Following the response to the introduction of a single T-Max model to the McCormick range of tractors earlier this year, distributor AgriArgo UK has decided to offer the complete line up of 74-110hp units in Great Britain.
It should appeal to growers wanting a small tractor with decent power, versatile transmission and a choice of features.
"We introduced the 93hp T-100-Max to fill a particular niche in our product range as an alternative to the utilitarian C-100-Max and the CX100 with its larger cab," explains McCormick general manager and sales director Ray Spinks.
"Now that the CX range has been replaced by the higher-spec and more powerful X60 Series tractors, we feel there is a place for the complete T-Max line-up."
There are 10 versions in all, with power outputs from the familiar Perkins 1104D-44 engine of 74hp, 83hp, 93hp, 102hp and 110hp. Synchro Shuttle models come with the Speed Four Overdrive transmission, giving 24 speeds forward and 12 in reverse, using a mechanical high-low splitter. Creep gears can be added to this 40kmph transmission.
The Power Shuttle transmission has clutch sensitivity adjustment that alters the "bit" characteristics of the main drive clutch and power shuttle clutch. Operators can set this function using a dial to suit different working situations or their own preferences.
A 36kmph 12x12-speed transmission is standard fare on the T-Max Power Shuttle tractors but buyers can instead choose the Speed Four HML option, which adds three-speed powershift for a 36x12 configuration, with creep speeds also available if required.
Three-point linkage capacity has been improved over the initial model - now 4,350kg instead of 3,700kg - and all T-Max tractors have lower link draft sensing. On Power Shuttle versions there is a choice of mechanical or electronic rear-linkage operation, the latter providing improved draft implement control and the convenience of linkage lift-lower buttons on the rear mudguards.
A power-matched McCormick LiftMaster hydraulic loader is available with any T-Max tractor.