Additional model expands the McCormick utility tractor range
• McCormick CT55U at 47hp joins current 57hp four-cylinder model
• Air conditioned cab with roof window for year-round operator comfort
• 16 forward, 16 reverse shuttle transmission; three-speed power take-off
A two-year 'peace of mind' warranty is standard on the latest McCormick utility tractor - as well as an air conditioned cab with opening roof window.
The 47hp four-cylinder McCormick CT55U has been to the range by distributor AgriArgo UK following a positive response to the launch of a 57hp version two years ago.
"The specification is pretty good for this size of tractor, not least the standard air conditioning in the roomy cab," notes Paul Wade, product specialist. "The 57hp model has attracted a number of different users in farming, horticulture and groundscare; the sister machine has a little less power, a simpler transmission and slightly smaller tyres - but also a keener price tag."
For £22,665, buyers of the McCormick CT55U get a four-cylinder Mitsubishi engine tuned to develop 47hp and a 16x16 synchro shuttle gearbox.
Hydraulically-engaged three-speed power take-off provides an economy setting for 540rpm at the shaft to save fuel, as well as 1000rpm for more demanding implements. A durable wet clutch is fitted - in contrast to most tractors of this size.
In other respects, the tractor is kept nice and simple - there is mechanical engagement of the diff lock and front axle drive, for example, because they are less often used on a tractor of this size.
Two double-acting valves should be sufficient to operate most equipment thanks to a 31-litre/min oil supply from the gear pump - likewise, the three-point linkage in terms of its 1500kg lift capacity.
The spacious cabin with its flat floor provides plenty of headroom, with a large door opening and side-mounted gear levers making it easy to get on and off. Good-size windows ensure the operator has clear all-round visibility.
Like its CT65U stablemate, the newcomer complements the cabless McCormick 'CT' series compacts, which top out at 47hp, the 'GM' series compacts that go to 54hp and the 74hp to 93hp C-Max full-size utility tractors.
"Both 'CTU' series tractors have a generous specification for their size and are built to handle serious work," says Paul Wade. "Whether used as a yard tractor on a dairy farm, as a workhorse machine on a horticultural unit or as an all-round power unit for larger 'hobby' farms and equestrian establishments."
As with all McCormick tractors, the new CT55U is delivered with the CESAR security identification system installed as standard to discourage theft.
McCormick CTU series tractors
Model CT55U CT65U
Engine make Mitsubishi
Engine size 4cyl 2506cc 4cyl 2506cc
Power 47hp 57hp
Transmission 16x16 32x16 creep
Shuttle synchro synchro
Hydraulics - main pump* 36.4 l/min 37.5 l/min
Linkage lift 1500kg 1750kg
Linkage controls draft, position, mixed
Power take-off Independent hydraulic - 540, 750, 1000rpm
Cabin Flat deck with air conditioning and opening roof window
List price £22,665 £25,313
* separate steering and auxiliary systems pump 18.7 litre/min
For further information please contact:
Paul Wade / Product & Exhibitions Manager
McCormick - AgriArgo UK Ltd
Tel: 01302 757566
Fax: 01302 757585
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