Fastrac 4220 towing ability

jg123

Member
is there something about fastracs allowed to tow up to 32t gross train weight, tractor + trailer+ load?
Look at my previous picture. They changed it to stop people using small tractors to keep the gross weight down. Iv a feeling the tractor has to be a percentage of the trailer weight as well so you can't tow 18.3t with 50hp but I might be wrong on that
 

KB6930

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Location
Borders
Following my thread regarding the disappointing performance of my Claas arion 650 when towing recently, I come to you again with a question for fastrac owners.
Regularly towing near the maximum legal weight is becoming the norm more and more, and the fastrac appeals to me for many other reasons such as operator comfort and proper brakes, abs etc.
Before I go through the demo process, I wondered if others found themselves to be impressed with the fastrac’s ability to haul 18T behind it and not feel underpowered. It should be the ideal machine, but with some saying you want 250hp to be on top of the job, I am now interested to see if real life experience says otherwise.
Any thoughts appreciated.
I've got 1 and I have to admit when I first got it new I was very disappointed in road work compared to autopower JD's but it's getting better I think now it's getting a few hours on

I've not had the same load behind it as on the JD but I know what they will do on a couple of hills and the fastrac is a bit better not by much tho .

It's strange as it seems to slow a lot with say 4t behind or on it like an empty trailer or full fert spreader but a loaded trailer it's no worse than the JD's. It's not the engine it's the gearbox holding it back in my opinion.

And as for this having to change range that really annoys me but I'm getting used to it .
 

Romeogolf

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
Thankyou for all your replies, it’s really helpful to hear some real world experiences of them working.
I think I will contact my local dealer and see what we can arrange, and hope to be impressed!
 

Could a ‘Meat Tax’ be on the cards in the UK?

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The latest machination coming from the so-called ‘opinion formers’, who seem to have the ear of government advisors in London, is the introduction of a ‘Meat Tax’ at consumer level.

This approach, it is argued, would have the combined impact of reducing meat consumption levels (I can really see the health benefits coming through now), while also helping to reduce the overall carbon footprint of production agriculture.

What absolute drivel! In my opinion, none of this makes sense at any level. This is a scurrilous and unfounded attack on livestock farming in this part of the world.

Yet, it has to be taken seriously. I make this point because economists at Rothamsted Research have already crunched the numbers where the introduction of a ‘UK...
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