New Challenger MT500D Series Features Higher Horsepower and Innovative Emission Technology
By Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.com
Challenger is rolling out four new models to its MT500D Series of tractors for agricultural purposes. The new tractors have 110 to 125 PTO horsepower capabilities and meet the demands of modern farming. Not only are these tractors more powerful and more fuel efficient they are more luxurious too. All four tractors feature an ergonomic cab - with fingertip controls embedded in the armrest. The cab also features hydraulic cab suspension which automatically adjusts for various field conditions. The cab also features a Datatronic CCD display screen that allows the operator to monitor and adjust tractor settings with ease.
“The new Challenger MT500D Series tractors expand the Challenger line by offering even more choices in power, comfort and innovation,” says Conor Bergin, AGCO senior product specialist for high-horsepower tractors. “These tractors are more powerful than the previous Series and also are 6 to 8% more fuel-efficient, for a great blend of power and fuel economy. This makes them ideal for tough chores in the field and around the farmyard, whether chopping stalks, loading hay, mowing ditches, blading dirt or moving snow.”
All four models come equipped with Tier 4 Emissions Control with 6.6- liter engines. The engines are AGGO second generation e3 selective catalytic reduction and clean-air technology. The engines are environmentally efficient as the system monitors exhaust and adjusts diesel fluid accordingly which provides improved emissions and more efficient fuel consumption.