McCormick North America recently hosted its annual 2017 Dealer Meeting event for its entire North American dealer network. Held in Orlando, FL, McCormick unveiled 4 new tractor lines to further complement its full-line tractor offering. New tractor families include the X4 STANDARD Series, X6 STANDARD Series, X6 VT-Drive Series, and X8 VT-Drive Series, which brings McCormick’s offering to over 300 horsepower!
With the exception of the X8 VT-Drive Series, the newly released models fit into a horsepower segment that is already covered by McCormick tractor. However, these new machines offer new levels of features, comfort, and performance that target a wider range of customers within the segment. “We want to offer customers more choices within the McCormick tractor line-up,” says Tiago Bonomo, President of McCormick North America. “Customers have specific needs, and we need to be able to meet those needs.” After the initial unveiling in Orlando, McCormick will officially launch all 4 new models at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY, booth 4060 in the North Wing.
The new X4 STANDARD Series is a simple, reliable utility tractor that will target a market dominated by suppliers with manufacturing in low-cost countries. All X4 STANDARD models are design in-house and built in McCormick factories located in Italy. Boasting a reliable Deutz 4-cylinder diesel engine and 12-speed shuttle transmission, these machines are built to work. The simple operator’s platform is constructed of steel for durability, yet includes comfortable refinements and intuitive control layout. A powerful X-Series front loader (built by Alo) ensures that these new tractors can get the job done. The X4 STANDARD Series offers 3 models from 64 to 79 horsepower.
The new X6 STANDARD Series has similar attributes to its smaller brother, the X4 STANDARD Series, but in a larger chassis and with more power. Two models will be available, boasting up to 121 and 130 horsepower.
These large, open station tractors feature a simplified configuration for those customers seeking a simple, reliable tractor with the power to handle big jobs around the farm. A 4-cylinder BETAPOWER diesel engine drives the shuttle transmission and 4wd driveline. Capable hydraulics provide massive lifting capacity at the 3-point hitch and ample flow for a loader and implements. The large operator’s station with flat foot deck and comfortable control layout make the new X6 STANDARD Series a welcome option in the 100+ horsepower utility tractor segment.
For customers looking for greater performance and technology in the large utility tractor segment, McCormick offers the new X6 VT-Drive model with CVT. This dynamic and capable tractor boasts a continuously variable transmission and ISO BUS technology to boost productivity and take McCormick to the next level. The continuously variable transmission (CVT) is a concept that combines the best features from two different transmissions: the efficiency of a mechanical transmission, and the infinite speeds and smooth acceleration of a hydrostatic transmission.
The result is a tractor that delivers peak performance and maximum efficiency in nearly any application. An integrated 12-inch color, touch-screen universal terminal with ISO BUS connectivity and available electronic hydraulic controls give greater flexibility and level of control to match the needs of demanding agricultural operations. The single X6.430 VT-Drive model delivers up to 130 horsepower.