Can-Am brings new level of ‘awesomeness’ to the agricultural sector
Can-Am has stepped up to the mark and introduced its updated range of side by side utility vehicles (UTVs) for 2022. These, it is said, underline the company’s “continued pursuit of off-road awesomeness”.
Maverick and Traxter rangesThe company’s side by side offerings are split into two main categories. The recreational models are known as the Maverick line up, and the utility vehicles are labelled the Traxter range. The company is updating its Traxter models with the addition of ABS on some HD9 and HD10 models. Those models will now benefit from a brake and traction control system which offers maximum control in adverse conditions. When fitted with ABS, the UTVs are no longer limited to 60km/h.
New engines from Can-Am sister companyRotax is also owned by Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) and two new engines are being introduced, the HD7/700 ACE and HD9; these replace the HD5, HD8, and 800.
The Rotax HD7 is designed for the lower horse power models offering 52hp. It will be available in the Can-Am Traxter, where it replaces the HD5 with 37% more power. When tuned for more sporty performance, it will power the Maverick Trail 700. This new engine is optimised for off-road usage and is claimed to deliver less noise, less vibration and a cooler environment for passengers, resulting in a more comfortable ride. The Rotax HD9 option has 65hp on tap and replaces the HD8 in the Can-Am Traxter lineup. It is a larger, more powerful engine that delivers 30% more horsepower than its predecessor and is said to deliver higher torque at lower revs. Christian St-Onge, director of global product strategy with Can-Am Off-Road, said:
With the addition of the HD7 and HD9 engine options to the already existing HD10, Can-Am is class leading in power and by far the best option to accomplish the task at hand, whether that’s work or play.”