Baltimore, MD -
CanAm Commander 1000 XT SxS / UTV
Since the release
of the Can-Am Commander Side-by-Side line in 2010,
Can-Am has provided consumers with several option
packages that offer different engine sizes, suspension
packages and a variety of options. The manufacturer
has raised the bar in the UTV market and we always
enjoy being invited to press events to test out the
latest units, but occasionally, we are given a Commander
1000 XT to test out for an extended period of time
and that’s when the real fun starts for us.
Recently we were given the opportunity to check out
the 2011 Can-Am Commander 1000XT Side-by-Side. We
let our test rider, Kevin Hill, who works with Breezewood
Proving Grounds and is an outdoor enthusiast, take
the Commander back to his home and give it a work
out. Hill logged over 200 hours on the machine in
both work and recreational environments and put the
Commander 1000XT to the test.
“I was impressed with the CanAm Commander 1000XT.
It is a nice, solid machine and Can-Am has used a
lot of well thought out ideas and put them into practical
application on their units,” stated Kevin Hill.
The 2011 Can-Am
Commander is plenty capable of work on the
farm with its large dump bed with a 600lb
carrying capacity. During our test, we were
able to haul two standard size straw bales
in the cargo bed at an angle, and the Commander's
dump bed really comes in handy for quick
& easy unloading of cargo
Can-Am is the only Side-by-Side manufacturer that
offers a dual level cargo bed with a truck style tailgate,
which is something that we really liked.
“On other machines, you have to lift cargo
over the bed rails, to get it in and out of the bed,
and that can be difficult if it is something heavy,
but on the Commander you are able to drop the tailgate
and slide in whatever you want and that makes it much
easier,” said Hill. “I also really liked
the under bed storage area. You can put your gear
in there and it helps to keep it out of the elements
and keep everything dry,” he added.