Challenger MT865B

Challenger MT865B Agricultural Crawler tractor Technical Specifications

Challenger MT865B is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 2005 – 2008.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Challenger MT865B 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 MT865B Production

Manufacturer: Challenger (a part of AGCO)
Type: Agricultural Crawler tractor

Challenger MT865B Power

Engine: 510 hp
380.3 kW
PTO (claimed): 425 hp
316.9 kW
Drawbar (tested): 391.12 hp
291.7 kW
PTO (tested): 543.77 hp
405.5 kW

Challenger MT865B Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging amps: 185
Batteries: 4
Battery CCA: 1000
Battery volts: 12

Challenger MT865B Mechanical

Chassis: crawler
Cab: Cab standard.
Transmission: 16-speed


Type: closed center PFC
Pressure: 2900 psi
200.0 bar
Valves: 4
  6 (optional)
Total flow: 43.5 gpm
164.6 lpm
  59 gpm
223.3 lpm (optional)

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: III/IVN
Rear lift: 19,500 lbs
8845 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 1000

Challenger MT865B Engine detail

Engine Detail
Caterpillar C18
turbocharged diesel
6-cylinder 24-valve
liquid-cooled vertical
Displacement: 1105 ci
18.1 L
Bore/Stroke: 5.709×7.205 inches
145 x 183 mm
Emissions: Tier 3
Power: 510 hp
380.3 kW
Air cleaner: dual paper elements
Compression: 16.5:1
Rated RPM: 2100
Torque: 1835 lb-ft
2488.3 Nm
Torque RPM: 1251
Starter volts: 12

Challenger MT865B Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: Cat Powershift
Gears: 16 forward and 4 reverse

Challenger MT865B Dimensions

Wheelbase: 118 inches
299 cm
Length: 265.9 inches
675 cm
Width: 140.9 inches
357 cm
Height: 138.1 inches
350 cm
Ground clearance: 14.4 inches
36 cm

Challenger MT865B Tests

OCED Tractor Test 1847

OCED Tractor Test 1847
Diesel 16-speed crawler
April 8 – May 3, 2005
Link: OCED Tractor Test 1847 file
PTO performance
Max power: 543.77 hp
405.5 kW
Fuel use: 28.7 gal/hour
108.6 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed: 455.61 hp
339.7 kW
Fuel use: 26.0 gal/hour
98.4 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 502.23 hp
374.5 kW
Fuel use: 27.6 gal/hour
104.5 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 391.12 hp
291.7 kW
Fuel use: 25.9 gal/hour
98.0 l/hour
Gear 8 used for power test.
Max pull: 41871 lbs
18992 kg
Gear 4 used for pull test.


Is Challenger MT865B a good tractor?

The Challenger MT865B 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 MT865B take?

Check out the Challenger MT865B 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 MT855B

The Challenger MT865B was an agricultural tractor model made from 2005 – 2008

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