McCormick will unveil its long awaited X8 Series at Agritechnica 2015 in Germany, which runs Nov. 10-14, 2015.
The X8 offers three models with power ratings of 264, 286 and 310 hp, all powered by BetaPower Fuel Efficiency, 6.7-litre, six-cylinder engines equipped with variable-geometry turbocharger technology.
Combined with the new power levels, the X8 Series comes with a four-range ZF continuously-variable transmission.
“The new McCormick X8 will surprise with bonnet design, bodywork and its superb, class leading cab design,” McCormick says in a release. “Sporting automotive levels of design the cab offers a quiet, perfectly air-conditioned, operating environment. Ergonomically-designed controls provide the operator with a work station that is not only comfortable and functional, but also aesthetically pleasing.”
To complement the X8 launch, various models from the McCormick VT-Drive range will also be on display. VT-Drive models share many of the features showcased on the X8 and these can be seen on models X6, X7.4 and X7.6.
Sharing the same features as the X6 Series, the X6 VT-Drive features an Argo Tractors designed continuously variable transmission. A multifunction armrest and VT-Easypilot system controls of all tractor functions.
The X7 VT-Drive series features a ZF transmission with four ranges. Three four-cylinder models are available (X7.440, X7.450 and X7.460 with power ratings of 147, 160 and 176 hp) and two six-cylinder models (X7.660 and X7.670 – delivering 181 and 195 hp with the Power Plus system). All models are powered by BetaPower Fuel Efficiency engines.
The X7 VT-Drive range comes standard with Data Screen Manager, which is a 12” touch screen monitor allowing the operator to control the tractor’s operating parameters and performance. On board ISOBUS technology complies with industry standard ISO-11783. Precision Steering Management (PSM) systems are available as options providing an additional 8,4” touch screen monitor on all models to manage the satellite-based guidance system, “EazySteer” active steering system and the advanced ISOBUS section and task controller functions.
X7: New model
McCormick will also unveil the new X7.650, which offers max power of 150hp and will be powered by the 6 cylinder, BetaPower Fuel Efficiency engine.