New member joins McCormick’s X7 range
The X7.650, a new six-cylinder addition to McCormick’s X7 Pro Drive series, is available with the new Efficient specification introduced for the four-cylinder and smallest six-cylinder models in the current range and also in a Premium version. Built to McCormick specification by FPT Industrial, the newcomer’s 6.7-litre BetaPower (SCR) block develops 152hp at a rated speed of 2200rpm. But the power curve rises from that point as revs are pulled down under increasing load to a peak of 160hp at 1900rpm, while maximum torque of 676Nm is reached at 1500rpm.
“We already have a four-cylinder tractor – the X7.450 Pro Drive – with the same peak power and torque outputs as the new model,” says product specialist Paul Wade at AgriArgo UK, the McCormick distributor for Great Britain. “But many operators like the characteristics of a six-cylinder tractor, including the added stability for operating heavy mounted implements that comes with an extra 410kg in weight and 150mm longer wheelbase.”
When equipped to the new Efficient specification, McCormick reckons the new model will also appeal to operators of MTX and XTX tractors of similar size and power, especially as it represents less of a jump in technology and price than the Premium version. “The MTX150 was always one of our best-selling tractors, so I’m sure operators thinking of making a change will take a close look at the Efficient X7.650 Pro Drive,” adds Mr Wade. “It will also be a candidate for operators with the MC135 Power6 wanting a more powerful tractor with modern features but limited high-tech electronics.”
Both versions of the new tractor have four-speed pto providing ‘power’ and ‘economy’ gearing to suit different applications, plus the opportunity to fit a 1000rpm pto drive with the optional 3500kg front hitch. The Efficient model is equipped with the 24x24 Pro Drive transmission. A creep gearbox option – which is standard on the Premium version – adds slower speeds for specialist drilling and other applications. Load-sensing variable output hydraulics are standard on both versions, delivering up to 123-litres/min from a piston pump, and 44-litres/min from a unit dedicated to steering and ancillaries such as the four-wheel drive and pto clutches.
Controls for the transmission, pto and 6,300kg electronic rear three-point hitch of the Efficient version are laid out on a new side console, along with levers for the three mechanical spool valves. These can be supplemented by an electro-hydraulic valve operated from the multi-function controller and two mid-valves for light-touch joystick operation of a McCormick MClassic or MPower loader.
The Premium version’s console is mounted on a higher-specification air seat to bring all essential controls – and added features such as headland management – to the operator’s fingertips. Premium spec also includes the multi-function MySwitch and automatic (as opposed to manual) air conditioning in the cab, where a 12” Data Screen Manager colour touch-control terminal with optional ISOBUS functionality can be added. Also available are a Topcon GPS steering system with dedicated monitor and EazySteer high-ratio steering for quick turns involving less effort at the wheel.
Prices start at £80,971 for the X7.650 Pro Drive Efficient and £85,254 for the Premium version.
Monday, 25 July 2016
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