500C Series

Capacity is King

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500C Series


Axial Rotary Combines

As farms have grown, so have the demands on the grower and their machines. You need straightforward machines that put more clean grain in the grain tank. You need workhorses up to the challenge of starting earlier, ending later and operating when conditions are the toughest. Well, everything you wanted, we give you in the Challenger® 540C and 560C combines. 


Model Class Engine HP Capacity
540C VII AGCO POWER™ 98 ATI 370 350 
560C VIII AGCO POWER™ 98 ATI 460 350 

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Processor: Where brains meet brawn.

Our new processor design is a complete threshing and separating system always working to increase capacity while reducing power, which results in improved fuel efficiency.

Our new design gives you:

  • A beefier feeder and header drive delivering up to 55% more horsepower for larger headers.
  • Segmented feed-drum design and multi-zone rotor inlet for nearly 360 degrees of material intake.
  • Efficient crop flow with a segmented axial rotor that includes four overlapping helical rows of segmented replaceable threshing elements, plus two interchangeable rows of separation paddles.
  • Twelve split-design concaves that can easily be changed and combined side-to-side or front-to-rear. The "H" frame design of the concave support helps pass "slugs" of material and reduce the damage from foreign objects.
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Engine: Power up productivity.

Powered by AGCO POWER 9.8-liter seven-cylinder inline engines, the 500C Series packs more horsepower and capacity than ever before.

Features include:

  • High injection pressure and effective charge air cooling to help control emissions.
  • Increased power density and torque to maximize fuel economy.
  • A proprietary software, Electronic Engine Management 4 (EEM4), powering our most advanced fuel injections system yet
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V-Cool™: Staying cool is simple.

Cut heat buildup and keep the cooling system running at optimum efficiency with our self-cleaning V-Cool System.

Features include:

  • A unique radiator and cooler V-shape allows airflow to make a single pass through each element, providing more efficiency and elimination of chaff trapped between coolers.
  • A hydraulic-driven cooling fan that automatically adjusts speed to maintain engine and hydraulic temperatures. This fan reverses every 15 minutes, or sooner if needed, to forcefully clean the intake screen.
  • An extra-large engine air intake placed inside the V-Cool system that extends air filter life.
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Drives: For those who are driven.

A minimalist approach to the design of our drives allows the most direct and efficient transfer of power to all major components.

Features include:

  • In-line positioning of the engine with the rotor that delivers maximum horsepower using only two belts versus going through gear boxes.
  • A variable-speed rotor driver featuring a hydraulic speed variator controlled from your C2100 Terminal.
  • A reversing system controlled from the C2100 terminal that reverses the rotor, feed drum, elevators and augers.
  • Secondary drives such as the header, feeder, cleaning fan, elevators drive and the straw chopper that are directed through the gearbox.
  • A standard 2-speed hydrostatic propulsion drive for more choices in the field and smoother acceleration with on-the-go shifting. 
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Cab: Mission: Comfort and Control.

We designed our ComforTech™ II cabs to be roomier, quieter and offer more visibility than ever before.

Features include:

  • The C2100 Virtual Terminal that is easily adjusted for height and your preferred angle so that multiple functions are at your fingertips.
  • Our deluxe seat option that includes leather bolsters plus heat and cooling options. And both our standard cloth and deluxe options feature a high-back design, air suspension and multiple adjustments.
  • An optional NightBreaker™ light package for visibility at night, adding four HID lights in the cab roof and two additional LED extremity lights below the cab.
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Headers: Using our head with the DynaFlex® header.

DynaFlex flexible cutterbar draper header brings the flexibility of an auger-style flex header with the gentile and fluid material handling of a draper header.

Features include:

  • Direct connection to the 500C Series combines — no adapter need.  Four sizes to meet your needs including 25', 30', 35' and 40' width options (7.6, 9.1, 10.7 and 12.2 m).
  • Our 500C Series standard Smartrac® lateral tilt system combined with up to six cutterbar sensor (35' & 40' models) that allows easy navigation of contours and rolling terrain.  Precise adjustment of the cutterbar angle with 12  degrees of range using the C2100 terminal.
  • A hydraulic tilt arms located every 30 inches (76.2 cm) across the header width, allowing up to eight inches (203 mm) of vertical travel and float pressure controlled from the C2100 terminal.
  • Dual shaft-driven SCH (Schumacher) epicyclical sickle drives providing up to 400% more torque than conventional drives to handle tougher conditions.
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