McCormick X5, new engines and better performance

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McCormick offers the new X5 range for open field and round the farm work. There are three models available: the X5.100, X5.110 and X5.120, which respectively deliver maximum power outputs of 95, 102 and 114 HP.

The range is offered in two different trim levels: “Premium”, which is intended to satisfy customers’ needs, and “Efficient”, which offers entry-level specifications. In addition to those indicated above, there are also two high clearance models available, the X5.100 HC and X5.110 HC, which are particularly suitable for horticultural crops.

The new and more captivating design has maintained its compact size, but offers improved operator visibility and comfort.

Stage V engine

The Stage 3B/Tier4 Interim engine on the previous range has been replaced with a Stage V model. The new FPT F36 4-cylinder, 16-valve, 3.6-litre, Turbo Intercooler engines with Common Rail electronic injection are equipped with EGR/DOC/DPF/SCR technology. The exhaust gas treatment system is integrated under the bonnet, thus ensuring maximum visibility from the driver’s seat.

The diesel tank’s capacity has been increased to 135 litres, with an AdBlue® tank of 13 litres, thus ensuring greater daily performance with a 10% reduction in fuel consumption and decreased emissions.

The new hydraulic circuit is designed to increase productivity, offering flow rates of up to 82 L/min for the spool lines and 32 for the steering line, with up to 35 litres of oil available for use. This translates into greater operational convenience for the operator, thanks to faster execution, the possibility of performing multiple operations simultaneously, reduced consumption, lower engine speeds, and decreased noise and vibrations.

The driving comfort for the operator has been improved thanks to the suspended front axle option which, combined with the new mechanically-suspended cab, allows the vehicle to better tackle uneven terrain, while at the same time providing greater safety and comfort under all working conditions. Thanks to its 4-pillar structure, the Total View Slim cab offers a maximised glazed area in order to provide a 360° field of vision, thus facilitating work in tight spaces, even at night thanks to the new LED lights (up to 10). The transparent hatch also provides greater visibility when using the front loader.

Various features

Boasting a captivating design and functional instrumentation, the cab’s interior features a perfect automotive-style appearance, with excellent air conditioning. The features include a reclining and telescopic steering wheel, ergonomic and intuitive controls, and a DAB and Bluetooth radio with a built-in hands-free microphone.

Eight possible transmission configurations are available to handle any working conditions. These range from a Four Speed 12 F + 12 R with mechanical reverse shuttle, to a T-Tronic 48 F + 16 R with Hi-Medium-Low, hydraulic reverse shuttle and creeper. The Park Lock option, a transmission locking system on steep slopes, is also available on the McCormick X5. For efficiency purposes, the Common Rail engine ensures the precise delivery of the fuel required, and works in conjunction with the Memo Switch Engine, which stores and recalls the ideal engine speed for the implement being utilised.

The Twin Lock system, which simultaneously locks both the front and rear differentials, serves to maximise traction and grip. The system automatically engages and disengages the differential lock and four-wheel drive, making the operator’s job easier and more efficient.

4-wheel integral braking is also possible thanks to the IBS (Integrated Brake System) with oil-bath brakes integrated into the front axle, reducing stopping distances by 50%. The suspended front axle (optional on the PREMIUM version) maximises comfort in every situation.

It features up to 6 hydraulic spool valves, of which 3 are mechanically controlled and 1 is electrically controlled and, as an option, 2 can be mid-mounted for front hitch and front loader purposes, which can even be combined together. There are four spool valves: standard, kick-out, floating and hydraulic motor, with versatile and customisable configurations. The optional flow selector allows managing up to 7 hydraulic connectors.


The available hitches are electronic and mechanical, equipped with ELS (Ergonomic Lift System). The ELS system allows end-of-field manoeuvres to be carried out more quickly, thus increasing the tractor’s operational productivity, while the electronics allow previously performed operations to be repeated, using the positions that guarantee the best precision and performance. The same electronic hitch is equipped with a function for compensating the implement’s pitch during road transport.

Thanks to their shapes and their category 2 three-point linkages with a capacity of 4500 kg, the implement hook and release systems stand out for their ease of use.

Two standard PTO speeds, which can become four with HML (540/540E/1000/1000E). The PTO is gradually engaged by the hydraulically operated clutch, thus allowing for controlled engagements and the elimination of abrupt shaft starts. Furthermore, implement attachment is further facilitated thanks to the remote mudguard controls (optional).

With the electronic hitch, the Auto PTO function is also available, which engages and disengages the PTO when the hitch is engaged during end-of-field manoeuvres.

Another new feature is the Joystick, which offers easy management of various loader commands (up/down, load/unload; third and fourth function), as well as transmission Hi-Lo and HML functions. With regard to the front loader, it should be noted that the frame has been designed not to reduce the ground clearance, thus protecting the crops. What’s more, this technical solution doesn’t limit the turning radius.

All X5s are available with a McCormick front loader specially designed to fit this tractor.

Better steering control and a constant monitoring of the implements are ensured thanks to the satellite guidance and ISObus systems. The satellite guidance is managed by a convenient touch screen display, which guarantees operational precision.

The telematic McCormick Fleet Management system allows the tractor to be remotely monitored in order to better manage all the activities involving the tractors and implements, thus maximising efficiency and yields, minimising management costs, and allowing remote diagnostics to be performed. Furthermore, with a scheduled maintenance plan, customised solutions are able to be adopted that are in-line with the needs of small, medium and large farms.

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