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Has anyone got there hands on a E series challenger 800 or 700? If so how are you liking it so far? Likes dislikes
 

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Don't think they are out yet, the ones we have on order that were supposed to be delivered to the dealership in September have moved to 1Q 2015. Haven't heard why but will update when I know more.
 

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from what i understand they are still hung up waiting on tier 4 final approval. i've ran a couple around a parking lot and on a pto dyno. the torque curve numbers are pretty impressive.
 

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The same engine is in the two combines, they are marked final tier IV, why wouldn't they meet it in the tractor?
 

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True the engine has been in the combine, but from my understanding that engine was not T4 final because it didn't have to be until 2014. Sounds like it still might not be t4 final. Just going off what our area rep and product specialist has given us for reasons.
 

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Perhaps your rep was talking about the V12 in the 800 series since its a new motor?
 

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The 7 cyl is final in the Gleaner combines now and we have some of them. Maybe still they have to check the engines in their applications.
 

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The same engine is in the two combines, they are marked final tier IV, why wouldn't they meet it in the tractor?
The engines have had to be modified to go in the tracked Challengers, they have been shaking themselves to pieces so they are not the same engines.

Not sure why Agco launch a range of machines then don't actually release any for a year, they did this with the 6600 series masseys
 

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they are having problems with with the 7 cylinder in the new B series terragators. They have been blowing fuel lines and the DOC for the exhaust has been cracking. Prolly waiting for parts to build anymore becuase the fuel lines and the DOC had to come from the factory at jackson to get it up and running again.
 

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I ran a new MT 965E and a MT865C this summer same field, same tool, and same day. All I can say is the new E series was impressive. I knew the C18 had torque, but the improvement on the E series was phenomenal. With the 865C I was full throttle to maintain field speed in this application, but with 965E 1700rpm up hills, down hills, it didn't matter. Just kept pulling. The fuel consumption was approx 20% less than the C series.
 

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I bought a new MT 875 E this summer. Had 4 new Versatiles since 1980. Don't think I will ever buy a big wheeled tractor again. The V-12 is a great engine.
 

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Had it on a 35' ultra chisel and used it to plant wheat with a 40' drill. 11 gph on the drill 13-14 gph on hte chisel. Didn't really replace anything but have a 435 Versatile. For the horsepower the V-12 is really easy on fuel.
 

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Does anybody have any further experience with the V12 in the 800/900E series that they can share? Fuel use, reliability, power/torque and emissions related issues would all be pertinent. Especially as it relates to the C18 in the C series.
 

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Have a look of this discussion about Challenger and Cat, if i understand the post of 301 speaks of a new Challenger with Cat logo.
A new Mt powered by Cat again?

Viewing a thread - Does Cat make farm equipment?
The only thing Cat on the E Series is the transmission. I don't believe there is anything coming out of Jackson now with a Cat engine. From the fuel consumption and torque difference I have seen between the Sisu and Cat engines I just can't imagine why anyone would want the Cat engine.
 
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