Challenger 85D Technical Specifications
Challenger 85D is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1996 – 1997.
Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Challenger 85D 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 85D Production
|Manufacturer||Challenger (a part of Caterpillar)|
|Agricultural Crawler tractor|
|Original price was $155,200 in 1997|
|PTO (tested)||334.95 hp|
Challenger 85D Mechanical
|Steering||hydrostatic differential steering|
|Hydraulic wet disc brakes|
|Cab standard with air-conditioning.|
|Hydraulic system||29 gal|
|Pump flow||27 gpm|
Power Take-off (PTO)
|Rear PTO||independent OptOptional|
|Rear RPM||1000 (1.75)|
Challenger 85D Engine detail
|Caterpillar 3196 ATAAC|
|turbocharged intercooled diesel|
130 x 150 mm
|Power (gross)||370 hp|
|Air cleaner||dual paper elements with aspirator|
|Oil capacity||32 qts|
|Coolant capacity||80 qts|
|Type||full power shift|
|Gears||10 forward and 2 reverse|
|Oil capacity||60 qts|
Challenger 85D Dimensions
|Width||120 inches*Width with 30-inch tracks.|
|Height (cab)||128 inches|
|Height (exhaust)||144 inches|
|Operating weight||34234 lbs|
|Gauge||90 inches |
Challenger 85D Tests
|OCED Tractor Test 1723|
|Diesel 10-speed crawler|
April 9 – 16, 1997
Link: OCED Tractor Test 1723 file
|Max power||334.95 hp|
|Fuel use||17.1 gal/hour|
|Power at rated engine speed||312.46 hp|
|Fuel use||16.5 gal/hour|
|Power at rated PTO speed||318.59 hp|
|Fuel use||16.6 gal/hour|
|Max power||271.64 hp|
|Fuel use||16.3 gal/hour|
|Gear 3 used for power test.|
|Max pull||35,299 lbs|
|Gear 1 used for pull test.|
Is Challenger 85D a good tractor?
The Challenger 85D 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 85D take?
Check out the Challenger 85D 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 85D?
The Challenger 85D was an agricultural tractor model made from 1996 – 1997
How much horsepower is a Challenger 85D?
The 85D engine tested at 271.64 hp
202.6 kW drawbar and 334.95 hp
249.8 kW kW PTO horsepower.
How much does a Challenger 85D tractor weight?
Depending on the engine type, the Challenger 85D weight ranges from 34234 lbs
15528 kg .
How much can a Challenger 85D Pull?
The max pulling capacity of the Challenger 85D tractors starts at 35,299 lbs
16011 kg but may be slightly higher depending on the trim.