Challenger MT555D

Challenger MT555D Row-Crop tractor Technical Specifications

Challenger MT555D is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 2012 – 2014.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Challenger MT555D 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 MT555D Production

Manufacturer: Challenger (a part of AGCO)
Type: Row-Crop tractor
Factories: Beauvais, France
  Jackson, Minnesota, USA
Original price: $146,656 (2013 classic )
Original price: $171,007 (2013 deluxe )
Original price: $181,317 (2013 deluxe )

Challenger MT555D Power

Engine: 170 hp
126.8 kW
PTO (claimed): 140 hp
104.4 kW
Drawbar (tested): 123.8 hp
92.3 kW
PTO (tested): 173.3 hp
129.2 kW

Challenger MT555D Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: alternator
Charging amps: 175
  240*Total capacity with dual 120A alternator option.
Batteries: 2
Battery CCA: 600
Battery volts: 12

Challenger MT555D Mechanical

Chassis: 4×4 MFWD 4WD
Final drives: inboard planetary
Differential lock: electro-hydraulic full locking
Steering: hydrostatic power
Brakes: hydraulic wet disc
Trailer brakes: hydraulic (optional)
  pneumatic (optional)
Cab: Cab standard with air-conditioning. AGCO System 150 (optional)
  AGCOMMAND (optional)
Transmissions: 24-speed six-speed power shift
  continuously variable transmission


Fuel: 114 gal
431.5 L
Exhaust fluid (DEF): 11 gal
41.6 L
Hydraulic system: 26.4 gal
99.9 L


Type: closed center load sensing (CCLS)
Capacity: 26.4 gal
99.9 L
Pressure: 2900 psi
200.0 bar
Valves: 2 to 4
SCV flow: 24.3 gpm
92.0 lpm
Total flow: 29 gpm
109.8 lpm
  39 gpm
147.6 lpm (optional)

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: III
Control: electronic lower link draft control
Rear lift (at 24″/610mm): 12500 lbs
5670 kg (AutoPower)
  11650 lbs
5284 kg (CVT)
Drawbar: Cat. 2

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Clutch: electro-hydraulic
Rear RPM: 540/1000

Challenger MT555D Engine detail

Engine Detail
AGCO Power
turbocharged intercooled diesel
Displacement: 402.5 ci
6.6 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.252×4.724 inches
108 x 120 mm
Emissions: Interim Tier IV
Emission control: selective catalyitic reduction (SCR)
Power: 170 hp
126.8 kW
Maximum Power: 185 hp
138.0 kW
Fuel system: electronic high pressure common rail
Air cleaner: dual stage dry
Pre-heating: thermostart
Compression: 17.4:1
Rated RPM: 2100
Starter: electric
Starter volts: 12

Challenger MT555D Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: AutoPower VI
Type: six-speed power shift
Gears: 24 forward and reverse

Challenger MT555D Dimensions

Wheelbase: 117.8 inches
299 cm
Length: 200.2 inches
508 cm
Height (cab): 120.8 inches
306 cm
Shiping weight: 17000 lbs
7711 kg
Max weight: 27560 lbs
12501 kg
Rear axle: Flange
Rear axle: Bar: 3.23 by 80 inches
82 by 2032 mm
Rear axle: Long bar: 3.23 by 105 inches
82 by 2667 mm
Rear axle: Bar: 3.74 by 90 inches
94 by 2286 mm (
Rear axle: Long bar: 3.74 by 113 inches
94 by 2870 mm (

Challenger MT555D Tests

OCED Tractor Test 2703

OCED Tractor Test 2703
Diesel Techstar CVT 4WD
January 2012 – March 2012,
Link: OCED Tractor Test 2703 file
PTO performance
Max power: 173.3 hp
129.2 kW
Fuel use: 9.4 gal/hour
35.6 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed: 151.5 hp
113.0 kW
Fuel use: 8.8 gal/hour
33.3 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 161.6 hp
120.5 kW
Fuel use: 9.1 gal/hour
34.4 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 115.2 hp
85.9 kW
Fuel use: 8.1 gal/hour
30.7 l/hour
Pull at 7.44 KPH
Max pull: 16860 lbs
7647 kg
Pull at 2.23 KPH

OCED Tractor Test 2758

OCED Tractor Test 2758
Diesel AutoPower VI 4WD
September 2012 – October 2012,
Link: OCED Tractor Test 2758 file
PTO performance
Max power: 169.9 hp
126.7 kW
Fuel use: 9.4 gal/hour
35.6 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed: 145.5 hp
108.5 kW
Fuel use: 8.7 gal/hour
32.9 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 162.0 hp
120.8 kW
Fuel use: 9.2 gal/hour
34.8 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 123.8 hp
92.3 kW
Fuel use: 8.1 gal/hour
30.7 l/hour
Gear 3A used for power test.
Max pull: 14835 lbs
6729 kg
Gear 1F used for pull test.


Is Challenger MT555D a good tractor?

The Challenger MT555D 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 MT555D take?

Check out the Challenger MT555D 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 MT545D

The Challenger MT555D was an agricultural tractor model made from 2012 – 2014

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