ARGO Tractors sets out its stall at Tillage-Live targeting more of the arable market

  • Focus on tractors from high-tech, high-hp brand McCormick
  • Flagship model from X7.6 range to take centre stage
  • Importance of strength of Scottish dealer network highlighted

AgriArgo UK, the UK and Ireland branch of McCormick and Landini tractor manufacturer ARGO Tractors, is to demonstrate the top model from one of its most popular arable tractor ranges at this year’s Tillage Live, which takes place at Dunbar, East Lothian, on Wednesday September 28. The event will see the McCormick X7.624 VT-Drive on a 6m power harrow from sister brand Morra, who offer a full range of power harrows, currently available from your dealer, with good UK stock levels being held at the ARGO HQ.

The X7.624 VT-Drive is the well-proven flagship of a three-model range spanning 210-240hp (max with engine power management), with a maximum torque figure of 983Nm at 1,400rpm and a maximum 41% torque reserve from its FPT six-cylinder engine. The VT-Drive CVT transmission incorporates four ranges for 0.5-3.0, 0.5-12, 0.5-21 and 0.5-40 or 50 km/h speeds. There are also four operating modes – auto, manual, PTO and cruise – for maximum fuel efficiency whatever the operation.

Leading a  line that spans 0.9-6.0m, and available via McCormick dealers, the Morra WP6000 power harrow is targeted at farmers seeking high-output breakdown of ploughed ground in conventional combinable crop systems or ahead of root crop planting. The WP6000’s two halves can be fixed or floated in operation, and rotor speed can be slowed at a fixed ratio by simply inverting the gears in the gearbox. Hydraulic packer control is standard.

“The Scottish tractor market is a particularly strong one for McCormick, and we’re looking forward to meeting with existing and prospective customers and dealers at Tillage Live, where they will also be able to see examples of our latest X5 and X6.4 tractors,” says Adrian Winnett, AgriArgo UK Managing Director.

“Recent dealer appointments have strengthened McCormick’s already strong Scottish network, which has performed particularly well in the past two years.

“That’s why Scotland is a key area of strategic focus. We want to help the very loyal dealer network we have assembled – some of whom are the best performing dealers in the UK – to further build on their success in supplying farmers with well-supported products that offer something extra over larger brands, and are backed by independent family businesses with the same focus as the farms they serve.”