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The front lift of the tractor increases its versatility and dynamic characteristics, while maintaining power and performance. This equipment allows other implements to be attached to the front of the McCormick tractor, thereby reducing working times and also lowering costs, as operations that would normally require more than one machine are carried out by a single machine.
McCormick has always focused on manufacturing tractors where the characteristic design, high levels of power and a high degree of versatility have become distinguishing features. This is why McCormick front hitches can be added as an option on any McCormick tractor. However, that’s not all: the new X8 VT-Drive range is of course equipped with an electronically controlled front hitch.
The ability to combine the performance of these two tools, the McCormick front hitch and the McCormick front loader, makes it possible to take full advantage of all the possibilities offered by the tractor. Not only that: having both tools will not limit the option of using the rear of the tractor. Therefore continuing to allow the possibility of using combined front and rear implements at the same time.
Because of the versatility the tool offers the machine, McCormick has designed and built a range of tractors with the front hitch included.
The McCormick X8 VT-Drive tractor combines McCormick’s unique and distinctive design with more comfortable lines. This range, the only one equipped with an electronically controlled front hitch as standard (with position control in the PREMIUM version) capable of lifting up to 5000kg, comes in 2 models X8.627 and X8.631 with 264 and 310 horsepower.
The new features for the McCormick X8 VT-Drive Stage V are all in keeping with the spirit of the brand, where innovation, design and power take centre stage. In fact, this tractor is satellite-guidance ready and features McCormick’s Fleet & Remote Diagnostic Management system to monitor key tractor fleet activities at any time, anywhere in the world. However, the available technology does not end there. Thanks to IoT protocols, available both via PC and mobile devices, information on the fleet such as geolocation, consumption, levels, temperatures and work sessions are transmitted. This allows control of operational status, monitoring efficiency and avoiding the risk of problems occurring. Added to this is the possibility of remote diagnostics for software updates without having to take the tractor to the workshop.
Power, a hallmark of the McCormick brand, is epitomised by the VT-Drive transmission: a highlight of the X8 tractor. This is a four-stage TMT32 continuously variable transmission which achieves speeds of 40km/h ECO at 1,300 rpm and 50km/h ECO at 1,600 rpm.
This transmission, designed for simpler, more immediate and comfortable driving, is made even more ergonomic by the VT Easy Pilot joystick. This allows the transmission to be controlled intuitively, increasing or decreasing speed without using the accelerator pedal and managing tractor rpm using Cruise Control.
It is impossible to summarise in just a few lines all the cutting-edge features that make the McCormick X8 VT-Drive tractor a partner that offers uncompromising technology, power and reliability. Here are some highlights that make this vehicle so unique:
McCormick has always been committed not only to designing and manufacturing tractors that give the maximum in terms of power and productivity, but also to creating true partners that make the work of the farmer and contractor faster, more comfortable and more effective.