TWO of JCB’s newest and most innovative products were named as Machines of the Year for 2017 at this year’s SIMA in Paris.

The 8000 Series JCB Fastrac received the award in the 280-400 hp tractor category and the JCB Agripro Loadall telescopic handler secured the accolade in the handling section.

The Fastrac 8000 Series won the accolade thanks to its speed, comfort and innovation.  The JCB Agripro Loadalls feature a DualTech VT variable transmission by combining the precision flexibility of hydrostatic with the speed and acceleration of powershift in a single transmission.

The Machine of the Year competition honours the most innovative agricultural products and winners are decided by a jury of European journalists specialising in farm machinery. In order to compete, machines must sold in at least five European countries.

J. C. Bamford Excavators Ltd. Rocester, Staffordshire, ST14 5JP