McCormick X7.624 VT-Drive Stage V is undoubtedly the most highly anticipated new development at the Hanover Trade Fair, and will also represent the brand at the prestigious Tractor of the Year 2020 competition. With an increase in engine power to 240hp, it represents the highest performance of the X7.6 VT-Drive Series which is characterised by a general increase in power starting from 180hp. For five models in the X7.6 series this means a transition to the new Stage V emission step, the new standard for off-road engines sold in the European Union.
Equipped with a 6-cylinder, 24-valve 6.7-litre Beta Power Fuel Efficiency engine, the McCormick X7.624 delivers a maximum torque of 983 Nm at 1,400 rpm with the Power Plus system that guarantees maximum power and performance combined with fuel savings, lower tractor wear and a generous 36% torque reserve. The SCR – Selective Catalyst Reduction system with a 52-litre AdBlue tank reduces engine emissions. The SCR system is combined with the DOC (Diesel Oxidation Catalyser), a passive oxidising catalyst capable of reducing pollutants and meeting the most stringent anti-pollution regulations.
The engine’s B.I.C. – Best in Class system makes it possible to optimise the fuel filters in order to reduce engine oil waste, cutting maintenance times and costs. In addition, the Engine Brake system is used to improve transport efficiency. By using the turbocharger’s throttle valve, the operator can reduce engine rpms by operating the engine brake together with the rear brakes. The Cooling Matrix system facilitates opening of the under-bonnet radiators for cleaning convenience.
The combination of a high-performance engine and the 4-stage continuously variable VT-Drive transmission with 4 sets of crown wheels with oil-cooled clutches provides excellent reactive capacity, making the work particularly easy. The innovative technology of the VT-Drive transmission has four speed ranges, going from a minimum of 0.04 km/h to a maximum of 50 km/h, facilitating productivity in every working environment.
The four-speed PTO and rear axle with reinforced final drives allow full power to be expressed, with a modular drive and automatically adjustable setup. Compared to Stage IV emission levels, the VT-Drive transmission maintains the supporting frame with its characteristic cast iron structure and independent front suspension that guarantees lower vibration levels, greater power and improved front wheel traction with maximum manoeuvrability for greater safety and driving comfort.
The focus on facilitating the operator’s work is maintained and evident in the design of the semi-active suspension cab which features top-quality materials, excellent ergonomics and an attention to detail that results in maximum comfort and spaciousness.
The new configuration of the control unit, governed by the Data Screen Management (DSM), evolves from the existing level with patented “My switch” button to a new version that multiplies these programmable buttons by five, placed on the armrest, allowing the driver to store five functions for greater customisation of the tractor controls.
Also new is the system that allows the operator to adjust the tilting movement of the steering wheel electrically by means of a simple switch and a lever to adjust the height.
McCormick X7.624 is also compatible with satellite guidance and the ISOBUS system that connects the tractor, implements and on-board computer, ensuring superior efficiency and productivity. With ISOBUS, the operator can manage all implements using a single touchscreen monitor without having to use additional control units in the cabin.
Furthermore, the advanced McCormick Fleet Management system makes it possible to manage a fleet of tractors by providing immediate, accurate geofencing information that provides data on the worked area, telemetry and geopositioning.
The superior technology of the tractors is matched by the cabin’s top-drawer interior and exterior. The main new features of the McCormick X7.624 VT-Drive are the new bonnet design in line with the McCormick X8 family styling and the new roof design, with 12 working lights that have been repositioned to give the operator greater all-round visibility even during night-time operations. To increase working comfort the arrangement of the controls on the armrest has been revised to offer improved ergonomics.