Watch Ken Block’s Custom Can-Am Defender Go Deep at Muddy Bottoms

37-inch tractor tires help this one-off Defender Pro HD10 tackle the mud and swamp.

Ken Block takes on the swamp.YouTube

Ken Block recently visited S3 Power Sports in Shreveport, Louisiana, to check out a custom Can-Am Defender tailored just for him. Better yet, this Defender Pro HD10 was built specifically for Block’s first experience taking on the South’s infamous mud and swamps. In the latest video, Block and company trek to Muddy Bottoms ATV & Recreation Park, which, according to S3′s Dustin Jones, is “Probably the nicest mud park in the nation.”

“There’s really an art to mud riding,” Jones says, and the Can-Am seen here can unquestionably handle it. Massive 37-inch tractor tires sit underneath the machine, which has a lifted suspension with arched A-arms to maximize ground clearance and keep the big Defender out of the ruts. It works, mostly. Block gets hung up in the thicker muck early on, and is quickly extracted. Even the most aggressive tires don’t stand a chance against the mud, it seems.

Ken Block gets his Can-Am Defender stuck in the mud.YouTube

Once Block is freed, the crew heads to the swamp. “When the steering wheel goes under, you’re in a good hole,” Jones says. Block doesn’t go controls-deep, but he does submerge the Defender well enough to show that this one-off Can-Am is not scared of the swamp. Nor is Block. “I had high expectations,” he says of the Defender and Louisiana’s riding, “and that far exceeded it.”