With an eye on helping farmers tackle tough conditions, Challenger has launched its MT800E Series track tractors. Available in four models ranging from 450 to 590 engine HP, these machines feature new AGCO POWER 168, 16.8L diesel engines.
“The new AGCO POWER 168 diesel engine sets the MT800E Series tractors apart from the competition,” says Conor Bergin, product marketing manager, High Horsepower Tractors. “Unlike competitive models that modify over-the-road engines for agricultural equipment, these engines are custom-built to handle the most rigorous field applications.”
Bergin notes that the patented Challenger Mobil-trac undercarriage system, high-flow hydraulics and Pinnacle View cab are designed to help growers achieve longer, more productive days in the field. The tractor features a 16,000-pound-lift-capacity three-point hitch, heavy-duty drawbar and PTO.
All four models in the MT800E Series feature new AGCO POWER 168 diesel engines that achieve Tier 4 Final emissions control without need for a heat-generating diesel particulate filter. The engine transfers power directly to the CAT powershift transmission, which routes the power directly to the final drive without a drop box for fewer parasitic losses with top fuel economy and performance.
“AGCO POWER engines offer massive pulling power with minimal exertion,” says Bergin. “This outstanding lugging ability helps operators accomplish more with less fuel.”
The MT800E Series features the Challenger Mobil-trac system. Challenger says the patented undercarriage design with oscillating mid-wheels delivers a smooth ride and a level of belt contact that puts optimum power to the ground.
“The Mobil-trac system helps offset field compaction that can result in yield and profit losses,” says Bergin. “At the same time, it offers the smoothest ride in the industry, allowing longer, more-productive workdays.”
Key features include oscillating mid wheels, self-contained in-line track system that can be adapted to multiple applications, a friction drive system and and Marsh Mellow springs that reduce.
Four models include the MT875E (590 HP), MT865E (540 HP), MT855E (490 HP) and the MT845E (450 HP).
For more information on the Challenger MT800E Series, visit Challenger-ag.us.