Challenger MT555B

Challenger MT555B MT500B Series Technical Specifications

Challenger MT555B is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 2004 – 2011.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Challenger MT555B 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 MT555B Production

Manufacturer: Challenger (a part of AGCO)
Type: Row-Crop tractor
Factory: Beauvais, France
During official OECD testing the Challenger 555B with CVT was unable to meet the advertised 3-point lift of 13,700 pounds.

Challenger MT555B Power

Engine: 153 hp
114.1 kW
PTO (claimed): 130 hp
96.9 kW
Drawbar (tested): 116.5 hp
86.9 kW
PTO (tested): 141.2 hp
105.3 kW

Challenger MT555B Electrical

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

Challenger MT555B 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: continuously variable transmission
  32-speed partial power shift


Fuel: 100 gal
378.5 L
Hydraulic system: 18.5 gal
70.0 L (AutoPower)
  26.4 gal
99.9 L (CVT)


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

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: II/III
Rear lift (at 24″/610mm): 14,700 lbs
6667 kg
  13,700 lbs
6214 kg (CVT)
Front Hitch: optional
Front lift (at ends): 5,500 lbs
2494 kg
  7700 lbs
3492 kg (optional)

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Clutch: electro-hydraulic wet disc
Rear RPM: 540/1000
Engine RPM: 540@1890

Challenger MT555B 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: 153 hp
114.1 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: 20 qts
18.9 L
Coolant capacity: 29.6 qts
28.0 L

Challenger MT555B Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: TechStar CVT
Type: continuously variable transmission
Gears: infinite (two-range) forward and reverse
Oil capacity: 61.2 qts
57.9 L

Challenger MT555B Dimensions

2WD Wheelbase: 121.4 inches
308 cm
4WD Wheelbase: 118.7 inches
301 cm
Length: 182.3 inches
463 cm
Width: 81.1 inches
205 cm
Height (cab): 117.1 inches
297 cm
Clearance (drawbar): 15.4 inches
39 cm
Rear axle: Bar: 3.74 by 118 inches
94 by 2997 mm
Rear axle: Bar: 3.74 by 98 inches
94 by 2489 mm
2WD Front tread: 64.1 to 83 inches
162 to 210 cm
4WD Front tread: 61.2 to 89.2 inches
155 to 226 cm
Rear tread: 59.2 to 120.5 inches
150 to 306 cm
Rear tread: 59.2 to 95.2 inches
150 to 241 cm (short bar)

Challenger MT555B Weight
Shipping: 14,028 lbs
6363 kg (2WD)
  14,528 lbs
6589 kg (4WD)
  15,060 lbs
6831 kg (CVT 4WD)
Ballasted: 17,945 lbs
8139 kg
Max Drawbar: 4046 lbs
1835 kg
2WD Max front axle: 5203 lbs
2360 kg
4WD Max front axle: 10141 lbs
4599 kg
Max rear axle: 16314 lbs
7400 kg

Challenger MT555B Tests

OCED Tractor Test 2306

OCED Tractor Test 2306
Diesel AutoPower IV 4WD
September 2005 – October 2005,
Link: OCED Tractor Test 2306 file
PTO performance
Max power: 141.2 hp
105.3 kW
Fuel use: 8.5 gal/hour
32.2 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed: 133.8 hp
99.8 kW
Fuel use: 8.8 gal/hour
33.3 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 139.7 hp
104.2 kW
Fuel use: 8.5 gal/hour
32.2 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 116.5 hp
86.9 kW
Fuel use: 9.6 gal/hour
36.3 l/hour
Gear 3TD used for power test.
Max pull: 12,700 lbs
5760 kg
Gear 2TA used for pull test.

OCED Tractor Test 2333

OCED Tractor Test 2333
Diesel CVT 4WD
April 2005
Link: OCED Tractor Test 2333 file
PTO performance
Max power: 141.2 hp
105.3 kW
Fuel use: 8.7 gal/hour
32.9 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed: 131.9 hp
98.4 kW
Fuel use: 8.9 gal/hour
33.7 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 140.0 hp
104.4 kW
Fuel use: 8.9 gal/hour
33.7 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 112.8 hp
84.1 kW
Fuel use: 9.4 gal/hour
35.6 l/hour
Pull at 7.7 KPH
Max pull: 14,455 lbs
6556 kg
Pull at 4.2 KPH


Is Challenger MT555B a good tractor?

The Challenger MT555B 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 MT555B take?

Check out the Challenger MT555B 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 MT545B

The Challenger MT555B was an agricultural tractor model made from 2004 – 2011

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