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JANUARY
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Six new models in 6 Series
The Deutz-Fahr medium-horsepower 6 Series is being
extended with the addition of six new compact models.
The new all-round tractor models 6120 (126 HP/92.8kW),
6130 (135 HP/99.2kW) and 6140 (143 HP/105kW) are
available either with TTV transmissions or manual five-
gear powershift transmission.
"Farmers and contractors can select from a total of 24
models from 126hp to 226hp with three engine sizes,
three transmission variants, two cab types and countless
equipment variants to choose the tractor that perfectly fits
their working profile and desired level of specification," a
Deutz-Fahr spokesperson said.
The six new models are equipped with the latest
generation of stage IV Deutz 3.6 engines. They feature
the most recent `Exhaust After Treatment' technology
(DOC+SCR for 6120; DOC+DPF+SCR for 6130 and 6140).
"The powerful and high-torque, four-cylinder engines have
been optimised for low fuel and AdBlue consumption.
They offer torque increases of up to 30 per cent and can be
equipped with a new electronic Visco fan (standard for the
6140 model) and a new cooling system, with easy access
for cleaning and maintenance. The models also feature the
new Hydraulic Engine Brake (HEB) that has been awarded
the silver medal by DLG. It is activated via a foot switch
and provides additional braking power during transport
tasks."
The new 6 Series models at a glance:
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Six new models from 126hp to 143hp;
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Deutz 3.6 engines Stage IV;
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With continuous TTV or manual five-gear powershift
transmission;
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Front axle suspension (optional);
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Three hydraulic systems;
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40 per cent less vibration in the cab; and
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State-of-the-art precision farming technology.
SDF Series with four cylinders.
McCormick wins award for practical
application of new technology
The practical application of new technology in the form of a
continuously variable transmission has been recognised by a
prestigious Tractor of the Year (TOTY) award.
Presented at the recent Agritechnica international
machinery show in Germany, the finalists for this much
sought-after accolade are judged on paper and in the field
by 24 agricultural machinery specialists from across western
and central Europe.
Out of five short-listed finalists for the award, the 130hp
McCormick X6.440 VT-Drive was judged the best entry
in the category covering four-cylinder, multi-purpose
tractors of 70hp or more. "Apart from the compactness,
manoeuvrability and overall build integrity of the
McCormick X6.4, the judges highlighted its VT-Drive system
as providing the advantages and benefits of a continuously
variable transmission in a size of tractor commonly used on
mixedenterprise farms, by dairy and other livestock farmers,
and in horticulture," a McCormick spokesperson said.
Ray Spinks, sales director and general manager at AgriArgo,
the UK and
Ireland distributor
for McCormick
tractors, explains
that with a
conventional
gearbox, speed
control is regulated
by the number of
gears available.
"Even with the
most generous
manual or
powershift gearbox,
operators can find
themselves unable
to drive at the
optimum speed
for a particular
task," he said. "But
VT-Drive combines
mechanical and
hydraulic drive in
a way that delivers
infinitely variable
speed control and
ultra-fine speed
adjustment, so the
optimum speed is
always available."
An all-new transmission design the first
developed in-house by McCormick engineers is
the main feature of the / hp tractor.
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