LAMMA visitors will be able to see the latest version of Claydon’s Hybrid T trailed drill on display.
It will feature its demonstration unit that the company will be running in conjunction with its dealers throughout 2024. ”The display model will be a 6 m Claydon Hybrid T6 equipped with split placement of fertiliser on the front and seeding tines, a 5500-litre hopper divided 60:40 between seed and fertiliser, standard 175 mm (7″) A-shares, front row metal boards, stone protection, light and vision kit, seed blockage sensors and air brakes,” states sales manager David Furber,
Claydon is now European market leader in direct seeding technology. It will use the event to highlight how this technique enables farmers to transition from energy-intensive traditional methods of crop establishment to a faster, efficient and sustainable approach which perfectly fits in with the current trend towards more regenerative agricultural practices.
The company claims its seed drills will establish any crop that can be sown in any type of soil, typically in just half the time required for a min-till system and one-fifth that for a plough-based approach.
The company also claims the Claydon system helps offset weather extremes. Its two-tine technology offering versatility in all climatic conditions, soil types and crops, it moves soil only in the growing zone to create a perfect environment for seed to develop. Long-life tungsten carbide leading tines remove compaction, aerate the soil, and create drainage in the rooting zone, while the seeding tines deposit seeds in the surface tilth. Zonal cultivation means that the previous rooting and soil structure remains largely intact, allowing worms to thrive, soil biota levels to improve and following machinery to operate without risk of compaction.