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.

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CLX Series Loader Features

  • CLT™
  • Vision Safety & Style
  • EES™
  • Auto Cam Lock
  • Fast Lock
  • Standard Features
  • Quick Coupler

Challenge Level Lift Technology

As a world-first, Challenge Implements has 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 is able to conceal the linkage inside the boom arm which gives the loader a better appearance and gains between 240 – 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.

Vision Safety and Style

  1. With the use of EES™ and CLT™ technology, we have been able to conceal the level lift linkage inside the boom arm giving the loader a cleaner, more compact appearance.
  2. Flush pin design and hidden hydraulic hoses 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.
  3. Vision and style is further maximised with the use of high-gauge 40mm pins, industrial self lubricating bearings, and cast levelling crank allowing a hidden compact levelling system.
  4. The registered cross bar cover design is made with a heavy duty high-density polyethylene material, protecting hoses and valving mounted underneath the cover. This stylish cover is designed to maximise operator vision.
  5. The implement level gauge has been made from solid steel bars and a welded cast steel bracket to ensure the strength of this feature. The level gauge is mounted on the inside of the loader below the level of the frame arm for ease of sight and protection.
  6. Now with the level lift linkage concealed inside the boom, the CLX™ loader gains between 240 – 260mm of increased vision. 

Enhanced Engineering Strength

With the development of the patented EES™ system, the CLX™ loader now has greater strength while also allowing the entry and exit points of the hydraulic hoses and wiring harness.  One of the main areas of any front-end loader that needs extra strength is the cross bar that joins the two boom arms together.  The new EES™ cross bar system offers an added total of a 56% increase in cross bar re-enforcement, now allowing a total of six high-penetration welds from the boom 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.

Auto Cam Lock

The patent pending Auto Cam Lock & Fast Lock frame stand system, included with the CLXTM series front-end loader, provides 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.

Frame Stand Fastening System

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 takes seconds.

 CLX™ Model Range
 CL333X
CL334X
CL363X
CL364X
CL393X
CL394X
CL423X
CL424X
CL425X
CL455XCL485X
CL486X
Challenge Innovation Features — All features are Patent Pending
Challenge Level Lift Technology Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Enhanced Engineering Strength System Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fast Lock — Frame Stand Fastening System Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto Cam Locking System Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hydraulic Features
Centralised Hydraulic Distribution Service Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Internal Routed Hydraulic Hose System Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Third Service — For hydraulic attachment operation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hydraulic coupling and multi-coupler docking bracket Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fourth Service Hydraulic Control Valve - For hydraulic attachment operation Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Hydro Ride - Automatic load sense - Electronic On/Off Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Easy Lock - Hydraulic attachment locking system - Electro/hydraulic Control Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Multi Couplers - Control valve, attachment and remote fast connection Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Independent Hydraulic Control Valve - Single lever joystick control Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
General Operator Features
Attachment level indicator Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Flush mounted pivot pins - 40mm high-strength greased pins Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Industrial grade self-lubricating bearings Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mechanical cylinder safety lock - neatly stored in loader crossbar Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Attachment Connection
Aus Hitch quick coupler Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Euro Hitch quick coupler Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Tractor Protection
Bump Guard — Tractor bonnet protection Yes Yes Yes Yes    
Bonnet Grille Guard — Extra tough tractor bonnet protection Optional Optional Optional Optional Yes Yes
Suitable For Bull Blade Usage Yes Yes Yes Yes    

Aus Hitch Quick Coupler

The Aus Hitch quick coupler is a specifically designed attachment system used for coupling all attachments, using the Aus Hitch system, quickly and efficiently. The quick coupler uses a single lever action to disengage the locking pins from the attachment and has a spring return auto lock function when reattaching to an attachment. The Aus Hitch is designed with much larger and stronger locking pins in comparison to the Euro Hitch.

 

Euro Hitch Quick Coupler

The Euro Hitch quick coupler has been developed to allow those customers, who may have previously purchased European-style attachments that suit some of the European-manufactured loaders, the ability to retain those attachments and use them on their Challenge front end loader. The quick coupler uses a single lever action to disengage the locking pins from the attachment and has a spring return auto lock function when reattaching to an attachment.

CLX Series Loader Options

  • Options
  • Easy Lock
  • Hydro Ride
  • Multi-Couplers
  • Fourth Function

Choose your CLX™ timesaving option to improve your load, lifting and carrying productivity on the job. CLX™ loader options are designed and manufactured with the customer’s needs in mind, offering the best use of technology enabling you to have the best use of your own time.

Easy Lock Option

Challenge Implements patent pending quick coupler design continues 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. With the carefully designed Easy Lock system fitted to your CLX™ loader, you never need to manually attach an implement to your loader again.

Hydro Ride Option

Travelling with or without a load, the all new CLX™ Hydro Ride system will sense and adjust to the current pay load being carried. While travelling from point A to B, you can enjoy the smoothest ride possible with this new system. The CLX™ Hydro Ride system can be turned on or off from the loader joystick controls, making it convenient when loading and stacking where more precision is needed.

Multi-Couplers Option

All loaders are designed to allow the use of multi-couplers to increase operator ease of use when changing third & fourth function dependent 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.

Fourth Function Option

Along with the included third function service, an optional fourth 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 third and fourth function services are activated right from the loader joystick.

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CLX Series Loader Specifications

  • Specifications
  • CL333X, CL334X
  • CL363X, CL364X
  • CL393X, CL394X
  • CL423X, CL424X, CL425X
  • CL455X
  • CL485X, CL486X

*Vertical distance from ground line to lowest point of cutting edge when bucket is dumped 45° and loader is fully raised.

**Horizontal distance from tip of bucket cutting edge to centre line of tractor front wheels with loader fully-raised and bucket dumped at 45°.

***Horizontal distance from tip of bucket cutting edge to centre line of tractor front wheels with bucket level on ground.

****Digging depth can vary depending on fitted tractor tyre equipment.

Specifications may vary with tractor model, tyre size and/or hydraulic systems.

The loader specifications may vary with tractor models, tyre sizes and/or hydraulic systems, and assume a hydraulic system capacity of 18.5 Mpa (2682 psi). Design specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Horse power range (approximate) 50-90
A - Maximum lift height to pivot pin 3323mm
B - Maximum lift height under level bucket 2995mm
C - Clearance with bucket dumped* 2397mm
D - Reach at maximum lift height** 1226mm
E - Maximum dump angle 56°
F - Reach with bucket on ground*** 2211mm
G - Maximum rollback angle 50°
H - Digging depth**** 180mm
J - Overall height in carry position 1695mm
K - Maximum rollback angle at maximum lift height 50°
Lift capacity at pivot pin - Ground level 2040kg
Lift capacity at pivot pin - Maximum lift height 1505kg
Lift capacity at 800mm from pivot pin - Ground level 1685kg
Lift capacity at 800mm from pivot pin - 1.5m lift height 1550kg
Lift capacity at 800mm from pivot pin - Maximum lift height 1280kg
Bucket rollback force at ground height 2495kg
Tractor pump pressure (will vary depending on tractor model) 185bar
Maximum Frame Weight 574kg
Mechanical Self Levelling Yes
Easy Detach Loader Frame Yes
Auto Locking Attachment Quick Coupler Yes
Horse power range (approximate) 75-110
A - Maximum lift height to pivot pin 3609mm
B - Maximum lift height under level bucket 3282mm
C - Clearance with bucket dumped* 2683mm
D - Reach at maximum lift height** 1276mm
E - Maximum dump angle 56°
F - Reach with bucket on ground*** 2340mm
G - Maximum rollback angle 51°
H - Digging depth**** 180mm
J - Overall height in carry position 1843mm
K - Maximum rollback angle at maximum lift height 48°
Lift capacity at pivot pin - Ground level 2630kg
Lift capacity at pivot pin - Maximum lift height 2156kg
Lift capacity at 800mm from pivot pin - Ground level 2265kg
Lift capacity at 800mm from pivot pin - 1.5m lift height 2230kg
Lift capacity at 800mm from pivot pin - Maximum lift height 1900kg
Bucket rollback force at ground height 3055kg
Tractor pump pressure (will vary depending on tractor model) 185bar
Maximum Frame Weight 616kg
Mechanical Self Levelling Yes
Easy Detach Loader Frame Yes
Auto Locking Attachment Quick Coupler Yes
Horse power range (approximate) 100-150
A - Maximum lift height to pivot pin 3924mm
B - Maximum lift height under level bucket 3597mm
C - Clearance with bucket dumped* 2998mm
D - Reach at maximum lift height** 1285mm
E - Maximum dump angle 56°
F - Reach with bucket on ground*** 2363mm
G - Maximum rollback angle 49°
H - Digging depth**** 180mm
J - Overall height in carry position 1996mm
K - Maximum rollback angle at maximum lift height 55°
Lift capacity at pivot pin - Ground level 2960kg
Lift capacity at pivot pin - Maximum lift height 2308kg
Lift capacity at 800mm from pivot pin - Ground level 2643kg
Lift capacity at 800mm from pivot pin - 1.5m lift height 2518kg
Lift capacity at 800mm from pivot pin - Maximum lift height 1980kg
Bucket rollback force at ground height 3083kg
Tractor pump pressure (will vary depending on tractor model) 185bar
Maximum Frame Weight 652kg
Mechanical Self Levelling Yes
Easy Detach Loader Frame Yes
Auto Locking Attachment Quick Coupler Yes
Horse power range (approximate) 140-190
A - Maximum lift height to pivot pin 4238mm
B - Maximum lift height under level bucket 3912mm
C - Clearance with bucket dumped* 3312mm
D - Reach at maximum lift height** 1412mm
E - Maximum dump angle 56°
F - Reach with bucket on ground*** 2459mm
G - Maximum rollback angle 51°
H - Digging depth**** 180mm
J - Overall height in carry position 2143mm
K - Maximum rollback angle at maximum lift height 55°
Lift capacity at pivot pin - Ground level 3171kg
Lift capacity at pivot pin - Maximum lift height 2350kg
Lift capacity at 800mm from pivot pin - Ground level 2845kg
Lift capacity at 800mm from pivot pin - 1.5m lift height 2662kg
Lift capacity at 800mm from pivot pin - Maximum lift height 2215kg
Bucket rollback force at ground height 3726kg
Tractor pump pressure (will vary depending on tractor model) 185bar
Maximum Frame Weight 715kg
Mechanical Self Levelling Yes
Easy Detach Loader Frame Yes
Auto Locking Attachment Quick Coupler Yes
Horse power range (approximate) 170-220
A - Maximum lift height to pivot pin 4477mm
B - Maximum lift height under level bucket 4134mm
C - Clearance with bucket dumped* 3368mm
D - Reach at maximum lift height** 1440mm
E - Maximum dump angle 56°
F - Reach with bucket on ground*** 2557mm
G - Maximum rollback angle 51°
H - Digging depth**** 180mm
J - Overall height in carry position 2203mm
K - Maximum rollback angle at maximum lift height 55°
Lift capacity at pivot pin - Ground level 3378kg
Lift capacity at pivot pin - Maximum lift height 2610kg
Lift capacity at 800mm from pivot pin - Ground level 3045kg
Lift capacity at 800mm from pivot pin - 1.5m lift height 2861kg
Lift capacity at 800mm from pivot pin - Maximum lift height 2412kg
Bucket rollback force at ground height 4078kg
Tractor pump pressure (will vary depending on tractor model) 185bar
Maximum Frame Weight 790kg
Mechanical Self Levelling Yes
Easy Detach Loader Frame Yes
Auto Locking Attachment Quick Coupler Yes
Horse power range (approximate) 220-340
A - Maximum lift height to pivot pin 4760mm
B - Maximum lift height under level bucket 4434mm
C - Clearance with bucket dumped* 3834mm
D - Reach at maximum lift height** 1555mm
E - Maximum dump angle 58°
F - Reach with bucket on ground*** 2608mm
G - Maximum rollback angle 53°
H - Digging depth**** 180mm
J - Overall height in carry position 2293mm
K - Maximum rollback angle at maximum lift height 55°
Lift capacity at pivot pin - Ground level 3546kg
Lift capacity at pivot pin - Maximum lift height 2715kg
Lift capacity at 800mm from pivot pin - Ground level 3190kg
Lift capacity at 800mm from pivot pin - 1.5m lift height 2872kg
Lift capacity at 800mm from pivot pin - Maximum lift height 2530kg
Bucket rollback force at ground height 4347kg
Tractor pump pressure (will vary depending on tractor model) 185bar
Maximum Frame Weight 890kg
Mechanical Self Levelling Yes
Easy Detach Loader Frame Yes
Auto Locking Attachment Quick Coupler Yes

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