JCB’s Fastrac 8000 range is now topped off by two new high-hp models, which boast new engines, updated V-tronic CVT transmission and full GPS compatibility.
The 282hp 8280 is a direct replacement for the previous flagship, the 8250, and is in response to customer demand for higher hp machines, while the 310hp 8310 now heads up the range.
Both models now feature an AGCO Sisu Power 8.4-litre powerplant with SCR emissions technology, marking a distinct shift for the British company, which previously ran Cummins engines in its larger tractors.
“We’ve committed to using Sisu engines long term, because of the company’s expertise in research and development and its experience in agricultural as opposed to plant machinery,” says Ed Roach, JCB sales and marketing manager.
The new series has been endurance tested over the last two years, he adds, carrying out both transport and field work. The 8280 will be priced at £149,380 and the 8310 £153,205.
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