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Suffolk-based engineering company Claydon will exhibit the latest version of its popular Hybrid T trailed drill on stand 600 in Hall 6 at LAMMA... Latest hybrid drill available on demo

Suffolk-based engineering company Claydon will exhibit the latest version of its popular Hybrid T trailed drill on stand 600 in Hall 6 at LAMMA 2024.

“The model on display will be a 6m Claydon Hybrid T6,” says UK and Ireland sales manager David Furber. “The drill is equipped with split placement of fertiliser on the front and seeding tines.”

A 5500-litre hopper is divided 60:40 between seed and fertiliser. The machine also comes with standard 175mm A-shares, front row metal boards, stone protection, light and vision kit, seed blockage sensors and air brakes.

2024 demonstrations

Mr Furber says: “This particularly drill will subsequently be used as part of the demonstration campaign which we will be running in conjunction with our dealers throughout the UK during 2024.”

Claydon will highlight how its direct seeding technology helps farmers switch from slow, expensive, energy-intensive methods of crop establishment to a faster, highly efficient and sustainable regenerative approach.

Versatile, flexible, simple and robust, Claydon drills will establish any crop that can be sown in any type of soil, typically in just half the time required for a min-till system and one-fifth that for a plough-based approach, says Mr Furber.

Zonal cultivation means that the previous rooting and soil structure remains largely intact, allowing worms to thrive, soil biota levels to improve and following machinery to operate without risk of compaction.

The process is accurate, dependable and cost-effective, adds Mr Furber. It eliminates unnecessary cultivations and reduces fuel usage, but can handle autumn or spring sowing in wet or dry conditions and apply fertiliser at the time of drilling if required.

Claydon Hybrid T drills allow farmers to seed directly into stubble or into min-tilled/ploughed land following consolidation, explains Mr Furber.

Available in working widths of 3m, 4m, 4.8m, 6m and 8m, they are available with a wide variety of front and rear toolbar configurations, seeding shares and lower-disturbance options to deal with any drilling scenario.

LAMMA debut for push-off dump trailer

A 20-tonne capacity push-off dump trailer will make its debut at next month’s LAMMA event, displayed by Hi-Spec Engineering.

The Hi-Spec PD20 uses push-off technology designed for the company’s larger Kompactor range of push-off trailers. A hydraulically operated moving floor headboard clears the load from the body once the up-and-over tailgate is raised.

The moving headboard is based on the same mechanism developed for the larger Kompactor push-off trailer range and has a 28-tonne capacity.

By avoiding the need for a hydraulic tipping ram and hinge points, the centre of gravity is lower than for a conventional dump trailer.  This has the benefit that it enables the dump trailer to be safely used and offloaded on slopes or at an angle with less risk of the trailer tipping over, or in buildings and situations where there are height restrictions.

It also makes it easier to offload and spread a load while on the move.

Once the trailer has been emptied and the tailgate closed, the operator can move off while the headboard is retracting, so avoiding the delay while a tipping trailer is lowered, reducing turn around times.

Also on display will be a K36 Kompactor push-off trailer. This features a hydraulically operated headboard powered by a triple hydraulic ram. It can compact material such as grass or maize silage, increasing the load carried by up to 40%.

The headboard can completely empty the trailer in as little as 30 seconds.