A new range of McCormick four-cylinder tractors with a number of performance and driver comfort advances are now available from Argo Tractors dealerships throughout the UK and Ireland.
The three-model line-up covers maximum power outputs from 141hp to 166hp for draft work and up to 176hp with ‘power boost’ automatically engaged, come with a choice of equipment levels and either new slick-shifting powershift or seamlessly smooth CVT transmissions.
The new Tier 4 Final versions of the McCormick X7.4 tractors offer a well-equipped machine capable of handling a wide range of tasks on livestock, arable and mixed enterprise farms.
There is a choice of simpler-spec Efficient and full-feature Premium semi-powershift models, and stepless transmission models to the Premium specification.
All are powered by a 4.5-litre BetaPower engine from FPT Industrial, with an SCR plus DOC emissions control package that has no need for a DPF soot filter.
Performance has been given a lift with pto-driven implements and when pulling trailers, tankers and spreaders now that ‘boost power’ features on all models.
The X7.440 has a maximum power output of 141hp for draft work, which automatically increases to 150hp under load in the upper gears – ie, for transport applications – and when a pto-driven field implement is being operated.
Similarly, the X7.450’s 155hp output rises almost 6.5% or 10hp to 165hp.
Auto shifting can be used in ‘Field’ and ‘Road’ modes, with the latter providing hands-free shifts through all five ranges, which results in easier and often more productive operation in the field, as well as more comfortable road travel.
The Argo Tractors control software provides ‘intelligent’ range and powershift selection according to the load on the tractor.
There are also VT-Drive versions of all three models, with an advanced CVT transmission providing seam-less speed changes, easy driving characteristics and a choice of operating modes that can be fine-tuned for different applications.