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JCB 2140 Fastrac Achieves World Spraying Record

JCB 2140 Fastrac Achieves World Spraying Record

104 ha in one hour: New World Record set by JCB 2140 Fastrac.

A JCB 2140 Fastrac fitted with a 28 metre demount sprayer covered 104 hectares (257 acres) in one hour - a new world record.

The world record clearly demonstrates the 2140 Fastrac's excellent stability at high speed for field work. The machine's advantage comes from its unique full suspension, true-track four wheel steering and rear deck mounting ability. Fitted with a 2000 litre tank, the 2140 Fastrac maintained an average speed of 37 km/h to cover the 104 hectares of a 107 hectare field in the permitted hour.

The world record was undertaken 50kms south of Reims, in the Champagne region and was verified by French government auditors. Nearly 30 JCB 2140 Fastracs fitted with demount sprayers are operating in France, with many operators relying upon the Fastrac for low volume spraying.

Ian Sayers, General Manager, JCB Landpower, commented: “This world record confirms that the Fastrac's full suspension maximises productivity by providing unrivalled stability of mounted implements.”

In 1945, JCB's founder Joseph Cyril Bamford, created the very first JCB product - an agricultural tipping trailer. Today, JCB manufacturers 34 agricultural products from the revolutionary Robot skid steer loader to the Fastrac high speed tractor.

JCB is one of the world's largest manufacturers of earthmoving, agricultural and materials handling equipment and has 15 plants on four continents: 10 in the UK, two in India and others in the USA, Germany and Brazil. JCB employs more than 6000 people and last year celebrated an historic milestone - the production of the 500,000th JCB machine. In 2005, JCB celebrates its 60th anniversary. JCB is privately-owned by the Bamford family and the Chairman, Sir Anthony Bamford, is the son of the company's late founder.

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