New additions to the McCormick X7 tractor series are planned to make their Scottish public debut at the Royal Highland Show.
These Euro Stage IV / Tier 4 Final versions of the McCormick X7.4 tractors offer a well-equipped machine capable of handling a wide range of tasks on livestock, arable and mixed enterprise farms.
The three-model line-up covers maximum power outputs from 141hp to 166hp for draft work such as ploughing and cultivating, and up to 176hp with ‘power boost’.
This is automatically engaged when travelling on the road or driving pto-powered implements and, unlike their predecessors, all three of the new tractors have this feature as standard.
The McCormick X7.440 has a maximum power output of 141hp for draft work, which automatically increases to 150hp under load in the upper gears – ie for transport applications – and when a pto-driven field implement is being operated.
Similarly, the X7.450’s 155hp output rises almost 6.5% or 10hp to 165hp for these non-draft applications, while power for the X7.460 also goes up 10hp, from 166hp to 176hp.
The tractors are available from McCormick dealers in Scotland with a choice of Efficient and Premium equipment levels and either a new slick-shifting mechanical transmission or seamlessly smooth CVT drive.
The new P6-Drive powershift transmission provides more speeds and powershift steps for greater ground speed control versatility; there are 30 forward and 15 reverse speeds as standard or 54 forward and 27 reverse with the creep option.
Auto shifting can be used in ‘Field’ and ‘Road’ modes, with the latter providing hands-free shifts through all five ranges, which results in easier and often more productive operation in the field, as well as more comfortable road travel.
The Argo Tractors control software provides ‘intelligent’ range and powershift selection according to the load on the tractor.
VT-Drive versions of all three models feature an advanced CVT transmission providing seamless speed changes, easy driving characteristics and a choice of operating modes that can be fine-tuned for different applications and optimises the powertrain settings in each case.
For operators who prefer a simpler, more mechanically-orientated specification, Efficient versions of the McCormick X7.4 tractors with the P6-Drive transmission have a traditional right-hand control panel, manual spool valves and 6300kg rear lift linkage.
Premium specification is available on P6-Drive tractors and standard for the VT-Drive models; this includes 9300kg rear linkage and, in the Premiere cab, a seat-mounted armrest control console with Argo’s 12in Data Screen Manager touch-screen terminal for tractor function settings and optional ISOBUS implement control.