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New generation JCB fastrac raises the bar

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The all-new 4,000 Series JCB Fastrac, now available in Australia, draws on 20 years of experience and expertise in design, development and production, raising performance and productivity levels to new heights.

According to David Moselen, JCB Construction Equipment Australia (CEA) National Fastrac Manager, the new model is designed around the core Fastrac features that make it the world's most versatile and comfortable tractor, with a host of enhancements that make it even more comfortable and productive.

"The new series has multiple mounting points for the ultimate in tractor utillisation and fast field and road speeds, with more sophisticated all-round suspension and braking for stability, safety and comfort," Moselen said.

"Adding to these qualities is proven fuel efficiency and a generous supply of power with up to 235hp (175kW) and torque up to 950Nm -42 per cent more torque than previous Fastrac models, as well as a new 6.6-litre, six-cylinder Tier-4 engine."

The new series also features 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," Moselen said.

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

The 4,000 series also features the new CommandPlus cab which 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. There is also a full-sized instruction seat that means both driver and instructor can travel in safety and comfort."

Other features of the new series include the new Fast Steer option, allowing operators to reduce the numbers 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 communicated directly with the hydraulic steering system, removing the need for add-on valve blocks or sensors.

"The Fastrac 4,000 Series works so well in so many roles that it is ideal across all operations, from grassland and haulage to livestock. Operators should look no further for the best return on investment."

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