This will also give buyers the option of a lower positioned cab which will lower the centre of gravity of the machine and additionally allow Knight to offer a greater range of booms with the machine.
The re-design includes repositioning the Ad-Blue tank from the front to the side of the machine, where it is located near the main sprayer controls, and near the new tool box and storage area which are being added to the range.
David Main, Knight’s Sales Manager, says the changes continue the company’s policy of continuous improvement designed to help operators achieve accurate applications and trouble free maintenance of the machine:
“The new tool box and storage area will enable operators to carry all the tools and spare/replacement parts they need into the field with them, which will make in-field maintenance much simpler and quicker.
“Everything will be protected inside robust panels which will keep all the controls clean and dry – something we are sure operators will appreciate.
“With the conventional cab position the current 1800 series can only be fitted with wider booms of the tri-fold design.
“The lower cab position opens up the option of fitting wider two-fold booms, which will speed up unfolding and folding time and reduce the machine’s overall weight – an important consideration for some customers”.
The new model is expected to start from £153,000, with eventual price depending on tank size, boom width and ancillary equipment.