JCB is set to release optional features for the Fastrac that allow farmers and contractors to carry out non-agricultural applications.

These features will be on show at Lamma for the first time, alongside the standard 4000 series and 8000 series tractors.

A Fastrac 4220 equipped with these utility features will prove the tractor’s suitability for operating rear-mounted, front-mounted and deck-mounted equipment individually or in combination for applications such as snow clearance, salt spreading and roadside hedgecutting.

Stability control

The features include a DIN-standard mounting frame for snow ploughs, snow blowers and powered sweepers.

They also include having a stability control system to keep the tractor level when operating long-reach boom hedgecutters and a purpose-built rear deck frame for quick mounting and demounting of specialist spraying equipment and salt spreaders.

In addition to these highway maintenance adaptations, the choice of towing hitches available, a pre-drilled chassis for loader brackets and the optional agricultural deck frame.

These additions equip the Fastrac for a range of other non-farming applications, such as haulage, materials handling, forestry and utility crane work.