AgriArgo UK, the UK and Ireland branch of McCormick and Landini tractor manufacturer ARGO Tractors, has planned to step up its presence at the National Ploughing Championships this year.
The firm says this follows further recent investment in its Irish business.
Landini 4 and 5 Series
Landini has a strong following in Ireland, particularly in the four-cyclinder market. The manufacturer has said this segment will play a key role at this year’s Ploughing. The 4 series consists of three models with power outputs of 61hp, 68hp and 75hp, all with a 2.11m wheelbase.
Specification includes a 3,000kg mechanical rear linkage, 52l/min hydraulic system and optional front linkage and PTO. The 5 series comprises 95hp, 102hp and 114hp models.
Landini 6RS Robo-Six tractors
The new Landini 6RS Robo-Six tractor range will be on display. It features a 2.56m wheelbase and 55° steering angle, which means these new models are particularly manoeuvrable. Power comes from 4.5l, 16-valve, four-cylinder Stage V FPT engines. Maximum horsepower, complete with engine power management, is equivalent to the last three numbers in the 6-135 RS, 6-145 RS and 6-155 RS model designations.
It features a 24F/24R Robo-Six transmission with six powershift steps and four ranges, with a further 16 creep speeds in each direction optional. Pre-programmed Eco and Power modes help minimise fuel consumption.
A new High Vision cab features a panoramic roof and ventilation hatch. Further specification includes four-speed rear PTO, closed-centre hydraulics with 120l/min pump capable of supplying up to seven electronic spool valves and a 7.2t electronic rear hitch, plus optional 3.2t front hitch. Maximum rear tyre size is 650/60 R38 and maximum gross weight 9.5t.
McCormick highlights will include the new X7 SWB models launched globally at EIMA in Italy last November. There are four semi-powershift P6-Drive transmission models and two VT-Drive CVT tractors, with four-cylinder power plants in the X7.417 P6-Drive (165hp max) and X7.418 P6-Drive (175hp) and six-cylinder engines in the X7.617 and X7.618, which have the same power ratings.
The two VT-Drive CVT tractors are the 165hp/four-cyl X7.418 and 175hp/six-cyl X7.618. With both transmissions, a ‘stop and action’ clutch/brake system allows drive disengagement via the brakes.
Stage V FPT turbocharged/intercooled engines feature common rail electronic fuel injection. Utilising the turbocharger’s throttle valve, deceleration can be aided through use of the engine brake as well as the rear brakes.
The manufacturer says the 3.5t front linkage redesign boosts visibility, while rear lift capacity is 9.3t and up to eight rear spool valves can be specified, as can 123l/min or 160l/min closed-centre hydraulics and mechanical or semi-active electronic cab suspension. Wheelbase is 2.65m on four-cylinder and 2.76m on six-cylinder tractors.
Also on show will be new Stage V McCormick X6.4HD P6-Drive tractors – the 135/145/155hp X6.413, X6.414 and X6.415 (max power). With 4.5l FPT four-cylinder engines, it features a wheelbase of 2.56m.
The four-range/six-step P6-Drive semi-powershift provides 24F/24R speeds and is extendable to 40R/40R with the creep option. Implement attachment specifications include a four-speed rear PTO, rear lift capacity of up to 7.1t and optional 2.5t front linkage. Closed-centre hydraulics feature a 123l/min pump capable of supplying up to seven spool valves.
“Ireland is particularly important for our Landini brand, and also for McCormick, underlined by recent investments including a dedicated service manager and dealer rollout of the ARGO 4.0 suite of digital tools,” said Ben Agar, business development director at ARGO Tractors UK and Ireland.