The JCB Fastrac Revolution of the 1990s.
The late 1980's lead to the Design of the 'Fast Tractor' range this was the result of a major R&D project to build a new Modern Tractor. The tractor was launched at the 1990 Smithfield Show. The tractor was named as the JCB Fastrac and went into full production at the JCB Landpower Factory at Cheadle, Staffordshire in May 1991. The prototype having being tested in October 1987 after a year of design work. The original Fastrac range cover the 120 hp to 160 hp size.
NEW MODEL for 2008Edit
The range has evolved over the year and 2008 see the introduction of the new high spec 7000 series, with models from 178 hp to 230 hp. powered by Cummins QSB 6-cylinder engines of 6.7 ltr capacity. They are the result of a £10 million R&D project, and feature new JCB axles and a JCB 24-speed, 4 range Semi-powershift gear box.
JCB HST Tractor rangeEdit
JCB has introduced a range of Badge engineered small and medium models built by Daedong for some markets
|Model||Year(s) Produced||Horsepower||Engine Type||Misc Notes||Photo|
|JCB 323HST||2006-||23 hp (17 kW)||Mitsubishi||built in South Korea by Daedong|
|JCB 327HST||2006-||27 hp (20 kW)||Mitsubishi||built in South Korea by Daedong|
|JCB 331HST||2006-||31 hp (23 kW)||built in South Korea by Daedong|
|JCB 335HST||2006-||35 hp (26 kW)||built in South Korea by Daedong|
|JCB 354 Turbo||2006-||54 hp (40 kW)||Perkins||built in South Korea by Daedong|
|JCB 360 Turbo||2007-||60 hp (45 kW)||Perkins||built in South Korea by Daedong|
References / sourcesEdit
- JCB The first fifty years, book for anniversary by JCB
- Classic Tractor Magazine Issue 87