BKT Has Equipped JCB’s Record-Breaking Fastrac Tractor With Specially Developed Tyres

The world speed record set by JCB with its 1,016 hp Fastrac tractor was achieved with the ultimate BKT know-how.

In addition to the revised chassis and powertrain developments carried out by the British tractor maker, this speed machine was also equipped with a tyre specially developed by BKT and capable of withstanding high-speed runs in excess of 150 mph (241 km/h).

For the task, BKT worked closely with JCB’s engineering team to create a technically advanced tractor tyre capable of handling extreme speeds and loads. The tyre is a specially constructed 400/80 R 28 RIDEMAX IT 696, based on a tyre usually found in industrial applications and capable of speeds of up to 65 km/h on paved surfaces.

This tyre offers a series of excellent features and among these an outstanding rolling resistance, which turns into fuel savings and a both economic and environmental advantage.