McCormick launches new X70 series tractors

By: Carene Chong

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McCormick Tractors release the new machines to meet latest engine emission standards.

McCormick launches new X70 series tractors
McCormick says its new X70 tractor series are Tier 4 interim compliant with improved performance and are more cost effective.

The company adds that on top of being Tier 4 interim (US engine emissions standard) compliant, the tractors offer additional customer benefits such as increased performance and lower running costs long term.

There are five models altogether in the new series-- the X70.40, X70.50, X70.60, X70.70 and X70.80 with powers ranging from 150 to 232 HP.

Engine and Transmission

The tractors are powered by new Betapower engines featuring an S.C.R (Selective Catalyst Reduction) system that allows the machines to comply with current emissions standard without affecting engine performance.

The SCR technology uses an AdBlue fuel additive which, when injected into the exhaust system prior to the catalytic converter destroys or reduces many of the harmful gases and particulates.

The amount of AdBlue injected varies according to the load demand on the engine and has various safety functions incorporated to prevent inadvertent operation.

The 6.7 Litre Betapower 6 cylinder engines feature a 24 valve cylinder head to maximise air flow and combustion in conjunction with a high pressure Common Rail fuel system.

A powerboost function increases power output to 25hp when using the PTO as well as in transport range on certain models. A fully tilting hood provides easy access to the engine for routine service and daily maintenance.

The "Xtraspeed" transmission with 32 speeds over four ranges provides 8 speeds powershift under load in each of the four ranges. The multi disc hydraulic power shuttle provides smooth directional changes and is easily operated by the left hand.

A choice of manual range shifting or electronic push button control (E-Plus) is available both offering 32 forward x 24 reverse speeds. The E-Plus versions use push button control for all transmission speed selections.

An Autoroading function provides automatic gear shifting during transport operations selecting the right gear to suit the engine load and rpm, ensuring simple operation and maximises fuel economy.

On E-Plus versions the shuttle gears are programmable to further enhance shuttle operations. A creeper unit can be factory fitted as an option to achieve 48 forward and 40 reverse speeds.

Cab and controls

The four-post cab with large, rear-hinged doors provides all-round visibility and allows the operator to enter and exit with ease.

The tractors come standard with an air conditioning system integrated into the roof. A transparent roof panel above the operator seat can be pushed open for natural ventilation.

The E-Plus versions feature an adjustable steering wheel and air seat with multi-function armrest.

The tractors can be supplied with an electronically-controlled hydraulic cab suspension system, which, when combined with the independent front axle suspension will improve driving comfort.

McCormick tractors are distributed in Australia by Clark Equipment.

Find out more about the new X70 range on McCormick Tractors Australia's website.

View dealers selling McCormick Tractors on TradeFarmMachinery.com.au

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