Kuhn Farm Machinery says it will launch its Lexis 3,000-litre entry-level trailed sprayers at this year’s Cereals event. They were first seen at Agritechnica in 2015 but are now available in the UK.
The new machine has a 3,000 litre polyethylene tank (actual capacity is 3,150 litres) and a 320-litre rinsing tank, and is available with Kuhn’s MTA2, MEA2, RHPM and RHPA folding aluminium booms ranging from 18 to 24m.
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Its Trapezia and Equilibra suspension systems are said to keep a stable spraying height on rough terrain and an anti-whiplash system protects the boom from damage if you suddenly brake or speed up.
The Lexis has Kuhn’s Manuset valve system which uses two steering-wheel-type valves to control the machine’s main spraying and flushing circuits and is said to need 30-50% fewer valve operations compared with many competitor machines.
A centralised maintenance area gives easy access to key filling, suction and bowl filters as well as the spraying pump for quicker machine maintenance. Two sealed storage units provide a safe, clean and secure place to store essential personal protective equipment.
The Lexis can be controlled via RPB or REB3 control boxes and can also be used with Kuhn’s full-colour Visioreb terminal which gives full set-up control and enables automatic, GPS controlled section cut-offs to be programmed.
When fitted with standard 9.5 x 48 tyres, the sprayer has a transport height of 3.08m (18m boom) or 3.50m (24m boom). The 24m version has an unladen weight of 2,057kg.
Cost is £33,822.