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PRODUCT INFORMATION GUIDE

MT600B
Barry O Shea
Sales Engineer / Marketing Specialist
February 2005

TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
INTRODUCTION.................................................................................
GENERAL .........................................................................................................1
DESCRIPTION OF PRODUCT ........................................................................2

SPECIFICATIONS ..............................................................................
MT635B .................................................................................................... 3 - 10
MT645B .................................................................................................. 11 - 18
MT655B ..................................................................................................19 26
MT665B .................................................................................................. 27 - 34

FEATURES AND BENEFITS .............................................................


Overall..................................................................................................... 35 - 36
Engine ..................................................................................................... 37 - 40
Transmission........................................................................................... 41 - 59
Differential, Brakes, & Final Drive ........................................................... 60 - 62
Axle and Wheels .............................................................................................63
Front Axle................................................................................................ 64 - 65
Hydraulics ............................................................................................... 66 - 76
Power Take Off ....................................................................................... 77 - 78
Electrical ................................................................................................. 79 - 84
Operator Environment............................................................................. 85 - 96
Serviceability ......................................................................................... 97 - 100
COMPETITIVE COMPARISONS........................................................................
MT635B vs. ................................................................................................. 0 - 0
MT645B vs. ................................................................................................. 0 - 0
MT655B vs. ................................................................................................ .0 - 0
MT665B vs. ................................................................................................. 0 - 0

FEATURES AND BENEFITS


CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
The Challenger MT600B series tractors feature a modern styled cab. It is a ROPS certified cab
that provides a comfortable environment with low noise level and a large operator area. Great
visibility, easy to reach controls, adjustable driving positions, heating and air conditioning, and
a lot of elbow room were primary design considerations.
The cab is easily entered via self-cleaning steps and wide doors on both sides of the tractor.
To aid in entry and exit, extra long handles are located at the front cab corners, all within easy
reach of the operator. Inside the cab is a wide adjustable air suspension seat with a variety of
adjustments for a smooth ride and all day comfort. Climate controls improve interior air quality
and temperature during long days in the field.
Instruments are easy to read, controls are easy to reach, and vision is clear to the front, rear
and sides. Many more ergonomic features have been designed into this operator enclosure
that will assure continued operator comfort, convenience, and protection during long hours of
operation.

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CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
Front Console and Instrument Panel
The front console and dash feature a comprehensive range of gauges and warning lights.
These gauges gives the operator immediate, detailed information on tractor performance and
operating conditions. The instrument panel for the Challenger MT600B Series tractors feature analog gauges for engine rpm, coolant temperature, and fuel level. A digital readout allows the operator to toggle between PTO speed, theoretical forward ground speed, engine
rpm, and engine hours. A panel of warning and indicator lights is positioned across the top of
the instrument panel. Transmission controls, hazard lighting, ignition switch, and other
controls are located on either side of the console and on the steering column.

Easy to read instrument panel


Analog gauges and digital read-outs keep the operator fully informed of the tractor operation
and performance. Placed in full view of the operator, the primary monitored operating
systems increase operator awareness of the tractor functions and required maintenance.

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CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
Tractor Systems Monitor
The tractor systems monitor displays indicator
lights on a tractor schematic whenever a
tractor system is engaged or a maintenance
problem is detected.

Exterior Lighting Touchpad


The exterior lighting touchpad is illustrated by
a tractor schematic surrounded with touch
buttons and indicator lights. As the operator
selects lighting combinations the indicator
lights will illuminate. This allows the operator
to quickly identify which external lights have
been illuminated, and increase operator safety
while on the road.

Digital Clock and Outside Temperature


Display
The Challenger MT600B series tractor now
has a digital clock and an outside temperature
monitor
located directly above the exterior
lighting touchpad. A single button allows the
operator to toggle between temperature and
time.

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CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
Dual Stage Pneumatic Cab Suspension
Challenger MT600BSeries tractors now offer Pneumatic Cab Suspension as an option. The
design of the system is similar to those engineered for highway trucks. Two electronically
controlled air baffles at the rear of the cab constantly maintain the required air pressure as
ride conditions change. In addition, hydraulic dampers and pan hard rods are mounted in line
with the air baffles to eliminate unwanted oscillations. The front of the cab is also isolated
from the chassis by a dual cushion of rubber. Rubber rollers in addition to rubber mounting
pads further isolate the cab and reduce both vibration and noise.

Front Rubber Roller Mounts


The front of the MT600B series cab is supported by rubber roller mounts.
These
mounts help to isolate the cab structure from
the chassis and reduce the amount of vibration
transferred to the cab. This feature
also helps to increase operator comfort, reduce interior sound level, and reduce operator
fatigue.

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CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
Dual Stage Pneumatic Cab Suspension
A convenient rocker switch, located directly
below the right-hand B cab post, controls the
two stage cab suspension system. When
engaged in the plus position, the air baffles
increase air pressure to provide a firm ride for
road conditions. When the negative position
is engaged, the air pressure is decreased to
provide a softer ride in rough field conditions.

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CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
Right Hand Control Console
All major tractor and implement operational controls for these large-sized row-crop tractors are
ergonomically located in the arm rest and console to the right hand side of the operator. The
forward portion of the console contains the Power Performance Display III, TECHstat CVT
adjustment switchs , hand throttle, electronic 3-point and PTO controls. To the rear of the
console, and within easy reach of the operator, are the PTO speed controls, 12-volt accessory
plug-ins and pre-drilled monitor mounting locations.

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CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
Overhead Cab Controls
The redesigned cab roof for the MT600B series creates ample room for the operator. The
most visible changes are the addition of domed air vents, a larger field cooler, and the elimination of the roof hatch. Also located in this area are controls for air conditioning, heating,
defrosting, radio and other convenience items. The inside rear-view mirror is also located on
the overhead console. By concentrating controls overhead, the operator is able to make
adjustments directly within the line of sight when in the field.

Redesigned Cab Roof


Features of the new cab roof include easy to
reach HVAC controls, radio access, air
recirculation, and an optional cab roof. More
headroom and forward visibility was made
possible by relocating the HVAC ducts.

Redesigned Air Ducts


Air ducts with dedicated service to fewer
outlets provide more efficient heating and
cooling as well as more rapid air movement in
the cab. The dedicated service also provides
more air to the cab cooler to keep drinks even
colder.

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CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
Power Adjustable Side Mirrors
One of the options available on the new
MT600B series cab is the ability to adjust exterior mirrors without leaving the operator
seat. With a design similar to most modern
cars, the operator can quickly adjust exterior
mirrors.
This saves valuable time when
changing implements or moving between field
and road operations.
Quick adjustment
increases safety by allowing the operator to
keep both towed implements and traffic in
view.
External Mirror Defrost
By supplying electrical power to the external
mirrors, the MT600B series is now able to offer electric defrost. This increases operational
efficiency by allowing quicker starts on cold
mornings.
In addition, mirror defrost
eliminates frequent stops to clean mirrors in
winter operations.

Recessed Step Housing


By redesigning the fuel tank on the MT600B
series, the steps have now been recessed
within a molded cavity in the fuel tank. This
provides a barrier on either side of the step to
prevent the operator from slipping off the step
during entry into the cab. In addition, the
application of self-cleaning, non-skid treads
further increases footing.

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CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
Cab Air Filter Access Hatch
Maintenance of the cab air filter is now more
practical due to the installation of a filter
access hatch. The filter can now easily be
removed by standing on the exterior steps.
This eliminates the need to remove the filter
from inside the cab and reduces dust
contamination of the operator environment.

Digital Temperature Control


A digital thermostat adjustment is now
optional on the cab climate control system.
The digital readout allows the operator to
select a specific temperature. The HVAC
system will automatically adjust the fan and
temperature controls to reach and maintain
the desired temperature. The thermostat is
adjustable to read within +/- 0.5 in both
Celsius and Fahrenheit scales. In addition, an
internal memory allows the system to
remember your desired temperature at
start-up.

Enlarged Field Cooler


By redesigning the air ducting for the air
conditioning system, the field cooler has been
expanded to a capacity of 1.5 liters. This
provides the operator with additional space for
food and beverage during long days of
operation.

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CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
Standard Air-ride Swivel Seat
The MT600B Series tractors are equipped
with a standard air-ride swivel seat. The basic
seat provides eight different manual adjustments for driving comfort.
Optional Super, Deluxe, Semi Active Air-ride
Swivel Seat.
The computer-driven VRS semi-active operators seat
On the MT600B Series Backed by innovative co
puter technology, it utilizes a specially tuned
Motion Master damper system that allows
for continuous real-time automatic damping
force adjustments based on terrain inputs.
As often as 500 times per second, a computer
senses changes in surface and ride conditions. In re
sponse, the program sends an electric pulse to the Motion
Master damper, which contains a special fluid
that changes viscosity when exposed to a
magnetic field. By varying the strength of the magnetic
field, the fluid viscosity can be changed from that of a light
oil to that of tooth pastecontinually adjusting the ride
firmness to match field terrain and operator preference.
Adaptable to any size operator, the VRS system also in
cludes adjustments for: Operator height and Weight Fore
and aft seat position Lumbar support Seat back tilt postion
Horizontal isolation Swivel control.

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CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
Fuse Box
A conveniently located fuse box and quick
release cover provide quick access to the
interior fuse panel. The interior fuse panel is
located behind the PTO speed selector panel
on the right side of the operator.

Cell Phone Holder


An integrated cell phone holder is molded in
to the B cab post directly above the instructor
seat. This eliminates searching to locate the
cell phone.

Premium Sound System


The MT600B series Challenger tractors have
a large selection of optional radios and speakers.

Field Office
A large field office is located under a
convenient cover directly behind the instructor
seat. Incorporated into the field office cover is
a molded drink holder designed to retain your
drink over the roughest terrain.

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CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
Standard Lighting Package
The standard lighting package on the MT600B
series consists of two forward and two rear
roof mounted lights and two hood mounted
lights. The picture to the right illustrates the
power of the standard lighting package only, it
does not include the standard field working
lights. Standard are also two
additional
forward handrail lights and two rear mounted
fender lights.

Xenon Lighting Package


The optional Xenon lighting package replaces
the two forward and two rear roof mounted
lights. Xenon lighting provides a up to a 30%
increase in brightness. The photo to the right
illustrates the power of the Xenon package, it
does not include the standard field working
lights. Options are available to add two additional forward handrail lights and two rear
mounted fender lights.

Optional Rotating Beacons


Up to two rotating beacons can be installed on
the roof of the MT600B series cab.

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CHALLENGERMT600B Series
INSTRUMENTS AND ELECTRICAL FEATURES

Batteries
The MT600B series Challenger tractors incorporate two 12 volt batteries on the right side of
the tractor. The batteries have been positioned in an open area directly below the exhaust stack. This provides easy access for
routine maintenance. A plastic shield protects
the batteries from dirt and debris during
operation. Removal of the shield does not
require tools.

7 Terminal ASAE Rear Electrical Outlet


The rear of the tractor incorporates a 7-pin
terminal ASAE Rear Electrical Outlet. The
outlet supplies power for lights on towed or
mounted implements. A spring loaded cap
covers the outlet when not in use.

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CHALLENGERMT600B Series

Key Engine Shut-Off


The electronic engines on the MT600B series
provide Key Engine Shut-off. This provides
the operator with simple control to start and
stop the engine.

150 Amp Alternator


All MT600B series tractors are equipped with
150 amp alternators. This supplies power to
operate all the lighting, air conditioning, and
electrical features.

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CHALLENGERMT600B Series
Lighting
The MT600B series provides ample lighting for field work.
2 Rear Cab Roof
Hazard Lights

2 Front Cab Roof


Hazard Lights
2 Rear Cab Roof Work Lights
2 Front Cab Roof Worklights

2 Fender Work Lights

2 Extremity Hazard Lights


2 Front Head Lights
2 Step Work Lights
2 Handrail Work Lights

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CHALLENGERMT600B Series
Dash Mounted Instrument Panel
The dashboard on the MT600B series incorporates numerous tractor information displays.
Analog gauges display engine RPM, coolant temperature, and fuel level. An LCD screen on
the right of the dash incorporates digital displays of engine RPM, ground speed, PTO RPM,
engine hours and transmission hours. A toggle button allows operators to cycle through the
various digital displays. The right LCD screen also displays transmission direction and speed.
Three rows of warning and information lights provide operators with the ability to monitor
virtually all tractor functions.

Warning and Information Lights

Engine Tachometer

Coolant Temp

Hydraulic Level

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Fuel Level

FEATURES AND BENEFITS


CHALLENGERMT600B Series
OPTIONAL INSTRUMENTS AND ELECTRICAL FEATURES

Double Bulb Work Lights


The double bulb work light option adds an
additional element to the two front cab roof
lights.

Xenon Lights
The optional Xenon lighting package replaces
the four standard fixtures in the cab roof with
Xenon fixtures. The Xenon package provides
up to 30% greater visibility by not only
providing more light on the work area, but by
also producing a more pure white light which
is easier on the eyes than the standard
halogen package.

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CHALLENGERMT600B Series

Auxiliary Electrical Outlet


An extra power port can be installed in the
cab. By installing a port in the left B post, the
operator can plug in more electronics, thus
being more efficient.

Rotating Beacons
Up to two rotating beacons can be installed on
the MT600B series. These lights swing down
below the cab line when height is an issue.

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CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
POWER TAKE OFF
An independent, Power Take Off (PTO) is standard equipment on the MT600B series tractors.
The PTO is driven by a live shaft from the engine. A wet, multi-disc clutch engages and
disengages the PTO output shaft. A safety switch is designed into the engagement system to
shut off the PTO when the engine is shut off, if the PTO is in the engaged position.
Additionally, the MT600B series tractors feature a convenient PTO cut-off switch on the
outside of the tractor. This enables the operator quick access to disengage the PTO from the
ground.
All MT600B series tractors feature dual speed, 540/1000 rpm PTO. Economy PTO is also
optional on the MT600B series. A digital display of the PTO speed is provided in the dash
mounted instrument panel.
On the MT600B has a bolt-on access flange replaces the spring retainer clip, which provides
greater strength during use under high loads.

540/1000 rpm and Economy PTO


540/1000 rpm is standard on the MT600B series, and economy PTO is a factory option.
This selection provides tractor PTO speeds
that match tractor horsepower and performance for a wide range of applications. In addition, these speed selections allow the tractor
to quickly adapt to numerous implements and
operations for increased tractor utilization.

Independent PTO
The PTO clutch can be engaged and
disengaged independently of the main
transmission clutch. This allows starting and
stopping of PTO equipment at any time
without disturbing the tractor movement,
providing time savings and increased
productivity.

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CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
Digital PTO Speed Display
The dash display provides precise control of
PTO driven implements and allows the
operator a quick reference point for exact PTO
speeds.
It also eliminates guess-work
associated with matching PTO speeds to
engine rpms, increasing equipment accuracy
and productivity.

PTO STOP
Ground Level PTO Disengage Switch
This exterior switch provides safe, quick
access to disengage the PTO clutch without
climbing back in the cab. Furthermore, to
ensure operator safety, the PTO can only be
engaged from the operator cab.

Economy PTO
When operating equipment that does not
require maximum horsepower, economy PTO
allows the engine speed to be reduced 23%
from 2000 rpm to 1550 rpm, yet maintain full
PTO shaft speed. Slower engine speeds
reduce fuel usage, noise, and vibration. The
economy PTO helps to increase tractor
utilization while reducing fuel expense.
PICTURE NUMBER

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Challenger MT600B SERIES
HYDRAULICS
The Challenger MT 600B Series tractors feature a Closed Center, Pressure and Flow
Compensated hydraulic system with a maximum flow of 39-gpm. The axial piston pump is
mounted externally on the transmission and driven through a collecting shaft. This pump
supplies high pressure oil (2900-psi) for remotes, and 3-Point. A second pump mounted in
tandem with the auxiliary hydraulic pump supplies oil for other functions such as steering,
brakes, and to the oil cooler. A third pump supplies oil for transmission operation and
lubrication. A key feature of the three pump system is that the auxiliary hydraulics and the
transmission oil never mix. The sump for the transmission and the sump for the remote
hydraulics are located at different areas on the tractor. This reduces the potential for
contamination in the transmission.
The MT600B Series tractors utilize a large, submerged cartridge hydraulic oil filtration system.
This filter allows the operator to perform quick, easy maintenance of the hydraulic system.
Also, the addition of system monitor lights on the cab console alert the operator when service
is needed to the hydraulic system.
Four electronically controlled remotes, a power beyond circuit, and a load sensing line are
standard on the MT600B Series. Options are available to add additional two remote valves up
to a total of six hydraulic remotes. The MT600B series also features standard float and detent
locks.

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Challenger MT600B SERIES
Ergonomic Lever Layout
The lever layout on the MT600B series tractors places hydraulic controls in a convenient location where they can be easily reached by the operator. Ergonomic design helps to reduce operator fatigue and increase efficiency.

Finger Tip control


The finger tip system is a standard feature on
the MT600B series. The finger Tip system is
comprised of a four inline switches mounted
to the armrest which controls four electrohydraulic proportional spool valves at the rear
of the tractor. The finger tip system also incorporates a float function switch which allows
the activation of float for functions such as the
taken pressure off hoses etc.

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Challenger MT600B SERIES
SMS Memory System
The finger tip system offers a memory feature
which allows operators to set proportional flow
rates. This function memorizes the flow rate
of the output and input of each spool valve
controlling the expansion/retraction of the
hydraulic cylinders. For example, the finger
tip system can be used to control the rate of
drop on a hydraulically lifted implement, thus
reducing potential damage to the axle and
hydraulic ram mounts.

Memory Button

On/Off Button

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Challenger MT600B SERIES
Electronic Spool Valves
Up to two additional electronic remotes are offered in a lever configuration on the right hand
armrest. This enables the tractor to have a
total of six electronic remote valves. The
electronic remotes are spring return to neutral
valves and do not incorporate internal detents,
float, or manual flow adjustments. Roll-over
locks are standard and allow the valves to be
held open at full flow. However, the Power
Performance display III monitor allows for
precise flow and timed detent
adjustment
from inside the cab. In addition, PPD III allows the operator to engage a float position
for the additional valves.

Roll-over Locks
Each electronic lever remote is equipped with
roll-over locks. When the locks are rolled to
the right, the valves can be locked in a continuous flow position. The valves will operate
at full flow unless the PPD III monitor is used
to control the flow. When the locks are rolled
to the left, a float lock-out is engaged. However, PPD III is required to obtain a float position in the lever remotes.

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Challenger MT600B SERIES

Dot Matrix Display


All MT600B tractors are equipped with a Dot
Matrix display screen on the left-hand side of
the dash. Controls for the Dot Matrix screen
are located on the right-hand steering console. A simple touch pad allows operators to
scroll through the various screens and adjust
the hydraulic functions.

Radar
All MT600Bs tractors are equipped with radar.

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Challenger MT600B SERIES
Power Performance Display III Software
The PPD III software provides
numerous precise control services at the
operators fingertips. The software is housed in the
new GTA (Global Technologies by AGCO)
Console I. Both the console and the software
are major upgrades from the previous Power
Performance Display system. Three functions which relate specifically to hydraulic controls include:

Timed detent and flow control of up to five


hydraulic remotes

Headland application system which stores


a timed sequence of instructions to be
repeated at the headlands.

Memory functions which allow up to six


sets of information to be stored for various
fields, operators, or implements.

Trailed Implement Control (TIC)


TIC is a digital operating system that uses
PPD III system to monitor ground speed and
wheel slippage. Used with one valve, the
working depth can be slightly varied to control
slippage and keep field travel speed and engine performance at their peak. This
system utilizes the Electronic Linkage
Control, PPD III, and the Spool Valve Management System for precision tillage operation and a high level of tractor performance.
TIC helps to increase field productivity and
keep the tractor operating at optimum performance, while reducing tire wear and fuel
consumption.

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Challenger MT600B SERIES
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM OPTIONS

Hydraulic Trailer Brakes


The addition of optional hydraulic trailer
brakes allow the tractor to transport heavier
loads than what can be stopped with the tractor brakes. Refer to your operators manual
for specific load capacities with the various
braking systems.

PPD III Tractor Performance Monitor


with Fuel Meter and Radar
Please see the main hydraulic system section
for a detailed explanation of this system.

Dual Control / Trailed Implement Control


Please see the main hydraulic system section
for a detailed explanation of this system.

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Challenger MT600B SERIES
HITCH AND DRAWBAR
The Challenger MT600B series tractors feature an Electronic Lift Control (ELC) 3-point
hitch. This hitch control system furnishes quick response to changing conditions when
operating in draft sensing mode.
When operating in position control mode, the ELC system will maintain the depth you have
specified. Position control mode is suitable for operations requiring a continuous height such
as operating a rear mounted blade.
The MT600B series tractors feature rotary controls in the right console and a rocker switch on
the armrest. All MT600B series tractors come with category III 3-point hitches, heavy duty
turnbuckle adjustment, and adjustable sway blocks.

Category III 3-Point Hitch


The hitches on the MT600B series tractors will handle mounted implements such as planters,
cultivators, rear blades, mowers and much more. This increases the tractors versatility and
gives the operator a greater return on investment.
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Challenger MT600B SERIES
Electronic 3-Point Hitch Control
The MT600B series features easy to operate Electronic Lift Controls. These rocker-switch and
dial controls are familiar to operators of mid-sized row-crop tractors. The controls allow quick
customization for various tasks. The controls are easy to learn and use in operations such as
cultivating, mowing, and grading.
For convenience, controls are located on both the right armrest, and on the rear of the right
console. This makes operation of the 3 point hitch easy regardless of the field operation. In
addition, a transport lock feature allows the operator to lock mounted implements in the raised
position and use the hydraulic rams to absorb the shocks from rough surfaces. Finally, an
exterior, fender mounted 3 point switch allows the operator to raise and lower the 3 point hitch
from the ground.
Quick Entry Button

Height Limit

Draft Sensing

Direction Indicator

Rate of Drop

Error Indicator

Transport Lock
Raise/Lower Rocker Switch
Depth Control

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Challenger MT600B SERIES

Drawbar with Clevis


The drawbar on the MT600B series features a
durable clevis design. A hitch pin is included
in the toolbox. The hitch also includes a
hanger strap for attaching safety chains. A
patented quick hitch design also enables the
pin to automatically drop during hook-up.

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Challenger MT600B SERIES
HITCH AND DRAWBAR OPTIONS
Front Hydraulics and Three-Point Linkage
In response to the increased use and demand of front mounted implements, Challenger now
offers a factory installed front three point and hydraulic option.
The front linkage is plumbed in to the hydraulic manifold and is controlled by the
electro-hydraulic Spool Valve Management System. The front three point linkage has an optional capacity of either 7,700 lbs or 12,100 lbs on all MT600B series models. The smaller
7,700 lb lift requires that the tractor be fitted with the front belly weight. The larger 12,100 lb
lift does not require the front weight. Hydraulic accumulators are also available to absorb
shock during transport applications with front mounted implements.
The front hydraulics feature the same output as rear remote valves. An industry leading 39
gallons per minute total hydraulic flow and 2900 pounds per square inch provide enough
power for even the most demanding tasks.
Note: Front PTO is not available on MT600B series tractors.
Potential Front Mounted Implements

Cultivators
Blades
Plow

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Front Weights
Fertilizer Tank
Bale Spear
Pallet Fork

FEATURES AND BENEFITS


CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
Standard Powered Front Axle
Increased drawbar pulling power and front wheel traction is available on the MT600B series
tractors with the Standard Power Front Axle (PFA). The Power Front Axle is designed as an
integral component to the tractor, not an add-on part. The front axle is also matched for the
horsepower and chassis size of each tractor model. A single piece, cast-iron, center housing
and heavy outboard planetary housings provide high load carrying capacities. A maximum
front wheel turn angle of 55 degrees and axle oscillation of +/-11 degrees maintains positive
tire to ground contact.
The MT600B series Power Front Axle features center line drive. The front axle pivots at the
front differential pinion shaft. There are no universal joints in the drive line from the transmission to the front axle. On the left hand console, a rocker switch engages the front axle drive
electro-hydraulically on the go.

Power Front Axle


Tractor wheel slippage can be reduced and
drawbar horsepower can be increased with the
addition of the powered front axle. Studies
show that drawbar pulling power can increase
approximately 20% over a conventional 2WD
tractor of equal horsepower.
This added
efficiency increases the operators output and
reduces energy loss in the field.

Power Front Axle Cast Iron Housing


The one-piece center housing is designed to
handle shock loads and torsional twisting while
operating in a wide variety of operations. The
axle housing will also handle heavier loads
than the two wheel drive axle during loader
use. The cast iron housing provides added
durability and service life to the tractor power
train.
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CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES

Single Center Pin Frame Mount


This feature provides a single mounting point
for front axle. In addition to allowing a full
range of motion, the single mount reduces
maintenance time by having a single service
point.

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CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
AXLES

110MM (diameter) Bar Axles


The Challenger MT635B, 645B, 655B and
665B tractors are fitted with standard 110 mm
diameter axles. These tractors will have the
standard with a bar length of 118 inches.
Bar axles and wedge clamping wheel hubs
allow infinite wheel tread width adjustment.
Variable axle lengths allow the tractor to fit a
wide range of field operations. The 110 mm
axle is adaptable for a wide range of
applications.
The added strength of the thicker axle also
provides improved adaptability for high torque
field applications

110MM (diameter) Bar Axles


Challenger MT600B tractors rear reduction
units are lubricated with heavy gear oil not
light hydraulic oil as found in most large row
crop tractors.

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CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
DIFFERENTIAL, BRAKES, AND FINAL DRIVES
The MT600B series tractors feature a tested, proven design on their rear differential, brakes,
and final drives. The rear differential lock can easily be engaged with the use of a rocker
switch located on the right console. The differential is electro-hydraulically engaged to ensure
a proper, smooth engagement.
Coupled with the rear differential system is the inboard rear planetary final drives. The final
drives on the MT600B series tractors operate in an oil bath to ensure proper lubrication,
reduced heat, and long wear life.
The MT600B series tractors have smooth progressive braking supplied by a wet, rear disc
braking system. This system consists of ring pistons, brake disks, and steel backing plates. In
addition, the brake discs are immersed in transmission oil to keep the discs lubricated and
cool.
The rear brakes are hydraulically actuated using a master cylinder at the brake pedals and a
slave cylinder or ring piston within the rear axle housings. Independent, suspended pedals
operate the individual turning brakes. For transport, the pedals can be latched together to
provide equal braking effort to each wheel. All MT600B tractors feature four-wheel braking
during transport with latched brake pedals. Brake actuation will electro-hydraulically engage
the brakes in the transmission on the cardon shaft, which activates the front wheel braking
effect.
Challenger tractors also feature a switch-operated park brake that is independent from the
pedal operated brakes.

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Differential Lock Controls
The differential locks on the MT600B series
tractors are controlled by convenient rocker
switches located on the right console. These
switches provides quick, convenient access
for the operator to engage the differential
locks when needed. When the differential lock
is applied it locks the rear and front axle on
the MT600B

Front and Rear Differential Lock


Both the front and rear differential locks on the
MT600B series tractors are electrohydraulically engaged to ensure smooth, accurate locking and avoid transmission damage. This feature increases productivity and
ease of operation.

Automatic Four Wheel Braking


When both foot pedals are llocked together
during transport, four wheel braking will be
engaged when the brakes are depressed.
When the brakes are applied, the brakes in the
transmission on the cardon shaft automatically
engaged and braking power is supplied to all
four wheels. This feature increases operator
safety when towing heavy loads.

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Rear Wet Disk Brakes
Wet rear disk brakes provide smooth,
progressive, fade free braking.
The wet
system also keeps the disks cool during
operation which maintains constant braking
power and reduces fade. Wet disks also
reduce wear to provide for a long service life
and reduced maintenance.

Independent Parking Brake


MT600B series tractors are equipped with an
independent parking brake. Operated by a
hand throw switch, this brake is independent
from the hydraulic braking system.
This
feature increases operator safety, and reduces
potential transmission damage by not having a
lock gear type park brake.

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Transmission Description and Operation

The following pages will help you become an expert on the TechStar CVT Transmission. The focus is on the relationship between hydraulic and mechanical power
and their respective pathways from the engine to the tires. The TechStar transmission is designed for heavy tillage work, as well as fast and efficient roading applications. Use this information to familiarize yourself with the TechStar technology and
to inform your customers about the reality of the TechStar CVT!

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PUMP

MOTOR

MOTOR

FT90127

The TechStar transmission is comprised of two elements: a hydraulic and a mechanical section. A torsional vibration dampener at the gearbox input absorbs shock
loads.
Hydraulic Section:
A variabledisplacement axial piston pump (6) supplies variable hydraulic motor(s)
(7). The pump and motor(s) (axial piston units) are connected and move together.
Mechanical Section:
The mechanical section consists of a set of planetary gears (2) and a range control
(9). The collecting shaft (8), which accommodates the hydraulic motor(s), is rigidly
connected to the mechanical section via pinions (collecting shaft).

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R ing G ear
H ydraulic Pow er

C arrier
Engine Pow er

Sun G ear
M echanical Pow er

FT90122

Planetary

Feature:
gear set

Advantage: On the transmission input side, engine torque is transmitted by the carrier at a constant
ratio, either to the mechanical drive unit by the sun gear or to the hydrostatic unit via the ring gear.
This is the same as in any planetary gear set for an axle. The planetary gear distributes the engine
output variably to the mechanical and hydrostatic sections (POWER SPLITTING).
In the hydrostatic section the ring gear drives the variable displacement pump. The angle of the
pump body determines the amount of oil that is delivered to the motor. This in turn determines the
speed of the hydraulic motor(s). Thus, the speed of the collecting shaft is altered accordingly.
Planetary gear set.
In the mechanical section the residual torque is transmitted via pinions and the sun gear to the collecting shaft, where the torque values of the hydrostatic and mechanical drive trains are added together.
Benefit: The planetary gear set provides optimum efficiency for the TechStar power-splitting between mechanical and hydraulic power.
Feature: Two speed ranges.
Advantage: To achieve maximum efficiency at very low speeds and high power requirements in the
field, as well as at high haulage
Forward
Reverse
speeds on the road, the transmission
Range X
mph/kph
mph/kph
has two ranges.
Range 1
0-20/0-32
0-12/0-19

Range 1 for field work


Range 2 for haulage work

Range 2
Range 1 Reverse Station
Range 2 Reverse Station

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0-31/0-50
0-20/0-32
0-31/0-50

0-23/0-37
0-9/0-14.5
0-15.5/0-25

FEATURES AND BENEFITS


CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES

PUMP

MOTOR

MOTOR

FT90130

STANDSTILL
If the tractor is at a stand still while the engine is running, the pump is at its zero position, and no oil is delivered. The motor(s) on the other hand are fully displaced (45 degrees) and blocked by the pump. The collecting shaft, and therefore the tractor, is stationary (and cannot freewheel).

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PUMP

MOTOR

MOTOR

FT90129

OPERATION
To begin moving the tractor forward, the pump is displaced which causes it to start delivering oil. This drives the hydraulic motor(s), the collecting shaft starts rotating, and
the tractor is set in motion. The major part of the engine output is initially transmitted
via the hydraulic section. The hydraulic pump and hydraulic motors are connected and
are displaced together as follows.

Pump 0 degrees = motor 45 degrees (STANDSTILL)


Pump 45 degrees = motor 0 degrees (TOP SPEED)

Shortly before the pump reaches its maximum angle, displacement of the motor approaches zero degrees. As the motor swings back, (increasing resistance on the ring
gear), the power is incrementally transferred to the sun gear, or mechanical section.
This action results in higher ground speeds. Now, the motor cant take up any more
oil, which blocks the pump, therefore, blocking the entire hydraulic section. The full engine output is now transmitted via the sun gear (mechanical section) on the input side
of the transmission.

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS


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PUMP

MOTOR

MOTOR

FT90131

REVERSE
The pump can be angled in either direction. For reverse, starting from 0 degrees,
the pump is angled in a negative direction of travel, and displaced in the opposite
direction of rotation. The angle of the motors remains fixed, allowing the delivery of
oil to be dictated by the angle of the pump. As the pump angle increases in the
negative direction, the ground speed increases in reverse.

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SIMPLE ANALYSIS OF POWER


SPLITTING AND SPEED RANGES
Lets follow the two Paths of Power
1. Hydraulic
2. Mechanical

FT90122

Hydraulic
Engine

Carrier

Ring Gear

Pump

Motor

Collecting Shaft

Mechanical
Engine

Carrier

Sun Gear

Collecting Shaft

Tires

Sun Gear Speed

Gear Speed %
Ring Gear Speed

FT9012

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Tires

FEATURES AND BENEFITS


CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MECHANICAL AND


HYDROSTATIC POWER IN THE TECHSTAR TRANSMISSION
RANGE 1

0 mph

4.2 mph

13.2 mph

19.2 mph

VAR0015

RANGE 2

0 mph

7.2 mph

22.8 mph

30 mph

VAR0014

26.4 MILES PER HOUR (40kph) IS REACHED AT APPROXIMATELY


1500 ENGINE RPMS IN RANGE 2
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he following features are responsible for the TechStar transmissions excellent efficiency.
1. Design of the hydrostatic units
2. Power splitting
Feature: Design of the hydrostatic units
Advantage: Conventional hydrostatic units allow a maximum displacement angle of only 30 degrees. In contrast, the new hydrostatic units have a displacement angle of 45 degrees.
Benefit: (1) Substantially greater efficiency for the 45 degree axial piston pumps compared to
conventional hydrostatic units. (2) A greater speed range is covered by the 45-degree displacement angle, therefore, fewer mechanical speed ranges are required.

VAR0013

VAR0001

Feature: Power-splitting.
Advantage: A planetary gear set at the transmission input enables the engine output to be distributed (split) in varying proportions to the mechanical and hydrostatic branches. The amount of
power transmitted via the hydrostatic drive unit decreases with increasing speed. At top speed,
the entire engine output is transmitted mechanically.
Benefit: This means maximum efficiency even at high driving speeds, especially since in range
two the speed of 30 miles per hour can be reached at considerably reduced engine speed. In
this case, the diesel engine is running at optimum consumption.

0 kph

12 kph

38 kph

50 kph

VAR0014

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ADVANTAGE

BENEFITS
328 ft/hour at 1800 engine
rpms
Stepless, smooth start-up and
driving
O ptimum adaptation of speed
to all operating conditions
Extreme versatility
Low fuel consumption thanks
to range one

Stepless D rive

A utomated operation
Tw o cruise control memories
A utomatic maximum output
control
Transmission ratios for
shuttle control
Programmable acceleration
rates

Vario Program
m ing
TechStar
Programming

Power splitting
H igh-performance
hydrostatic units
45 displacement angle

M axim um Efficiency

Transmission oil change only


every 2000 hours

Service Friendly

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS


CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES

TECHstar CVT
Transmission

The TECHstar CVT transmission is the most highly respected transmission in the world. The Chal
lenger TechStar CVT (continuously variable transmission) is standard so you can fully exploit
the power and efficiency of the Challenger Endurance engines.Think a powershift transmission
is the answer in high-horsepower convenience and efficiency? Think again! Challenger
MT600B Series tractors take performance to a totally new level by including the industry leading
TechStar CVT (continuously variable transmission) as standard equipment. Through the combi
nation of proven hydrostatic transmission technology with conventional mechanical efficiency,
the TechStar CVT provides the operator with an unsurpassed level of economy and productivity
through stepless transmission technology.

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Efficiency
The key efficiency feature of the CVT transmission is the
unlimited speed selection. No longer must operators select
between specific gears in different field applications. Operators, now, find precise speed settings which allow the
tractor to operate at peak field speed while keeping the engine at the most productive RPM. Time, fuel, and wear
and tear are all saved with this transmission.

Speed Ranges
The TECHstar CVT has the advantage of offering the highest
speed range in the industry. Range 1 provides 0-17 mph (028km) for heavy field work, while Range 2 provides 0-25 (040) for transport. A large speed range allows precise speed
selection, which results in increased efficiency . If slower
speeds are demanded, the TECHstar CVT can provide infinite
creep speeds down to 60 ft/hr (18 m/hr).

Ecomomy
The TECHstar CVT provides a feature which allows the
operator to save fuel during transport. Being able to operate a
tractor at a speed of 25 mph @ 1600 rpm makes transport
much more economical. The benefit is reduced fuel costs as
well as less operating time. It will also improve the life of the
engine and decrease the amount of maintenance.

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS


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Power Splitting Transmission
Using both the mechanical and hydrostatic capabilities at the
same time, allows the transmission to operate with extreme
efficiency. Less transmission wear, and maximum operator
comfort are added bonuses.

Service Friendly
The CVT transmission is very easy to access for maintenance.
The tractor does not need to be split. As well pressure and
diagnostic tests can be preformed to allow the mechanic to
solve the issue without disassembling the tractor. The benefit
would be less time in the shop. Which means fewer
maintenance costs.

Ease Of Operation
Controlling the tractor can be done with the left or right hand.
You may accelerate or decelerate as well as change direction.
A third option is the drive pedal mode, commonly used in
loader work and applications demanding a lot of speed
variation. The operator now has the option to control the
tractor according to the job.

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS


CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
Field Cruise Speeds
The TECHstar CVT transmission provides operators with the
ability to set four field cruise speeds. Two speeds may be set
for either range. For example, one speed is set for precise
planting while the second speed is set for slower turning on
the headlands. With that operators can change speeds with
just pushing the button without having to downshift or throttle
back at the end of a row. This increases efficiency and frees
up the operator to concentrate on other functions.

FIELD CRUISE SPEEDS

Pre-Set Shuttle Speeds


The TECHstar CVT also allows the operator to set precise forward and reverse take-off speeds. Speeds are displayed in the
left hand LCD display screen. Speeds are determined by theoretical speed at rated engine rpm

Take-Off Speeds/ Shuttle Speeds

Fewer Parts
The CVT transmission contains the least amount of moving
parts compared to other powershift transmissions in the industry. Fewer moving parts greatly decreases the potential
for problems due to less points of wear. This creates a product that has a longer life span, increased resale value, and
less maintenance cost. In fact, the only clutch in the entire
system is used to engage the powered front axle.

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS


CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
Separate Oil Reservoir
One of the greatest advantages to the AGCO CVT is the
use of a separate oil reservoir for the transmission. This
isolates the oil in the system from the hydraulic remotes.
This minimizes potential contamination from water and
dust. As a result, transmission life, durability, and reliability is increased.

Turbo Clutch Function


The Turbo Clutch allows the operator to use the brakes to
stop the tractor without using the clutch pedal at lower engine rpms. This is beneficial to loader work, as well as any
practice that demands the operator to inch the tractor along
the ground. This allows the operator better control when
hooking up an implement, as well as protect the machine and
anything around it while performing loader work.

Forager Mode
Forager mode allows operators to maintain a specified engine speed while using the foot pedal to adjust ground
speed. This feature is beneficial in applications where a
constant engine speed is required to maintain PTO speed or
hydraulic flow.

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CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
Pedal Mode
When the foot pedal mode is activated, the tractor operates
just like the automatic transmission in a car. As the pedal is
depressed both the engine and the transmission will increase
in speed. This feature works very well in a loader application by allowing the operation to become more efficient, thus
getting more work done.
Economy Mode
This feature allows the tractor to reach maximum speed at
reduced engine speed.
Power Mode
This feature supplies more engine power to achieve maximum speed under heavy load.

Engine Supervisor
Automatically engaged, the engine supervisor reacts when
the engine drops under load. For example, the tractor hits a
tough spot while working ground causing the engine to lug
down. The supervisor kicks in when the engine lugs below
the percentage set by the operator. It will react by decreasing the ground speed to keep the engine speed from dropping further. When the tractor is through the tough spot,
the speed will then increase back up to the initial setting.
Since this is done automatically, the operator doesnt have
to concentrate on keeping power to the ground.
Time and fuel are saved and lessen the risk of overthrottling and keeping maximum ground speed. The engine supervisor also works well in a PTO application when
engine speed is very important.

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS


CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
Differential, Brakes, and Final Drives
The MT600B series tractors feature a tested, proven design on their rear differential, brakes, and final drives. The rear
differential can easily be engaged with the use of a rocker switch located on the right console. The differential is electrohydraulically engaged to ensure proper, smooth engagement.
Coupled with the rear differential system is the inboard rear planetary final drives. The final drives on the MT600B series
tractors operate in an oil bath to ensure proper lubrication, reduced heat, and long wear life.
The MT600B series tractors have smooth progressive braking supplied by wet, rear disc braking systems. This system
consists of ring pistons, brake disks, and steel backing plates.
In addition, the brake discs are immersed in hydraulic
oil to keep the discs lubricated and cool.
The rear brakes are hydraulically actuated using a master cylinder at the brake pedals and a slave cylinder or ring piston
within the rear axle housings. Independent, suspended pedals operate the individual turning brakes. For transport, the pedals
can be latched together to provide equal braking effort to each wheel. Dual brake actuation will electro-hydraulically engage
the PFA (Power Front Axle) clutch. The CVT TECHstar transmission is also equipped with a Cardon Brake which
supplies additional braking power on the PFA shaft.
In addition, MT600B series tractors feature a transmission park brake as standard equipment. The park brake is engaged by a
security switch on the shuttle lever. When activated, a hydraulic ram applies the brake pistons on each axle preventing the
tractor from moving.

Differential Lock Control

Powered Front Axle (PFA) Control

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CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES

Rear Wet Disk Brakes


Wet rear disks brakes provide smooth, progressive, fade free
braking. The wet system also keeps the discs cool during
operation which maintains constant breaking power and
reduces fade. Wet disks also reduce wear to provide for a long
service life and reduced maintenance.

Automatic Four Wheel Braking (PFA Only)


When both foot pedals are latched together during transport,
four wheel braking will be engaged when the brakes are
depressed. When the brakes are applied, the PFA is
automatically engaged and braking power is supplied to all
four wheels. This feature increases operator safety when
towing heavy loads.

Park Lock
MT600B series tractors are equipped with a park lock. The park
lock is operated by a simple slide switch located on the shuttle
lever. This engages a hydraulic ram located on the transmission
housing. This same switch also locks the shuttle lever in place.

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS


CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
110mm Diameter Bar Axles
Challenger MT600B series tractors are fitted with 110 mm
diameter axles and have a length of 118 inches.
This axle option provides wider rear wheel tread width adjustments, and also provides extra space for dual wheel application.
The added strength of the larger axle also provides improved
adaptability for high torque field applications.

Power Take Off


Independent, Power Take Off (PTO) is standard equipment on the MT600B series tractors. The PTO is driven by a live shaft
from the engine. A wet, multi-disc clutch engages and disengages the PTO output shaft. A safety switch is designed into the
engagement system to prevent the engine from being started if the PTO is in the engaged position. Additionally, the
MT600B series tractors feature a convenient PTO cut-off switch on the outside of the tractor. This enables the operator quick
access to disengage the PTO from the ground.
All MT600B series tractors feature dual speed, 540/1000 rpm PTO. An economy 540 rpm speed is optional on the MT600B
series. A digital display of the PTO speed is provided in the dash mounted instrument panel.
All MT600B series tractors feature a bolt-on access flange that replaces the spring retainer clip. This provides greater
strength during use under high loads.

Supplied PTO Shafts


All MT600B series tractors are supplied with three PTO
shafts.
21 Spline, 1000 rpm, 1 3/8 Shaft
20 Spline, 1000 rpm, 1 3/4 Shaft
6 Spline, 540 rpm, 1 3/8 Shaft

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS


CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES

Digital PTO Speed Display


This display provides precise control of PTO driven
implements. Allows operator a quick reference point for exact
PTO speeds. It also eliminates guess-work associated with
matching PTO speeds to engine rpms. Finally, this increases
equipment accuracy and productivity.

Ground Level PTO Disengage Switch


This exterior switch provides safe, quick access to disengage
the PTO clutch without climbing back in the cab. Also, to
ensure safe engagement, the PTO can only be engaged from
the operator cab.

540 rpm Economy PTO


The MT600B series can be ordered with an optional
540E/1000 rpm PTO. When operating equipment that does
not require maximum horsepower, economy PTO allows the
engine speed to be reduced 23%, from 2000 rpm to 1550 rpm,
yet maintain full 540 PTO shaft speed. Slower engine speeds
reduce fuel usage, noise, and vibration. The economy PTO
helps to increase tractor utilization while reducing fuel
expense.

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ENGINE
The Challenger MT600B series features a two strong, reliable Challenger Endurance engines.
The Challenger 7.4L engine is featured in the MT635B & MT645B and the Challenger 8.4L
engine is featured in the MT655B & MT665B models.
Bosch rotary fuel systems provide the fuel for the high-efficiency engine. The Challenger
engines are equipped with the Bosch VP44 Electronic Fuel Injection Pump. In addition, the
engines are Tier II emissions compliant.
The Challenger Endurance 7.4L and 8.4L engine features many changes and modifications
that make them even more reliable and more efficient through a wide range of tough
applications. One noticeable change is the use of 4 valve per cylinder technology at increases
power and torque over previous MT600 series tractors.
In addition, the engine has seen dramatic improvements in noise reduction. Improvements in
engine materials and the redesign of noise contributing components have made dramatic
improvements. In fact, the MT600B series engines help to create an operator environment
with only 71 decibels inside the cab.
Model

PTO
Horsepower

Engine

Engine
Horsepower

Aspiration

Injection

MT635B

180

Challenger Endurance
451 CID (7.4L)

200

Turbocharged
and Inter-cooled

Electronic
Bosch VP44

MT 645B

200

Challenger Endurance
451 CID (7.4L)

220

Turbocharged
and Inter-cooled

Electronic
Bosch VP44

MT 655B

220

Challenger Endurance
512 CID (8.4L)

240

Turbocharged
and Inter-cooled

Electronic
Bosch VP44

MT 665B

240

Challenger Endurance
512 CID (8.4L)

260

Turbocharged
and Inter-cooled

Electronic
Bosch VP44

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS


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Challenger Endurance Engines
The improved 451 CID (7.4L) & 512 CID (8.4L) Challenger engine features electronic fuel injection, wastegate turbocharged aspiration, and air to air charge cooling. Additional changes
include an improved ground timing gear set for reduced noise pollution and a new rear oil seal
for improved reliability. Finally, redesigned 4 valve per cylinder heads provide increased combustion, power, and fuel efficiency.

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS


CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES

Single-Piece Cast Iron Block


The single-piece cast iron block, on Challenger engine, incorporates a stiffened ladder
frame and reinforced webbing. Combined
with a narrow configuration, the structural capability provides for a more effective vehicle
installation.
Additional benefits include a
tighter turning radius and improved line of
sight for the operator.

Reinforced Large Capacity Oil Pan


The structural features of the new oil pan on
the Challenger engines give added strength to
the structural block and add additional benefits for effective vehicle installation. Changes
in the oil pan also help to achieve a tighter
turning radius and improved line of sight for
the operator.

Bosch VP44 Electronic Fuel Injector


The engine in the MT600B series tractors use
the proven design of the Bosch electronic fuel
injection system. The use of an electronic
system gives full authority control over the
engine. Bosch has a reputation for reliability,
fuel efficiency, ease of maintenance, and
exceptional cold starting capability.
This
electronic systems also help to increase fuel
economy and reduce emissions.

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS


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Air Intake System
A major redesigned feature of the MT600B
series tractor is the air intake system. In order
to increase forward visibility, decrease the
turning radius, and create Tier II engine
cooling some components of the intake
system had to be relocated.
Relocation of the intake is actually a benefit to
the system. Not only is the intake higher off
the ground to decrease dust infiltration, but
the intake also has access to cooler air which
is necessary for the new Tier II engines.
Finally, access to the engine air filter is also
easier due to its higher location.

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS


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OVERALL
The new MT600B series Challenger tractors feature numerous modifications and many
redesigned ideas from past Challenger tractors. Included in the new series are many
improvements that customers have asked for including a totally redesigned cab, increased
hours between service, a more comfortable ride, engine with greater power and new
transmission.
Furthermore, the Challenger tractor has been redesigned to have a more modern look. Key
features to this new design include a spacious cab, a new control layout, and increased
visibility.
Every step has been taken to make the Challenger tractor more efficient and productive to
meet the demands of todays farm managers. With new transmission options and Tier II
engines, the Challenger MT600B series is destined to be both more reliable and more
productive.

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS


CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES

Model

PTO Horsepower

Engine Type

TECTstar CVT

Engine Aspiration

Injection

MT635B

180

Challenger Endurance

Standard

Electronic

MT645B

200

Challenger Endurance

Standard

MT655B

220

Challenger Endurance

Standard

MT665B

240

Challenger Endurance

Standard

Turbocharged and Intercooled


Turbocharged and Intercooled
Turbocharged and Intercooled
Turbocharged and Intercooled

Electronic
Electronic
Electronic

MT600B Series Challenger tractors are available in a wide range of configurations to suit almost any application. Powerful Challenger Endurance engines, coupled with the TECHstar
CVT transmission, will provide increased performance to your operation. The proven performance of Challenger tractors and the reliability of proven parts, ensure that the Challenger
tractor will provide superior performance in extreme conditions.

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SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT665B TECHSTAT CVT
GENERAL

Make ................................................................................................................... Challenger


Model ......................................................................................................................... MT665B
Class ......................................................................................................Large Size Row Crop
Chassis Type..............................................................................Isolation-Mounted Cab, 4WD

PTO AND DRAWBAR PERFORMANCE


PTO hp @ Rated Engine rpm hp (kW) .......................................................240 (179) @ 2,200
Fuel Consumption @ Rated Engine rpm gph (lph) ..............................................................
Fuel Consumption @ Rated Engine rpm hp h/gal (kW.h/l) ..................................................
PTO hp @ Standard PTO rpm hp (kW)....................................................................................
Fuel Consumption @ Standard PTO rpm gph (lph) .............................................................
Fuel Consumption @ Standard PTO rpm hp h/gal (kW.h/l) .................................................
Maximum Drawbar hp (Unballasted) (PFA) hp (kW) ................................................................
Fuel Consumption @ Maximum DBhp gph (lph)..................................................................
Fuel Consumption @ Maximum DBhp hph/gal (kW.h/l) ......................................................
Maximum PTO Torque @ Rated Speed lbf-ft (Nm).................................................................
Maximum PTO Torque @ rpm lbf-ft (Nm) ...............................................................................
PTO Torque Rise .....................................................................................................................
Official Test ....................................................................................... Manufacturers Estimate

ENGINE GENERAL
Model ................................................................................................... Challenger Endurance
Type .......................................................................... In-Line, 6-Cycle, Direct Injection, Diesel
Cylinder Head Design ................................................. Two Piece, Cast Iron, Overhead Valve
Number of Cylinders...............................................................................................................6
Bore in (mm).............................................................................................................. 4.4 (111)
Stroke in (mm)........................................................................................................... 5.7 (145)
Displacement CID (L) .............................................................................................. 512 (8.4L)
Compression Ratio........................................................................................................16.5: 1
Aspiration ..........................................................................Turbocharged - Charge Air Cooled
Starting Aid........................................................................................................... Thermostart
Block Heater...................................................................1000 Watt Coolant Heater (Optional)

Challenger has a company policy of continuous improvement; therefore,


Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT665B TECHSTAT CVT
ENGINE SYSTEMS
Cooling System
Type ........................................................................ Pressurized Liquid, Forced Circulation
Temperature Control ..........................................................................................Thermostat
Fan
Number of Blades......................................................................................................8
Diameter in (mm)........................................................................................... 26 (660)
Drive ............................................ Multi-Groove Belt from Crankshaft, Viscous Clutch
Air Intake System
Intake Location................................................................................................. Under Hood
Air Cleaner
Type................................................................. Dry Donaldson Exhaust Dust Extraction
Number of Elements ........................................................ 2: 1 Primary and 1 Secondary
Material ..................................................................................................... Pleated Paper
Restriction Indicator ...................................................................................Warning Light
Exhaust System
Type ................................................................................ Vertical, at Right, Front Cab Post
Muffler Location .............................................Integral w/External Elbow and Vertical Stack
Fuel Injection System
Type of Injection......................................................................................................... Direct
Injection Pump ...........................................................................................................Bosch
Type...........................................................................................Electronic Rotary VP 44
Drive ............................................................................................................ Timing Gear
Injectors ...............................................................................................................Multi-Hole
Governor
Type.................................................................................................................Electronic
Governed Speed Range rpm .........................................................................800 2350
Rated Engine rpm ........................................................................................................2200
Lubrication System
Type ................................................................ Full Pressure, Full Flow w/Bypass & Cooler
Filter .......................................................................................................... Spin-on Canister
Number of Filters ...............................................................................................................1
Pump Type...................................................................................................................Gear
Pump Drive ........................................................................................................ Crankshaft

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CHALLENGER MT665B TECHSTAT CVT
ENGINE SYSTEMS (Cont.)
Crankcase, Cylinder Block, & Cylinder Head
Cylinder Block .................................................... Cast Iron, Six-Cylinder Parent Bore Block
Cylinder Head .............................................................. One-Piece, Cast, Overhead Valves
Pistons ...........................................................Cast Aluminum Alloy, Controlled Expansion,
Top Ring Insert, Re-Entrant Bowl
Crankshaft............................................................................................... Cold Drop Forged
Number of Main Bearings ..................................................................................................7

POWER TRAIN
Transmission
TECHstar CVT
Type..............................................................................................Continuously Variable
PowerShuttle.......................................................................... Left Side of Steering Column
Speeds @2200 rpm (rated Engine speed) ................................... 60fph-25mph (40kph)
Ranges .................................................................................. (2) 1 Working, 1 Transport
Creeper............................................................................................ (0.03mph) or 60 fph
Differential and Final Drive
Type ........................................................ Primary Reduction - Spiral Hypoid Ring & Pinion
Secondary Reduction Planetary Gear Set
Differential Lock
Type.......................................................................... Sliding Collar, Engage On-The-Go
Engagement ........................................................................................ Electro-Hydraulic
Final Drive............................................................................................... Inboard Planetary

POWER TRAIN (Cont.)


Differential and Final Drive (Cont.)
Brakes
Rear..................................................................................................... Inboard Wet Disc
Actuation...........................................................................................................Hydraulic
Parking Brake .......................Hand Operated switch, Multi-Disc, Acts on service brakes

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SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT665B TECHSTAT CVT
POWER TRAIN (Cont.)
Rear Axle
Type .........................................................................................................(HA260) Bar Axle
Axle Lenght .................................................................................................................. 118
Diameter in (mm) ................................................................................................ 4.33 (110)
Tread Settings
Cast Semi Dish Minimum w/18.4R42 .......................................................................60.6
Maximum Permissible Rear Tire Diameter in (mm).............................................. 84 (2142)
Maximum Permissible Axle Static Load Limit lb (kg).................................... 17,044 (7,731)
4WD Front Axle
Type .........................................................................AG 280, High Pivot, Mechanical Drive
Steering Angle degrees....................................................................................................55
Drive.............................................................................................. Centerline Splined Shaft
Drive Ratio ..................................................................................................................1.351
Method of Engagement....................................... Electro-Hydraulic, Wet, Multi-Disc Clutch
Differential Lock
Type............................................................................................................Sliding Collar
Method of Engagement ............................Electro-Hydraulic, Simultaneous w/Rear Axle
Tread Settings in (mm)................................................................ 59.9 (1521) 87.9 (2232)
Maximum Permissible Axle Static Load Limit lb (kg)..................................... 10,861 (4926)

POWER TRAIN (Cont.)


Power Take-Off
Type .................................................................................................................Independent
Speeds rpm...........................................................................................................540/1000
Optional..........................................................................................................540 Economy
Control ......................................................................................... Electro-Hydraulic Control
Clutch...........................................................................................................Wet, Multi-Disc
Clutch Disc Diameter in (mm)/pce. .................................................................... 6.38(162)7
Shaft Configuration .................................................................................... Interchangeable
540 rpm in (mm) .............................................................................. 1.375 (35), 6 Spline
1000 rpm in (mm) .......................................................................... 1.375 (35), 21 Spline
1000 rpm in (mm) ............................................................................ 1.75 (40), 20 Spline
Engine/PTO Speed Ratio
540 rpm ....................................................................................540 @ 2037 Engine rpm
1000 rpm ................................................................................1000 @ 2031 Engine rpm
Economy 540E .................................................................................... 1598 Engine rpm

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SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT665B TECHSTAT CVT

HYDRAULICS AND HITCH


Closed Center System
Type .............................................................Closed-Center, Pressure, Flow Compensated
Drive....................................................................................................................PTO Shaft
Flow gpm (lpm) (2200 erpm)............................................................................... 39.0 (147)
Pressure psi (bar) .............................................................................................. 2900 (200)
Remote Valves standard (optional) ........................................................................... 4 (5,6)

Filters
Number ..............................................................................................................................2
Type ............................................................... External Suction Strainer and Canister Filter
Remote Auxiliary Hydraulic Valves
Number .........................................................................................4 Standard, 5/6 Optional
Type ............................Closed Center, Zero Leak, Connect and Disconnect under presure

HYDRAULICS AND HITCH (Cont.)


Three-Point Hitch
ASAE Hitch Category.................................................................................................. II/IIIN
Hitch Lower Links
Standard .................................................................................................................Fixed
Number of Lift Cylinders......................................................................................2, External
Controls
Armrest ....................................................... Height/Depth, Raise/Lower, Transport Lock
Right Side Console ...........................Position/Draft Intermix, Maximum Height of Raise,
Rate of Drop, Active Transport
External ...............................................Raise and Lower Buttons on Both Rear Fenders
Draft Sensing .............................................................................Electronic Lower Link Pins
Lift Capacity @ 24 in lb (kg) .......................................................................... 15,600 (7078)
Type of Stabilizers ............................................................................................ Sway Block
Drawbar
Type
Row Crop.................................................................................... Narrow Swing w/Clevis
Maximum Vertical Static Load
Row Crop lbs (kg) ........................................................................................ 5620 (2550)

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SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT665B TECHSTAT CVT
OPERATOR AREA
Cab and Controls
Type ................................................................Isolation-Mounted Cab with A/C and Heater
Glass Area sq ft ...............................................................................................................61
Sound Level in Cab dB (A)...............................................................................................71
Pedals ..................................................................................................................Pendulum
Steering Wheel ............................................................................................. Tilt/Telescope
Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) .........................................................Integral w/Cab
Seat....................................................... Semi-active Air Suspension, Swivel and Seat Belt
Instructors Seat ...........................................................................w/Backrest and Seat Belt
Instrumentation
Gauges ...........................................Tachometer, Fuel, Temperature (Coolant), Hourmeter
Digital Readouts..........................PTO Speed, Ground Speed, Engine Speed, Set Speeds
Warning Lights ................. Alternator Charge, Engine Oil Pressure, Air Cleaner Restriction
Differential Lock Engage, High Beam, Directional & Hazard Lights,
Parking Brake, Transmission Oil Low Pressure,
Hydraulic Filter, 4WD Engage, Transmission High Range,
PTO Engage 540, 1000, Economy

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Starting and Charging
Type of System ............................................................................ 12-Volt Negative Ground
Alternator .............................................................................................................. 150 Amp
Starter ......................................................................................................................... 3 kW
Battery......................................................................................................... Two - 640 CCA
Lighting
Front......................................................................... 2 Front Grille Hi/Lo Beam Headlights,
2 Double Element Field Lights Above Windshield,
2 Field Lights on Hand Rail
Rear ................................................... 2 Double Element Field Lights Above Rear Window
Hazard Flashers...............................Red Tail Lights, Flashing Safety/Turn Indicator Lights
Trailer Plug....................................................... Standard, Rear-Mounted 7 Terminal ASAE
Horn ...................................................................................................................... Standard

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SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT665B TECHSTAT CVT
CAPACITIES
Engine
Crankcase w/Filter qt (L) ........................................................................................... 20(19)
Fuel Tank gal (L)
Standard ....................................................................................................... 158.5 (600)
Cooling System Gal (L) ........................................................................................... 8.9 (34)
Power Train
Transmission and Final Drives
TECHstar Transmission gal (L)....................................................................... 17.7 (67)
Power Steering System.........................................................Common w/Hydraulic System
Hydraulic System ............................................................................................... 26.4 (100)
4WD Differential qt (L).......................................................................................... 16.91(16)
4WD Planetary Final Drives - Each qt (L) .......................................................... . 2.85 (2.7)

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SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT665B TECHSTAT CVT
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS - 4WD Cab
With ? Rear and ? Front Tires
Dimensions
Wheel Base [B] in (mm) ..................................................................................... 121 (3075)
Overall Length [A] in (mm) ................................................................................. 206 (5240)
Overall Height
Top of Cab [C] in (mm) .............................................................................. 123.6 (3140)
Overall Width [D]
Maximum in (mm) Axle .................................................................................. 118 (3000)
Rear Axle Flange to Flange [H]......................................................................... 60(1524)
Ground Clearance
Under Drawbar [E] in (mm) ................................................................................. 17(432)
Weights
Approximate Shipping Weight
TECHstar lb (kg) ..................................................................................... 19,550 (8868)

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SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT655B TECHSTAT CVT
GENERAL

Make ................................................................................................................... Challenger


Model ......................................................................................................................... MT655B
Class ......................................................................................................Large Size Row Crop
Chassis Type..............................................................................Isolation-Mounted Cab, 4WD

PTO AND DRAWBAR PERFORMANCE


PTO hp @ Rated Engine rpm hp (kW) .......................................................220 (164) @ 2,200
Fuel Consumption @ Rated Engine rpm gph (lph) ..............................................................
Fuel Consumption @ Rated Engine rpm hp h/gal (kW.h/l) ..................................................
PTO hp @ Standard PTO rpm hp (kW)....................................................................................
Fuel Consumption @ Standard PTO rpm gph (lph) .............................................................
Fuel Consumption @ Standard PTO rpm hp h/gal (kW.h/l) .................................................
Maximum Drawbar hp (Unballasted) (PFA) hp (kW) ................................................................
Fuel Consumption @ Maximum DBhp gph (lph)..................................................................
Fuel Consumption @ Maximum DBhp hph/gal (kW.h/l) ......................................................
Maximum PTO Torque @ Rated Speed lbf-ft (Nm).................................................................
Maximum PTO Torque @ rpm lbf-ft (Nm) ...............................................................................
PTO Torque Rise .....................................................................................................................
Official Test ....................................................................................... Manufacturers Estimate

ENGINE GENERAL
Model ................................................................................................... Challenger Endurance
Type .......................................................................... In-Line, 6-Cycle, Direct Injection, Diesel
Cylinder Head Design ................................................. Two Piece, Cast Iron, Overhead Valve
Number of Cylinders...............................................................................................................6
Bore in (mm).............................................................................................................. 4.4 (111)
Stroke in (mm)........................................................................................................... 5.7 (145)
Displacement CID (L) .............................................................................................. 512 (8.4L)
Compression Ratio........................................................................................................16.5: 1
Aspiration ..........................................................................Turbocharged - Charge Air Cooled
Starting Aid........................................................................................................... Thermostart
Block Heater...................................................................1000 Watt Coolant Heater (Optional)

Challenger has a company policy of continuous improvement; therefore,


Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT655B TECHSTAT CVT
ENGINE SYSTEMS
Cooling System
Type ........................................................................ Pressurized Liquid, Forced Circulation
Temperature Control ..........................................................................................Thermostat
Fan
Number of Blades......................................................................................................8
Diameter in (mm)........................................................................................... 26 (660)
Drive ............................................ Multi-Groove Belt from Crankshaft, Viscous Clutch
Air Intake System
Intake Location................................................................................................. Under Hood
Air Cleaner
Type................................................................. Dry Donaldson Exhaust Dust Extraction
Number of Elements ........................................................ 2: 1 Primary and 1 Secondary
Material ..................................................................................................... Pleated Paper
Restriction Indicator ...................................................................................Warning Light
Exhaust System
Type ................................................................................ Vertical, at Right, Front Cab Post
Muffler Location .............................................Integral w/External Elbow and Vertical Stack
Fuel Injection System
Type of Injection......................................................................................................... Direct
Injection Pump ...........................................................................................................Bosch
Type...........................................................................................Electronic Rotary VP 44
Drive ............................................................................................................ Timing Gear
Injectors ...............................................................................................................Multi-Hole
Governor
Type.................................................................................................................Electronic
Governed Speed Range rpm .........................................................................800 2350
Rated Engine rpm ........................................................................................................2200
Lubrication System
Type ................................................................ Full Pressure, Full Flow w/Bypass & Cooler
Filter .......................................................................................................... Spin-on Canister
Number of Filters ...............................................................................................................1
Pump Type...................................................................................................................Gear
Pump Drive ........................................................................................................ Crankshaft

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SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT655B TECHSTAT CVT
ENGINE SYSTEMS (Cont.)
Crankcase, Cylinder Block, & Cylinder Head
Cylinder Block .................................................... Cast Iron, Six-Cylinder Parent Bore Block
Cylinder Head .............................................................. One-Piece, Cast, Overhead Valves
Pistons ...........................................................Cast Aluminum Alloy, Controlled Expansion,
Top Ring Insert, Re-Entrant Bowl
Crankshaft............................................................................................... Cold Drop Forged
Number of Main Bearings ..................................................................................................7

POWER TRAIN
Transmission
TECHstar CVT
Type..............................................................................................Continuously Variable
PowerShuttle.......................................................................... Left Side of Steering Column
Speeds @2200 rpm (rated Engine speed) ................................... 60fph-25mph (40kph)
Ranges .................................................................................. (2) 1 Working, 1 Transport
Creeper............................................................................................ (0.03mph) or 60 fph
Differential and Final Drive
Type ........................................................ Primary Reduction - Spiral Hypoid Ring & Pinion
Secondary Reduction Planetary Gear Set
Differential Lock
Type.......................................................................... Sliding Collar, Engage On-The-Go
Engagement ........................................................................................ Electro-Hydraulic
Final Drive............................................................................................... Inboard Planetary

POWER TRAIN (Cont.)


Differential and Final Drive (Cont.)
Brakes
Rear..................................................................................................... Inboard Wet Disc
Actuation...........................................................................................................Hydraulic
Parking Brake .......................Hand Operated switch, Multi-Disc, Acts on service brakes

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SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT655B TECHSTAT CVT
POWER TRAIN (Cont.)
Rear Axle
Type .........................................................................................................(HA260) Bar Axle
Axle Lenght .................................................................................................................. 118
Diameter in (mm) ................................................................................................ 4.33 (110)
Tread Settings
Cast Semi Dish Minimum w/18.4R42 .......................................................................60.6
Maximum Permissible Rear Tire Diameter in (mm).............................................. 84 (2142)
Maximum Permissible Axle Static Load Limit lb (kg).................................... 17,044 (7,731)
4WD Front Axle
Type .........................................................................AG 280, High Pivot, Mechanical Drive
Steering Angle degrees....................................................................................................55
Drive.............................................................................................. Centerline Splined Shaft
Drive Ratio ..................................................................................................................1.351
Method of Engagement....................................... Electro-Hydraulic, Wet, Multi-Disc Clutch
Differential Lock
Type............................................................................................................Sliding Collar
Method of Engagement ............................Electro-Hydraulic, Simultaneous w/Rear Axle
Tread Settings in (mm)................................................................ 59.9 (1521) 87.9 (2232)
Maximum Permissible Axle Static Load Limit lb (kg)..................................... 10,861 (4926)

POWER TRAIN (Cont.)


Power Take-Off
Type .................................................................................................................Independent
Speeds rpm...........................................................................................................540/1000
Optional..........................................................................................................540 Economy
Control ......................................................................................... Electro-Hydraulic Control
Clutch...........................................................................................................Wet, Multi-Disc
Clutch Disc Diameter in (mm)/pce. .................................................................... 6.38(162)7
Shaft Configuration .................................................................................... Interchangeable
540 rpm in (mm) .............................................................................. 1.375 (35), 6 Spline
1000 rpm in (mm) .......................................................................... 1.375 (35), 21 Spline
1000 rpm in (mm) ............................................................................ 1.75 (40), 20 Spline
Engine/PTO Speed Ratio
540 rpm ....................................................................................540 @ 2037 Engine rpm
1000 rpm ................................................................................1000 @ 2031 Engine rpm
Economy 540E .................................................................................... 1598 Engine rpm

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SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT655B TECHSTAT CVT

HYDRAULICS AND HITCH


Closed Center System
Type .............................................................Closed-Center, Pressure, Flow Compensated
Drive....................................................................................................................PTO Shaft
Flow gpm (lpm) (2200 erpm)............................................................................... 39.0 (147)
Pressure psi (bar) .............................................................................................. 2900 (200)
Remote Valves standard (optional) ........................................................................... 4 (5,6)

Filters
Number ..............................................................................................................................2
Type ............................................................... External Suction Strainer and Canister Filter
Remote Auxiliary Hydraulic Valves
Number .........................................................................................4 Standard, 5/6 Optional
Type ............................Closed Center, Zero Leak, Connect and Disconnect under presure

HYDRAULICS AND HITCH (Cont.)


Three-Point Hitch
ASAE Hitch Category.................................................................................................. II/IIIN
Hitch Lower Links
Standard .................................................................................................................Fixed
Number of Lift Cylinders......................................................................................2, External
Controls
Armrest ....................................................... Height/Depth, Raise/Lower, Transport Lock
Right Side Console ...........................Position/Draft Intermix, Maximum Height of Raise,
Rate of Drop, Active Transport
External ...............................................Raise and Lower Buttons on Both Rear Fenders
Draft Sensing .............................................................................Electronic Lower Link Pins
Lift Capacity @ 24 in lb (kg) .......................................................................... 15,600 (7078)
Type of Stabilizers ............................................................................................ Sway Block
Drawbar
Type
Row Crop.................................................................................... Narrow Swing w/Clevis
Maximum Vertical Static Load
Row Crop lbs (kg) ........................................................................................ 5620 (2550)

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SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT655B TECHSTAT CVT
OPERATOR AREA
Cab and Controls
Type ................................................................Isolation-Mounted Cab with A/C and Heater
Glass Area sq ft ...............................................................................................................61
Sound Level in Cab dB (A)...............................................................................................71
Pedals ..................................................................................................................Pendulum
Steering Wheel ............................................................................................. Tilt/Telescope
Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) .........................................................Integral w/Cab
Seat....................................................... Semi-active Air Suspension, Swivel and Seat Belt
Instructors Seat ...........................................................................w/Backrest and Seat Belt
Instrumentation
Gauges ...........................................Tachometer, Fuel, Temperature (Coolant), Hourmeter
Digital Readouts..........................PTO Speed, Ground Speed, Engine Speed, Set Speeds
Warning Lights ................. Alternator Charge, Engine Oil Pressure, Air Cleaner Restriction
Differential Lock Engage, High Beam, Directional & Hazard Lights,
Parking Brake, Transmission Oil Low Pressure,
Hydraulic Filter, 4WD Engage, Transmission High Range,
PTO Engage 540, 1000, Economy

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Starting and Charging
Type of System ............................................................................ 12-Volt Negative Ground
Alternator .............................................................................................................. 150 Amp
Starter ......................................................................................................................... 3 kW
Battery......................................................................................................... Two - 640 CCA
Lighting
Front......................................................................... 2 Front Grille Hi/Lo Beam Headlights,
2 Double Element Field Lights Above Windshield,
2 Field Lights on Hand Rail
Rear ................................................... 2 Double Element Field Lights Above Rear Window
Hazard Flashers...............................Red Tail Lights, Flashing Safety/Turn Indicator Lights
Trailer Plug....................................................... Standard, Rear-Mounted 7 Terminal ASAE
Horn ...................................................................................................................... Standard

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SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT655B TECHSTAT CVT
CAPACITIES
Engine
Crankcase w/Filter qt (L) ........................................................................................... 20(19)
Fuel Tank gal (L)
Standard ....................................................................................................... 158.5 (600)
Cooling System Gal (L) ........................................................................................... 8.9 (34)
Power Train
Transmission and Final Drives
TECHstar Transmission gal (L)....................................................................... 17.7 (67)
Power Steering System.........................................................Common w/Hydraulic System
Hydraulic System ............................................................................................... 26.4 (100)
4WD Differential qt (L)......................................................................................... 16.91 (16)
4WD Planetary Final Drives - Each qt (L) ........................................................... . 2.85(2.7)

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SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT655B TECHSTAT CVT
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS - 4WD Cab
With ? Rear and ? Front Tires
Dimensions
Wheel Base [B] in (mm) ..................................................................................... 121 (3075)
Overall Length [A] in (mm) ................................................................................. 206 (5240)
Overall Height
Top of Cab [C] in (mm) .............................................................................. 123.6 (3140)
Overall Width [D]
Maximum in (mm) Axle .................................................................................. 118 (3000)
Rear Axle Flange to Flange [H]......................................................................... 60(1524)
Ground Clearance
Under Drawbar [E] in (mm) ................................................................................. 17(432)
Weights
Approximate Shipping Weight
TECHstar lb (kg) ..................................................................................... 19,550 (8868)

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SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT645B TECHSTAT CVT
GENERAL

Make ................................................................................................................... Challenger


Model ......................................................................................................................... MT645B
Class ......................................................................................................Large Size Row Crop
Chassis Type..............................................................................Isolation-Mounted Cab, 4WD

PTO AND DRAWBAR PERFORMANCE


PTO hp @ Rated Engine rpm hp (kW) .......................................................200 (149) @ 2,200
Fuel Consumption @ Rated Engine rpm gph (lph) ..............................................................
Fuel Consumption @ Rated Engine rpm hp h/gal (kW.h/l) ..................................................
PTO hp @ Standard PTO rpm hp (kW)....................................................................................
Fuel Consumption @ Standard PTO rpm gph (lph) .............................................................
Fuel Consumption @ Standard PTO rpm hp h/gal (kW.h/l) .................................................
Maximum Drawbar hp (Unballasted) (PFA) hp (kW) ................................................................
Fuel Consumption @ Maximum DBhp gph (lph)..................................................................
Fuel Consumption @ Maximum DBhp hph/gal (kW.h/l) ......................................................
Maximum PTO Torque @ Rated Speed lbf-ft (Nm).................................................................
Maximum PTO Torque @ rpm lbf-ft (Nm) ...............................................................................
PTO Torque Rise .....................................................................................................................
Official Test ....................................................................................... Manufacturers Estimate

ENGINE GENERAL
Model ................................................................................................... Challenger Endurance
Type .......................................................................... In-Line, 6-Cycle, Direct Injection, Diesel
Cylinder Head Design ................................................. Two Piece, Cast Iron, Overhead Valve
Number of Cylinders...............................................................................................................6
Bore in (mm).............................................................................................................. 4.3 (108)
Stroke in (mm)........................................................................................................... 5.3 (136)
Displacement CID (L) .............................................................................................. 451 (7.4L)
Compression Ratio........................................................................................................16.5: 1
Aspiration ..........................................................................Turbocharged - Charge Air Cooled
Starting Aid........................................................................................................... Thermostart
Block Heater...................................................................1000 Watt Coolant Heater (Optional)

Challenger has a company policy of continuous improvement; therefore,


Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT645B TECHSTAT CVT
ENGINE SYSTEMS
Cooling System
Type ........................................................................ Pressurized Liquid, Forced Circulation
Temperature Control ..........................................................................................Thermostat
Fan
Number of Blades......................................................................................................8
Diameter in (mm)........................................................................................... 26 (660)
Drive ............................................ Multi-Groove Belt from Crankshaft, Viscous Clutch
Air Intake System
Intake Location................................................................................................. Under Hood
Air Cleaner
Type................................................................. Dry Donaldson Exhaust Dust Extraction
Number of Elements ........................................................ 2: 1 Primary and 1 Secondary
Material ..................................................................................................... Pleated Paper
Restriction Indicator ...................................................................................Warning Light
Exhaust System
Type ................................................................................ Vertical, at Right, Front Cab Post
Muffler Location .............................................Integral w/External Elbow and Vertical Stack
Fuel Injection System
Type of Injection......................................................................................................... Direct
Injection Pump ...........................................................................................................Bosch
Type...........................................................................................Electronic Rotary VP 44
Drive ............................................................................................................ Timing Gear
Injectors ...............................................................................................................Multi-Hole
Governor
Type.................................................................................................................Electronic
Governed Speed Range rpm .........................................................................800 2350
Rated Engine rpm ........................................................................................................2200
Lubrication System
Type ................................................................ Full Pressure, Full Flow w/Bypass & Cooler
Filter .......................................................................................................... Spin-on Canister
Number of Filters ...............................................................................................................1
Pump Type...................................................................................................................Gear
Pump Drive ........................................................................................................ Crankshaft

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SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT645B TECHSTAT CVT
ENGINE SYSTEMS (Cont.)
Crankcase, Cylinder Block, & Cylinder Head
Cylinder Block .................................................... Cast Iron, Six-Cylinder Parent Bore Block
Cylinder Head .............................................................. One-Piece, Cast, Overhead Valves
Pistons ...........................................................Cast Aluminum Alloy, Controlled Expansion,
Top Ring Insert, Re-Entrant Bowl
Crankshaft............................................................................................... Cold Drop Forged
Number of Main Bearings ..................................................................................................7

POWER TRAIN
Transmission
TECHstar CVT
Type..............................................................................................Continuously Variable
PowerShuttle.......................................................................... Left Side of Steering Column
Speeds @2200 rpm (rated Engine speed) ................................... 60fph-25mph (40kph)
Ranges .................................................................................. (2) 1 Working, 1 Transport
Creeper............................................................................................ (0.03mph) or 60 fph
Differential and Final Drive
Type ........................................................ Primary Reduction - Spiral Hypoid Ring & Pinion
Secondary Reduction Planetary Gear Set
Differential Lock
Type.......................................................................... Sliding Collar, Engage On-The-Go
Engagement ........................................................................................ Electro-Hydraulic
Final Drive............................................................................................... Inboard Planetary

POWER TRAIN (Cont.)


Differential and Final Drive (Cont.)
Brakes
Rear..................................................................................................... Inboard Wet Disc
Actuation...........................................................................................................Hydraulic
Parking Brake .......................Hand Operated switch, Multi-Disc, Acts on service brakes

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SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT645B TECHSTAT CVT
POWER TRAIN (Cont.)
Rear Axle
Type .........................................................................................................(HA200) Bar Axle
Axle Lenght .................................................................................................................. 118
Diameter in (mm) ................................................................................................ 4.33 (110)
Tread Settings
Cast Semi Dish Minimum w/18.4R42 .......................................................................60.6
Maximum Permissible Rear Tire Diameter in (mm).............................................. 84 (2142)
Maximum Permissible Axle Static Load Limit lb (kg).................................... 17,044 (7,731)
4WD Front Axle
Type .........................................................................AG 280, High Pivot, Mechanical Drive
Steering Angle degrees....................................................................................................55
Drive.............................................................................................. Centerline Splined Shaft
Drive Ratio ..................................................................................................................1.351
Method of Engagement....................................... Electro-Hydraulic, Wet, Multi-Disc Clutch
Differential Lock
Type............................................................................................................Sliding Collar
Method of Engagement ............................Electro-Hydraulic, Simultaneous w/Rear Axle
Tread Settings in (mm)................................................................ 59.9 (1521) 87.9 (2232)
Maximum Permissible Axle Static Load Limit lb (kg)..................................... 10,861 (4926)

POWER TRAIN (Cont.)


Power Take-Off
Type .................................................................................................................Independent
Speeds rpm...........................................................................................................540/1000
Optional..........................................................................................................540 Economy
Control ......................................................................................... Electro-Hydraulic Control
Clutch...........................................................................................................Wet, Multi-Disc
Clutch Disc Diameter in (mm)/pce. .................................................................... 6.38(162)7
Shaft Configuration .................................................................................... Interchangeable
540 rpm in (mm) .............................................................................. 1.375 (35), 6 Spline
1000 rpm in (mm) .......................................................................... 1.375 (35), 21 Spline
1000 rpm in (mm) ............................................................................ 1.75 (40), 20 Spline
Engine/PTO Speed Ratio
540 rpm ....................................................................................540 @ 2037 Engine rpm
1000 rpm ................................................................................1000 @ 2031 Engine rpm
Economy 540E .................................................................................... 1598 Engine rpm

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SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT645B TECHSTAT CVT

HYDRAULICS AND HITCH


Closed Center System
Type .............................................................Closed-Center, Pressure, Flow Compensated
Drive....................................................................................................................PTO Shaft
Flow gpm (lpm) (2200 erpm)............................................................................... 39.0 (147)
Pressure psi (bar) .............................................................................................. 2900 (200)
Remote Valves standard (optional) ........................................................................... 4 (5,6)

Filters
Number ..............................................................................................................................2
Type ............................................................... External Suction Strainer and Canister Filter
Remote Auxiliary Hydraulic Valves
Number .........................................................................................4 Standard, 5/6 Optional
Type ............................Closed Center, Zero Leak, Connect and Disconnect under presure

HYDRAULICS AND HITCH (Cont.)


Three-Point Hitch
ASAE Hitch Category.................................................................................................. II/IIIN
Hitch Lower Links
Standard .................................................................................................................Fixed
Number of Lift Cylinders......................................................................................2, External
Controls
Armrest ....................................................... Height/Depth, Raise/Lower, Transport Lock
Right Side Console ...........................Position/Draft Intermix, Maximum Height of Raise,
Rate of Drop, Active Transport
External ...............................................Raise and Lower Buttons on Both Rear Fenders
Draft Sensing .............................................................................Electronic Lower Link Pins
Lift Capacity @ 24 in lb (kg) .......................................................................... 15,600 (7078)
Type of Stabilizers ............................................................................................ Sway Block
Drawbar
Type
Row Crop.................................................................................... Narrow Swing w/Clevis
Maximum Vertical Static Load
Row Crop lbs (kg) ........................................................................................ 5620 (2550)

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SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT645B TECHSTAT CVT
OPERATOR AREA
Cab and Controls
Type ................................................................Isolation-Mounted Cab with A/C and Heater
Glass Area sq ft ...............................................................................................................61
Sound Level in Cab dB (A)...............................................................................................71
Pedals ..................................................................................................................Pendulum
Steering Wheel ............................................................................................. Tilt/Telescope
Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) .........................................................Integral w/Cab
Seat....................................................... Semi-active Air Suspension, Swivel and Seat Belt
Instructors Seat ...........................................................................w/Backrest and Seat Belt
Instrumentation
Gauges ...........................................Tachometer, Fuel, Temperature (Coolant), Hourmeter
Digital Readouts..........................PTO Speed, Ground Speed, Engine Speed, Set Speeds
Warning Lights ................. Alternator Charge, Engine Oil Pressure, Air Cleaner Restriction
Differential Lock Engage, High Beam, Directional & Hazard Lights,
Parking Brake, Transmission Oil Low Pressure,
Hydraulic Filter, 4WD Engage, Transmission High Range,
PTO Engage 540, 1000, Economy

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Starting and Charging
Type of System ............................................................................ 12-Volt Negative Ground
Alternator .............................................................................................................. 150 Amp
Starter ......................................................................................................................... 3 kW
Battery......................................................................................................... Two - 640 CCA
Lighting
Front......................................................................... 2 Front Grille Hi/Lo Beam Headlights,
2 Double Element Field Lights Above Windshield,
2 Field Lights on Hand Rail
Rear ................................................... 2 Double Element Field Lights Above Rear Window
Hazard Flashers...............................Red Tail Lights, Flashing Safety/Turn Indicator Lights
Trailer Plug....................................................... Standard, Rear-Mounted 7 Terminal ASAE
Horn ...................................................................................................................... Standard

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SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT645B TECHSTAT CVT
CAPACITIES
Engine
Crankcase w/Filter qt (L) ........................................................................................... 20(19)
Fuel Tank gal (L)
Standard ....................................................................................................... 158.5 (600)
Cooling System Gal (L) ........................................................................................... 8.9 (34)
Power Train
Transmission and Final Drives
TECHstar Transmission gal (L)....................................................................... 17.7 (67)
Power Steering System.........................................................Common w/Hydraulic System
Hydraulic System ............................................................................................... 26.4 (100)
4WD Differential qt (L)...................................................................................... 15.64 (14.8)
4WD Planetary Final Drives - Each qt (L) ........................................................... . 1.80(1.7)

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SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT645B TECHSTAT CVT
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS - 4WD Cab
With ? Rear and ? Front Tires
Dimensions
Wheel Base [B] in (mm) ..................................................................................... 121 (3075)
Overall Length [A] in (mm) ................................................................................. 206 (5240)
Overall Height
Top of Cab [C] in (mm) .............................................................................. 123.6 (3140)
Overall Width [D]
Maximum in (mm) Axle .................................................................................. 118 (3000)
Rear Axle Flange to Flange [H]......................................................................... 60(1524)
Ground Clearance
Under Drawbar [E] in (mm) ................................................................................. 17(432)
Weights
Approximate Shipping Weight
TECHstar lb (kg) ..................................................................................... 18,308 (8304)

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SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT635B TECHSTAT CVT
GENERAL

Make ................................................................................................................... Challenger


Model ......................................................................................................................... MT635B
Class ......................................................................................................Large Size Row Crop
Chassis Type..............................................................................Isolation-Mounted Cab, 4WD

PTO AND DRAWBAR PERFORMANCE


PTO hp @ Rated Engine rpm hp (kW) .......................................................180 (134) @ 2,200
Fuel Consumption @ Rated Engine rpm gph (lph) ..............................................................
Fuel Consumption @ Rated Engine rpm hp h/gal (kW.h/l) ..................................................
PTO hp @ Standard PTO rpm hp (kW)....................................................................................
Fuel Consumption @ Standard PTO rpm gph (lph) .............................................................
Fuel Consumption @ Standard PTO rpm hp h/gal (kW.h/l) .................................................
Maximum Drawbar hp (Unballasted) (PFA) hp (kW) ................................................................
Fuel Consumption @ Maximum DBhp gph (lph)..................................................................
Fuel Consumption @ Maximum DBhp hph/gal (kW.h/l) ......................................................
Maximum PTO Torque @ Rated Speed lbf-ft (Nm).................................................................
Maximum PTO Torque @ rpm lbf-ft (Nm) ...............................................................................
PTO Torque Rise .....................................................................................................................
Official Test ....................................................................................... Manufacturers Estimate

ENGINE GENERAL
Model ................................................................................................... Challenger Endurance
Type .......................................................................... In-Line, 6-Cycle, Direct Injection, Diesel
Cylinder Head Design ................................................. Two Piece, Cast Iron, Overhead Valve
Number of Cylinders...............................................................................................................6
Bore in (mm).............................................................................................................. 4.3 (108)
Stroke in (mm)........................................................................................................... 5.3 (136)
Displacement CID (L) .............................................................................................. 451 (7.4L)
Compression Ratio........................................................................................................16.5: 1
Aspiration ..........................................................................Turbocharged - Charge Air Cooled
Starting Aid........................................................................................................... Thermostart
Block Heater...................................................................1000 Watt Coolant Heater (Optional)

Challenger has a company policy of continuous improvement; therefore,


Specifications are subject to change without notice.

SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT635B TECHSTAT CVT
ENGINE SYSTEMS
Cooling System
Type ........................................................................ Pressurized Liquid, Forced Circulation
Temperature Control ..........................................................................................Thermostat
Fan
Number of Blades......................................................................................................8
Diameter in (mm)........................................................................................... 26 (660)
Drive ............................................ Multi-Groove Belt from Crankshaft, Viscous Clutch
Air Intake System
Intake Location................................................................................................. Under Hood
Air Cleaner
Type................................................................. Dry Donaldson Exhaust Dust Extraction
Number of Elements ........................................................ 2: 1 Primary and 1 Secondary
Material ..................................................................................................... Pleated Paper
Restriction Indicator ...................................................................................Warning Light
Exhaust System
Type ................................................................................ Vertical, at Right, Front Cab Post
Muffler Location .............................................Integral w/External Elbow and Vertical Stack
Fuel Injection System
Type of Injection......................................................................................................... Direct
Injection Pump ...........................................................................................................Bosch
Type...........................................................................................Electronic Rotary VP 44
Drive ............................................................................................................ Timing Gear
Injectors ...............................................................................................................Multi-Hole
Governor
Type.................................................................................................................Electronic
Governed Speed Range rpm .........................................................................800 2350
Rated Engine rpm ........................................................................................................2200
Lubrication System
Type ................................................................ Full Pressure, Full Flow w/Bypass & Cooler
Filter .......................................................................................................... Spin-on Canister
Number of Filters ...............................................................................................................1
Pump Type...................................................................................................................Gear
Pump Drive ........................................................................................................ Crankshaft

SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT635B TECHSTAT CVT
ENGINE SYSTEMS (Cont.)
Crankcase, Cylinder Block, & Cylinder Head
Cylinder Block .................................................... Cast Iron, Six-Cylinder Parent Bore Block
Cylinder Head .............................................................. One-Piece, Cast, Overhead Valves
Pistons ...........................................................Cast Aluminum Alloy, Controlled Expansion,
Top Ring Insert, Re-Entrant Bowl
Crankshaft............................................................................................... Cold Drop Forged
Number of Main Bearings ..................................................................................................7

POWER TRAIN
Transmission
TECHstar CVT
Type..............................................................................................Continuously Variable
PowerShuttle.......................................................................... Left Side of Steering Column
Speeds @2200 rpm (rated Engine speed) ................................... 60fph-25mph (40kph)
Ranges .................................................................................. (2) 1 Working, 1 Transport
Creeper............................................................................................ (0.03mph) or 60 fph
Differential and Final Drive
Type ........................................................ Primary Reduction - Spiral Hypoid Ring & Pinion
Secondary Reduction Planetary Gear Set
Differential Lock
Type.......................................................................... Sliding Collar, Engage On-The-Go
Engagement ........................................................................................ Electro-Hydraulic
Final Drive............................................................................................... Inboard Planetary

POWER TRAIN (Cont.)


Differential and Final Drive (Cont.)
Brakes
Rear..................................................................................................... Inboard Wet Disc
Actuation...........................................................................................................Hydraulic
Parking Brake .......................Hand Operated switch, Multi-Disc, Acts on service brakes

SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT635B TECHSTAT CVT
POWER TRAIN (Cont.)
Rear Axle
Type .........................................................................................................(HA200) Bar Axle
Axle Lenght .................................................................................................................. 118
Diameter in (mm) ................................................................................................ 4.33 (110)
Tread Settings
Cast Semi Dish Minimum w/18.4R42 .......................................................................60.6
Maximum Permissible Rear Tire Diameter in (mm).............................................. 84 (2142)
Maximum Permissible Axle Static Load Limit lb (kg).................................... 17,044 (7,731)
4WD Front Axle
Type .........................................................................AG 280, High Pivot, Mechanical Drive
Steering Angle degrees....................................................................................................55
Drive.............................................................................................. Centerline Splined Shaft
Drive Ratio ..................................................................................................................1.351
Method of Engagement....................................... Electro-Hydraulic, Wet, Multi-Disc Clutch
Differential Lock
Type............................................................................................................Sliding Collar
Method of Engagement ............................Electro-Hydraulic, Simultaneous w/Rear Axle
Tread Settings in (mm)................................................................ 59.9 (1521) 87.9 (2232)
Maximum Permissible Axle Static Load Limit lb (kg)..................................... 10,861 (4926)

POWER TRAIN (Cont.)


Power Take-Off
Type .................................................................................................................Independent
Speeds rpm...........................................................................................................540/1000
Optional..........................................................................................................540 Economy
Control ......................................................................................... Electro-Hydraulic Control
Clutch...........................................................................................................Wet, Multi-Disc
Clutch Disc Diameter in (mm)/pce. .................................................................... 6.38(162)7
Shaft Configuration .................................................................................... Interchangeable
540 rpm in (mm) .............................................................................. 1.375 (35), 6 Spline
1000 rpm in (mm) .......................................................................... 1.375 (35), 21 Spline
1000 rpm in (mm) ............................................................................ 1.75 (40), 20 Spline
Engine/PTO Speed Ratio
540 rpm ....................................................................................540 @ 2037 Engine rpm
1000 rpm ................................................................................1000 @ 2031 Engine rpm
Economy 540E .................................................................................... 1598 Engine rpm

SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT635B TECHSTAT CVT

HYDRAULICS AND HITCH


Closed Center System
Type .............................................................Closed-Center, Pressure, Flow Compensated
Drive....................................................................................................................PTO Shaft
Flow gpm (lpm) (2200 erpm)............................................................................... 39.0 (147)
Pressure psi (bar) .............................................................................................. 2900 (200)
Remote Valves standard (optional) ........................................................................... 4 (5,6)

Filters
Number ..............................................................................................................................2
Type ............................................................... External Suction Strainer and Canister Filter
Remote Auxiliary Hydraulic Valves
Number .........................................................................................4 Standard, 5/6 Optional
Type ............................Closed Center, Zero Leak, Connect and Disconnect under presure

HYDRAULICS AND HITCH (Cont.)


Three-Point Hitch
ASAE Hitch Category.................................................................................................. II/IIIN
Hitch Lower Links
Standard .................................................................................................................Fixed
Number of Lift Cylinders......................................................................................2, External
Controls
Armrest ....................................................... Height/Depth, Raise/Lower, Transport Lock
Right Side Console ...........................Position/Draft Intermix, Maximum Height of Raise,
Rate of Drop, Active Transport
External ...............................................Raise and Lower Buttons on Both Rear Fenders
Draft Sensing .............................................................................Electronic Lower Link Pins
Lift Capacity @ 24 in lb (kg) .......................................................................... 15,600 (7078)
Type of Stabilizers ............................................................................................ Sway Block
Drawbar
Type
Row Crop.................................................................................... Narrow Swing w/Clevis
Maximum Vertical Static Load
Row Crop lbs (kg) ......................................................................................... 5620(2550)

SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT635B TECHSTAT CVT
OPERATOR AREA
Cab and Controls
Type ................................................................Isolation-Mounted Cab with A/C and Heater
Glass Area sq ft ...............................................................................................................61
Sound Level in Cab dB (A)...............................................................................................71
Pedals ..................................................................................................................Pendulum
Steering Wheel ............................................................................................. Tilt/Telescope
Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) .........................................................Integral w/Cab
Seat....................................................... Semi-active Air Suspension, Swivel and Seat Belt
Instructors Seat ...........................................................................w/Backrest and Seat Belt
Instrumentation
Gauges ...........................................Tachometer, Fuel, Temperature (Coolant), Hourmeter
Digital Readouts..........................PTO Speed, Ground Speed, Engine Speed, Set Speeds
Warning Lights ................. Alternator Charge, Engine Oil Pressure, Air Cleaner Restriction
Differential Lock Engage, High Beam, Directional & Hazard Lights,
Parking Brake, Transmission Oil Low Pressure,
Hydraulic Filter, 4WD Engage, Transmission High Range,
PTO Engage 540, 1000, Economy

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Starting and Charging
Type of System ............................................................................ 12-Volt Negative Ground
Alternator .............................................................................................................. 150 Amp
Starter ....................................................................................................................... ?? kW
Battery......................................................................................................... Two - 640 CCA
Lighting
Front......................................................................... 2 Front Grille Hi/Lo Beam Headlights,
2 Double Element Field Lights Above Windshield,
2 Field Lights on Hand Rail
Rear ................................................... 2 Double Element Field Lights Above Rear Window
Hazard Flashers...............................Red Tail Lights, Flashing Safety/Turn Indicator Lights
Trailer Plug....................................................... Standard, Rear-Mounted 7 Terminal ASAE
Horn ...................................................................................................................... Standard

SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT635B TECHSTAT CVT
CAPACITIES
Engine
Crankcase w/Filter qt (L) ........................................................................................... 20(19)
Fuel Tank gal (L)
Standard ....................................................................................................... 158.5 (600)
Cooling System Gal (L) ........................................................................................... 8.9 (34)
Power Train
Transmission and Final Drives
TECHstar Transmission gal (L)....................................................................... 17.7 (67)
Power Steering System.........................................................Common w/Hydraulic System
Hydraulic System ............................................................................................... 26.4 (100)
4WD Differential qt (L)....................................................................................... 15.64(14.8)
4WD Planetary Final Drives - Each qt (L) .......................................................... . 1.80 (1.7)

SPECIFICATIONS
CHALLENGER MT635B TECHSTAT CVT
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS - 4WD Cab
With ? Rear and ? Front Tires
Dimensions
Wheel Base [B] in (mm) ..................................................................................... 121 (3075)
Overall Length [A] in (mm) ................................................................................. 206 (5240)
Overall Height
Top of Cab [C] in (mm) .............................................................................. 123.6 (3140)
Overall Width [D]
Maximum in (mm) Axle .................................................................................. 118 (3000)
Rear Axle Flange to Flange [H]......................................................................... 60(1524)
Ground Clearance
Under Drawbar [E] in (mm) ................................................................................. 17(432)
Weights
Approximate Shipping Weight
TECHstar lb (kg) ..................................................................................... 18,308 (8304)

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INTRODUCTION
CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES

GENERAL
The new Challenger tractors have been developed to meet the needs of todays progressive growers. Advanced
styling combined with high performance features provide improved versatility and outstanding reliability.
While designing these new features, Challenger engineers were dedicated to providing a tractor that has proven
durability and exceptional operator comfort and convenience. Advanced engine and power train technology define
the 60 to 240 horsepower Challenger tractors. This allows better compatibility with a wide variety of equipment
and will make owning a Challenger tractor more appealing to owners and operators across a larger spectrum of
needs and demands.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS


CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
SERVICEABILITY
Easy access for routine tractor maintenance was an emphasis in the design of the Challenger
MT600B series. Standard hood may be fully raised from the tractor with the push of a two
buttons .
With hood open the operators have unobstructed access to the engine air filter,
radiator fill, and all service points. Additional moving parts make cleaning the radiator, oil
cooler, and air conditioning condenser easier.
Daily service of items such as engine oil level check, engine oil fill, and fuel filter drain can be
accomplished without moving the hood. Other service points such as transmission oil and
hydraulic oil can be easily checked at the back of the tractor and the dash. Also, the MT600B
series tractors now feature ground level fueling with larger throats to prevent backsplashes and
spills.
An external cab air filter access hatch makes removal for cleaning easier. Also, battery service
is made easier by locating the battery box out side the right hand door. A simple removable
cover provides quick access for ease of maintenance.
Finally, the incorporation of a weatherproof toolbox molded to the side of the fuel tank provides
storage for tools and accessories outside the tractor.

Tilt able Hood


The tilt able hood on the MT600B series provide complete access to all engine
components for routine maintenance. The tilt abls
hood can be open with a simple push of two
buttons without additional tools.

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS


CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
Tilting Nose Cone
The tilting hood nose on the MT600B series
tractor makes removing dirt and debris from
the radiator and condensing coils easier than
ever. Ample room is provided to accommodate
either an air or water hose.

Fuel Fill from the Ground


The fuel tank can be filled from the left side of
the cab or entry step area while standing at
ground level. The fuel inlet on the tank is
oversized to allow for proper tank venting and
prevent splash-back.
Weatherproof Toolbox
A plastic toolbox, molded into the fuel tank,
provides convenient, weatherproof storage for
tools and field supplies.
The toolbox is
equipped with a locking hasp for security.
Another locking hasp secures the toolbox to
the tractor.
By unlatching one hasp, the
toolbox is easily removed from the tank for
transport to another location.
Hydraulic Fluid Gauge
A convenient gauge located in the dash
provides quick reference of hydraulic fluid
level. A percentage indicator provide the
operator with a precise level. This saves
time as the operator can check the level on
the fly

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS


CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
Movable Oil and condenser Coils
By releasing a simple latch, the oil cooler and
air conditioning condenser easily slide away
from the radiator to accommodate service with
an air or water hose. Greater access was
created for the removal of dirt and debris
during maintenance.

Engine Air Filter Access


By raising the tilt hood provide quick, easy
access to the engine air filter. This feature
increases maintenance efficiency.

Cab Air Filter Access


A convenient hatch located on the left side of
the cab roof provides quick access to the cab
air filter. This location provides access to the
filter from outside the operator area and
eliminates contamination of the cab during
removal.

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS


CHALLENGER MT600B SERIES
Convenient Battery Box
A removable cover provides quick access for
battery maintenance. This feature saves time
and reduces downtime.

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