This Can-AM Outlander Can Tow Out a Chevy 4×4
With a ROTAX® V-Twin engine capable of up to 71 horsepower, this Can-AM Outlander 800R DPS is certainly the right pull in the right place. Here, we can see a Chevy 4×4 made the mistake of choosing to confuse a soft pile of dirt for an off-roading challenge. Challenge accepted… And failed. To the truck’s defense, very few factory-line pickups could handle that steep grade of loosely packed soil.
Thankfully, this ATV rider also happened to be in the area and able to offer a helping hand. What’s not commonly known about ATVs is their versatility in a wide range of environments. While not the typical go-to vehicle for pulling a full size pickup out of a tight jam, in this situation, the Can-AM proves its worth as a premium value all terrain recreational vehicle.
Decidedly a Can-AM – Not a Can-NOT
Commonly compared against the Polaris Sportsman 850 class of ATVs, this model has a pound-for-pound power advantage over the other premium model. Packing in 9.7 hp per 100 lbs of weight, this all terrain vehicle is an understated powerhouse in this arena.
• Suspension Reduces Tire Wear
Additionally, with TTI Rear Suspension, it’s able to handle the rigors of transitioning from on-road to off-road without putting unnecessary wear on the wheels. Not as great as the double A-arm rear suspension of the Polaris Sportsman 850 in taking the brunt of impact – at least there’s fewer parts to repair after the damage is assessed. (more…)
â¢ Differentials are a Game Changer
• Differentials are a Game Changer
The real gem of this rig is its Visco-Lok QE Automatic Locking differentials with power transfer. This allows the Can-AM to shift power to both front and rear tires in response to the terrain versus simply relying on an older manual transfer. This is the main reason why this ATV was able to assist that pickup out of the dirt. Otherwise, it would have been relying on its back wheels or a less efficient 4WD mechanism that only transfers power to the front wheels if it detects the back wheels are skipping.
• Robust Towing Hitch
The Can-AM Outlander 800R DPS stands out with it’s 2” tow hitch assembly. This allows it to make a proper connection with much larger trailers and vehicles – both for getting itself out of the mud and for getting a messy job done. Overall, it definitely provided the proper anchor to get a tow strap attached from it to the Chevy 4×4 it helped out here.
The Perfect Hunting Trip Companion
Outside of all the great rationale to bring this great recreational vehicle into your stable, it’s ultimately a great transport vehicle to get you to those hard to reach perfect hunting and fishing spots. Undoubtedly when the pickup’s rescuer arrived in his Can-AM 800, his gun rack and hunting vest certainly suggest he was in the middle of venturing off into the wild to tag himself a buck. That’s the reliability of a great ATV – getting you out deep into the woods and back.
And with most ATVs of this variety, they feature a custom rack that can be added to the rear so hauling out field-dressed game doesn’t have to be so burdensome. It sure beats the days of having to haul it out with a sled, that’s for sure. With a variety of robust features and great power, the Can-AM seems like a good pick for medium-range excursions.