Claydon has added two new rigid 4m Hybrid models to its range of mounted drills – a seed-only version and one allowing fertiliser applications at the same time.
The M4R is the seed-only version of the 4m rigid drill. It has a 1750-litre capacity hopper, whereas the M4RF features a dual 2100-litre hopper with a 50:50 split, allowing fertiliser to be applied at seeding time.
The M3RF enables growers to apply fertiliser either below the seed on the front leading tine or above the seed on the seeding tine or new low disturbance twin tine. Fertiliser can also be split between the front and seeding tine/twin tine.
Both new Hybrid models come with the Claydon leading tine and 7” A share as standard. They feature shear bolt stone protection, a rear double toolbar with metal boards and following tines for seedbed levelling and consolidation.
Both new rigid Hybrid drills have GPS speed sensing, electronically driven metering systems and a four-channel drill computer allowing up to two extra applicators for micro granules and slug pellets.
Optional extras include seed/fertiliser blockages sensors, pre-emergence markers and bout markers. A range of seeding share, tine and disc options is offered on both drills, including the new LD Low Disturbance kits.
These comprise a twin tine and single or double cutting disc and can be quickly swapped with the standard Claydon set-up. This gives the Hybrid range greater flexibility in meeting a range of seeding scenarios with a single drill.
The M4R and M4RF Hybrids have a recommended minimum power requirement of 200hp and are priced at £43,255 and £54,995 respectively for a standard specification machine.
In addition to a comprehensive range of tractor-mounted and trailed Hybrid drills from 3m to 8m wide, the Claydon Opti-Till product line includes straw harrows from 3m to 15m and the 6m TerraStar light rotary cultivator.