Claydon is a family run business known for manufacturing seed drills, 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.
Most popular products for sale within the Claydon drills and agricultural equipment range include Hybrid drills ; 3m hybrid seed drills, 4m hybrid seed drills, 6m hybrid seed drills, and the terrastar, straw rake plus harrows and furrows.
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 Claydon seed drill systems work on all soil types and for many crop types.
Claydon hybrid seed 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 seed drills are available in many different configurations and offer the opportunity for direct drilling 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 soil 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.
Our wide range of used direct drills from Claydon can help your farm to boost efficiency, whilst direct drilling is also beneficial to the environment compared to traditional techniques. Browse our stock of seed drills today to find the ideal agricultural equipment for you.
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 Claydon straw harrows set-up and configuration are either mounted or trailed and are also available in a variety of sizes.
The Terrastar is a light agricultural 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.
Our range of agricultural equipment from Claydon will help take your farm to the next level. Contact our team today to get advice on which equipment you need the most for your farm.
This is not all we have in stock though; visit our used farm machinery range to see our complete selection of second-hand agricultural equipment for sale at Amtec.