Claydon is a family run business, run by the Claydon family who has farmed the clay soils of Suffolk since the early 1900s. Current heads of the business Jeff and Frank Claydon have been farming since 1970, the third generation in the family to do so.
The company was started in 1980 with the invention of the Yield-O-Meter by Jeff Claydon, a device designed to be attached to combines to help provide farmers with data on their yields, work time and harvests that they had never before had access to. Invented out of necessity in 2003, due to farming wheat becoming unviable, the V-Drill helped to reduce the cost and time taken to establish crops on the farm. Consequently, Jeff has been at the forefront of innovation for the company, releasing several new machines to add to their impressive product range.
Jeff’s creativity has helped develop Claydon into a highly successful company, dealing in over 30 countries worldwide. All products are developed on the farm, tested on the farm, and now trusted by farmers around the globe. The systems work on all soil types and for many crop types. Claydon
Hybrid drills are available mounted or trailed and combined with the other products they have on offered such as the straw harrow and the Cambridge rolls, can be up to ½ the cost of a min-till and 1/3 the cost of ploughing.
Claydon’s range of drills are available in many different configurations and offer the opportunity to drill directly into stubble, min-till, or ploughed land. Creating ideal seeding and rooting zones in many different soil types, and available for all different types of seed planting. The front tine of the hybrid drill systems makes them usable in all conditions, from dry sandy soils to wet clay ones. The system also only moves the soil it needs to, leaving stubble or other covers in the zones between the seeding slots. There are also minimal disturbance options available to increase the soil health benefits even further.
Claydon’s range of straw harrows is an excellent way to reduce crop damage and make an excellent addition to any collection of working agricultural machinery. Capable of producing a micro-tilth in the top 30mm of soil, they are excellent for germinating weeds in preparation for destroying them. Capable of working at high speeds, the harrows destroy straw and weeds which act as food for slugs, breaking up their nests and eggs. The options for set-up and configuration are either mounted or trailed and are also available in a variety of sizes.
The Terrastar is a light cultivator designed to create a shallow tilth to encourage weeds to chit and germination of volunteers, using the Terrastar can help control slugs and reduce the reliance on Glyphosate. The Terrastar, as with the Straw Harrow creates only to shallowest tilth, leaving the soil profile intact.
Good condition, excellent blades, ready to go straight to work.
2013 year, stone-pro, good metal, markers, pre-emerge, 2600ha on clock.
Excellent condition, 480 KG of weights, single tank, comes with pipework and distribution head, lights.
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