Introducing the CLX Series loader
From the very first loader made by Challenge Implements in 1962, this Australian-owned company and its brand has created enviable traditions of world-class engineering, design excellence, robust construction and innovation.
In 2008 Challenge Implements is proud to continue this tradition with the introduction of it's new range of CLX loaders.
With years of research, testing and development the design team at Challenge Implements have created a world leading product with patent pending features to make your farm operate smarter, safer and more efficiently. Allow the new Challenge range of CLX loaders to lift your expectations.
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1. Challenge Level Lift Technology
As a world first Challenge Implements have developed the patent pending CLT front-end loader levelling system with an innovative internal self levelling linkage enclosed inside the loader boom. With years of development Challenge are able to conceal the linkage inside the boom arm which gives the loader a better appearance and gains between 240 and 260mm of increased vision. This makes for a streamlined and compact front-end loader, while continuing to offer safety to the operator with the use of advanced level lifting technology.
2. Vision safety and style
Complementing Challenge Implements CLT technology, all hydraulic distribution lines are now concealed inside the front-end loader boom arm. This increases loader to tractor clearances and provides clean boom arm surfaces free from hoses, brackets, fittings and other components traditionally mounted on the boom arm surface. The new flush CLX pin design allows for a completely smooth surface of the arm leaving nothing to restrict the operator's vision. A major emphasis has also been placed on the styling of the CLX loader to match and complement the styling and increased vision that tractor company's are offering with new and up coming tractor models.
3. Auto Cam Lock // Fast Lock System
The patent pending Auto Cam Lock & Fast Lock frame stand system included with the CLX series front-end loader, provide operational savings by reducing the time and effort required when detaching and reattaching 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. Reattaching the loader is now a very quick, automated process. Once the hydraulic hoses have been connected, the operator can completely attach and secure the loader without leaving the tractor seat. The CLX loader will automatically lock and tighten itself to the tractor mounting frame with the new patent pending Auto Cam Lock system. This is now an automated version of the proven Cam Lock system featured in the 21 Series loaders. The re-attaching operation can now be completed by using the loader dump function; the operator can fold and lock the frame stands automatically enabling the operator to continue working, this Fast Lock process only taking seconds.
4. EES System - Enhanced Engineering Strength
With the development of Challenge Implements patent pending EES system, the CLX loader now has greater strength while also allowing the entry and exit points of the hydraulic hoses and wiring harness. The new EES system offers an added total of 56% increase in cross bar re-enforcement, while providing a customised chute at all hose entry and exit points that protects and guides the hoses and wiring within the loader boom arm. These castings have been designed to offer maximum strength to the surrounding area of the hydraulic hose entry and exit points.
The implement level gauge has been made from solid steel bars and a welded cast steel bracket to ensure a durable long lasting feature. The level gauge is also mounted on the inside of the loader below the level of the loader frame arm for ease of sight and protection.
Cross bar cover
New look cross bar. The registered cross bar cover design is made with a heavy duty high density poly ethylene material, protecting hoses and valving mounted underneath the cover on the frame cross bar. This stylish cover is designed to maximise operator vision and also complement styling of new and upcoming tractor models.
EES System - Enhanced Engineering Strength
The EES System has been implemented throughout the entire loader design giving the loader much greater strength in many areas. All these specifically designed components have been computer simulated, subject to repetition tests and have undergone hours upon hours of field testing to ensure that the strongest and highest quality loader possible can be made available.
Challenge implements patent pending quick coupler design continue to suit existing 21 series attachments ensuring strength and compatibility. The CLX quick coupler has been designed to allow maximum vision when attaching implements to the quick coupler making it as easy and quick as possible for the operator to change implements while hard at work.
Multi couplers & Control Valve options
All CLX loaders are designed to allow the use of multi couplers to increase operator ease of use when changing 3rd & 4th function dependant implements from quick couplers. Challenge Implements also offer multi couplers on CLX loaders for easier hydraulic coupling of the loader, on and off the host tractor.
3rd Function service
A 3rd service kit will become a standard feature on all CLX loaders, complementing the already feature rich loader series. This offers you a great saving when purchasing your CLX loader, but more importantly allows you to use 3rd service implements increasing your efficiencies when hard at work.
4th Function service
Along with the included 3rd function service an optional 4th function service is available to be fitted at the time the loader is ordered. It can also be purchased as an after market fitment, with standard couplings or an easy to use multi coupling system. The 3rd & 4th function services are activated right from the loader joystick.