Challenger MT545

Challenger MT545 Row-Crop tractor Technical Specifications

Challenger MT545 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 2002 – 2003.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Challenger MT545 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 MT545 Production

Manufacturer: Challenger (a part of AGCO)
Type: Row-Crop tractor
Factory: Beauvais, France

Challenger MT545 Power

PTO (claimed): 120 hp
89.5 kW
Drawbar (tested): 113.6 hp
84.7 kW
PTO (tested): 120.5 hp
89.9 kW

Challenger MT545 Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: alternator

Challenger MT545 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
  4×4 MFWD 4WD
Steering: power
Brakes: hydraulic wet disc
Cab: Cab optional with air-conditioning.
Transmission: 32-speed partial power shift


Type: closed center pressure flow compensated (PFC)
Pressure: 2900 psi
200.0 bar
Valves: 2 to 4
Total flow: 28 gpm
106.0 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: II
Rear lift (at 24″/610mm): 9000 lbs
4082 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 540/1000

Challenger MT545 Engine detail

Engine Detail
Caterpillar 3056
turbocharged diesel
liquid-cooled vertical
Displacement: 365 ci
6.0 L
Bore/Stroke: 3.937×5.00 inches
100 x 127 mm
Air cleaner: dual paper elements
Compression: 16.0:1
Rated RPM: 2200
Starter volts: 12

Challenger MT545 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: AutoPower IV
Type: partial power shift
Gears: 32 forward and reverse
Clutch: hydraulic wet disc
Four synchronized gears (1-4) in two synchronized ranges (low/high) with a four-speed (A-D) power shift on the left-hand power shuttle lever.

Challenger MT545 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 108.3 inches
275 cm
Length: 179 inches
454 cm
Width: 88 inches
223 cm *Minimum width
Height (cab): 109 inches
276 cm

Challenger MT545 Weight
2WD ROPS Shipping: 10082 lbs
4573 kg
4WD ROPS Shipping: 11285 lbs
5118 kg
2WD Cab Shipping: 10633 lbs
4823 kg
4WD Cab Shipping: 11437 lbs
5187 kg

Challenger MT545 Tests

OCED Tractor Test 1878

OCED Tractor Test 1878
Diesel 32-speed 4WD
October 1999 – November 1999,
Link: OCED Tractor Test 1878 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 120.5 hp
89.9 kW
Fuel use: 7.4 gal/hour
28.0 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 126.2 hp
94.1 kW
Fuel use: 7.2 gal/hour
27.3 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 113.6 hp
84.7 kW
Fuel use: 7.7 gal/hour
29.1 l/hour
Gear 4TB used for power test.
Max pull: 10,925 lbs
4955 kg
Gear 4TA used for pull test.


Is Challenger MT545 a good tractor?

The Challenger MT545 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 MT545 take?

Check out the Challenger MT545 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 MT535

The Challenger MT545 was an agricultural tractor model made from 2002 – 2003

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