One of the most important factors in achieving effective crop establishment is ensuring thorough soil consolidation around the seeding zone.
Not only does a well-timed pass with a heavy set of Cambridge Rolls improve soil-to-seed contact, it also helps to retain moisture, reduce erosion, improve chemical spray contact and decrease slug activities.
Claydon Cambridge Rolls come in 6.3, 8.3 and 12.3m sizes and are easy to set up and manoeuvre. They allow farmers to roll effectively after strip seeding to ensure crops are given an uncompromised start.
Cambridge rolls are an extremely popular tool for those seeking more efficient soil-to-seed contact. Cambridge rolls are designed for additional pre-sowing soil processing, especially in heavy dry conditions.
Cambridge Rolls are used for levelling of the surface, crumbling of clods and restoration of soil capillarity, whilst also being usable after sowing. Operations completed through the use of Cambridge Rolls benefit from increased uniformity of seed emergence, naturally accelerating vegetation.
At Claydon Drills, we offer various sizes of Cambridge Rolls to ensure optimal manoeuvrability whilst still maintaining effective sowing potential.
The main use of Cambridge Rolls is following drilling, this is to improve seed to soil contact and improve germination. Rolling after seeding can also help retain the moisture in the ground and make the ground more receptive to water.
Cambridge Rolls can also be used prior to drilling to create a smooth and firm seedbed and to push rocks and other solid objects into the soil. Cambridge Rolls are an important part of reduced/no-till systems as they can help to control trash and crop residue.
Cambridge Rolls can be fitted with additional accessories such as leading paddles to help knock down clods of soil or harrow tines to help distribute trash before rolling in a no-till system.
At Claydon Drills, we currently offer 3 different measurements of Cambridge Rolls, including 6.3m, 8.3m & 12.3m. Although they all serve very similar roles in regards to their strengths and benefits, there are some key differences that can play a major part in which measurement you choose.
6.3m Cambridge Roll
The smallest in the range, the 6.3m Claydon Cambridge Rolls are easy to manoeuvre and set up, and fold to under 3m for road transport. 4500kg spread across 6.3m means the Claydon Rolls are applying 714kg of pressure per metre. The load transfer system ensures the rolls deliver uniform consolidation across the whole working width of the machine.
8.3 Cambridge Roll
The middle-size model in the range, the 8.3m Claydon Cambridge Rolls are easy to manoeuvre and set up and fold to under 3m for road transport. 4990kg spread across 8.3m means the Claydon Rolls are applying 601kg of pressure per metre. The load transfer system ensures the rolls deliver uniform consolidation across the whole working width of the machine.
12.3m Cambridge Roll
The largest in the Claydon Cambridge Rolls range, the 12.3m model has a low centre of gravity and excellent visibility, making it safe and stress-free to manoeuvre between fields. The 5 x 2.5m sections fold up horizontally to under 2.85m for road transport.8400kg spread across 12.3m means the Claydon Rolls are applying 683kg of pressure per metre. 24 inch (600mm) breaker rings working on a 60mm shaft allow the rolls to consolidate down in the seeding rows, creating an uncompromised finish.
The great thing about Cambridge Rolls is they are generally low maintenance, a simple frame and long-lasting bearings on the gangs results in a long-lasting piece of machinery. With regular greasing and care, a set of Cambridge Rolls should give years of service and the hard-wearing cast rings will cover many 1000’s of acres before they need replacing.
If you require further information on how to maintain Cambridge Rolls and the intricacies involved with ensuring a long-lasting experience, even with excessive use, contact Claydon Drills. Our specialists can discuss the methods of maintaining your Cambridge Rolls.