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Don’t blink or you’ll miss the world’s fastest tractor

Monday, Jan 27, 2020

Farmers, it’s time to get serious about plowing faster—or at least about looking super cool while doing it.

Giddy up for the Fastrac Two. This 11,000-pound souped-up monster recently obliterated its own Guinness record as world’s fastest tractor by clocking in at an average top speed of 135 mph (The Fastrac One record was103 mph). Shown in this video being driven by British motorsports personality Guy Martin, Fastrac Two was designed by British tractor maker JCB.

Getting a five metric ton tractor to reach speeds as high as 150 miles per hour and stop in less than two miles was a tough ask, but the JCB engineering team was up for the challenge. Fastrac Two is stronger, more streamlined and 10 percent lighter than its predecessor, while still using more than 50 percent of Fastrac One’s standard parts. Powered by a 7.2-liter diesel engine, this king of all tractors is modified to deliver approximately 1,000 horsepower and 1,843 pound-feet of torque. The wheels and chassis were designed by GKN Wheels & Structures.

It’s a true work of art, not to mention a real running tractor that can go straight into the fields.

Who’s ready to make hay?

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