The 110hp (max output) McCormick X6.35, 119hp X6.45 and the range-topping 126hp X6.55 being exhibited at the event, slot neatly into the range between the slightly smaller 85-113hp McCormick X5 Series and the larger 111-140hp X6.4 Series tractors.
“These new models provide an attractive option for operators wanting extra power and performance over our X5 Series tractors – or similar models from other manufacturers – but who are not ready for the jump to the X6.4 range,” explains Ray Spinks, sales director and general manager at McCormick distributor AgriArgo UK & Ireland.
“With up to 126hp, a choice of transmission and pto packages, and a spacious but relatively low profile cab, the new models make an especially interesting proposition for small to medium size livestock farms.”
All three newcomers are powered by compact Deutz 3.6-litre four-cylinder engines that have proven very attractive in terms of performance and fuel economy in the 90-107hp McCormick X4 Series tractors.
A power shuttle transmission is standard, with simple 12×12 and 16×16 creep manually selected gears, or 36×12 and 48×16 creep with three-speed powershift providing quick speed changes under load.
An Eco option, which delivers 40kph at lower engine revs, and four-speed pto with Economy gearing for both 540 and 1000rpm, help optimise fuel economy on tractors engaged in a lot of road work or powering pto-driven equipment.
A 66-litre/min gear pump for hydraulic services is complemented by a 30-litre/min pump dedicated to steering and control functions such as the hydraulic pto and four-wheel drive clutches. The rear lift is rated at a very generous 6000kg.
Cab suspension is available for the first time on a McCormick of this size, and so too are a touch screen monitor, ISOBUS implement control and GPS steering as manufacturer Argo Tractors rolls out a suite of modern electronic solutions further down the McCormick range.
The new models are expected to be available from late April.