Claydon Drills will be showing their new Hybrid T4 trailed drill and Terra Star at LAMMA.
Delivering an average seasonal output of 1100ha behind a tractor of 200hp+, the Hybrid T4 is carried on the lower link arms and incorporates a 3500-litre hopper which can be used just for seed or provide a 60:40 split between seed and fertiliser. Options include four cameras to enable the operator to monitor the drill from the tractor cab, six work lights, a range of seeding tines to suit different crops and conditions, blockage sensors and front and rear tool bars.
Versatile, flexible, simple and with low operating costs, the Hybrid T4 incorporates 13 individually adjustable tungsten carbide leading tines which eliminate compaction, aerate the soil, optimise drainage and create tilth for the seeding zone. The following seeding tines create additional tilth and place the seed at exactly the required depth, above the drainage channel. This highly effective system encourages very deep, complex rooting structures to develop, promoting the growth of strong, healthy crops and maximising yield potential.
In addition to the T4, Claydon will also be launching its new Terra Star. The TerraStar perfectly complements the Claydon Straw Harrow to provide farmers with a simple, low-cost, low disturbance, method of stubble and weed management.
Operating at 15km/h, it creates an ideal tilth which encourages volunteers and weeds, including blackgrass, to chit, while also assisting with drainage. Like other Claydon products the TerraStar is fast, efficient, effective and has a minimum of wearing parts, making for extremely low-cow operation.
With a working width of 6m, the TerraStar is equipped with two knife bars on each side and, as its name suggests, incorporates ‘star’ points which pluck divots from the top layer of soil to create a shallow cultivation effect. Claydon suggest using the TerraStar behind a tractor with at least 110kW (150hp) to achieve the forward speed required for optimum results and put the machine’s hourly work rate at approximately 9ha.
Operating depth can be adjusted to allow multiple passes in the field and a rear consolidation option will be available to achieve optimum results. Terra Star can be used as a mechanical weeder, with multiple passes reducing the need for glyphosate, as well as for stubble management and reducing slug populations.
Also on show will be mounted drills from the range, straw harrows and rolls –
Claydon Drills will be in Hall 6, stand number 624.