JCB unveils new Fastrac

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Fastrac 4000 series 2 JCB says its new Fastrac 4000 tractors are more powerful with several upgrades for better productivity and comfort. Fastrac 4000 series 2

JCB says its new Fastrac 4000 series tractors offer 42 per cent more torque compared to previous models and a new Tier-4 engine.

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The line-up is now available in the country, in particular the most powerful in the range - the Fastrac  4220.  

According to JCB Construction Equipment Australia (CEA), the new series has been designed around core Fastrac features with a host of enhancements to make it even more comfortable and productive.

This includes multiple mounting points; faster field and road speeds; and more sophisticated all-round suspension and braking for stability, safety and comfort.

Power output is now available up to 235hp and torque up to 950Nm – 42 per cent more than previous Fastrac models.  The new range also features a new 6.6-llitre Tier-4 engine emissions standard compliant engine.

The Fastrac 4000 comes with an all-new hydro-pneumatic self-levelling suspension available in standard and advanced options. The advanced version includes manual override to allow the operator to control the suspension system at low speed.

Other key features of the range, according to JCB CEA national Fastrac manager David Moselen, include a full length chassis and a completely new design.  

"A full length chassis provides great strength, removing stress from the engine and transmission," he says.

"The completely new design features pre-drilled holes to allow for a front-end loader to be fitted, boosting efficiency and significantly increasing its versatility, making this machine ideally suited for every farming operation."

A new CommandPlus cab has been fitted onto the Fastrac 4000 models which JCB says offers space, comfort and increased visibility for the operator.

"The driver’s seat now swivels further, 50 degrees to the right and 20 degrees to the left, making it easier to keep an eye on rear-mounted and trailed equipment," Moselen says.

"There is also a full-sized instruction seat which means both driver and instructor can travel in safety and comfort."

Other features include a new Fast Steer option which allows operators to reduce the number of turns from lock to lock; JCB LiveLink which offers real-time information on fleet management, maintenance, run hours, and security straight to a computer, tablet or mobile; and GPS auto-steer preparation which communicates directly with the hydraulic steering system, hence eliminating the need for add-on valve blocks or sensors.

"The Fastrac 4000 series works so well in so many roles that it is ideal across all operations; from grassland and haulage to livestock," Moselen says.

Watch out for a review on the JCB Fastrac 4220 on soon.

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