McCormick X7.624 VT Drive: On the fence

When we assessed the powershift X7.690 in 2018 it impressed ... although it was slightly hampered by several simple-to-fix niggles. So, has McCormick got things sorted on the new generation X7? We test the stepless X7.624

by Hubert Wilmer and Mervyn Bailey

3 Aug 2021

Rarely have we been so torn after a profi tractor test. The new McCormick X7.624 VT Drive not only looks the part with its transformer profile and dark red metallic paint, but the six-cylinder FPT block, stepless ZF TMT transmission, lift power and hydraulics all impressed us, too. But, and it's a significant 'but', the cab lacks space for taller operators, with not enough leg or headroom. And that's not the only thing: the armrest display has a growing importance, particularly in this size of tractor, yet the software within the X7's 12-inch terminal needs to be improved in several areas — see the 'Learning McCormick' panel on the next page for further details.