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Claydon Release NEW 3m Hybrid Drill at Cereals 2011

Following the success of the larger 4m, 4.8m and 6m Hybrid Drills (folding to 2.85m for road transport), Claydon will be releasing a 3m fixed width version of the machine at the Cereals 2011 event. The Hybrid Drill Range uses the same patented two tine technique as the Claydon V-Drill and SR-Drill; this strip tillage technique removes sub seeding zone compaction, creates individual drainage for each band of seed and the ideal growing environment for the crop.

The Claydon system was developed on farm in 2002 and has been well and truly tried and tested ever since. The company has an ever growing customer base (currently around 200) using their system in the UK as well as customers across Mainland Europe and Eastern Europe. Claydon is considered by many farmers as the UK’s market leader in direct seeding.

The Claydon Hybrid benefits from huge trash clearance due to its staggered tine arrangement thus allowing customers to drill into large quantities of chopped straw. It also features two stone protection options; shear bolts and a hydraulic break back protection system which works at a huge 600kg force. The machine has minimal moving and wearing parts providing farmers with the benefit of quick and easy servicing and a low cost of wearing metal compared to other machines and systems. As standard the 3m machine will use the Sulky MS seeding unit with the Ultron electronics giving +/- 10% seed rate adjustment on the move. However a premium option may become available which will use the electronically driven Accord metering system and the same RDS Artemis system used on the larger 4-6m seed drills with radar, full mapping capabilities and +/- 5% manual seed rate adjustment on the move.

Claydon continue to evolve their range and now offer customers two core products, a Straw Harrow designed to be used pre-drilling in order to aid the growth of weeds ready for spraying which also helps to reduce slug populations, creates minimal soil disturbance and has a very low power requirement. Their range of Seed Drills (Hybrid, SR and V), as mentioned before all use the same patented two tine technique and provide a truly high-yielding, low cost, fast and simple, one pass crop establishment system.

If you are interested in featuring a story or if you would like to be put in contact with a Claydon customer for a possible news feature or you are interested in receiving a copy of the companies guide to direct seeding & DVD, please contact Spencer Claydon 01440 820 327 or email