X8 VT-Drive

X8 VT-Drive

X8: Innovation at full throttle

Continuous technological innovation and constant pursuit of quality have been the cornerstone of Argo Tractor’s activity since its foundation more than 30 years ago. This ongoing commitment has lead to the design and development of the innovative McCormick X8 tractor range which sets the benchmark worldwide for power, reliability, user-friendly technology and comfort.

Power and style all in one


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264 286 310



The X8 tractor is designed to suit the most demanding needs of large farms and full-time agricultural contractors. The new generation X8 has received a more contemporary, aggressive look that will not go unnoticed. Completely redesigned, the automotive-style Premiere Cab offers the operator a spacious working environment with high-grade fit and finish, ergonomically-arranged controls and easy-to-use instruments, such as the 12-inch touch screen monitor. Everything inside the cab is designed to maximize the operator comfort. The X8 range features an innovative VT-Drive four-stage continuous variable transmission. A high-flow hydraulic system provides a total flow of 212 l/min and supplies 140 l/min to up to eleven electrohydraulic remote valves. Located within a heavy-duty cast-iron chassis and carried on iso-mounts, the new Betapower Fuel Efficiency engine moves the tractor’s centre of gravity forward, making the vehicle well balanced and stable. The chassis not only helps isolate the cab from engine-generated vibration, but enables the tractor to transfer all the power to the ground. With a maximum power of 310 hp, the X8.680 is the most powerful model in the range. Choosing McCormick means you can count on a reliable partner that delivers industry-leading technology along with outstanding performance and uncompromising reliability.

Premiere Cab: your new office in first class

The Premiere Cab is a new-concept four-post design with rear hinged doors that provides unobstructed visibility in all directions, allowing the driver full view of blind spots without changing position. The cab is pressurized to keep a clean, dust-free environment, while a highly-efficient sound insulation system maintains an in-cab noise level of only 70 dB for maximum comfort of operation. Wide, well-spaced access steps allow the operator to easily get in and out of the cab, while the buddy seat neatly folds away making for easier and safer access. The cab interior features an automotive-style fit and finish with easy-clean softtouch materials. The instrument panel tilts with the steering wheel to suit the driver’s need. The Alcantara upholstered swivel seat features dynamic air suspension system, fully automatic height adjustment, anti-vibration system and backrest heating and ventilation for best-in-class driving comfort. The main tractor controls are integrated into the multi-function right-hand for maximum comfort of operation. The ergonomically-designed VT-Easy Pilot controller provides easy and intuitive control of key tractor functions. Integrated into the armrest is a 12-inch touch screen monitor with simple tablet-like graphics that allows the operator to directly manage and control the tractor operation. The Premiere Cab’s standard equipment includes a refrigerated in-cab storage compartment and bottle holder, 12V sockets for charging mobile devices, an internal mirror, an opening transparent roof hatch providing extra visibility for loader operations and 10 LED work lights fitted on the roof that provide daylight illumination for night work. Integrated into the cab roof, a highly-efficient automatic climate control maintains the desired cab temperature whatever the outdoor weather conditions.

Betapower engines: efficiency that improves your productivity

The X8 tractors are powered by the new Betapower Fuel Efficiency 6.7-litre, 6-cylinder engines with eVGT turbocharger and common rail injection system. These engines meet Stage4/Tier4 Final emission regulations using a Hi-SCR catalytic converter in combination with a DOC catalyst for exhaust gas aftertreatment. The X8 range comprises three models:

- X8.660 VT-Drive with 264/194 hp/kW

- X8.670 VT-Drive with 286/210 hp/kW

- X8.680 VT-Drive with 310/228 hp/kW

 X8.660  X8.670  X8.680
MAX. ENGINE POWER AT 1900 RPM (ISO TR 14396 ECE R120)  HP/kW 264/194 286/210 310/228
RATED ENGINE POWER AT 2200 RPM (ISO TR 14396 ECE R120) HP/kW 258/190 271/199 301/221
MAX. TORQUE (ISO TR 14396 ECE R120) NM 1132 1194 1282
DISPLACEMENT / NO. OF CYLINDERS / NO . OF VALVES     cm3 6728/6/24 6728/6/24 6728/6/24


VT-Drive transmission

VT-Drive: so easy to use that you can’t do without it any more. The VT-Drive continuous variable transmission selects automatically the most suitable gear ratio allowing seamless speed progression without the need to shift gears. Using the VT-Drive transmission is quite easy: just release the parking brake, select the direction with the power shuttle and step on the gas pedal. This simplicity of operation, combined with intuitive controls and a user-friendly touch screen interface, makes the X8 a pleasure to drive.

You work with the most advanced CVT transmission in the market. The VT-Drive continuous variable transmission has always stood for efficiency and reliability. Now an innovative four-stage technology makes the VT-Drive transmission the choice for the future, but its benefits are immediately apparent: better fuel economy, smoother driving, greater efficiency. With the VT-Drive transmission, the X8 responds promptly to your commands. Combining a powerful engine with a latest-generation VT-Drive four-stage continuous variable transmission, the X8 delivers fast acceleration and unmatched responsiveness.

Hydraulic system tailored to your specific needs

Designed to provide high-flow capability, the hydraulic system of X8 offers high-quality components and a wide configuration flexibility to meet the specific needs of farmers and contractors. The system features up to six rear-mounted remote valves with a total flow of 140 l/min, a three-way flow divider, two midmounted and three front-mounted remote valves, and fully customizable controls. All functions are controlled electronically and can be configured via a touch screen monitor.


 X8.660  X8.670  X8.680
WHEELBASE   mm 3000 3000 3000


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