Challenger 55

Challenger 55 Technical Specifications

Challenger 55 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1996 – 1998.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Challenger 55 covering engine types, horsepower ratings, weight, height, fuel type and tank volume, oil capacity and type, hydraulic system diagram, wiring diagram, battery specs, etc.

Challenger 55 Production

Manufacturer Challenger (a part of Caterpillar)
Agricultural Crawler tractor
Original price was $133,000 in 1998

Challenger 55 Electrical

Ground negative
Charging system alternator
Battery volts 12

Challenger 55 Mechanical

Drive crawler
Steering differential power
Wet disc brakes
Cab standard with air-conditioning.


Type variable-displacement load-sensing pressure-compensated
Pressure 2750 psi
189.6 bar
Valves 3 or 4
Pump flow 31.2 gpm
118.1 lpm
  55 gpm*Optional.
208.2 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type III/II
Control draft control
Rear lift 12500 lbs
5670 kg
  15000 lbs*Optional.
6804 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO independent
Clutch electro-hydraulic wet disc
Rear RPM 1000 (1.75)
Engine RPM 1000@1900

Challenger 55 Engine detail

Engine Detail
Caterpillar 3126
turbocharged diesel
Displacement 442 ci
7.2 L
Bore/Stroke 4.33×5.00 inches
110 x 127 mm
Rated RPM 2100
Starter volts 12
Coolant capacity 34.4 qts
32.6 L

Challenger 55 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type full power shift
Gears 16 forward and 9 reverse

Challenger 55 Dimensions

Wheelbase 86 inches
218 cm
Length 211 inches
535 cm
Width 91 inches
231 cm
Height (cab) 120 inches
304 cm
Height (exhaust) 125 inches
317 cm
Weight 26000 lbs
11793 kg
Gauge 60/68/72/76/80/88/90 inches
152/172/182/193/203/223/228 cm


Is Challenger 55 a good tractor?

The Challenger 55 is one of the great tractors in the Challenger (a part of Caterpillar) stable, and it has earned Challenger (a part of Caterpillar) a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a Challenger 55 take?

Check out the Challenger 55 oil capacity and oil type in the engine specs section as it may vary across the engines. Keep in mind, that older models might have their oil capacity increased over time. You may compare between the early and late oil capacity.

Do tractors have VIN numbers?

Every tractor has a VIN number. The number is usually engraved below the driver’s seat. Tractor manufacturers put the number in different places on the tractor body.

What was the last year Challenger (a part of Caterpillar) made the 55?

The Challenger 55 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1996 – 1998

How much does a Challenger 55 tractor weight?

Depending on the engine type, the Challenger 55 weight ranges from 26000 lbs
11793 kg .

How much can a John Challenger 55 Lift?

Challenger 55 tractor hitch is capable of lifting 12500 lbs
5670 kg.

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