Challenger Introduces New Mid-Range Tractor Series

September 15, 2016 10:48 AM

The Challenger brand from AGCO Corporation has introduced five new models that comprise its new MT400E Series of mid-range tractors. The engine horsepower ratings of these tractors range from 120 to 160 and come with a choice of three transmission options.

“Customers who have previewed these tractors have been impressed with the range of operator conveniences available from tractors with this level of power, stability and lift capacity,” according to Eric Zimmerman, AGCO tactical marketing manager. “These are big mid-range tractors ideal for someone who wants to run a large round baler or a mower conditioner, or pull mid-size planters and tillage equipment.”

Zimmerman says when the tractors are equipped with the CVT transmission and multi-function joystick, they are also well-suited to handle material for livestock and hay operations.

The MT400E Series have a base weight of 15,432 lbs. and maximum loader lift capacity of 5,032 lbs. at the pivot pin. With an optional, factory-installed live third function, operators can conduct up to three loader functions simultaneously.

“Dairy producers are constantly unloading and loading feed, hay or other material,” Zimmerman says. “With the multi-function joystick, loader work is much easier and more efficient because an operator can control the loader as well as move the tractor backward and forward with one hand.”

Zimmerman says the tractors should also appeal to multiple uses for row-crop farmers, as well as for roadside mowing and municipal use.

Other features of note include:

  • 4.9L AGCO Power 4-cylendar diesel engine / Tier 4 Final
  • 29,000 psi fuel injection system
  • Engine service interval of 600 hours
  • Engine brake efficiency that is 15% improved over previous models
  • 54-gallon fuel tank and 7.9-gallon secondary DEF tank
  • Dampened suspension for improved ride and traction
  • High-visibility cab designed for operator comfort and efficiency

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