• • • New Challenger tractor will debut as a chaser
AGWEST Machinery Esperance has set up a demonstration program to introduce the new three-model Challenger MT700 G4 Series track tractor to the district. According to company sales manager Athol Kennedy, the demo model will be a 743, which develops 321 kilowatt (431 horsepower).
The tractor features a new engine, transmission, undercarriage and hydraulics and the three models have power ratings between 283kW (380hp) and 321kW (431hp), delivered by AGCO Power 9.8L Tier 3B diesel engines equipped with concentric air systems (CAS). The tractors’ AccuDrive powertrain features a Challenger Accu-VT continuously variable transmission, combined with operating technology to produce a high-torque, low-speed approach. This innovation allows the tractors to run in the maximum torque range while delivering low fuel consumption. All systems, including the hydraulics and PTO, are designed to run at lower engine rpm, while an upgraded hydraulic system offers greater flow at lower engine rpm and the capabilities to meet the demands of larger seeding rigs.