The capacity of the fuel tank with the new cab has been increased by 20 litres. Where maximum height of the vehicle must be as low as possible, the standard 2.31m-high cab (2.26m on 20” tyres) provides access to low building entrances and through narrow passageways.
All models are now powered by Stage V engines. The KT276 does this with a 74hp Kohler block with a DOC and DPF. The KT306, KT356, KT307, KT357, KT407, KT457, KT507 and KT429 are still equipped with a 134hp Deutz TCD 3.6-litre engine (DOC/SCR/DPF). The standard block in the 5.5t KT557 and KT559 is a 154hp Deutz TCD 4.1.
Other updates include the new design of the exterior FOPS guard. Standard on the KT457 to KT559, and 3.0t to 4.0t payload models with the higher cab, the company says the new design provides an uninterrupted view of the attachment even when the telescopic arm is extended.
The KT306 to KT559 now come as standard with a manual crab steering mode. Blocking the rear axle, this fourth steering mode is designed to make life easier for the operator when compacting a silage clamp, driving parallel to a wall and mucking out.
The recess in the cab floor and the stair-like step layout for increased safety is new on all models, and the quieter steering pump reduces in cab noise levels on the KT306 to KT559 to 72dba.
New options include a left armrest for increased comfort during long road journeys. Other new in-cab features include an additional storage compartment, mobile phone holder and two additional USB ports.