Knight seals biggest Japanese deal

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”.

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Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.