For many visitors to the LAMMA show at the NEC Birmingham on January 7/8, the highlight will be JCB’s very special ‘Fastrac Two’, the highly modified tractor that holds an outstanding World speed record.
In June 2019, JCB’s ‘Fastrac One’ set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest tractor of 103.6 mph with motorbike racer and lorry mechanic Guy Martin in the driver’s seat.
JCB then embarked on an ambitious plan to break its own record and developed ‘Fastrac Two’ – which is 10% lighter and even more streamlined than its smaller brother.
It is powered by a 7.2-litre JCB Dieselmax six-cylinder diesel engine tuned for no less than 1,016hp and more than 2,500Nm of torque!
In October 2019, ‘Fastrac Two’ with Guy Martin at the wheel again hit an astonishing peak speed of 153.771mph at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire on its way to recording another record of 135.191mph, being the average of two runs through a speed trap.
JCB is celebrating the double feat with a limited run of Special Edition Fastrac 4000 and 8000 tractors that have additional features and visual enhancements.
JCB Agriculture Managing Director John Smith said: “The World record-setting WFT Fastrac is a remarkable piece of engineering.
“We are delighted to offer a select number of customers this unique opportunity to own a ‘World’s Fastest Tractor’ Special Edition Fastrac to share the celebration of this fantastic achievement.”
For the Special Edition tractors, the unique specification, features and capabilities of the standard Fastrac are enhanced inside and out with commemorative decals and additional equipment.
External enhancements comprise a distinctive chromed exhaust stack, special ‘Union Flag’ decals on the cab rear three-quarter panels, and embossed ‘JCBWFT’ lettering on the toolbox.
As operators climb aboard the spacious Command Plus cab, they are greeted with the script ‘JCB Fastrac – Word’s Fastest Tractor’ etched into the doorway kick plate and woven into the grey door-to-door carpet.
This script is also embossed into the leather upholstery of the two full-size seats, which have distinctive yellow edge panels and stitching to match.
Operators also have the luxury of a JCB yellow-stitched leather-bound steering wheel with a ‘Fastrac at speed’ logo at its centre.
In addition, every Special Edition Fastrac 4220 and 8330 has a commemorative plaque identifying the tractor as one of just 25 examples of each model celebrating the record, along with a certificate of authenticity for the owner.
JCB Agriculture will be in Hall: 20 Stand information: Hall 20 Stand 20.330