Challenger MT425

Challenger MT425 Utility tractor Technical Specifications

Challenger MT425 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 2002 – 2004.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Challenger MT425 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 MT425 Production

Manufacturer: Challenger (a part of AGCO)
Type: Utility tractor
Factory: England

Challenger MT425 Power

PTO (claimed): 55 hp
41.0 kW
Drawbar (tested): 42.5 hp
31.7 kW
PTO (tested): 55.4 hp
41.3 kW

Challenger MT425 Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: alternator
Battery volts: 12

Challenger MT425 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
  4×4 MFWD 4WD
Steering: power
Brakes: hydraulic wet disc
Cab: Two-post folding ROPS. Cab available with air-conditioning.
Transmissions: 24-speed power shuttle
  12-speed syncromesh
  12-speed mechanical shuttle


Type: open center
Pressure: 3046 psi
210.0 bar
Valves: 2 to 4
SCV flow: 10 gpm
37.9 lpm
Total flow: 25 gpm
94.6 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: II
Control: electronic draft control
Rear lift (at 24″/610mm): 4100 lbs
1859 kg
  6200 lbs
2812 kg *Optional

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 540/1000

Challenger MT425 Engine detail

Engine Detail
Perkins 3054
Displacement: 243 ci
4.0 L
Bore/Stroke: 3.937×5.00 inches
100 x 127 mm
Air cleaner: dual paper elements
Pre-heating: thermostart
Compression: 17.3:1
Rated RPM: 2200
Starter volts: 12

Challenger MT425 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type: power shuttle
Gears: 24 forward and reverse
Clutch: wet disc

Challenger MT425 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 93 inches
236 cm
2WD Length: 158 inches
401 cm
4WD Length: 161 inches
408 cm
Width: 77 inches
195 cm
Height (ROPS): 103 inches
261 cm
Height (cab): 96 inches
243 cm

Challenger MT425 Weight
2WD ROPS : 6182 lbs
2804 kg
4WD ROPS : 6520 lbs
2957 kg
2WD Cab : 6935 lbs
3145 kg
4WD Cab : 7487 lbs
3396 kg

Challenger MT425 Tests

OCED Tractor Test 1779

OCED Tractor Test 1779
Diesel 12-speed shuttle 4WD
March 1 – May 1, 1998
Link: OCED Tractor Test 1779 file
PTO performance
Max power: 55.4 hp
41.3 kW
Fuel use: 3.7 gal/hour
14.0 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed: 54.8 hp
40.9 kW
Fuel use: 3.8 gal/hour
14.4 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 53.4 hp
39.8 kW
Fuel use: 3.4 gal/hour
12.9 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 42.5 hp
31.7 kW
Fuel use: 3.6 gal/hour
13.6 l/hour
Gear 1M used for power test.
Max pull: 7,680 lbs
3483 kg
Gear 1L used for pull test.


Is Challenger MT425 a good tractor?

The Challenger MT425 is one of the great tractors in the Challenger (a part of AGCO) stable, and it has earned Challenger (a part of AGCO) a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a Challenger MT425 take?

Check out the Challenger MT425 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 AGCO) made the MT425?

The Challenger MT425 was an agricultural tractor model made from 2002 – 2004

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