Knight Farm Machinery – which has long had an excellent export business with Japan – is just completing its biggest ever order of seven bespoke machines to the country.
Knight design and build a specialist chassis for a Japanese sprayer manufacturer, which then fits its own spray pack and a front-mounted boom.
For 2018, Knight has up-graded the machines to include Claas Vista cabs, which includes a special side-shift arrangement to permit optimum cab access around the boom.
In the past eleven years Knight has supplied many machines to the country and the latest order is worth over £1/2 million.
Brian Knight says the order was gained thanks to the company’s reputation for building bespoke machines and working with customers to develop innovative ideas:
“This customer requires a chassis to which it could fit a Japanese-made spray pack of between 3,000 and 5000 litres.
“They also fit a front-mounted telescopic aluminium boom as they often work in vegetables as well as mainstream arable crops.
“They regularly apply anything up to 1,000 litres/ha when travelling at 4kph, and this enables operators ensure excellent accuracy and control over the spray boom”.