Challenger MT 500D Series

Published in the January 2012 Issue Published online: Jan 19, 2012
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Challenger's all-new MT500D Series High Horsepower is made up of four entirely redesigned models, ranging from 170 to 225 engine hp (140-180 PTO HP), package unmatched quality and innovation with new comfort features to help producers handle the most challenging jobs. Optional factory-installed auto-steering and telemetry technologies available on these new models offer a never-before-seen level of control and help improve productivity and operational efficiency for any size farming operation.

The Challenger MT500D Series features some of the most cutting-edge technology found in the marketplace today. These tractors are powered by Tier 4-interim emissions-compliant AGCO POWER diesel engines with e3 selective catalytic reduction (SCR) clean-air technology for improved emissions, minimal maintenance and exceptional fuel efficiency.

Smooth-shifting on the MT500D Series is made possible by an innovative TechStar continuously variable transmission (CVT), which delivers true clutchless, stepless shifting, the convenience of a 1,200-hour service interval and limited moving parts for long life. Power Management (PM) continuously monitors the load on the engine, adjusting the engine and transmission to deliver optimum power and improved fuel efficiency. An AutoPower VI (partial-powershift) transmission also is available.

In addition, these tractors feature redesigned cabs that offer a wide-angle view and superior operator comfort.