Agri-Shop Ltd
Farminguk
25 July 2016 | Online since 2003
Less co2 Limited


13 June 2014 11:47:42|Machinery and Equipment

McCormick range transformation shifts up a gear at Cereals Event


The new 90hp McCormick X4.50 lines up alongside the four- and six-cylinder X7 Pro Drive tractors at the Cereals Event.

The new 90hp McCormick X4.50 lines up alongside the four- and six-cylinder X7 Pro Drive tractors at the Cereals Event.

The transformation of the McCormick tractor range shifted up a gear at the Cereals Event where two new ranges were under the spotlight.
McCormick distributor AgriArgo UK launched the all-new McCormick X4 series, a small-size tractor with a big spec sheet reflecting the wide choice of transmissions available for the 90-107hp machines; and showed the all-new X7 Pro Drive high-end arable tractors at the Cereals Event for the first time.
“We have a big story to tell the arable sector with our new tractors and the Cereals Event was the place to do that,” says Ray Spinks, general manager and sales director at AgriArgo UK. “With the new McCormick X4 Synchro and Power Shuttle, and the X7 Pro Drive tractors joining the X50 range, we’re well underway with the introduction of up to eight new product lines over the next two to three years.”
Little tractor, big cab - inside the new cab of the McCormick X4 series tractor.

Little tractor, big cab - inside the new cab of the McCormick X4 series tractor.

McCormick X4 series
The McCormick X4 series represents a new product category for the marque, being a light-weight tractor with a big heart.
“It’s an all-new design with a remarkable choice of eight individual transmission configurations to suit every application,” notes McCormick product specialist, Paul Wade. “Together with standard or high-flow hydraulics, different pto configurations and a new cab providing spacious and stylish accommodation for the operator, the X4 represents an attractive, modern package.”
Three models will be available initially and all feature Deutz engines for the first time in a McCormick. The compact four-cylinder diesel is tuned for rated speed outputs of 85hp, 95hp and 102hp, growing to peak at 90hp, 99hp and 107hp for lively performance with great economy as engine revs are pulled down under load.
In the transmission department, there is a choice of easy-shifting synchro shuttle or fingertip-shifting power shuttle and 12x12 or 24x24 with Hi-Lo gear arrangements. An over-drive option gives 40kph at reduced revs to save fuel.
A creep gearbox provides 16x16 and 32x32 speeds with extra-low ratios for specialist field tasks, and there are standard and ‘eco’ versions of the two-speed pto, plus optional ground speed drive.
The Standard and Hi-Flow gear pump hydraulics, with 44- and 57-litre/min outputs, are supplemented by a dedicated 32-litre/min steering pump for a McCormick front axle that can have built-in brakes for added security during road travel. Hydraulic lift capacity is 2900kg standard, 3200kg with assister rams.
McCormick X7 series
The all-new McCormick X7 Pro Drive tractors will also make their Cereals Event debut having generated great interest amongst farmers as demonstration units have arrived at dealers over the past few weeks.
The range represents an important shift in design, specification and technology for the marque, which is particularly evident in the new Premiere cab where modern electronic controls meet the expectations of drivers wanting fingertip operation of important functions.
The range comprises a trio of four and six-cylinder models with power outputs starting with 131hp at rated speed, 143hp max from the X7.440 Pro Drive climbing to 188hp draft max and 212hp pto max from the X7.680 Pro Drive.
All have a 24x24-speed transmission as standard – 40x40 with creep – with Auto-shifting and other automated control features available.
Cab suspension and the popular McCormick independent front axle suspension are also available, together with 50kph and air trailer braking for safe and secure road transport.

Download

0 Comment

loginuserlogo
Name

Please enter your name


Email

Comment

Please enter your comment


Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.


Comments

No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment


Australia | 22 July 2016
Laws surrounding foreign investment in farmland 'too restrictive'

A government-commissioned report into the regulatory burden imposed on Australian farmers has advised the federal government to lift "red tape" surrounding foreign investment in local agriculture, as ...


Germany | 22 July 2016
Bakery venture feeds German appetite for pesticide-free food

There's a booming demand in Germany for produce that is both locally sourced and free from chemicals. One cooperative in Karlsruhe is linking farmers producing pesticide-free grains with artisanal bak...


Australia | 22 July 2016
Australia's richest woman buys two cattle stations

Gina Rinehart's Hancock Prospecting has snapped up two cattle stations in the Northern Territory, adding to the billionaire's steadily expanding livestock portfolio. Hancock has acquired the Rivere...


Cambodia | 22 July 2016
You could own a piece of a Cambodian dairy startup

At a time when Nintendo’s Pokémon Go is taking over the world, the name Moo Moo Farms may conjure up imagery of pixelated princesses and plumbers whizzing along a cartoon racetrack. But it turns ou...


USA | 22 July 2016
Is it too late to invest in farmland?

Last week, I wrote an article called The Bull Thesis on Farmland in which I presented the asset class and explained why I believe it to be a good idea to add some farmland to your portfolio. I was...



Trending Now

Viewed
Discussed


Top stories you may have missed
closeicon
Username
Password