tighten them periodically. Furthermore, you’ll want to either relocate your combustion air intake into the cab — so that it draws inside air vs powder from outside the cab — or use the intake screen that typically comes with the tracks. Tracks are also a little hard on fuel when you’re blazing trails, so bringing along a spare can of fuel is also advised. Some dealers will tell you to keep your tracked Defender in 4wd with locked rear differential, but if you’re not making a fresh trail or climbing a snow bank, you may not need to keep the diff locked 100% of the time. And while 4 low is best for optimal performance in thick powder, if you’re running on good packed surfaces, you can stick it in 4 high and comfortably reach speeds of 30-40mph — 45 if you push it hard.
Whether you decide on the the Apache side-by-side tracks or the Camso 4s1 tracks, be sure that you’re trailer can accommodate the added height and width of a tracked out Can-am Defender. Camso tracks on the HD10 XT Cab, for instance, will make the machine 74.5” wide. So a 79″ trailer will work with about an inch to spare on each side. The Apache tracks are about the same, however it should be noted that the base model Max is a bit narrower than the Cab model. Tracks on the Can-am Defender base model would make it 68-69” wide and 14 1/2” long. And if you use an enclosed trailer, height can also be an issue. So like a good carpenter, measure twice and cut once!
For all you ice fishers out there that run tracks on your Can-Am Defender, you might want to invest in an “ice angle” or a similar device, which is basically a steel cross you can use as an anchor point on the lake since you have no trees to tie off to. Instead, you drill a 8″ hole through the ice, drop your cross through the hole, it opens up underneath and you use this to winch your way out. Getting high centered and slushed out on the middle of a frozen lake is never fun, so ice anchors like these can be a godsend. For all the best winter UTV accessories including ice angles and tracks, look no further than Everything Can-Am Offroad!
There are many options for tires laying around, but none of them, none of them are the tracks that you are about to put on your UTV. These tracks will change everything about the way that you ride. They will change your perception of hillsides, dunes, snow, mud, riverbeds and basically every single kind of terrain that you have ever thrown your UTV across. You will be intrigued; newly fascinated by trails that you have explored before because you will want to see how your own machine reacts under these circumstances given these tracks that will give you the best traction you have experienced ever. These UTV aftermarket tracks are built to be near indestructible. They are also made so that they are practically self-cleaning. Self-cleaning meaning that they will knock debris out as they roll along so that you will not have to go through the stress of pulling onto sticks and other debris out of them during your cleanup of the machine after you have explored that course. Choose a set of tracks for your Can-Am defender or your Can-Am Defender Max and you may never want to go back to regular tires again and you know what… that would be ok.
Adding tracks to your UTV can give it an upgrade that can rival any other specifically designed machine, like tractors and snowmobiles. They allow for more efficient maneuverability on the toughest terrain like rocks, mud, sand, and snow with an increase in performance. They help to stabilize your rig while on uneven ground and are easy to use and maintain. A high-quality track for your machine awaits you at Everything Can-Am Offroad. You can get heavy-duty tracks for your Can-Am Defender or your Can-Am Defender MAX at the most affordable prices that can’t be beaten. The high-quality tracks that we supply can absorb shock and are lightweight with a solid steel frame, a tandem stabilizer, and puncture-proof tires. They connect in minutes so you can get back to riding faster than before. Invest in your machine wisely. Get tracks for your side by side from Everything Can-Am Offroad.