On the farm, towing a fencing trailer or bales of straw to the barn is as simple as hooking to the trailer. The new Can-Am Defender will tow 2,000 pounds of cargo and it can also carry 1,000 pounds in the bed. We had an opportunity to test these weights just to see how the machine would handle the load from an available power and steering standpoint. We had assumed the steering would be a little heavy, but with the help of Can-Am’s single mode Dynamic Power Steering it was not bad at all. The weight of 1,000 lbs of deer corn in the bed gave the suspension a little workout but the external sway bar on the rear really helped stabilize the chassis roll even on off-camber trails. When hooked to the trailer, which had only 500lbs total weight, the Defender still performed well with positive stopping power as well as plenty of horsepower to pull the loaded cart along. Getting this big boy stopped did not prove to be any trouble with 220mm hydraulic disc brakes on each corner. As expected, the machine needed a bit more distance to come to a complete and safe stop when loaded but the Defender handles this quite well.