Scraper Tractors

MT800C & MT900C

Scraper Tractors - MT800C & MT900C

MT800C & MT900C

 

Special Application Tractors

The MT800C and MT900C Series Special Application tractors are equipped with features to improve performance, reliability, and safety in a towed-scraper application. All Challenger® Special Application tractors are capable of withstanding up to 20,000 lbs. of vertical loads.

The Challenger Special Application tractors are equipped with a range of amenities specially designed for use on construction sites.

Model Engine Engine hp (kW) PTO hp (kW)  
MT865C Cat® C18 ACERT® 525 (391) N/A  
MT875C Cat® C18 ACERT® 585 (436) N/A  
MT965C Cat® C18 ACERT® 525 (391) N/A  
MT975C Cat® C18 ACERT® 585 (436)  N/A  
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Standard Equipment

MT800C Series MT900C Series
  • Pivoting Step, Park Gear Activation / Deactivation
  • Scraper Hitch Plate
  • Ag Rated Falling Object Protection System (FOPS)
  • Hydraulic Trailer Brakes
  • Undercarriage Roller Frame Restraint
  • Strobing Beacons w/ Roof Mounting Brackets
  • Reverse Alarm
  • Tow Cable
  • Hydraulic Filter Guard
  • 32 Front Weights
  • 59 GPM Hydraulic Pump
  • Scraper Hitch Plate
  • Ag Rated Falling Object Protection System (FOPS)
  • Strobing Beacons w/Roof Mounting Brackets
  • Reverse Alarm
  • Tow Cable
  • Hydraulic Trailer Brakes
  • Differential Lock - Front and Rear Axle
  • Bottom Guard Plate: Engine Axle and Transmission
  • 59 GPM Hydraulic Pump
  • 20 Front Weights
Engine

Engine

The Tier III Cat® C15 and C18 ACERT® technology engines supply significant power when compared to other tractors in its class. The real test of an engine is when it maintains power, while lugging through tough conditions and encountering heavy loads. The Special Application models have the built-in deep torque reserve for today’s jobsites. 

ACERT®

ACERT®

While most engine manufacturers resorted to other methods to meet Tier III standards, including exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), Caterpillar took a completely different path, developing its own unique technology. ACERT technology allows precise control of the combustion process ensuring emission standards compliance without sacrificing horsepower, performance, or reliability.

  • 923 cubic inches (15.2 L) and 1,106 cubic inches (18.1 L) displacement
  • 42% torque rise
  • Peak torque is reached at 1,400 RPM.
  • A more efficient fuel system achieves maximum fuel economy and lower emissions.
  • Mid-support of the cylinder liners decreases vibration, reduces engine noise, and reduces power lost by piston blow-by.

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Transmission

Transmission

Special Application units use the same transmissions as the Ag specific counterparts. The Cat Powershift transmission features push-button control for 16 forward and 4 reverse gears.

With eight gears providing a 4 to 9.3 MPH (6.5 to 14.9 kph) working range, these machines provide the responsiveness and productivity your applications need. Since getting the job done means transport as well as work, Challenger offers one of the fastest transport speeds of any articulating tractor at 24.6 MPH (39.6 kph) meaning more time in-work and less time between loads.

The CAT transmission and engine are continuously communicating to provide optimum productivity and performance. The transmission senses the load on the engine and adjusts to deliver smoother shifts and longer life for all components.

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Power Management (PM)

The Power Management system is designed to get the job done faster and more efficiently.

This control coordinates engine speed with transmission gear to match an operator’s needs with job conditions. Maximum Power mode keeps the engine in the peak power range for heavy draft loads. Constant Ground Speed achieves an operator-designated ground speed while automatically controlling shifts and engine speed to maximize fuel efficiency.

Hydraulics

Hydraulics

Special Application tractors offer more flow, more versatility, and more efficiency than ever before. 


Standard features include 4 remote hydraulic valves with a 5th and 6th valve available as an option. The Special Application tractors feature a closed center, load-sensing, pressure- and flow-compensating system, and a 59 gpm (223.3 L/min) pump standard.

The operator can electronically adjust flow rates, timed detents, and individual valve operation with precision from the cab’s Tractor Management Center display. The operator can also direct continuous flow of up to 36 gpm (136.3 L/min) through any one coupler. High-flow, ¾ inch implement valves are optional and offer up to 42 gpm (158.9 L/min). This is particularly important for implements with large cylinders or when pulling multiple implements.

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Operator Area

One of the first things you’ll notice about the cab is its size. Leading the industry, it boasts 108 ft3 (3.06 m3) of comfort, convenience, and control. You’ll appreciate the 67.5 ft2 (6.2 m2) of usable glass area, the slim profile dash, and the short sloping engine hood which combine to deliver an unobstructed, panoramic view.

Additional comfort and convenience amenities include: 

  • An optional VRS semi-active, heated operator’s seat that provides continuous real-time automatic damping force in response to varying terrain.
  • An electronic dash showcasing all major tractor and engine functions, including the selected gear, engine RPM and machine hours.
  • The Surround-Flow™ ventilation system keeps you comfortable and productive with 12 vents strategically placed throughout the cab.
  • Optional Nightbreaker HID lighting provides clear definition of detail from a greater distance than normal halogen lights.
  • The largest and most comfortable instructor’s seat in the industry is standard, but can also fold down and double as a workspace to use your laptop.

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Tractor Management Center (TMC)

Tractor Management Center (TMC)

Challenger’s unique Tractor Management Center (TMC) has an intuitive ergonomic design that puts all key functions at your fingertips including the all new ISOBUS TMC display. As the international standard for electronic communications used in agriculture, ISOBUS allows any compatible tractor to communicate with any compliant implement, no matter the manufacturer.

The TMC display allows the operator to monitor all tractor, engine, and transmission functions, as well as check and adjust hydraulic flow settings all from one single location. It can control all connected ISOBUS compatible implements - eliminating the need for additional monitors or control boxes in the cab. Simply plug and play for seamless operation.  

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Mobil-trac™ system (MT800 Series)

Mobil-trac™ system (MT800 Series)

Productivity

Challenger’s exclusive Mobil-trac system (MTS) combines the speed, mobility, and versatility of rubber tires with the flotation, traction, and low ground pressure offered by tracks.  The superior traction and floatation provided by the MTS gives you more pulling ability, greater efficiency, and a smoother ride to let you do more per day.

Comfort

Thanks to the exclusive Opti-Ride™ suspension, advanced Marsh Mellow® springs, and oscillating bogey system, the MTS can adapt and contour to the varying job terrain, isolate and absorb any bumps and ruts, and provide the operator a smooth comfortable ride.

Control

Easily adjusting the infinitely variable undercarriage gauge, which ranges from 90-128 inches (2286-3215 mm), allows the Challenger MT800C Series tractors to fit virtually any operation.

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Frame and Axles

Frame and Axles

The MT900C Series ensures a perfect balance of strength and agility. It boasts the heaviest, most robust frame in the industry which serves as the foundation for the machine. The driveline is one of the largest in the industry and connected to the largest standard diameter axles. The size, strength and weight help to efficiently put power to the ground without hampering the maneuverability of the tractor. 

  • Tri-point oscillation provides up to 13 degrees of movement for even distribution of weight and power
  • 42 degree turn angle provides the best-in-class 16 ft (4.87m) turning radius on 710/70 R42 tires
  • Axle diameter is 5.7 in (145mm), largest standard on the market
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