McCormick X7.6 VT-Drive, powerful, technological and environmentally friendly

The McCormick X7.6 VT-Drive Stage V range, launched at LAMMA 2020, is rapidly expanding McCormick’s reputation amongst arable users. Thanks to the combination of power and high technology it delivers, fully meeting its customers’ needs and the increase in engine power from 200 to 240 hp 3 new models make up the X7.6 VT offering in the stage 5 emissions class.

Equipped with a 6-cylinder, 24-valve 6.7-litre Beta Power Fuel Efficiency engine, this delivers a maximum torque of 983 Nm at 1,400 rpm with the Power Plus system that guarantees maximum power and performance combined with fuel savings, lower tractor wear and a generous 36% torque reserve. The SCR – Selective Catalyst Reduction system – with a 52-litre AdBlue tank reduces engine emissions. The SCR system is combined with the DOC (Diesel Oxidation Catalyser), a passive oxidising catalyst capable of reducing pollutants and meeting the most stringent anti-pollution regulations.

The engine is associated with the B.I.C. (Best in Class) system. This guarantees a decisive improvement in the use of fuel filters: the result is a reduction in oil waste and a lengthening of maintenance intervals with a reduction in costs.

The Engine Brake and Cooling Matrix systems confirm the objective of technological implementation and usability of the tractor. The first, in fact, reduces engine speed. This is thanks to the activation of the engine brake associated with the rear brakes, through the use of the turbocharger throttle valve. The Cooling Matrix system facilitates the opening of the under-hood radiators for easy and efficient cleaning.

Everything is designed to guarantee maximum productivity of the tractor in all types of operation. Making the work particularly easy for the operator to whom, as always, the utmost attention is paid.

The VT-Drive 4-stage, continuously variable transmission with 4 sets of crown wheels with wet clutches, is also designed with this in mind. With 4 speed ranges, from a minimum of 0.04 km/h to a maximum of 50 km/h, it is able to guarantee maximum productivity in every work context, always delivering full power, both at the wheels thanks to reinforced final drives and at the power take-off (PTO) available in 4 speeds. The Closed Centre Load-Sensing (CCLS) hydraulic system provides a flow rate of 160l/min.

From the previous engine, the X7.6 Stage V inherits the load-bearing chassis and front suspension with independent links. This provides a lower level of vibration and improved traction at the front axle, with maximum manoeuvrability for greater safety and driving comfort.

Attention to the needs of the operator and care in making their work simpler are objectives which have resulted in the anti-dumping semi-active suspension cab. With main features that include the high quality of the materials used, the excellent level of the ergonomics and attention to detail. All this in a context of maximum comfort and spaciousness.

The Eazysteer function, for electronic steering modulation, also contributes to the operator’s driving comfort, in combination with satellite driving options provided by Topcon Agriculture.

The ease of use of the tractor is enhanced by the configuration of the control unit, governed by Data Screen Management (DSM). Each of the 5 programmable “MyFunctions” buttons allows several functions to be stored for greater customisation of the tractor controls. The operator can also electrically adjust the steering wheel tilt with a switch and the height with a lever.

The technological level of this tractor with innovative contents is completed by the factory fit components for guidance systems, ISOBUS control, as well as McCormick’s fleet management system.

ISObus seamlessly integrates the tractor, implements and on-board computer, making it easy for the operator to manage them via the 12” DSM touch screen monitor, ensuring superior efficiency and productivity.

Also via DSM, a rear/front camera and the Advanced HMF management system can be controlled for optimal management of all headland operations.

The advanced McCormick Fleet Management system, (standard fit) on the other hand, makes it possible to manage a fleet of tractors by providing immediate and precise telematic information. Added to this are the geofencing functions for added security,   telemetry for consumption control and remote diagnostics for effective real-time monitoring of the tractor. This also permits the programming of a maintenance plan which will be effective over time.

The attention to the design integrates well with the technological research and innovations that characterise the McCormick X7.6 VT-Drive. Featuring a bonnet in line with the style of the McCormick X8 family and a roof with 12 LED work lights, positioned to ensure the operator has 360° visibility during night operations. Coupled with the Red Power package of black wheels and metallic red paint, the new McCormick X7.6 VT-Drive looks the part as well.

With flexible finance programmes, up to 5 years manufacturer’s warranty and fixed price servicing packages available, cost of ownership is a flexible and adaptable option. With a UK warehouse providing VOR parts support, linked seamlessly to McCormick’s global master warehouse in Italy, aftersales support has been an area of considerable investment by Argo Tractors, to ensure that customers are supported day and night around the clock.

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