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|Website||McCormick Tractors International|
McCormick Tractors International Ltd. manufactures a complete range of tractors for agricultural and general use. The company was formed in 2000 when Case IH was forced to divest some assets in order to gain European Union regulatory approval to merge with New Holland Ag. The initial assets of McCormick were the Case IH tractor manufacturing plant in Doncaster, England and the rights to the Case IH model C, CX, MXC and MX Maxxum tractors. Most of the remainder of the Case IH and New Holland assets became CNH Global. Case IH also had to sell off the Versatile brand in Canada, which went to Buhler industries.
McCormick is a subsidiary of ARGO SpA.
In December 2006, ARGO SpA announced that the Doncaster facility was to close with the loss of around 325 jobs. The statement immediately hit the local news, not only for the job losses, but also because the announcement came a week before Christmas. All McCormick tractor production will then be moved to Fabbrico, Italy. The Fabbrico site previously was the main Landini factory, but now manufactures equipment for several brands in the ARGO group.
The December 2006 announcement indicated production at Doncaster would end in mid-2007. However, as of November 2007 tractors were still being manufactured with production projected to end sometime in early 2008. The Russian company KamAZ is negotiating to purchase the tooling for the XTX series of tractors. McCormick has already sold the Doncaster plant and is leasing it until they conclude business there.
The Doncaster plant was the headquarters of the McCormick company. The plant has a long history of producing tractors for Case IH and was originally built by International Harvester. McCormick Tractors are moving there UK HQ to a new site nearby at Harworth. Were a purpose built HQ, parts distribution and training centre has been built.
In 2007, some compact tractors began to be sourced from LS Tractors in South Korea, and in 2011, ARGO began to source some tractors from Daedong in South Korea. In early 2011, ARGO signed an agreement to sell the transmission plant in France to YTO of China.
|Model||Years of Production||Horsepower||Engine Type||Image||Misc Notes|
|McCormick 2350LX||2001-||238 hp (177 kW)|
|McCormick M306||335 hp (250 kW)|
- McCormick Tele-Trac - Tractor / Teleporter cross
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