Each McCormick tractor reflects the passion and dedication of those involved in designing testing and producing this superb range of tractors. The new X7 VT-Drive tractors offer the ultimate in style, technology, operator comfort and productivity. Five models in the range are all powered by the new Betapower Fuel Efficiency four-and six-cylinder turbo engines with multivalve technology and common rail injection system. These engines meet Tier 4 Interim emission regulations using the SCR system, an exhaust gas after-treatment technology that reduces exhaust emission without compromising engine performance. The X7 models with VT-Drive continuously variable transmission feature five engines with power ratings of 136, 150 and 166 hp for the four cylinder and of 172 and 181 hp for the six cylinder. The VT-Drive transmission is a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that provides an infinite number of speed ratios from zero to the maximum speed permitted in the country of use. Both transmissions feature a left-hand steering-column power shuttle and are controlled electronically via pushbuttons located on the multi-function armrest. The electro hydraulically-engaged rear PTO features an exchangeable shaft providing 6 or 21 splines and offers four speeds 540/540E/1000/1000E rpm. The electronic control of the PTO always ensures smooth and modulated implement start-up. The system also incorporates PTO headland management to eliminate implement drive line damage when raising the machine The X7 VT-Drive models are available with closed-centre hydraulic system with variable-displacement pump. The electronically-controlled rear hitch with draft sensing on the lower links provides a maximum lift capacity of 9300 Kg and allows a precise control of the implement. Also included is a Ride Control system to help protect the implement and reduce shock loadings on the tractor during transport. A radar sensor is also available for operations where true ground speed is required, this can also be used in difficult ground conditions to improve tractive performance and reduce wheel slip. True versatility can be obtained with a front hitch capable of lifting up to 3500 Kg and a front PTO. Lift & Lower switches are provided at the front to assist in connecting or disconnecting front implements. The front axle, either rigid-mounted or with electronically controlled independent suspensions, offers a 55° steering angle, providing excellent manoeuvrability in confined spaces. The Premiere Cab is a true high-tech control centre that allows the operator to work the tractor with maximum ease and comfort. The cab features a Data Screen Manager (DSM), standard on the VT-Drive models, and a 12” touchscreen monitor that allows the driver to control the performance and functions of both tractor and implement (ISOBUS, satellite-based guidance system etc.). The cab interior offers the operator a fully sound-proofed, functional ergonomic environment and a high-quality, automotive-grade fit and finish that further enhance the driving comfort.