Machinery Chatter
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:50 AM CDT

A couple of weeks ago, my colleague Russ Quinn wrote in this column about a souped-up Valtra tractor in Finland that set a speed record of 80 mph ... in the snow no less! The British company's Fastrac tractor won't go that fast, but its 3230 XTRA model will move down the road at 50 mph, which might make it the fastest production tractor going. The Fastrac line are production tractors JCB introduced in 1991. They were a hit in Europe where lots of tractors ride public roads from village to village and field to field. But the Fastrac's wheel ...

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