Solutions in Motion

GKN Wheels is a world leading manufacturer of off-highway wheels.  We provide the solutions and technologies for your machinery to deliver – solutions in motion - to harvest crops, move earth, mine resources and handle materials. We are proud to provide an unrivalled range of differentiated technologies to meet the most demanding and technically challenging environments.

JCB Fastrac Two - the world’s fastest tractor features our wheels and chassis:

JCB’s Fastrac has stormed into the record books after being crowned the world’s fastest tractor with a speed of 135.191 mph.

The Fastrac - designed and built by a team of young engineers in Staffordshire - secured the title at Elvington Airfield in York with motorbike racer and lorry mechanic Guy Martin at the wheel.  The feat was officially ratified by Guinness World Records who presented the company with a special framed certificate minutes after the achievement.

Following two successful runs, the JCB Fastrac broke the world record for a tractor, achieving a peak speed of an incredible 153.771mph and an average of 135.191mph.

With the previous record of 103.6mph having been set by JCB’s Fastrac One in June 2019, the project team embarked on an ambitious plan to break the record again with Fastrac Two – which was 10% lighter and even more streamlined than its predecessor.

Having been involved in the design of the wheels for the first world record, GKN Wheels was again invited to work with JCB’s team of young engineers to develop and manufacture wheels and a lightweight chassis that were capable of meeting the additional challenges of Fastrac Two.


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Field testing is an important part of the service and support we provide - to both new and long-standing customers. Testing in a simulated lab environment is beneficial and helps speeds up the test process and result output, but at times field tests are required to truly simulate a machine’s real-world operating environment. Recent field testing with long-standing customer Horsch was a great success with our R&D team from Brescia Italy conducting the tests and measurements on site, as well as engineers supporting from Nagbol, Denmark.
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Today Our AGCO key account manager Michael Schaefer has been taking a ride in a Valtra accompanied by our good friend Marko The team are supporting the Valtra Smart Tour in Denmark. ... See MoreSee Less

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GKN Wheels has officially opened its new Research & Development Centre. Located in Brescia Italy, significant investment has been made & the purpose-built facility is home to state-of-the-art testing equipment including:
* Rim Rolling & Disc Bending Fatigue Tests
* Material Section Testing (MTS)
* FEA modelling and simulations
* Field test equipment

The facility, complete with a show room where you can see & learn more about our patented designed wheel solutions, is also home to our experienced engineers who have extensive market & industry knowledge, providing support at every stage of the design and test process to our global customer base.

Contact us to further discuss our unrivaled service offerings :
* Design, Test & Analysis
* In-House Testing Capability
* Field Testing
* Analysis & Design
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