Chal­lenger’s new MT700 se­ries

Chal­lenger’s new MT700 se­ries is de­signed to de­liver a new level of track trac­tor per­for­mance, ride com­fort, op­er­at­ing ef­fi­ciency and on-board in­tel­li­gence

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AGCO brand Chal­lenger has un­veiled its next-gen­er­a­tion MT700 se­ries of track trac­tors.

In typ­i­cal Chal­lenger yel­low, the new MT700 se­ries is de­signed to de­liver a new level of track trac­tor per­for­mance, ride com­fort, op­er­at­ing ef­fi­ciency and on-board in­tel­li­gence to boost farmer prof­itabil­ity and pro­duc­tiv­ity, the com­pany says.

The MT700 se­ries comes with a range of fresh fea­tures such as a new en­gine, cab, trans­mis­sion, un­der­car­riage and hy­draulics. “To­day’s pro­duc­ers de­mand more than just power and floata­tion from their track trac­tors,” AGCO prod­uct man­ager Tim Ol­daker says.

“Chal­lenger con­tin­ues to de­liver pro­duc­tion-en­hanc­ing fea­tures and on­board tech­nolo­gies that help pro­duc­ers bet­ter man­age their farm­ing busi­nesses and in­crease prof­itabil­ity.”

EN­GINE & TRANS­MIS­SION

En­gine-wise, the Chal­lenger MT700 se­ries is equipped with AGCO Power 9.8-litre Tier 3 diesel en­gines rang­ing be­tween 380431hp with con­cen­tric air sys­tems (CAS).

The Ac­cuDrive pow­er­train and Accu-VT con­tin­u­ously variable trans­mis­sion al­low the Chal­lenger MT700 se­ries trac­tors to run in the max­i­mum torque range while de­liv­er­ing low fuel con­sump­tion to help in­crease pro­duc­tiv­ity and re­duce costs.

HY­DRAULICS

All sys­tems, in­clud­ing the hy­draulics and PTO, are de­signed to run at lower en­gine rpm, to fur­ther lower fuel costs and re­duce en­gine wear. The up­graded hy­draulic sys­tem of­fers greater flow at lower en­gine rpm and the ca­pa­bil­i­ties to meet the de­mands of the lat­est planters and im­ple­ments.

Now in­stead of run­ning at full throt­tle to meet the hy­draulic needs, the Ac­cuDrive sys­tem al­lows full out­put at 1,700rpm.

Not only does this al­low for the trac­tor to run in the peak torque range of 1,200-1,600rpm but it does so more ef­fi­ciently with less en­gine wear and also re­sults in a qui­eter work­ing en­vi­ron­ment for the op­er­a­tor.

THE CAB & TECH

Op­er­a­tors will no­tice the new fit and fin­ish of the lat­est MT700. In­side the cab is the new 10.4-inch touch­screen Ac­cuTer­mi­nal, which al­lows the op­er­a­tor to man­age all trac­tor set­tings.

“Op­er­a­tors can also mon­i­tor and con­trol all ISOBUS 11783 com­pat­i­ble im­ple­ments, cam­era func­tion, field doc­u­men­ta­tion, variable-rate ap­pli­ca­tions, guid­ance and wire­less data trans­fer, and the Ac­cuField Com­mand head­land man­age­ment sys­tem,” AGCO says.

The Ad­van­tage arm­rest, Ac­cuTer­mi­nal, Ad­van­tage joy­stick, PTO con­trols and con­ve­niently lo­cated colour-coded key­pad are all within easy reach of the op­er­a­tor’s fin­ger­tips.

A new LED light pack­age adds more lights at the rear of the trac­tor, po­si­tioned to pro­vide a clear view to each end of a planter, for ex­am­ple, for those late nights in the field.

When leav­ing the field af­ter a long day, porch light­ing on the cab pro­vides a safe view of the area, and then the smart-bat­tery dis­con­nects power for the night

On the out­side, the new MT700 in­cor­po­rates a unique walka­round plat­form for pro­vid­ing se­cure and fast ac­cess to clean­ing win­dows not equipped with the side-washer/wiper sys­tem as well as en­hanced cab sus­pen­sion, an air-ride seat and a larger in­struc­tor seat.

In ad­di­tion, these three new mod­els eas­ily con­nect with

AGCO’s suite of Fuse Tech­nolo­gies and Fuse Con­nected

Ser­vices for the lat­est in guid­ance, pre­ci­sion farm­ing and re­mote mon­i­tor­ing tech­nol­ogy.

Op­er­a­tors can drive re­li­ably and ac­cu­rately in the tough­est of vis­ual con­di­tions with AGCO’s next gen­er­a­tion of Auto-Guide au­to­mated steer­ing sys­tem. Cus­tomers may se­lect the ac­cu­racy level and sig­nal source to meet their spe­cific needs, choos­ing from two re­ceiver providers: No­va­tel and Trim­ble. A num­ber of cor­rec­tion sig­nals are sup­ported, de­pend­ing on the re­ceiver. These guid­ance op­tions are part of AGCO’s Fuse Tech­nolo­gies.

RIDE COM­FORT

Chal­lenger’s patented Mo­bilTrac Sys­tem (MTS) is renowned for de­liv­er­ing power to the ground, set­ting the MT700 Se­ries apart from other trac­tors and de­liv­er­ing ad­van­tages over bolt-on track sys­tems and an en­hanced de­sign of­fers even more ben­e­fits.

“Op­er­a­tors are go­ing to no­tice a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence in the ride com­fort – one they won’t find on any other track trac­tor,” Ol­daker says.

The Chal­lenger MT700 se­ries is the first two-track ma­chine with three stages of sus­pen­sion and os­cil­lat­ing mid-wheels that pre­cisely con­tour to the ground over ter­races and un­even sur­faces.

“The MaxxRide in­te­grated com­fort sys­tem con­sists of the os­cil­lat­ing mid-wheels, hard-bar sus­pen­sion and cab sus­pen­sion, so op­er­a­tors ex­pe­ri­ence great ride qual­ity with­out sac­ri­fic­ing the in-field ben­e­fits of power, con­trol and traction,” Ol­daker says.

“Han­dling at higher road speeds has also been im­proved, and ride com­fort when trav­el­ling on the road is no­tice­ably bet­ter than pre­vi­ous mod­els.”

The MT700’s pri­mary sus­pen­sion has re­ceived a re­design, with rugged coil springs and high-ca­pac­ity shock ab­sorbers for a more com­fort­able ride, com­pared to hy­dro-pneu­matic sus­pen­sion sys­tems. Off-road style, heavy-duty shock ab­sorbers pro­vide pre­cisely tuned di­gres­sive damp­ing.

“The MTS has also been re­designed by mov­ing the hard bar fur­ther for­ward, pro­vid­ing a longer wheel­base and more sta­bil­ity,” AGCO says. “The steel hard bar acts as a front axle, at­tach­ing to the for­ward point of the roller frame and pro­vid­ing up to 11 de­grees of os­cil­la­tion, to im­prove ride and max­imise com­paction.”

Op­er­a­tors can also drive re­li­ably and ac­cu­rately in the tough­est of vis­ual con­di­tions thanks to AGCO’s next-gen­er­a­tion Au­to­Gu­ide au­to­mated steer­ing sys­tem.

“The Chal­lenger MT700 is a com­plete pack­age de­liv­er­ing the ef­fi­ciency of the Ac­cuEngi­neer­ing plat­form, com­bined with a re­designed MTS and in­te­grated with the lat­est in pre­ci­sion farm­ing tech­nol­ogy,” AGCO adds.

Op­er­a­tors are go­ing to no­tice a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence in the ride com­fort – one they won’t find on any other track trac­tor.

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