Challenger MT865C

Challenger MT865C Agricultural Crawler tractor Technical Specifications

Challenger MT865C is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 2009 – 2013.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Challenger MT865C 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 MT865C Production

Manufacturer: Challenger (a part of AGCO)
Type: Agricultural Crawler tractor
Factory: Jackson, Minnesota, USA
Original price: $443,568 (2013 )

Challenger MT865C Power

Engine (gross): 525 hp
391.5 kW
PTO (claimed): 425 hp
316.9 kW
Drawbar (tested): 409.62 hp
305.5 kW
PTO (tested): 533.87 hp
398.1 kW

Challenger MT865C Electrical

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

Challenger MT865C Mechanical

Chassis: crawler
Steering: speed sensitive differential
Brakes: hydraulic wet discs
Trailer brakes: hydraulic*Optional
Cab: Cab standard with air-conditioning.
Transmission: 16-speed full power shift


Type: closed center pressure-flow compensated
Pressure: 2900 psi
200.0 bar
Valves: 4 to 6
SCV flow: 36 gpm
136.3 lpm
Total flow: 43.5 gpm
164.6 lpm
  59 gpm
223.3 lpm *Optional

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: III/IVN
Rear lift: 19500 lbs
8845 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 1000 (1.75)

Challenger MT865C Engine detail

Engine Detail
Caterpillar C18 ACERT
turbocharged aftercooled diesel
6-cylinder 24-valve
Displacement: 1,106 ci
18.1 L
Bore/Stroke: 5.71×7.2 inches
145 x 183 mm
Emissions: Tier III
Power (gross): 525 hp
391.5 kW
Fuel system: mechanical electric injector unit (MEUI)
Rated RPM: 2100
Starter: electric
Starter volts: 12

Challenger MT865C Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: Caterpillar Powershift
Type: full power shift
Gears: 16 forward and 4 reverse
Clutch: hydraulic wet discs

Challenger MT865C Dimensions

Wheelbase: 118 inches
299 cm
Length: 270 inches
685 cm
Width: 141.8 inches
360 cm
Height (cab): 138.1 inches
350 cm
Shiping weight: 42,200 lbs
19141 kg
Max weight: 50,000 lbs
22680 kg
Clearance (drawbar): 14.4 inches
36 cm
Gauge: 90 to 128 inches
228 to 325 cm

Challenger MT865C Tests

OCED Tractor Test 1964
Diesel 16-speed crawler
November 3 – 20, 2009
Link: OCED Tractor Test 1964 file
PTO performance
Max power: 533.87 hp
398.1 kW
Fuel use: 30.4 gal/hour
115.1 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed: 470.25 hp
350.7 kW
Fuel use: 28.7 gal/hour
108.6 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 513.65 hp
383.0 kW
Fuel use: 30.5 gal/hour
115.4 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 409.62 hp
305.5 kW
Fuel use: 29.0 gal/hour
109.8 l/hour
Gear 8 used for power test.
Max pull: 42644 lbs
19343 kg
Gear 4 used for pull test.


Is Challenger MT865C a good tractor?

The Challenger MT865C 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 MT865C take?

Check out the Challenger MT865C 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 MT855C

The Challenger MT865C was an agricultural tractor model made from 2009 – 2013

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