Most recently, on the pages of our website, we told our readers about the JCB Fastrac 8000 tractor, which was redone by a team led by the British Guy Martin, and which, having accelerated to a speed of more than 210 kilometers per hour, received an honorable place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest tractor in the world. However, the restless British did not stop at the achieved result, and literally a month and a half later, the JCB Fastrac Two tractor received some improvements that allowed it to increase its engine power and accelerate to a speed of over 250 kilometers per hour.
Recall that the official world record was set by the JCB Fastrac Two tractor, which was driven by Guy Martin, in October 2019. Then Guy managed to accelerate the tractor to a maximum speed of 217.57 kilometers per hour (135.191 miles per hour), while the new record was 247.47 kilometers per hour (153.771 miles per hour). But when the team of Guy Martin again is about to register a new record officially, they are determined to take the barrier of 250 kilometers per hour.
Like the tractor of the previous generation, the current one has a modernized six-cylinder JCB Dieselmax 7.2L diesel engine, which after the initial modifications provided 1016 horsepower with a torque of 2500 nm.
Additional horsepower was obtained through the use of a larger turbine with an electric supercharger, which provides a boost pressure of 5 bar to the engine. A water cooling system and a heat exchanger system can reduce the air temperature at the engine inlet to 50 degrees Celsius. In addition to this, the exhaust manifold of the engine was subjected to serious alteration, which also affected the engine power in a positive direction.
The body of the JCB Fastrac Two tractor was underestimated, equipped with the Williams Advanced Engineering Aerodynamic kit and is subject to a number of additional modifications. The original gearbox was replaced by a manual six-speed ZF H-pattern gearbox designed for trucks. This, and all of the above, became part of the “formula for success”, which allowed us to set a new world record.