Challenger owners realize sizeable fuel savings

December 2005
Southeast Farm Press;12/21/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 28, p11
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the efficiency of Challenger MT700B and MT800B Series track tractors. The tractors tend to save fuel in the long run. Most of the time, wheel tractors exhibit slippage of 8 to 12 percent, which varies with the application, the tires and the soil type. The operator can select the maximum output mode in the track tractors, which is assisted by automatically shifting to keep the engine in the peak power range where horsepower is maximized. The Tractor Management Control system allows the operator to achieve a preset ground speed by automatically varying the engine speed.


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