"The X6 Series covers applications previously met by the McCormick MC tractors and the top end of the McCormick X60 line," points out Ray Spinks, sales director and general manager at McCormick distributor AgriArgo UK. "The X6 models are in many respects more advanced, with features not previously available, while higher power and torque outputs deliver increased performance."
The new models come in standard and higher-spec LS versions. McCormick product specialist Paul Wade explains the differences: "In standard form, these tractors offer a relatively simple but comfortable and easy-to-use tractor with a smart, well-equipped cab and good manoeuvrability. The LS version meets more demanding performance needs."
A four-cylinder FPT engine with an emissions management system powers the newcomers. Outputs for draft implements are 111hp, 121hp and 130hp, while the Power Plus feature releases another 10hp and more torque at transport speeds and when using the power take-off (PTO). The base specification includes items that are often options on other makes, such as a telescopic pick-up hitch, swivelling front mudguards, telescopic exterior mirrors and remote PTO switches on the rear mudguards. Air conditioning, rear window wash/wipe, a radio, roof beacon and Deluxe air driver's seat are also standard.
Standard transmission is a 36x12 40km/h configuration with a smooth power shuttle for fingertip direction changes. There is a choice of regular, eco 40km/h or 50km/h gearing. Creep gears and ground-drive PTO can be added for specialist applications.