The World’s First 500+ HP Fixed-Frame Tractor

October 2017

For years, Challenger tractors have carved out a reputation for being tough and durable. But, today, the rules of agribusiness are changing. Not only is Challenger changing with them, we’re committed to leading the way in the development of the most efficient engineering and technology that larger, more complex operations will need to be successful, and profitable, in the future. We call it Intelligent Farming.

Introducing the new Challenger 1000 Series. Tractors unlike any we’ve ever manufactured. Crafted in our state-of-the-art Marktoberdorf, Germany plant, each machine is built from the ground up on our revolutionary AccuEngineering™ Platform. This completely new class of tractors delivers more power to the ground, more efficiently, intuitively and intelligently than ever before.

Challenger 1000 Series
  • Horsepower: 396 to 517
  • Weight Range: 31,204 lbs. to 50,706 lbs.
  • Higher torque at lower engine speeds for a better ROI
  • Year-round application, from heavy tillage and planting to row crop applications
  • Easy-to-operate, intuitive Tractor Management System
  • Simply a better cost of ownership for serious agribusiness


Accu, the Short Way to Say Superior.

AccuEngineering™, is the smarter, more intuitive and more efficient engineering platform upon which the Challenger 1000 Series is built. From the controls in the cab, to the AccuDrive™ powertrain, to the AccuTerminal™, ACCU is simply a more intelligent way to engineer a more intelligent tractor.

Not Just Raw Power, Smart Power.

An engine and powertrain that work together perfectly will maximize engine power at slow speeds. So you can pull the heaviest implements through the toughest conditions, with maximum torque and minimum fuel usage. And you always get optimized traction and flotation, and tremendous pulling power.

Efficient Power. When and Where You Need It.

When the engine, transmission, fan, hydraulics and all implements work highly efficiently at maximum capacity, there’s less wear and tear on components and a longer engine life. AccuDrive is designed to exploit the high engine power, keeping speeds especially low in any terrain, regardless of ground conditions. It doesn’t get any more efficient than that.

Easy to Operate and Highly Intuitive.

Driving tractor in field

Though a Challenger 1000 Series tractor is a highly sophisticated machine, the Tractor Management Center makes it simple to operate. All functions whether in the terminal or on the multi-function armrest are color coordinated to the controls that operate them, and the ergonomic design keeps all tasks and functions comfortably within the operator’s reach, reducing time and fatigue. With one hand on the wheel and one hand on the multi-function joystick, you’re in total control at all times.

For more information on the Challenger 1000 Series, talk to your Empire Ag Rep today.

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Empire Agriculture has been part of the southwestern agriculture community since 1950.

As an Arizona-based, family owned company, we have a unique understanding of the critical role that growers play in our communities and economies.  We salute your dedication to our industry, and are committed to providing the machines, technologies and resources you need to succeed in every season.

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