A series of “How to…” videos has been compiled by JCB to help operators make the most of the Fastrac 4000 Series high-speed tractor and features such as the unique four-wheel steering system.
Published on JCB Agriculture’s YouTube channel, the videos are informative but kept brief and to the point, explaining how the easily navigated touch-screen in the spacious Command Plus cab is used to achieve optimum settings for different tasks and applications.
JCB Agriculture Managing Director John Smith said: “It would take a very long video to explain all the many features of the Fastrac so instead there are 14 short recordings on specific topics – from setting up the stepless transmission and its various modes to organising a headland management sequence.
“There is no substitute for the detailed operator’s manual or our dedicated Fastrac sales engineers, whose main role is to demonstrate and install new machines with customers and dealers.
“But the videos are easily accessible on an office computer or a mobile device out in the field to support inexperienced and seasonal operators, or to provide a quick reminder on functions that a regular operator may not have used for a while.”
Several of the recordings relate to the tractor’s hardware – things like setting up and operating the four-speed PTO, front and rear linkage, auxiliary hydraulics, four-wheel steering and the transmission, and one covers daily service checks to ensure the tractor is in tip-top condition for a day’s work.
Another six JCB Fastrac “How to….” videos focus on electronics, covering topics such as setting up joystick buttons, the tractor’s area meter, work lights, screen display and headland management sequences, and a further two explain set-ups for the comprehensive lighting package and for the operator’s cab environment to ensure optimum comfort and safety.