Challenger 65B

Challenger 65B Technical Specifications

Challenger 65B is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1991 – 1992.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Challenger 65B 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 65B Production

Manufacturer Challenger (a part of Caterpillar)
Agricultural Crawler tractor

Challenger 65B Power

Engine: 220.32 hp
164.3 kW
PTO (tested) 257.20 hp
191.8 kW

Challenger 65B Mechanical

Drive crawler
Steering hydrostatic differential steering
Hydraulic caliper disc brakes
Cab standard


Type closed
Valves 4
Pump flow 26 gpm
98.4 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type III/IV
Rear lift 11,370 lbs
5157 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear RPM 1000

Challenger 65B Engine detail

Engine Detail
turbocharged intercooled diesel
Displacement 638 ci
10.5 L
Bore/Stroke 4.75×6.00 inches
121 x 152 mm
Power 285 hp
212.5 kW
Air cleaner dual dry elements
Compression 15:1
Rated RPM 2100
Starter volts 12
Coolant capacity 44 qts
41.6 L

Challenger 65B Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type full power shift
Gears 10 forward and 2 reverse

Challenger 65B Dimensions

Wheelbase 106 inches
269 cm
Operating weight 34,030 lbs
15436 kg

Challenger 65B Tests

OCED Tractor Test 1653

OCED Tractor Test 1653
Diesel 10-speed crawler
October 2 – 11, 1991
Link: OCED Tractor Test 1653 file
PTO performance
Max power 257.20 hp
191.8 kW
Fuel use 15.3 gal/hour
57.9 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed 245.20 hp
182.8 kW
Fuel use 15.2 gal/hour
57.5 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed 250.16 hp
186.5 kW
Fuel use 15.3 gal/hour
57.9 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power 220.32 hp
164.3 kW
Fuel use 15.7 gal/hour
59.4 l/hour
Gear 4 used for power test.


Is Challenger 65B a good tractor?

The Challenger 65B 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 65B take?

Check out the Challenger 65B 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 ?

The Challenger 65B was an agricultural tractor model made from 1991 – 1992

How much horsepower is a Challenger 65B?

The engine tested at 220.32 hp
164.3 kW drawbar and 257.20 hp
191.8 kW kW PTO horsepower.

How much does a Challenger 65B tractor weight?

Depending on the engine type, the Challenger 65B weight ranges from 34,030 lbs
15436 kg .

How much can a John Challenger 65B Lift?

Challenger 65B tractor hitch is capable of lifting 11,370 lbs
5157 kg.

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