Farms keep changing, and farmers tell us they want a tractor that can adapt. The Challenger MT500E Series offers high-horsepower performance, but in a frame package that incorporates the agility, versatility and price point closer to a mid-range. Powerful, reliable and easy to operate, these tractors easily jump from tillage, planting and harvesting to lugging, baling and loader work. And with a wide choice of power, transmissions, cab specifications, hydraulics and PTO options, you can adapt the Challenger MT500E Series to conquer whatever tasks you face.
ELECTRONIC TURBO WASTEGATE provides sustainable torque at all engine RPM.
MAINTENANCE-FREE SCR TECHNOLOGY minimizes downtime and cuts operating costs.
DASHBOARD WITH 50% LARGER SCREEN is easier to read and operate.
UPDATED REAR DRAWBAR AND HITCH for maximum versatility.
INNOVATIVE QUADLINK SUSPENSION improves ride comfort and power to the ground.
EXCLUSIVE, HIGH-CAPACITY CYCLAIR™ COOLING PACKAGE is 33% more efficient than previous in-class models.
ENGINE POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EPM) boosts horsepower and performance on demand.
TIER 4 FINAL AGCO Power™ 6-CYLINDER, 6.6L TO 7.4L ENGINES offer peerless reliability, power and efficiency.
LIKE YOU, THIS TRACTOR’S READY FOR ANYTHING THAT’S THROWN AT IT.
Whether your business is row crops, grains, vegetables, dairy, livestock or some combination of operations, the Challenger MT500E Series will help you dominate every job you have. Despite its muscle, it plays nice with the wide variety of implements you need to maximize your time and minimize your operating cost. You’ll have the hydraulic capacity to run a 16-row planter, the power to easily handle a large square baler, the agility for tough loader work and the versatility for most every job in between.
SYSTEMS THAT WORK TOGETHER INCREASE EFFICIENCY AND MINIMIZE DOWNTIME.
The engine, transmission, frame, axles, steering, PTO and hydraulics on the Challenger MT500E Series aren’t just parts assembled in a factory. They’ve been engineered and synchronized to work together in unison. We call it Complete Systems Integration. You’ll see a higher-performing, lower-maintenance and highly efficient tractor.
AT THE HEART OF IT ALL, AN ENGINE BUILT FOR MODERN FARMING.
Tier 4 Final AGCO PowerTM six-cylinder 6.6- and 7.4-liter engines generate maximum power from 140-255 horsepower and up to 280 horsepower with Engine Power Management (EPM). The Challenger MT500E Series also features innovative SCR technology. It’s maintenance free and eliminates the need for a diesel particulate filter.
ENGINE POWER MANAGEMENT: MORE MUSCLE WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST.
In tough PTO or transport applications, EPM monitors the load and operating conditions within the transmission and PTO according to forward speed, transmission load and PTO activation. It then responds automatically to the load and adjusts fueling for extra power — up to 25 horsepower — when you need it most.
ELECTRONIC WASTEGATE TURBO.
This proactive turbocharger, with electronic wastegate installation, provides higher power capacities and the best engine response at all engine revs. The wastegate ensures that the turbo boost is stabilized, which preserves both the turbocharger and the engine.
CYCLAIR™ COOLING PACKAGE: A WHOLE NEW PATH TO COOL.
Our exclusive and groundbreaking CYCLAIR cooling package more efficiently manages airflow into, within and out of the engine compartment. The tractor’s systems —including the radiator — are cooled more effectively so you’ll spend less time on cleaning and maintenance.
Whether your workload demands a more traditional semi-powershift transmission, or a continuously variable transmission (CVT), the Challenger MT500E Series tractors can be outfitted with just the right format to fit your farm. Choose from our AutoPower IV or AutoPower VI powershifts, or TechStar CVT for maximum productivity, efficiency and operator comfort.
TRACTOR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (TMS)
Activated by the simple push of a button, TMS allows the engine and transmission to “communicate” for maximum efficiency at any given ground speed. Engine speed is automatically regulated based on the load — although it can be manually set for an upper or lower speed limit, too. If less power is required to maintain ground speed, the engine throttles back automatically for superior performance. You save fuel, reduce engine noise and extend service life.
❱ Quadlink front axle suspension – Completely maintenance-free suspension provides greater traction and more power to the ground, with best-in-class maneuverability and a smoother ride.
❱ Heavy-duty rear linkages – Upgraded rear linkages provide lift capacity of up to 16,700 lbs. Hydraulic rear coupler decompression system for easy removal of implements.
❱ Front monobloc weight – New 1,874-pound or 3,307-pound Monobloc front weights come in compact designs that boost maneuverability with minimal effect on overall tractor length.