The Claydon System was designed on the heavy clays of East Anglia but as its adoption has spread over the years across Europe and further afield, it is evident it gets results on all soils, no matter which country you farm in.
How will it cope on stony soil? Below is the Hybrid T4 in France in November drilling into very stony soil. No adjustment is needed to the standard leading tine set-up. It copes without problems.
Moving on to Kaunas, Lithuania. Below is a crop that was drilled on 15 September, the photo being taken 10 days later. Plenty of contours here being followed! Click on the photo for the Lithuania photo gallery.
The soya crop below was drilled by Claydon importer in Italy Benati Spa on 7 June, direct into forage wheat @ 75kg/h. You can see very uniform and even establishment, and when digging down into the soil, strong rooting was revealed which is crucial to yield optimisation – click on photo for more images and comparison with non-Claydon drilled soya.
Light, dry, very stony soils are typical of conditions in Greece. Young seedlings tap into as much moisture as they can in the undisturbed banks of soil between the seeded rows in a Claydon-drilled field leading to uniform establishment and optimised yields.
Claydon are now supplying machinery to over 30 countries around the world, and it is the positive stories and photos received from our customers that show that the Claydon system works on all soils and in all climates. View our customer photo gallery here.