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JCB adds new features to Fastrac 4000 Series

JCB has added some optional features to its JCB Fastrac 4000 Series. The new options will allow farmers and contractors to equip their machines for non-agricultural applications. The machines will line-up at the 2019 LAMMA show alongside farm-spec versions of the 175-235hp Series and 306-348hp 8000 Series.

Lining-up on the stand will be a Fastrac 4220 equipped with ‘utility’ features for operating rear-mounted, front-mounted and deck-mounted equipment either individually or combined with applications such as snow clearance, salt spreading and roadside vegetation control.
The new options include a DIN-standard mounting frame for highways snow ploughs, snow blowers and powered sweepers. The Series is also equipped with a stability control system to keep the tractor level when operating heavy long-reach vegetation mowers and a purpose-built rear deck frame for quick mounting and demounting of specialist spraying equipment and salt spreaders. John Smith, Managing Director of JCB Agriculture, said: “A number of contractors, utility companies and airports in the UK and overseas already operate our tractors but we see the Fastrac’s ‘utility’ options providing opportunities for farmers and contractors to diversify into municipal, highways and commercial markets for winter and summer maintenance. “With their stepless transmission, excellent manoeuvrability from four-wheel steering, and up to 60kph legal road speed with all-round suspension and anti-lock braking, the Fastrac 4000 Series tractors make an ideal platform for a range of industrial and highways maintenance applications.” There are a choice of towing hitches available such as a chassis pre-drilled for loader brackets and an optional agricultural deck frame. These options equip the Fastrac 4000 Series for a range of other work such as haulage, materials handling forestry and utility crane work.