A new transmission is available for the mid-range McCormick X5 series tractor.

The X5.120 P3-Drive is the winner of the 2024 Best Utility Tractor of the Year!

With three models of 95, 102 and 114hp, the latest incarnation of the McCormick X5 tractor range is now available with a new P3-Drive transmission, a combination which earned a nomination for Tractor of the Year 2024 in the Best Utility category.

Developed in-house by parent company Argo Tractors, the P3-Drive brings the technology, reliability and automation of the established P6-Drive transmission for larger McCormick tractors down to the utility category.

The new transmission provides 36 forward and 12 reverse speeds, rising to 48 forward and 16 reverse when the additional creep speeds are specified.

This is achieved via a combination of three powershift steps and four robotised gears in each range, providing 12 automatically controlled ratios.


HJR Agri McCormick X5-130 P3-Drive tractor


Control is via the SmartPilot joystick, with an Auto PowerShift (APS) function that automatically engages the gear as speed increases in both field operations (AutoField) and road travel (AutoRoad).

A brake-to-clutch feature enables right foot-only stopping and holding of the tractor at junctions and during loader work.

Equipped with a 3.6-litre, 4-cylinder, 16-valve, Stage V compliant FPT F36 engine, the range delivers 95 to 114hp that is always available and maximum torque ranging from 395 to 460 Newton metres, all in a compact tractor with a wheelbase of 2,354 mm.

Other special features include the Advanced Driving System+, which allows advanced steering functions, while the combination of suspended axle and cab ensures high operator comfort.

The X5.120 P3-Drive tractor won Best Utility Tractor of the Year 2024, and will be showcased alongside its larger stablemate, the X6.4 P6-Drive range which also won the same accolade in 2023 – further proof of McCormick’s drive to lead in these important sales segments.

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