JCB introduced its new 3230 Faxtrac Xtra tractor to North America at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY, in February.

The new tractor features a 24-speed powershift transmission that is called P-Tronic. Operators move a joystick for clutchless changes between six gears in each of four ranges. Standard on this model is Xtra-Drive, which lets an operator drive the tractor with the brake pedal. Other features include more torque, a transport power boost, variable-flow hydraulics, headland management option and xenon work light option. The Cummins QSB6.7 engine offers gross engine power of 220 hp and 190 maximum PTO power.

Retail price is $173,020. For more information, contact JCB at 912/447-2000, or visit www.jcbdirt.com.