JCB Fastrac 4220: Wider availability and affordability must be matched to buying caution

When the first JCB Fastrac 4000s reached customers in 2014, these then new 160 to 220hp models were well received and proved a considerable advance over the 2000 series they replaced. What is more, the move to wellproven AGCO sourced engines and stepless transmissions was seen as a positive regarding dependability. Eight years on, the range topping Fastrac 4220 is readily available as a used buy. So should you be buying one?

by James de Havilland

6 Apr 2022

Recent used machinery articles have tended to focus upon specifications, with the suggestion that wellserviced and prepared used kit will deliver solid performance if you continue to look after it. Increasingly, there is less need for an in-depth look at bits that break or have the potential to let you down.