McCormick brings X7 Short Wheelbase to EIMA

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McCormick’s new product at the upcoming EIMA international trade show in Bologna Italy, is the X7 range in Short Wheelbase (SWB) versions.

The X7 SWB range will be presented in Bologna with new Stage V compliant engines, thanks to the HI-eSCR2 (DOC+SCRoF) exhaust gas treatment system. The tractors 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.

Models in the range include: X7.4 P6-Drive, available in X7.417 with 165 hp and X7.418 with up to 175 hp; X7.6 P6-Drive, available in X7.617 (165 hp) and X7.618 (175 hp) with 6 cylinders; X7 VT-Drive with 4 or 6 cylinders, available as X7.418 and X7.618, both capable of delivering up to 175 hp thanks to the Power Plus system.

The innovative part of the engines lies in the fuel injection strategy, which leads to increased responsiveness, lower fuel consumption and improved emissions in all forms of movement. The engine installation is designed to have a wheelbase of 2,651mm for the 4-cylinder engine, offering greater stability during field and front loader operations, while maintaining maneuverability and versatility. The wheelbase of the 6-cylinder is 2,760 mm. Common to both models is a maximum allowed weight of 11,500 kg and a maximum rear wheel of 710/60R38, which offers greater stability and comfort during transport, less soil compaction in field operations and better traction and performance when working in soil engaging applications

Operator visibility

In terms of appearance, changes have been made to the 3,500 kg front hitch, which improves design and operator visibility. Also, at the front of the tractor is the new one-piece bonnet, in line with the new McCormick family feeling, with a 90° opening angle for better and more immediate access, also for maintenance work. Also included is the Cooling Matrix system, which facilitates access to the radiators for easy cleaning, making it the top solution in its class. The cab, adapted from the high-end range, features a roof with 12 LED lights that provide 360° visibility at night.

McCormick X7 SWB includes the Engine Brake system as standard, which promotes greater efficiency: by using the turbocharger’s throttle valve, the operator can reduce engine rpms by operating the engine brake together with the rear brakes.

Two transmissions

There are two transmissions available: VT-Drive (for the higher powers) and P6-Drive (for all four powers in the range). The continuously variable, 4-stage VT-Drive with 4 sets of crown wheels and oil-cooled clutches guarantees first-class responsiveness. Speed ranges from a minimum of 0.04 km/h to a maximum of 50 km/h. The transmission is controlled by the VT-EasyPilot joystick on the multifunctional armrest.

The P6-Drive transmission, on the other hand, features 6 Powershift gears under load, 5 robotised ranges and electro-hydraulic reverse shuttle on the steering wheel. The total gears are 30 Forward + 15 Reverse which become, with the Creeper, 54 Forward + 27 Reverse. The transmission is controlled via the simple and ergonomic EasyPilot joystick. 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 allow full power transmission, with adjustable engagement and automatic PTO engagement and disengagement.

The closed-centre hydraulic system with 123 l/min pump (a larger 160 l/min pump is available as an option) can handle up to eight spool valves. The electronic rear hitch provides a maximum lifting capacity of 9,300 kg.

Attention to operator comfort is confirmed as best in class for both field and road driving, thanks to the optional independent front axle suspension system which, by means of electronic control, absorbs stresses and bumps independently at each wheel. In the field the mechanism significantly improves traction and handling, while on the road it optimises speed, safety and comfort. There are two cab suspension options: mechanical or semi-active electronically controlled.

Fleet management

The control software loaded on the Data Screen Management (12″ touch screen) benefits from a new menu and allows fast and efficient operation thanks to the storage of activities with programmable buttons (MyFunctions) for customising tractor controls.

Satellite guidance and the ISOBUS system are fully integrated, which, through the simple use of the DSM, allow the operator to manage implements without having to use other monitors in the cab.

The McCormick Fleet Management system allows customers to monitor their tractor fleet’s main 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.

This system is complemented by an innovative remote diagnostic tool made available to all authorised dealerships. It is possible to connect the software to the tractor’s control unit and perform adjustments, program updates, engine parameter diagnostics and system code displays remotely, providing immediate and accurate support to service technicians as well as increasing management efficiency and profitability.

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