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Pennine Ploughing

Mixed Farmer
North Cumbria
Trailer brakes working off a Massey Ferguson 100 series is easily over come if it has Pressure control,
All you need do is fit a stronger return spring on the brake arm on the trailer, enough to hold the brakes off when pressure control lever is at the bottom,
This will hold the arms on tractor up at the top all the time, to apply the brakes just move the lever up, the more you move the lever to more it brakes as oil pressure increases, drop lever to bottom to let brakes off, works better than a trailer brake valve,
I did this on a 135 when touring the England countries in 2018, worked a treat


Great to get the old D2 out on the rolls

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine

JCB has launched new Fastrac 4000 and 8000 Series tractors with an all-new electronics infrastructure which is claimed to deliver higher levels of performance. According to JCB, the new Fastrac iCon operator environment has three key features: iConfigure – creating a bespoke control experience for every operator iConnect – integrating advanced precision agriculture technology iControl – redefining operation through new driveline software The 175hp to 348hp (133kW to 260kW) Fastracs feature the new iCon armrest console and touch-screen display to provide flexibility in operator allocation and operator information, as well as a new transmission control strategy to enhance operator comfort and powertrain efficiency, says the manufacturer...