Claydon has added two new rigid 4m hybrid models – a seed-only version and a seed-and-fertiliser variant – to its range of mounted drills.
The M4RF features a 2,100-litre hopper with a 50:50 seed/fertiliser split, allowing fertiliser to be applied while of seeding. Growers can choose to apply fertiliser either below the seed on the front leading tine or above the seed on the seeding tine or new LD low disturbance twin tine. There’s also an option of splitting the fertiliser between the front and seeding tine/twin tine.
The M4R is the seed only version of the 4m rigid drill and has a hopper capacity of 1,750 litres.
Both new hybrid models come with the Claydon leading tine and seven-inch A-share as standard, together with shear-bolt stone protection, a rear double toolbar with metal boards, and following tines for seedbed levelling and consolidation. Options include seed/fertiliser blockage sensors, pre-emergence markers and bout markers.
Both new rigid hybrid drills also have GPS speed sensing, electronically driven metering systems and a four-channel drill computer allowing the addition of up to two extra applicators for micro granules and slug pellets.
A complete range of seeding share, tine and disc options is offered on both drills, including the new LD low disturbance kits. These are made up of a twin tine and single or double cutting disc and can be swapped with the standard Claydon set-up in a matter of minutes. This gives the Hybrid range great flexibility and versatility in meeting a whole range of seeding scenarios and requirements in one drill.
The M4R and M4RF Hybrids have a recommended minimum power requirement of 200hp and are priced at £43,255 and £54,995 respectively (correct at March 2021) for a standard specification machine.
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