Honda builds a 192-horsepower lawnmower, so it is solely just that we’re treated to a 100-plus mph tractor. Last week, a British farming equipment company took the world record for the fastest tractor in existence.
JCB’s monster of a tractor, the Fastrac 8000, was capable of clock a 103.6 mph speed, based on Farmer’s Weekly. The highest speed ousts the old report of 87.27 mph. Yes, people have been chasing this obscure report. The previous world’s fastest tractor came as a part of an episode of the BBC’s “Top Gear” where the Stig piloted the farm equipment.
This newest attempt saw motorbike racer Man Martin deal with the report and Williams Advanced Engineering accountable for making the tractor an aerodynamic machine. The power comes from a 7.2-liter 6-cylinder diesel engine that makes around 1,000 horsepower and 1,843 pound-feet of torque. For the record attempt, the power dialed down to only 500 hp, although. This beast has more to provide, apparently. Augmenting the ability is the usual turbocharger and an electrical supercharger to ensure thrust earlier than the turbo spools. Per the report, the tractor ditched its standard continuously variable transmission and as an alternative has a 6-speed ZF manual transmission, too.
JCB pressured almost all the components are still what farmers would find in a typical tractor from the company and that makes the record even sweeter. One of many major variations, nevertheless, is the locked rear axle. Power solely flows to the rear wheels and the four-wheel-drive system was disabled. It will not be out plowing fields, however, that is by far the best tractor the world has ever seen. Check out a preview of a documentary coming on the tractor later this year in the tweet above.