* Four new McCormick tractor designs for AgriScot event in November
* McCormick X4, X6, X6L, X7 Pro Drive cover wide-ranging applications
* New equipment options raise performance and driver comfort levels
Four new McCormick tractor designs are set to make their AgriScot debut at the 2014 event on November 19 at Ingliston, Edinburgh.
Manufacturer Argo Tractors is in the midst of its biggest ever new model roll-out as an ambitious R&D programme bears fruit, bringing new and improved features to the range for greater efficiency, performance, economy and driver comfort.
“AgriScot provides the first opportunity to show all four of our latest tractors together in Scotland,” points out Ray Spinks, sales director and general manager at distributor AgriArgo UK. “They represent the modern McCormick line, which is being transformed with the introduction of as many as eight new ranges over the next two to three years.”
The McCormick X4 Series will be the smallest tractor on show. This all-new design has a compact four-cylinder engine giving rated speed power outputs of 85-102hp peaking at 107hp under maximum load. A spacious but low cab and a wide choice of transmission and pto configurations will make this a popular stockman’s machine.
The new X6 Series replaces the current X60 models with increased power and a greatly extended equipment list. Buyers will have a choice of gear or piston pump hydraulics, rigid or suspension front axle, new transmission options, including 50kph and 40kph Eco gearing, and a rubber- or suspension-mounted cabin with a new interior design. Power outputs are from 111-131hp.
McCormick X6L four-cylinder tractors couple a long-proven Argo Tractors semi-powershift transmission with a modern, high performance FPT engine giving 131-170hp rated and 143-176hp max outputs. A ‘mechanical’ specification will suit operators who prefer simple equipment and controls in the mould of the popular McCormick MTX.
Alternatively, the X7 Pro Drive being shown delivers all the bells and whistles for operators who want the enhanced performance, driver comfort and driving ease that come with an ‘electronic’ specification featuring fingertip armrest controls in the new Premiere cab.
Four-cylinder versions deliver the same power as their X6L cousins but there are larger and more powerful six-cylinder models with rated power from 151-175hp rising to 165-188hp when the engine’s full performance potential is exploited. With ‘boost’ automatically engaged for pto and transport work, engine performance spans 175-212hp to tackle the most demanding situations.
Staff from AgriArgo and McCormick dealers in Scotland will be on hand to explain all the features and benefits of the new models.