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Fastrac

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Greenmtboy, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 372

    Last edited: Dec 20, 2014
  2. gallihersnow

    gallihersnow Senior Member
    Messages: 305

    I don't think they sell those here.
     
  3. treeman06

    treeman06 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    Have seen them at dealer here in WI
     
  4. gallihersnow

    gallihersnow Senior Member
    Messages: 305

    I stand corrected. I saw a few on tractorhouse in Ohio.

    When I googled JCB Fastrac all that came up was the their UK site.
     
  5. extremepusher

    extremepusher Senior Member
    from west mi
    Messages: 102

    Yes, they are sold in U.S. There is a contractor here that use's one at a casino with a Kage on the front and a blower on the back. They have a ground speed of 45 mph. They ride like Lincoln town car!! Awesome!!!
     
  6. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,489

    Damn, that thing is kicking some A$$!!
     
  7. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    Plowing snow in that would not be work at all.
     
  8. BMWSTUD25

    BMWSTUD25 Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    Pretty cool!
     
  9. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 372

    My thoughts exactly!
     
  10. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    If I win the lottery I'm going to have one of those as my daily driver. I've been in love with them for 10 years, I just have no need for one currently.
     
  11. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,489

  12. South Seneca

    South Seneca Senior Member
    Messages: 474

    I've driven lots for 4x4 farm tractors on snow. I didn't like it. I wouldn't think that machine would stop or turn very well with bar tread tires at 45 mph.
     
  13. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

  14. adksnowo

    adksnowo Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Does that price include a date w/ the blond tractor girl?
     
  15. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    They have no idea what they are doing in Europe when it comes to snow removal.
     
  16. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,592

    I think its a great idea, put an expandable wing plow like a metal pless so its road legal. You will clean lots quicker then your p/u and get from lot to lot faster then a skid or loader.
     
  17. derekslawncare

    derekslawncare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    Looks like the snow industry equivalent to the famed "$400.00 toilet seat" that our guberment was buying way back. All it does is plow. How stupid. I can buy a lot of DOT dumps w/plows, that are capable of salting as well and be able to haul dirt and stuff during the off season. What a COMPLETE waste of money that thing is.
     
  18. Sprag-O

    Sprag-O Senior Member
    Messages: 220

    It's not just a plow, it's a ag tractor. 3-point front and rear. (I'm thinking massive blower on the front ;) )

    Most guy up here max their tractors out a 15mph towing a hag wagon or honeywagon... Would be nice to turn it up a notch.
     
  19. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,855

    I've wanted one for a long, long time. They used to be fairly cheap, you could get into a used one for $40-50K.

    And they've been available in the states for 15+ years.

    You need to expand your horizons there junior.

    In Ireland, they use them to tow "semi" trailers instead of trucks.

    It's also a big brush hog.

    There's a million uses for them.
     
  20. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,855

    Those aren't bar tread tyres.