Challenger 65E

Challenger 65E Technical Specifications

Challenger 65E is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1998 – 2001.

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

Manufacturer Challenger (a part of Caterpillar)
Agricultural Crawler tractor
Original price $187,000

Challenger 65E Power

Engine: 248.00 hp
184.9 kW
PTO (tested) 308.98 hp
230.4 kW

Challenger 65E Mechanical

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


Type closed
Valves 4
Total flow 40 gpm
151.4 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type III,IV
Rear lift 14,583 lbs
6614 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear RPM 1000

Challenger 65E Engine detail

Engine Detail
turbocharged diesel
Displacement 629 ci
10.3 L
Bore/Stroke 4.92×5.51 inches
125 x 140 mm
Power 310 hp
231.2 kW
Air cleaner dual paper elements
Compression 16:1
Rated RPM 2100
Starter volts 12
Coolant capacity 60 qts
56.8 L

Challenger 65E Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type full power shift
Gears 10 forward and 2 reverse

Challenger 65E Dimensions

Wheelbase 107 inches
271 cm
Operating weight 34,195 lbs
15510 kg

Challenger 65E Tests

OCED Tractor Test 1748
Diesel 10-speed crawler
May 5 – June 2, 1998
Link: OCED Tractor Test 1748 file
PTO performance
Max power 308.98 hp
230.4 kW
Fuel use 16.4 gal/hour
62.1 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed 276.87 hp
206.5 kW
Fuel use 15.2 gal/hour
57.5 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed 285.92 hp
213.2 kW
Fuel use 15.5 gal/hour
58.7 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power 248.00 hp
184.9 kW
Fuel use 15.2 gal/hour
57.5 l/hour
Gear 3 used for power test.
Max pull 33,284 lbs
15097 kg
Gear 1 used for pull test.


Is Challenger 65E a good tractor?

The Challenger 65E 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 65E take?

Check out the Challenger 65E 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 65E was an agricultural tractor model made from 1998 – 2001

How much horsepower is a Challenger 65E?

The engine tested at 248.00 hp
184.9 kW drawbar and 308.98 hp
230.4 kW kW PTO horsepower.

How much does a Challenger 65E tractor weight?

Depending on the engine type, the Challenger 65E weight ranges from 34,195 lbs
15510 kg .

How much can a Challenger 65E Pull?

The max pulling capacity of the Challenger 65E tractors starts at 33,284 lbs
15097 kg but may be slightly higher depending on the trim.

How much can a John Challenger 65E Lift?

Challenger 65E tractor hitch is capable of lifting 14,583 lbs
6614 kg.

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