Precision farming applications, GPS guidance, ISOBUS and data telematics are among the digital technologies being highlighted by McCormick manufacturer Argo Tractors at the LAMMA show, NEC Birmingham in January.

Not least on the new 230/240hp McCormick X7.624 VT-Drive that launches a four-model range of more powerful stepless drive tractors for 2020.

As a result of a global partnership with Topcon Agriculture, a factory-installed guidance-ready option is now available for 141-310hp McCormick X8 VT-Drive, X7 VT-Drive and X7 P6-Drive tractors, as well as a suite of precision farming applications for different Topcon terminals.

ISOBUS digital data exchange between the tractor, on-board computer and implements is also available via the Data Screen Manager finger-touch display for these tractors and also the 114-140hp X6.4 VT-Drive.

In addition, the McCormick Fleet Management option for X8 and X7 series tractors provides fuel consumption and operating hour records, reminders for timely routine servicing, and data for pin-pointing a tractor’s location and activity, plus geo-fencing for security monitoring.

“These technologies are increasingly being used by farmers and contractors for improving productivity and accuracy in work, driving ease and cost-management,” points out Andy Starbuck, McCormick product specialist.

“Argo Tractors is progressively introducing these features further down the McCormick range to the 100-140hp bracket to bring their benefits to more tractor users.”

The Argo Tractors stand at LAMMA will also feature the 264-310hp McCormick X8 VT-Drive flagship of the range, the 205/225hp X7.690 and 141/150hp X7.440 with P6-Drive powershift to illustrate the extremes of the popular X7 Series, and examples of the X6.4 series with both powershift and continuously variable transmissions.

An example of the 99hp to 113hp X5 Series with McCormick M Series loader will make the point that the McCormick range – spanning 43hp to 310hp – caters for all sizes and types of farming and contracting enterprises.