Fresh styling for redesigned McCormick X7

Fresh styling that McCormick manufacturer Argo Tractors describes as a more chisel-jawed look is evident on a new range of X7 Series tractors being introduced at the Lamma show.

The four-model line-up includes notably more powerful engines for the stepless transmission machines, which are headed by the McCormick X7.624 VT-Drive, which gives the operator 230hp under his right foot for draft work and 240hp for pto-driven implements and when hauling on the road.

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At present, X7.6 models top out at 192hp with CVT and 225hp with P6-Drive powershift, so the newcomers promise a fair bit more performance.

Also, ownership costs should be lower thanks to oil and filter developments that extend service intervals for the 6.7-litre BetaPower by FPT engines from 600 to 1,200 hours.

Despite being Euro Stage 5 compliant, these motors have no more emissions hardware than before and come with a turbo valve engine braking system to ease wear and tear on the service brakes.

A new roof panel for the Premier cab shared with P6-Drive and the bigger McCormick X8 VT-Drive models up to 310hp houses additional lamps, with new LED options providing improved all-round illumination.

Inside, the novel MySwitch – a single button on the multi-function controller that can be allocated up to five different tasks – is joined by a further four buttons so that operators have a range of customised control arrangements.