Italians show mettle
Tractor buyers may be tempted by Landini and McCormick's latest offerings
D& S MACHINERY, the independent importer and distributor of Landini and McCormick Tractors, will display the latest models from both brands on their stand at this year's Ploughing Championships. With slightly different heritages, Landini and McCormick are both owned by Italian firm ARGO. The mechanical versions of their new Landini series featured in Athy will be of interest to many who still want a 'mechanical' rather than 'electronic' tractor.
New from McCormick is the restyled MC Series, featuring a new four-post cab design with newly designed bonnet and mudguards. According to D & S, the new MC models combine the compact size of the smaller CX models with features of the MTX range. The spacious cab also offers better visibility and comfort.
Under the new clothes, McCormick engineers are keeping with the same trademark features (engine and power-train), which are well proven. There are three models in the revamped range, the MC110, MC115 and MC130, with engine powers of 102hp, 110hp and 126hp. In all models, power is provided by a four-cylinder, Perkins 1104D turbo after-cooler engine.
The transmission is a 16 forward and 12 reverse speed unit, incorporating a four-speed power-shift and power-shuttle. D & S point out that the new MC models share the same transmission and hydraulics as the bigger MTX range from McCormick. Hydraulics are provided by a variable displacement, load-sensing 109-litre/minute pump.
Standard on the new MC models is air-con, auto-PTO, electronic lift control, headland management and telescopic hitch. Ffinish and detail in the cab is easily compared with the auto industry, D & S maintain.
Also on display on the McCormick stand will be models from the compact CX range and the six-cylinder MTX range.
New in blue from Landini is the four-model 5-H series, which is the latest from the Italian manufacturer to be offered by D & S Machinery.