Challenger 75C

Challenger 75C Technical Specifications

Challenger 75C is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1993 – 1995.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Challenger 75C 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 75C Production

Manufacturer Challenger (a part of Caterpillar)
Agricultural Crawler tractor
Built in Peoria, Illinois, USA
Original price was $134,500 in 1995

Challenger 75C Power

Engine: 251.01 hp
187.2 kW
PTO (tested) 301.85 hp
225.1 kW

Challenger 75C Electrical

Ground negative
Charging system alternator
Charging amps 115
Batteries 2
Battery CCA 900
Battery volts 12

Challenger 75C Mechanical

Drive crawler
Power steering
Hydraulic wet disc brakes
Cab standard.


Fuel 209 gal
791.1 L
Hydraulic system 29 gal
109.8 L


Type closed center
Capacity 29 gal
109.8 L
Pressure 2550 psi
175.8 bar
Valves 4
Pump flow 27 gpm
102.2 lpm
  35 gpmOptOptional
132.5 lpm
Steering flow 61.4 gpm
232.4 lpm
Steering press. 6090 psi
419.9 bar

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear RPM 1000

Challenger 75C Engine detail

Engine Detail
Caterpillar 3176 ATAAC
turbocharged diesel
liquid-cooled inline
Displacement 629 ci
10.3 L
Bore/Stroke 4.92×5.5 inches
125 x 140 mm
Power (gross) 325 hp
242.4 kW
Air cleaner dual dry elements
Pre-heating ether injection
  block heater
Compression 16:1
Rated RPM 2100
Starter electric
Starter volts 12
Oil capacity 31.7 qts
30.0 L
Coolant capacity 60 qts
56.8 L

Challenger 75C Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type full power shift
Gears 10 forward and 2 reverse
Oil capacity 60 qts
56.8 L

Challenger 75C Dimensions

Wheelbase 107.1 inches
272 cm
Length 232 inches
589 cm
Width 120 inches
304 cm
Height (cab) 128 inches
325 cm
Height (exhaust) 144 inches
365 cm
Operating weight 33305 lbs
15107 kg
Clearance (drawbar) 15 inches
38 cm
Gauge 90 inches
228 cm

Challenger 75C Tests

OCED Tractor Test 1654

OCED Tractor Test 1654
Diesel 10-speed crawler
October 4 – 11, 1991
Link: OCED Tractor Test 1654 file
PTO performance
Max power 301.85 hp
225.1 kW
Fuel use 16.2 gal/hour
61.3 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed 281.36 hp
209.8 kW
Fuel use 15.6 gal/hour
59.0 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed 285.55 hp
212.9 kW
Fuel use 15.7 gal/hour
59.4 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power 251.01 hp
187.2 kW
Fuel use 15.7 gal/hour
59.4 l/hour
Gear 3 used for power test.
Max pull 34,309 lbs
15562 kg
Gear 1 used for pull test.


Is Challenger 75C a good tractor?

The Challenger 75C 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 75C take?

Check out the Challenger 75C 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 75C?

The Challenger 75C was an agricultural tractor model made from 1993 – 1995

How much horsepower is a Challenger 75C?

The 75C engine tested at 251.01 hp
187.2 kW drawbar and 301.85 hp
225.1 kW kW PTO horsepower.

How much does a Challenger 75C tractor weight?

Depending on the engine type, the Challenger 75C weight ranges from 33305 lbs
15107 kg .

How much can a Challenger 75C Pull?

The max pulling capacity of the Challenger 75C tractors starts at 34,309 lbs
15562 kg but may be slightly higher depending on the trim.

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