Challenger MT545B

Challenger MT545B MT500B Series Technical Specifications

Challenger MT545B is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 2004 – 2011.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Challenger MT545B 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 MT545B Production

Manufacturer: Challenger (a part of AGCO)
Type: Row-Crop tractor
Factory: Beauvais, France
The Challenger MT545B is similar to the Massey Ferguson 7480.

Challenger MT545B Power

Engine: 143 hp
106.6 kW
PTO (claimed): 115 hp
85.8 kW
Drawbar (tested): 100.4 hp
74.9 kW
PTO (tested): 125.7 hp
93.7 kW

Challenger MT545B Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: alternator
Charging amps: 120
Batteries: 2
Battery CCA: 420
Battery volts: 12

Challenger MT545B Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
  4×4 MFWD 4WD
Final drives: inboard planetary
Differential lock: electro-hydraulic front and rear
Steering: power
Brakes: hydraulic wet disc
Trailer brakes: hydraulic*Optional
Cab: Cab standard with heat and A/C. Optional pneumatic cab suspension and automatic climate control.
Transmissions: 32-speed partial power shift
  24-speed partial power shift
  continuously variable transmission


Fuel: 71 gal
268.7 L
Hydraulic system: 18.5 gal
70.0 L (AutoPower)
  26.4 gal
99.9 L (CVT)


Type: closed center pressure flow compensating (PFC)
Capacity: 18.5 gal
70.0 L (AutoPower)
  26.4 gal
99.9 L (CVT)
Pressure: 2900 psi
200.0 bar
Rear valves: 2 to 4
Total flow: 29 gpm
109.8 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: II/III
Rear lift (at 24″/610mm): 9,391 lbs
4259 kg
  11,200 lbs
5080 kg (CVT)
Front Hitch: optional
Front lift: 5,500 lbs
2494 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Clutch: electro-hydraulic wet disc
Rear RPM: 540/1000 (standard)
Engine RPM: 540@1980

Challenger MT545B Engine detail

Engine Detail
Caterpillar 3056C
turbocharged diesel
liquid-cooled vertical inline
Displacement: 365.2 ci
6.0 L
Bore/Stroke: 3.937×5.00 inches
100 x 127 mm
Emissions: Tier II
Power: 143 hp
106.6 kW
Cooling system: viscous fan
Air cleaner: dual paper elements
Compression: 17.5:1
Rated RPM: 2200
Idle RPM: 800-2350
Starter volts: 12
Oil capacity: 15.3 qts
14.5 L
Coolant capacity: 26.92 qts
25.5 L

Challenger MT545B 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 MT545B Dimensions

Wheelbase: 112.1 inches
284 cm
Length: 168.5 inches
427 cm
Width: 81.1 inches
205 cm
Height (cab): 112.8 inches
286 cm
Clearance (drawbar): 15.4 inches
39 cm
Rear axle: Bar: 3.2 by 82 inches
81 by 2082 mm
Rear axle: Bar: 3.2 by 113 inches
81 by 2870 mm
Rear axle: Flange
2WD Front tread: 64.1 to 83 inches
162 to 210 cm
2WD Front tread: 73.2 to 96 inches
185 to 243 cm (wide row-crop axle)
4WD Front tread: 61.2 to 89.2 inches
155 to 226 cm
Rear tread: 55.5 to 91 inches
140 to 231 cm (short bar)
Rear tread: 55.5 to 116.3 inches
140 to 295 cm (long bar)
Rear tread: 56.9 to 90.6 inches
144 to 230 cm (flange)

Challenger MT545B Weight
Shipping: 11,052 lbs
5013 kg (2WD)
  11,949 lbs
5420 kg (4WD)
  13,410 lbs
6082 kg (CVT 4WD)
Operating: 13,140 lbs
5960 kg (2WD)
  13,215 lbs
5994 kg (4WD)
  14,835 lbs
6729 kg (CVT 4WD)
Max Drawbar: 3821 lbs
1733 kg
2WD Max front axle: 4652 lbs
2110 kg
4WD Max front axle: 7496 lbs
3400 kg
Max rear axle: 12897 lbs
5850 kg

Challenger MT545B Tests

OCED Tractor Test 2225

OCED Tractor Test 2225
Diesel AutoPower IV 4WD
April 2004 – June 2004,
Link: OCED Tractor Test 2225 file
PTO performance
Max power: 124.0 hp
92.5 kW
Fuel use: 7.5 gal/hour
28.4 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed: 115.7 hp
86.3 kW
Fuel use: 8.0 gal/hour
30.3 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 122.7 hp
91.5 kW
Fuel use: 7.4 gal/hour
28.0 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 100.2 hp
74.7 kW
Gear 1LC used for power test.
Max pull: 12,165 lbs
5518 kg
Gear 1TD used for pull test.

OCED Tractor Test 2195

OCED Tractor Test 2195
Diesel CVT 4WD
February 2004 – April 2004,
Link: OCED Tractor Test 2195 file
PTO performance
Max power: 125.7 hp
93.7 kW
Fuel use: 7.8 gal/hour
29.5 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed: 116.3 hp
86.7 kW
Fuel use: 8.0 gal/hour
30.3 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 124.6 hp
92.9 kW
Fuel use: 8.0 gal/hour
30.3 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 100.4 hp
74.9 kW
Fuel use: 8.0 gal/hour
30.3 l/hour
Pull at 7.4 KPH
Max pull: 14,690 lbs
6663 kg
Pull at 4.0 KPH


Is Challenger MT545B a good tractor?

The Challenger MT545B 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 MT545B take?

Check out the Challenger MT545B 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 MT535B

The Challenger MT545B was an agricultural tractor model made from 2004 – 2011

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