CLX Series Front End Loader
The CLX series front end loader is Challenge Implements advanced loader series offering many standard and optional features; such as the world first and patented CLT™ front-end loader levelling system with an innovative internal self-levelling linkage completely enclosed inside the loader boom. This sets the CLX™ Range apart from other loaders on the market.
Other advanced features included with the CLX™ series front-end loader provide operational savings by reducing the time and effort required when attaching and detaching the front-end loader from the tractor. There are no components that have to come away from the loader as the automatic-locking features are all built into the new design.
21 Compact Series Front End Loader
Challenge compact loaders can be specified with a choice of standard or 4-in-1 bucket designs which enable you to move and collect soil, mulch and gravel easily and neatly. All models feature mechanical self-leveling.
Challenge compact loaders have been specially developed for 18-55hp tractor ranges. Designed for Australian conditions featuring excellent visibility, durable performance and solid construction that allows you to handle bigger tasks and longer hours. The compact and mid-size loader mechanical level lift system is the best form of operator protection against “rollback” and is designed to meet latest standards for Supply and Manufacture of Front End Loaders. Designed with service access and visibility in mind the excellent visibility to the bucket is thanks to the loaders mid-mount design, narrow boom arms and small uprights. All key pivot points are fitted with heavy-duty bushes. These can all be lubricated from the side of the loader, with easy to see recessed grease points.
21 Premium Series Front End Loader
The 21 Premium Series loaders have stood the test of time and provide customers with a front end loader range that meets performance requirements while also providing a more economical product offering for 55 to 150 horse power tractor range.
21 Premium Series loaders have been operating on farms for over a decade and are a proven performer. With upgradable options available for the 21 Premium Series loader range, it is a complete loader offering with many valuable features that will complement your tractor usage and versatility.
General Purpose Buckets
General Purpose buckets cover a range of applications, such as digging dry soil.
All general purpose buckets have been designed to meet the high strength and safety requirements of today’s environment. There is a large variety of buckets available to cover a wide range of applications and to enable a more compatible loader/tractor combination, ensuring you get the most from your loader.
All buckets are constructed from high tensile steel (570mpa) which is laser cut for accuracy and press formed to ensure superior strength.
When attached to a Challenge front end loader, the bucket profile has been designed to ensure there is no rollback, a condition whereby material spills or falls over the rear of the bucket as it is filled. All earthmoving buckets enable maximum fill with minimum effort, ensuring an efficient loading cycle.
The lower back portion of the bucket has a double plate arrangement that forms an enclosed 'box' section running the full width of the bucket, giving the bucket exceptional torsional strength.
Buckets have a high quality roll formed cutting edge for excellent durability as well as wear plates on the bottom face of the bucket.
Heavy section pipe gives a clean smooth face to the top of the bucket.
The buckets' cut ends have been pressed to give strength along the edge and sides of the bucket.
The attachment lugs on the rear of the bucket have plates that distribute the load to the strengthened sections of the bucket, directly behind the ‘box’ section and to the formed edge towards the top of the bucket. This eliminates deformation in the back of the bucket during loading cycles.
Most general purpose buckets can be fitted with ground-engaging teeth if required.
Grain buckets are designed for handling light materials, such as, grain.
The two grain buckets have the same rated capacity but offer different widths. They have been developed to handle larger volumes of lighter material. They have the same features as the general purpose bucket with the addition of internal ribs near the attachment lugs for extra strength in the back of the bucket.
Multi-Purpose buckets have four different functions, these include; bucket, blade, grab and grader.
For the ultimate in versatility, the multi-purpose 4-in-1 bucket gives you a bucket, a blade, a grab and a grader. This attachment requires a third hydraulic control circuit.
- Bucket – With the multi-purpose bucket in the closed position you have a standard earthmoving bucket to pick up and move loose materials, with the option to open the bucket to empty material instead of dumping (ideal for unloading material over a high side-board of a truck or trailer).
- Blade – With the multi-purpose bucket in the open position and the fixed half of the bucket in the vertical position you have an earthmoving blade.
- Grab – As you approach the material to be handled you can open the multi-purpose bucket and position it over or around the material then, closing the bucket jaws in a biting action, pick up the material.
- Grader – With the multi-purpose bucket in the open position and dumped forward so the front internal cutting edge is in contact with the ground, you can drag the bucket backwards to scrape material into a heap or to backfill trenches. With the multi-purpose bucket in a similar orientation but with both internal cutting edges in contact with the ground, the bucket can be used as a leveller on firmer surfaces.
All multi-purpose buckets have been designed to exceed the requirements of the agricultural industry and, when used with the standard level-lift Challenge front end loader, have safety features to eliminate rollback, this feature prevents material from falling over the rear of the bucket when it is filled. The multi-purpose buckets enable maximum fill with minimum effort, ensuring an efficient loading cycle. Buckets are available in a number of sizes to enable a more compatible loader/tractor combination, ensuring you get the most from your loader.
- The lower back portion of the bucket has a double plate arrangement constructed from high tensile steel (570mpa) that forms an enclosed 'box' section running the full width of the bucket, giving the bucket exceptional torsional strength.
- Buckets have high-quality roll-formed cutting edges for excellent durability.
- Heavy section pipe give a clean smooth face to the top of the bucket.
- The laser cut ends and hinges of the bucket have been cut from heavy high-grade plate to give maximum strength to the sides of the bucket.
- The bottom of the bucket has additional formed plate with internal rib section for maximum strength in the moving half of the bucket.
- Some multi-purpose buckets can be fitted with ground-engaging teeth if required.
Silage Grab Bucket
The silage grab bucket is ideal for handling loose or fine chop silage and other loose materials.
The silage grab bucket has been designed to handle loose or fine chop silage and is ideal for cleaning up other loose materials such as straw. Having a bucket style bottom, this attachment allows for clean and easy handling of this type of material.
After it is driven into the silage face, the attachment can be crowded back like a conventional bucket, ensuring maximum fill with the tines holding and containing the material being handled.
Optional end plates are available which simply bolt to the side profile if extremely loose material is to be handled.
This attachment requires a third hydraulic control circuit to activate the grab portion of the attachment.
All tines fit into a tapered sleeve and are removable.
Bull blades are available with root rakes allowing ripping and removal of roots.
The bull blade is available in two widths and with a variety of configurations. All blades are formed from high grade steel and have a pressed mouldboard and are fitted with a replaceable bolt-on reversible cutting edge.
- Standard bull blades have the attaching lugs welded directly to the rear of the blade ready to couple to the front end loader.
- The bull blade can be inverted through an adaptor on the rear of the blade. This will position the rake tines towards the ground, allowing ripping and removal of small tree and shrub roots from beneath the ground surface. Alternatively, when pushing up debris, the tines allow topsoil to be left behind.
- The bull blade can also be set up with a manual angle adjustment and a manual tilt adjustment. These are set through brackets supplied and attached to the back of the blade, allowing the operator to change from a standard configuration to either or both angle and tilt options.
- The bull blade can also be set up with a manual angle adjustment and a hydraulic tilt adjustment. The manual angle is set using the bracket supplied and attached to the back of the blade. The tilt is controlled through a hydraulic third service which the operator can control during use.
Hay tines are used in various attachments and can be removed and replaced.
It is important that hay tines are replaced with genuine Challenge hay tines to ensure that safety standards are met. Some hay tines on the market are made from inferior grade steel and may fail.
Back Rest Extension
The back rest allows some attachments to handle more load due to the extra support it provides.
The back rest has the ability to provide support to loads during handling that are higher than the attachment frame. The back rest extension quickly and simply slides in or out of the top section of the attachment frame, extending the effective height. Compatible with all hay handling attachments.
A back rest extension is available for each of the following products. Some back rest extensions may not look the same as shown, however its intended purpose is still the same.
- Dual Round Bale Spike
- Pallet Fork
- Round Bale Fork
- Round Bale Spike
- Square Bale Spike
- Square Wrapped Silage Grab
Dual Round Bale Spike
The dual round bale spike is ideal for handling two or three round hay bales at one time.
The dual round bale spike can carry 2 and up to 3 round bales when used with the back rest. Used in conjunction with the three-point linkage dual round bale spike attached to a front end loader you will be able to move 4 and up to 6 round bales at once. The option of using both dual round bale spikes together will save you time and fuel costs by reducing tractor movements when moving bales.
Round Bale Spike
The round bale spike lifts a single round hay bale by piercing the flat side of the bale.
The round bale spike can be used to spike into the flat side of a round bale. The attachment is fitted with two tines to ensure the bale is unable to rotate while being handled.
The round bale spike has the loader attachment lugs welded directly to the attachment frame making it a stand-alone attachment to allow for quick and efficient changeover.
Post Hole Diggers
The post hole digger includes a carriage, drive unit and auger; available in different configurations.
The hydraulic post hole digger drive unit is operated by a third service from the front end loader to drive whichever size auger is fitted. The operator controls the loader arms to provide downward pressure while drilling the hole, or by raising the loader arms to lift the auger out of the hole.
The post hole digger is supplied with a one piece attachment carriage. The drive unit can be positioned to the left, right or centre of the carriage to suit individual needs.
There are a number of drive units to best match the tractor's hydraulic capacity and auger sizes to suit any job. All augers come standard with replaceable tungsten carbide cutting teeth and pilot.