A series of “How to” videos has been compiled by JCB to help operators make the most of its Fastrac 4000 Series high-speed tractor.
Published on JCB Agriculture’s YouTube channel, the videos are "informative but kept brief and to the point", the UK firm says.
Commenting, JCB Agriculture managing director John Smith said: “There are 14 short recordings on specific topics – from setting up the stepless transmission and its various modes to organising a headland management sequence."
While acknowledging that there's "no substitute" to the operator's manual or JCB's sales engineers, Smith said:
The videos are easily accessible on an office computer or a mobile device out in the field to support inexperienced and seasonal operators, or to provide a quick reminder on functions that a regular operator may not have used for a while.
Several of the recordings relate to the tractor’s hardware – things like setting up and operating the four-speed PTO, front and rear linkage, auxiliary hydraulics, four-wheel steering and the transmission, and one "covers daily service checks to ensure the tractor is in tip-top condition for a day’s work", the manufacturer says.
Another six JCB Fastrac “How to” videos focus on electronics, covering topics such as setting up joystick buttons, the tractor’s area meter, work lights, screen display and headland management sequences, and a further two explain set-ups for the comprehensive lighting package and for the operator’s cab environment to ensure optimum comfort and safety.
A final dedicated “How to” video shows how to set up automatic switching. It covers PTO on/off control based on linkage height; auto engaging and disengaging four-wheel drive and diff locks according to ground speed and/or steering angle; and auto switching between two- and four-wheel steering according to implement linkage position or GPS guidance settings.
Smith concluded: “While being instructive, the “How to” videos also provide an overview of the features and capabilities of the Fastrac for anyone considering buying one for their farming or contracting business.”