Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

It All Started with a Tractor and Things Grew from There; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

It All Started with a Tractor and Things Grew from There; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE

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NEWTOWN Engineering started with the McCormick tractor main dealership in 2007 and has found that they compliment other dealerships such as Lely Welger, JF Stoll, Kongskilde, Teagle, Browns, Wragg, Pottinger, Marshall, Orsi, Richie, plus many others.

They also do horticultural and grasscare equipment from Stiga, Mountfield and most other leading brands.

Their workshops are geared up for repairs and service to all makes of tractors and machinery, horticultural grasscare and groundscare equipment and there is a fabrication department for the manufacture of one-off items, plain and ornamental gate fencing and handrails.

The stores department supplies all the parts for most makes of tractors and machinery, tools and trailer accessories. Fencing furniture, animal sundries and dog food, clothing, paint, nuts, bolts, screws and nails are also available.

An improved and updated range of McCormick six-cylinder tractors made a successful working debut at the Tillage-Live 2012 event attended by farmers from the north of England last month.

The new McCormick five-model X70 series spans 150hp to 232hp with power boost, replaces XTX and TTX line-up with engine upgrades delivering more power and torque, yet also better fuel economy with SCR emissions treatment.

A four-post cab also gains more headroom and a roof window gives more light to the model, adding to the driver's comfort.

In Northumberland, the tractors are available through McCormick sales and service dealer Newtown Engineering, based at Rothbury.

McCormick product specialist, Paul Wade emphasises that the core features behind the popularity of the current XTX and TTX tractors with farmers and contractors are still at the heart of the X70 Series.

"These include an upgraded version of the XtraSpeed 32x24 transmission with its eight powershift steps and the high-output pressure and flow response hydraulics system," he points out.

"The spacious four-post cabin with its excellent all-round visibility is further improved for the X70 Series tractors by installing a roof window that lets even more light into a cabin that already provides a bright, comfortable working environment. …

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