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According to JCB a new chapter in the Fastrac success story begins this autumn when production of the all-new Fastrac 4000 Series tractors gets underway.

Set to enter a highly-competitive sector with class-leading features and specification, the Fastrac 4000 promises to raise the bar for productivity, utilisation and driver appeal.

“Our engineers have worked long and hard to develop this new Fastrac, which stays true to the original concept in layout and versatility but moves the game on as far as performance and capabilities are concerned,” said Richard Fox-Marrs, Managing Director, JCB Agriculture. “Compared with the outgoing 2000 Series, the new tractors are more powerful but more economical, stronger but more nimble, and more versatile yet easier to operate.”

The all-new Fastrac 4000 Series draws on 25 years of experience and expertise in the design, development and manufacture of the world’s most versatile and comfortable tractor, according to the company.

It goes on to say that it builds on core Fastrac features such as multiple implement mounting points, sophisticated all-round suspension for fast operational speeds, and a high-specification braking system for safety, stability and comfort.

Four-wheel steering is available again but with a tighter turning circle and selectable steering ratio, and bigger tyres improve flotation and traction.

A more sophisticated suspension system can provide side-to-side self-levelling as well as front and rear, and the ability to ‘squat’ under demountable equipment for quicker and easier implement change-over.

The hydraulics system is new as well, delivering higher oil flows in a more efficient manner to handle demanding implements, and with electronic spool valves providing finger-tip control and both timer and flow functions adjustable from within the cab.

There is also more power, of up to 235hp (max) from the range-leading Fastrac 4220 and with a new means of transmitting it to the wheels. The CVT transmission provides seamless acceleration and deceleration, the finest possible speed adjustment, and selectable modes that help the operator optimise performance and fuel economy.