Challenger MT565B

Challenger MT565B MT500B Series Technical Specifications

Challenger MT565B is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 2004 – 2011.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Challenger MT565B 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 MT565B Production

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

Challenger MT565B Power

Engine: 168 hp
125.3 kW
PTO (claimed): 145 hp
108.1 kW
Drawbar (tested): 125.0 hp
93.2 kW
PTO (tested): 153.1 hp
114.2 kW

Challenger MT565B Electrical

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

Challenger MT565B Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
  4×4 MFWD 4WD
Final drives: inboard planetary
Differential lock: electro-hydraulic front and rear
Steering: hydrostatic 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
  7,700 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 MT565B 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: 168 hp
125.3 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: 26.92 qts
25.5 L

Challenger MT565B 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 MT565B 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): 112.8 inches
286 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 MT565B Weight
Shipping: 14,028 lbs
6363 kg (2WD)
  14,528 lbs
6589 kg (4WD)
  15,060 lbs
6831 kg (CVT 4WD)
Ballasted: 19,645 lbs
8910 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 MT565B Tests

OCED Tractor Test 2308

OCED Tractor Test 2308
Diesel Autopower IV 4WD
September 2005 – October 2005,
Link: OCED Tractor Test 2308 file
PTO performance
Max power: 151.8 hp
113.2 kW
Fuel use: 9.0 gal/hour
34.1 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed: 146.1 hp
108.9 kW
Fuel use: 9.2 gal/hour
34.8 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 151.1 hp
112.7 kW
Fuel use: 9.0 gal/hour
34.1 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 125.0 hp
93.2 kW
Gear 1LA used for power test.
Max pull: 12,995 lbs
5894 kg
Gear 1TD used for pull test.

OCED Tractor Test 2335

OCED Tractor Test 2335
Diesel CVT 4WD
April 2005 – June 2005,
Link: OCED Tractor Test 2335 file
PTO performance
Max power: 153.1 hp
114.2 kW
Fuel use: 9.6 gal/hour
36.3 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed: 145.6 hp
108.6 kW
Fuel use: 9.7 gal/hour
36.7 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 152.2 hp
113.5 kW
Fuel use: 9.7 gal/hour
36.7 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 120.6 hp
89.9 kW


Is Challenger MT565B a good tractor?

The Challenger MT565B 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 MT565B take?

Check out the Challenger MT565B 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 MT555B

The Challenger MT565B was an agricultural tractor model made from 2004 – 2011

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