A fleet of McCormick X7 Series and X8 Series tractors – the primary models in the McCormick range for arable farm operations – will be supporting several equipment manufacturers at Tillage-Live 2019.
This one-day event focuses on options for establishing grain and oilseed crops by way of cultivation and sowing techniques that promote best practice for cultural weed control, minimising energy use, protecting soils and providing the best conditions to get crops underway.
Organised by AEA, the machinery manufacturers’ organisation, and being held on Wednesday, September 4 from 8.30am at Deenethorpe Airfield in Northamptonshire, the event attracts leading suppliers of arable implements who actively demonstrate their new and established equipment.
Adrian Winnett, managing director of UK and Ireland operations at McCormick manufacturer Argo Tractors, said: “We’re supporting Lemken, Ovlac, Pöttinger and Proforge at this event because it’s also an important shop window for the tractors needed to operate high-capacity tillage implements.”
McCormick dealers in the vicinity – Catley Engineering at Desford, Leics; A Downing Agricultural Engineers near March, Cambs; and the newly-appointed Northants dealership Venture Farm Machinery at Kettering – are also supporting the event with demonstration tractors.
The flagship McCormick X8 VT-Drive will be working at a Tillage-Live event for the first time, using its prodigious power – there are three models spanning 264hp to 310hp – and versatile CVT stepless transmission to good effect.
McCormick X7 Series tractors will also be in action, giving event visitors the chance to compare the VT-Drive stepless and new P6-Drive transmissions, the latter serving up more powershift steps and a greater number of ratios than previous versions for even better control versatility.
Both tractor series are available with ISOBUS implement control operated through a 12in colour touch-screen display used to set-up and adjust the tractor’s various powertrain, hydraulic and headland management functions.
Topcon Agriculture precision farming technologies are also available using factory-installed electronics infrastructure for hands-free guidance, section control for drilling, fertiliser spreading and spraying, variable rate application and other functions that optimise productivity and inputs management.