MX - the French tractor front-end loader and implement manufacturer - will show an expanded range of tractor loaders at Agritechnica.
Included is a new range of 'economy' loaders - the A100 Series. There are three models in this line-up - the A104, A106 and A110. Made for tractors in the 40-140hp range, these loaders have lift capacities to full height of 1,300kg to 1,700kg.
Tractor brackets, along with accessories, are compatible with the more costly U and T Series loaders.
With a range of 14 models, the new U400 Series includes 'plus' variants with greater lift capacity - for tractors up to 220hp. Lift capacities go up to 2,100kgs; maximum lift heights stretch to 4.25m.
At the top end, MX has added four 'plus' models to the T400 Series - again with added lift capacity.
The T400 models are designed for tractors in the 100-300hp range. Lift capacities are up to 2,650kg; lift heights stretch up to 4.35m (to the implement pivot point).
A "unique" option on the T400 range is the e-Pilot control system (pictured below). It is designed to combine up to three movements simultaneously. This apparently makes it possible, for example, to lift, dump and operate a third function - all at the same time, with no loss of speed.
A Direct Control Joystick is fitted into the top of the main joystick; it provides two control axes - allowing a movement of the thumb to progressively activate both the third and fourth functions.
A waterproof, shock-resistant and electro-magnetically shielded module - fitted into the tractor's dashboard - enables communication between the joystick handle and the MX's hydraulic control valve. A BUSCAN cable linkage enables installation in the tractor cab.
'Auto-Unload System' allows a load to be emptied by opening the grab and tipping the bucket at the same time. 'Auto-Level System' then automatically returns the bucket to the horizontal position.
A single, long press on the 'Continuous Third Function' button allows a hydraulic motor to be powered up - without having to hold the button down - for example a feed bucket auger.
MX, which was established over 60 years ago and is headquartered near Rennes in the north-west of France, is represented here in Ireland by Farmec Ireland.