Versatility, performance and technology: the new McCormick tractors to conquer Europe

The high power and technology of McCormick tractors will be highlighted at the main agricultural machinery exhibitions scheduled to take place in Europe in the early months of 2022. The Argo Tractors brand will showcase its new solutions, which are the result of the group’s research and development activity and further enhance the performance and versatility of its products.

X6.4 P6 Drive

The main highlight at McCormick is the new X6.4 P6 Drive Stage V range, designed and built for those looking to find versatility, performance and comfort in a single tractor; an ideal and irreplaceable companion for open-field and multi-utility operations, hay harvesting, and operations that require a loader.

Stage V compliant, thanks to the exhaust gas post-treatment system, the range features three 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 155hp. The powertrain and transmission layout allows for a wheelbase of 2,560 mm, providing great stability, and at the same time versatility and manoeuvrability.

The P6-Drive transmission with 6 Power Shift gears and 4 ranges offers 24 + 24 ratios, which rise to 40 + 40 when a creeper is fitted. Power output is enhanced by the 4-speed PTO.

The front hitch can lift up to 2,500kg and the electronic rear lifting system up to 7,200kg.

The maximum rear wheel size is 650/60R38 and maximum allowed weight is as high as 9,500 kg.

The closed-centre hydraulic system features a 123 l/min pump capable of handling up to 7 spool valves.

Design, ergonomics, comfort and technology applied to improving working conditions are the other features that make X6.4 P6-Drive the ideal partner in the field and on your farm.

A distinctive feature of the McCormick High Visibility cab is its FOPS-homologated panoramic roof and the hatch for natural ventilation, which enhance the tractor’s performance when using the M40 front loader for bales handling. Also worth mentioning are the LED headlights. Up to 14 headlights are available, 8 of which are incorporated in the roof to provide excellent night vision.

The cab sports a mechanical suspension that, combined with the suspended front axle with independent arms further improves driving comfort.

The cab is designed with high quality automotive-derived materials. The same attention to design and functionality is found in the control instrumentation with its fully ergonomic design, a 12-inch touch screen monitor and all-in-one multifunction joystick.

Great emphasis was placed on adopting solutions that would make tractor maintenance easier. In this context, the new 90-degree opening bonnet and radiators arranged in a fan-shaped layout allow for easy, quick and safe service.

X6.4 P6-Drive features the PSM (Precision Steering Management) system to control and manage satellite guidance. This state-of-the-art technology integrates with the ISOBUS implement control system and the McCormick Fleet & Remote Diagnostic Management system, which significantly reduces operating costs while enhancing efficiency and profitability.

X6.4 P6 Drive


McCormick X7 Short Wheelbase

After its successful introduction at Eima 2021, the McCormick X7 SWB (Short Wheelbase) is stage V compliant thanks to the HI-eSCR2 (DOC+SCRoF) exhaust gas treatment system. The tractors in the range are fitted with the new FTP NEF 45, 16-valve, 4.5-litre 4-cylinder engines and FTP NEF 67, 24-valve, 6.7-litre, 6-cylinder engines with Turbo Intercooler and Common Rail electronic injection. McCormick’s X7.618 VT-Drive, which can deliver up to 175hp thanks to the Power Plus system, and the X7.618 P6-Drive, also sporting a 175hp 6-cylinder engine, will represent the new product family.

The continuously variable, 4-stage VT-Drive transmission with 4 sets of crown wheels and oil-cooled clutches guarantees first-class responsiveness. Speeds range from 0.04 km/h to 50 km/h. The transmission is controlled by the EasyPilot joystick, located on the multifunctional armrest for improved ergonomics.

The P6-Drive transmission features 6 Powershift gears under load, 5 robotised ranges and electro-hydraulic reverse shuttle on the steering wheel. In total, gears are 30 Forward + 15 Reverse which become, with the Creeper, 54 Forward + 27 Reverse. The Stop & Action system integrates the De-Clutch into the brake pedal, allowing the tractor to be stopped without depressing the clutch for easier driving on the road. Simultaneous use of the Stop & Action and APS (Auto Powershift) systems allows the P6-Drive transmission to be driven in a similar way to VT-Drive.

The 4-speed PTO and reinforced rear final drives transfer the full power of the tractor with adjustable engagement and automatic PTO engagement and disengagement. The Engine Brake system has been designed to improve efficiency by introducing a turbocharger throttle valve which enables the operator to reduce engine rpm by operating the engine brake together with the rear brakes.

Also new is the styling, with the re-designed front hitch, the new one-piece bonnet, in line with the new McCormick family feeling, with a 90° opening angle for better access, also for maintenance work. Along the same lines, the Cooling Matrix system makes for easier radiator cleaning, while the solution with the 12 LED lights on the roof that allow 360° visibility at night combines practicality and style. 

In addition to design, special attention is paid to operator comfort, with the optional suspended front axle with independent arms. The high quality of the materials used and the excellent ergonomics of the controls in the cab make the driving area ideal for stress-free work. There are also two cab suspension options: mechanical or semi-active electronically controlled.

The array of cutting-edge technology is complemented by the Data Screen Manager software (12″ touch screen monitor) with programmable buttons (MyFunctions) that allow operator to customise tractor controls, arrangements for satellite guidance, the ISOBUS system and the McCormick Fleet & Remote Diagnostic Management system for fleet operation and remote diagnostics.



McCormick X7.6 VT Drive Stage V e X7.6 P6-Drive Stage V

McCormick X7.6 provides a mix of technology, reliability and power to effectively meet the demands of farm and field work.

The range features Beta Power Fuel Efficiency 6-cylinder, 24-valve engines with turbocharger and Common Rail injection with power outputs up to 240hp. The innovative HI-eSCR2 system ensures that the engines are Stage V compliant.

Two transmission versions are available: P6-Drive with 6 powershift gears for 5 ranges, robotised range shifting and electro-hydraulic reverse shuttle on the steering wheel, available in the manual or automatic versions, and the continuously variable VT-Drive transmission, which offers guaranteed excellent response and great user-friendliness thanks to the adoption of the “Power Zero” system, an automatic mechanism that keeps the tractor stationary and blocks all movement once the reverse shuttle has been engaged. The system paves the way for yet another new feature on the McCormick X7.6 VT-Drive, namely the electronically controlled smart-brake.

The transition from road to field is now more efficient and effective thanks to the newly introduced EazyGrip central tyre inflation system, which can be conveniently operated from the Data Screen Manager. The system controls pressure and stops automatically when the pre-set level is reached, reducing soil compaction, fuel consumption, tyre wear and optimising soil productivity.

Première Cab blends ergonomics and design into its 4-pillar design, which offers panoramic visibility in every direction. The interior features automotive-derived materials and all the latest generation technological instruments, first and foremost the 12-inch DSM touch screen monitor with intuitive MyHMF menu for automatic headland operations.

McCormick X7.6 can accommodate mechatronic systems to assist driving and support fleet management, Precision Steering Management (combined with satellite guidance) and the McCormick Fleet Management system for remote fleet management.

X7.6 VT-Drive


McCormick X8 VT-Drive Stage V

McCormick X8 VT-Drive stands out with its new comfort lines and design.

X8 VT-Drive is available in 3 models with powers of 264, 286 and 310 hp delivered by 6-cylinder Betapower Fuel Efficiency 6.7-litre engines equipped with eVGT electronically controlled variable geometry turbocharger and SCR exhaust gas post-treatment system, fully compliant with Stage V regulations. Its strength lies in the continuously variable transmission with four stages, 40 kmh ECO speed at 1300 rpm and 50km/h ECO speed at 1600 rpm.

The Première Cab, thanks to its 4-pillar design, offers panoramic visibility in every direction. The operator’s seat has dynamic air suspension with automatic height adjustment and a backrest with both heating and ventilation. The right armrest houses all the main controls and the EasyPilot multifunction joystick has an ergonomic grip and clear functions.

In addition, X8 VT-Drive Stage V is guidance ready and features McCormick’s Fleet & Remote Diagnostic Management system to monitor key tractor fleet activities at anytime, anywhere in the world. Using IoT (Internet of Things) protocols, all information on fleet activity such as geolocation, consumption, levels, temperatures and work sessions are made available via PC or mobile device. This allows the operational status of tractors to be monitored and their efficiency to be kept constantly under control.

X8 VT-Drive 


McCormick X5 Stage V

McCormick X5 Stage V offers three models, X5.100, X5.110 and X5.120 with power outputs ranging from 95hp to 114hp. They are available in Premium and Efficient versions. The new High Clearance version, particularly suitable for horticulture, comes in two models, both in the Efficient version, namely the 95hp X5.100HC and the 102hp X5.110HC.

Transmissions range from 48+16 with hydraulic reverse shuttle and Hi-Medium-Low (Premium) to 12+12 or 24+24 with mechanical or hydraulic reverse shuttle (Efficient and HC).

The hydraulic system provides 62 l/min for utilities in the Efficient and HC versions and up to 82 l/min in the Premium version.

The maximum capacity of the rear lifting equipment is 3900kg (HC) and 4500kg with additional cylinders for the standard versions.

McCormick X5 sports the suspended cab option, which can be combined with the suspended front axle in the Premium versions, for guaranteed excellent operator comfort through every stage of operations (open field, front loader and transport) and outstanding grip on the ground.



McCormick X5.085

Strategically positioned between X4 and X5, McCormick X5.085 is Stage V compliant thanks to EGR, DOC and DPF technology, with no SCR or urea, and is a tractor that combines performance and compact size.

The 75hp 3.4-litre, 4-cylinder and 8-valve FPT Turbo intercooler engine with Common Rail electronic injection guarantees excellent response and high elasticity, enhanced by a torque of 375 Nm at 1,400 rpm, values normally associated with 100hp tractors.

Its power and agility are also enhanced by the category 2 mechanically-controlled rear lifting system with a capacity of 3,900 kg, which is precise and easy to use thanks to the ELS system (ergonomic lift system). A 1,700 kg category 2 front hitch is also available as a further option

The dual pump hydraulic circuit provides exceptionally efficient management of the 5 hydraulic spool valves (3 rear and 2 mid-mount) and the implements thanks to a pump flanged to the engine with a dedicated flow rate of 56 l/min, while 32 litres are directed to the steering system.

The McCormick X5.085 also comes with arrangements for the McCormick Fleet & Remote Diagnostic Management system, designed to determine tractor efficiency by measuring fuel consumption, hours of operation and scheduled maintenance.



McCormick X4F

McCormick X4F is the new specialist tractor that combines McCormick’s hallmark power and technology with versatility and lightweight for manoeuvring in tight spaces. This makes it the ideal tractor for all row-crop operations in the narrow spaces found in orchards and vineyards.

Stage V compliance is guaranteed by the innovative system that uses a passive regeneration DPF, DOC oxidation catalyst and, for models over 75 hp, SCR (selective catalyst reduction) catalytic converter and AdBlue® tank with practical quick-access and quick-top-up system.

The engine maintenance interval has been extended to 1,000 hours, significantly reducing operating costs and downtime.

McCormick X4F comes in the configuration with P3-Drive 48AV+16RM transmission with electro-hydraulic reverse shuttle and fully robotised H-M-L speed and gear shifting under load, controlled by the new-generation multifunction joystick that accommodates all controls.

X4F is characterised by its high traction capacity, as well as a comfortable ride on the road, made possible by the new cab with mechanical suspension, the suspended front axle and, last but not least, the ADS (Advanced Driving System), which can be connected to satellite-guidance and telemetry systems.

The front axle is manufactured by Argo Tractors and features a limited-slip or Hydralock differential lock, again with electro-hydraulically engaged four-wheel drive. This solution ensures greater efficiency when using front-mounted implements, which can be installed directly on the load-bearing chassis or, as an option, operated using the fully integrated front hitch and PTO.

X4F is equipped with an open-centre hydraulic circuit, with a 30 l/min pump for steering and 58 l/min for utilities. A third, 36-l/min pump can also be added operating in tandem with the utility pump to achieve a total flow rate of 94 l/min, of which 55 l/min at as little as 1,500 engine rpm.



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