Kuhn Farm Machinery’s range of trailed sprayers will be expanded with the new entry-level Lexis 3000 at this year’s Cereals event. First seen at Agritechnica, the newcomer is designed as a lower cost, simpler machine, but one which the company claims still offers the same efficiency and ease of use as the high-end Metris and Oceanis models. Fitted with a 3,000-litre polyethylene tank (actual capacity is 3,150 litres) and a 320-litre rinsing tank, the Lexis is available with folding aluminium booms ranging from 18 to 24m. Trapezia or Equilibra suspension systems maintain a stable spraying height on rough terrain while an independent anti-whiplash system protects the boom from damage during sudden braking and acceleration. The newcomer features Kuhn’s Manuset valve system which uses two ‘steering wheel’ type valves to control the machine’s main spraying and flushing circuits. A centralised maintenance area provides easy access to key components, and the Metris provides two sealed storage units. Controlled via RPB or REB3 control boxes, the new sprayer can also be used with the full-colour Visioreb terminal, which provides full set-up control and enables automatic, GPS controlled section cut-offs to be programmed. The Lexis has a hitch to axle length of 4.05m and an overall width of 2.23m. When fitted with standard 9.5 x 48 tyres (other tyre sizes are available) the sprayer has a transport height of 3.08m (18m boom) or 3.50m (24m boom). The 24m version has an empty weight of 2,057kg.