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This presentation will take attendees through the journey of developing the JCB World’s Fastest Tractor. Join us to hear about the engineering developments and technical insights behind the World’s fastest tractor Fastrac 2 and understand how making a 5000kg machine go over 150mph could revolutionise farming.
The Fastrac 2, designed and built by a team of young engineers in Staffordshire, recently secured the title of World’s Fastest Tractor at Elvington Airfield in York with motorbike racer and lorry mechanic Guy Martin at the wheel. Its top speed of 135.191 mph was officially ratified by Guinness World Records who presented the company with a special framed certificate minutes after the achievement.
A team of JCB engineers has been working on the project to further develop the tractor over the last few months and today JCB Chairman Lord Bamford praised their “amazing achievement.”
He said: “When we reached 103.6mph with the Fastrac in the summer, I was convinced we could go even faster, and the JCB team has risen to the challenge by setting this new record. It’s an amazing achievement delivered by a young and enthusiastic engineering team. Everyone involved should be very proud of the part they have played in showing off British engineering at its very best.”
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Alex Skittery: Project Manager, World's Fastest Tractor, JCB
Alex Skittery gained a Masters degree in Engineering from Harper Adams University after studying maths, physics and chemistry at A Level. He has worked as a mechanical engineer at several machinery manufactures in the UK and New Zealand.
He joined JCB in 2014 as a Mechanical Engineering Graduate and has worked on several new machine design projects, including telescopic handlers and electric vehicle. His latest role has been project managing the World’s Fastest Tractor.
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