McCormick’s new X7 SWB range comprises four semi-powershift P6-Drive transmission models and two VT-Drive CVT tractors.
Four-cylinder engines from FPT Industrial feature in the X7.417 P6-Drive (165hp maximum) and X7.418 P6-Drive (175hp maximum), while there are six-cylinder engines in the X7.617 and X7.618, which also offer 165hp and 175hp respectively.
The two VT-Drive CVT tractors are the four-cylinder X7.418 and the six-cylinder X7.618 – both rated at 175hp. With both transmission types the specification includes a Stop-and-Action clutch/brake system that disengages drive via the brake pedals.
All engines are turbocharged and intercooled, and meet Stage V emissions regulations. They feature a common-rail electronic fuel injection system providing increased responsiveness, lower fuel consumption and reduced emissions. Utilising the exhaust throttle valve, engine braking allows the tractor to be slowed by operating the engine brake inn conjunction with the rear brakes.
A 3,500kg-capacity front linkage has been redesigned to enhance visibility. Rear lift capacity is 9,300kg, and up to eight spool valves can be specified at the rear, with a choice of 123 or 160 lit/min closed-centre hydraulic systems.
Comfort wise, mechanical cab suspension provides plenty of dampening, and paired with the independent front suspension ensures maximum road and field comfort. The wheelbase is 2,651mm on four-cylinder models and 2,760mm on six-cylinder tractors.
Bonnet styling has been refreshed in line with other McCormick tractors, and the bonnet lifts to 90 degrees for full service access.