Thursday 30 November, 2023

User review: Balancing age risks and cost rewards with classic JCB Fastrac tractors

Getting a contracting business up and running is not without its challenges. For Jake Clover of Swineshead-based Clover Farm Services, Lincolnshire, those challenges have included buying the right tractors to help the business grow.

clock • 6 min read
User review: Balancing age risks and cost rewards with classic JCB Fastrac tractors

Looking for depreciation-proof tractor power, one Lincolnshire contractor has invested in a 21,000-hour, 12-year-old JCB Fastrac for trailer work. It has since been joined by a younger 3230 with 17,000...

To continue reading this article...

Join Farmers Guardian

  • Farmers Guardian is the ultimate resource for farmers, providing unparalleled coverage of the key issues and trends affecting the agricultural industry.
  • Real-Time Updates: Get the latest news and analysis on what's happening in the agricultural sector right now. From market trends to technological advancements.
  • Expert Insights for Smart Decision Making: We provide in-depth articles and features designed to help you navigate the ever-changing agricultural landscape. From crop management techniques to livestock breeding strategies, our goal is to arm you with the tools you need for profitable farming.
  • Join the Farmers Guardian community today and unlock a world of knowledge and opportunities for your agricultural business. We are dedicated to supporting farmers like you, and our mission is to empower you with the information and resources needed to thrive.

Register now Become a member


Already a member?


More on Machinery

Merlo TF e43.7

Merlo TF e43.7 concept shows future ambition for telehandler manufacturer

Positioned alongside the smaller, 2022-launched E-Worker, Merlo's all-electric TF e43.7 is entirely a concept machine which uses the same background technology developed for the E-Worker.

clock 20 November 2023 • 1 min read
InnoMade Triebkopf autonomous tractor

Innovation at Agritechnica with InnoMade Triebkopf autonomous tractor

Developed as part of a German state-supported new technology project, the Tribkopf project uses a 102hp biomethane powered FPT engine fitted into a wheeled module with linkages and a pto front and rear.

clock 20 November 2023 • 1 min read
Fendt E107 vineyard tractor

Fendt opt for electric with new vineyard tractor

Aligning with the commercial launch of its full electric E107 V Vario vineyard tractor, Fendt showed a late-stage prototype of a full-body version of the same unit.

clock 20 November 2023 • 1 min read