This transmission offers a Manual mode, AutoField mode and AutoRoad mode to suit different applications.
This means the operator can choose to engage auto power shifting (APS) which will change power shift speeds based on engine speed parameters and load for up and downshifting.
The rear brakes comprise of five brakes discs on each side. As a way of improving efficiency and less drag on the brakes the amount of oil delivered to lubricate the brakes is cut from 30-litres/min to 8-litres/min when travelling over 13km/hr.
Once the brake pedal is touched the flow is increased. Likewise, the transmission uses a mix of being showered in oil and pressure-fed shafts rather than being immersed in a bath of oil. Under the bonnet, an impressive new cooling pack is fitted. Radiators all hinge up for cleaning.
The frame below the radiator pack has a fabrication hump to accommodate a front PTO if its needs to be retrofitted afterwards.
The closed-centre hydraulics with piston pump system provides a flow rate of 123-litres/min output and a separate 44-litre/min gear pump dedicated to steering and auxiliary systems.
The auxiliary control valves are operated via three mechanical levers and one electro- hydraulic pushbutton on the gear lever controller on the right hand console.
Oil flow through the electric spool valve can be adjusted on a menu on the dash and oil flow for the mechanical spool valves can be adjusted individually with a dial outside the back window.
The X7.650 features the Power Beyond function as standard with the plumbing for this system located beside the auxiliary couplers at the rear. This function is essential for operators of combi-balers and silage wagons.
The electronic lift can be operated in two places in the cab, either with the raise/lower button on the gear lever controller or alternatively with the precision and draft dials on the right-hand console. There are also buttons on the rear left fender to control the lift. The X7.650 offers an impressive maximum lift capacity of 9300kg and comes with a Dromone Telescopic Hitch.
The X7.650 has four-speed PTO as standard featuring a 6 or 21'' spline shaft to give 'power' and 'economy' gearing. The four-speeds: 1000, 1000Eco, 540 and 540Eco rpm are easily changed via levers on the right hand console. An Auto PTO feature will automatically disengage and reengage the PTO at heights sets by the operator whenever the lift is raised and/or lowered during headland turns.
The four-post Premiere cab has a flat-deck floor, rear-hinged door and one-piece panoramic windscreen that ensures all-round visibility. This wider cab is very different to the design of previous McCormick models.
The new cab provides several new features as standard including an inside mirror, additional 12V sockets for portable devices, a cooler box, a bottle holder, a hide-away passenger seat and opening sunroof.
The X7.650 cab is pressurized to keep a clean, dust-free environment and has a sound level of only 70 dBa. A powerful air-conditional system and MP3 Bluetooth Radio package add to the comfort of this model. Cab and independent front suspension are standard on the X7.650.
The Carraro independent suspension front axle is similar to previous models but now the 100% locking differential has a steering angle sensor to disengage in auto mode. The suspended axle combined with the hydraulic cab suspension allows the operator in the X7.650 to enjoy maximum travel comfort.
The characteristics of this X7.650 models are very impressive according to D&S Machinery, most notably with the six-cylinder engine.
Below 1600rpm the tractor develops more power than the MTX and from about the same point torque output climbs appreciably to easily out-punch the old engine's output.
With its 6.7 litre engine and heavy-weight cast chassis frame, the X7.650 has the mass to safety handle a variable of tough jobs. Total weight of the X7.650 without ballast weights is 6550kg.
The 55-degree steering with 5400mm tight turning radius makes this tractor excellent for manoeuvrability. Finally, twin beacons and two year factory warranty are also standard on the new X7.650.
Test drives of the new X7.650 are available for anybody looking for a good all round six-cylinder tractor with plenty of power and comfort.