New Landini and McCormick tractors to make their debut at Irish and World Ploughing 2022
Major presence for ARGO brands at the country’s leading farm event and the world pinnacle of ploughing follows further investments in the Irish market
Enhanced display in Ireland of new tractors including Landini 4 and 5 series, plus McCormick X7 SWB and X6 HD
Importance of brand loyalty among customers, operators and enthusiasts recognised with new merchandise shop
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AgriArgo UK, the UK and Ireland branch of McCormick and Landini tractor manufacturer ARGO Tractors, is stepping up its presence at Ireland’s National Ploughing Championships this year, following further recent investment in its Irish business. A number of new Landini and McCormick products will make their national debut on ARGO Tractors’ stand, while visitors will also be able obtain the latest model tractors and other merchandise. The Sept 20-22 event, which also plays host to the World Ploughing Championships, takes place at Ratheniska, County Laois.
Landini 4 and 5 Series
Landini has a strong following in Ireland, and taking a key role at this year’s Ploughing will be the latest four-cylinder 4 and 5 series. Suited to livestock work and light handling, they are well-matched to the all-new Landini loaders. The 4 series consists of three models with power outputs of 61, 68 and 75hp, all with a 2.11m wheelbase. Specification includes a 3,000kg mechanical rear linkage, 52 l/min hydraulic system and optional front linkage and PTO. The 5 series comprises 95, 102 and 114hp models, with the flagship 5-120 Dynamic a finalist in the Best Utility category of Tractor of the Year 2022.
Landini 6RS Robo-Six tractors.
It is also hoped that an example of the new Landini 6RS Robo-Six tractor range will be on display. Designed for versatility, performance and comfort, a 2.56m wheelbase and 55-degree steering angle mean these new models are particularly stable and manoeuvrable. Power comes from 4.5 litres, 16-valve, four-cylinder Stage V FPT NEF 45 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. The 24F/24R Robo-Six transmission features six powershift steps and four ranges, with a further 16 creep speeds in each direction optional. Pre-programmed Eco and Power modes minimise fuel consumption or maximise performance and work rates. A new Landini High Vision cab features a panoramic roof and ventilation hatch. Further specification includes four-speed rear PTO, closed-centre hydraulics with 123 l/min pumps capable of supplying up to seven electronic spool valves, and a 7.2t electronic rear hitch, plus optional 3.2t front hitch. The maximum rear tyre size is 650/60 R38, and maximum gross weight 9.5t.
New from McCormick
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 powerplants 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, whichhave the same power ratings. The two VT-Drive CVT tractors are the165hp/four-cyl X7.418 and 175hp/six-cyl X7.618. With both transmissions, a Stop & Action’ clutch/brake system allows drive disengagement via the brakes.
Stage V FPT turbocharged/intercooler engines feature common rail electronic fuel injection, cutting fuel consumption and emissions and boosting response. Utilising the turbocharger’s throttle valve, deceleration can be aided through use of the engine brake as well as the rear brakes. 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 123 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)- recently announced as a finalist in the coveted Tractor of the Year 2023 competition. With 4.5-litre FPT NEF 45 four cylinder/four valve engines, a compact powertrain and transmission layout creates a wheelbase of 2.56m, aiding stability and manoeuvrability. The four-range/six-step P6-Drive semi-powershift provides 24F/24R speeds, extendable to 40R/40R with the creep option. Implement attachment specification includes a four-speed rear PTO, rear lift capacity of up to 7.1t and optional 2.5t front linkage. Closed-centre hydraulics feature a 123 l/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 roll-out of the ARGO 4.0 suite of digital tools,” says Ben Agar, business development director at ARGO Tractors UK & Ireland.
“We’re looking forward to a major presence at the Ploughing, with not only a full line of machines, but also something for every enthusiast with our full range of new and classic models, clothing and merchandise – and we’ll be offering some special merchandise promotions in advance of the show. That coupled with our latest Finance promotions means there is a warm welcome for every farmer on the ARGO Tractors stand.” AgriArgo UK distributes Argo Tractors products in the UK and Ireland. Landini and McCormick machines are supplied through independent dealer networks. Both also supply specialist Valpadana tractors.
Argo Tractors is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of tractors for agricultural and groundscare use, producing Landini, McCormick and Valpadana products in a multi-factory industrial complex in Italy.
Source: AgriArgo UK