Based on this reasoning, the Tractor of the Year jury, made up of 26 journalists from leading European trade publications, awarded the McCormick X6.414 P6-Drive the 2023 Tractor of The Year award in the Best Utility category.
The prestigious award was collected by Alberto Morra along with the management of Argo Tractors during the ceremony held in the Quadriportico of the Bologna Exhibition Centre on the first day of the international trade show dedicated to agricultural mechanisation that saw a record numbers of visitors. More than 327,000 visitors, including more than 57,000 from abroad, and a huge success, even in the media, made the 45th edition of Eima International the best one ever, putting behind it the difficult years caused by the health emergency and the international economic downturn.
“It is with great pride and satisfaction that we acknowledge this significant recognition within an event that remains the most important in the industry, and from such a qualified jury”, commented Valerio Morra, President of Argo Tractors S.p.A. “This achievement serves as a certification of the company’s strategy of constantly investing in Research & Development, always at the cutting edge of the market and serving the needs of customers, and with a constant drive towards sustainability, thanks to tractors that combine power, technology and design in an extraordinary mix. A success that would not be possible without the invaluable work, constant dedication and daily commitment of all partners, who, with their human and professional qualities, represent the strength of this company that allows us to look to the future with enthusiasm”.
McCormick X6.4 P6-Drive was designed precisely to combine versatility, performance and comfort in a single tractor. Stage V compliant thanks to the exhaust gas post-treatment system, the range features models X6.413, X6.414 and X6.415, powered by 4.5-litre, 16-valve, 4-cylinder FPT NEF 45 engines with a maximum power output of 146 hp on the winning model.
The model’s strengths are the front axle with independent suspension, four-wheel braking, the P6-Drive transmission with six PowerShift gears and four robotised ranges, manufactured by Argo Tractors, the McCormick High Vision Cab (cab with FOPS-approved panoramic roof, additional hatch for natural ventilation and LED field lights). Also improving driving comfort is the mechanical cab suspension, designed with high-quality materials and equipped with ergonomic controls, 12-inch touch screen monitor and Smart Pilot Plus multifunction joystick, capable of simultaneously controlling the transmission, front loader, front hitch and hydraulic system.
Four-speed power take-off with synchronised option. The front hitch can lift up to 2,500 kg, while the electronic rear lifting system can lift up to 7,200 kg. The hydraulic system is closed centre with a flow rate of 114 l/min, capable of supplying up to 7 spool valves.
Also available is the PSM “Precision Steering Management” system for satellite guidance, which interfaces seamlessly with the ISObus system for controlling the implements and with McCormick Fleet & Remote Diagnostic Management, a fleet management and remote diagnostics system.