530ha arable, Heavy clay with flints, Hampshire
“Previously, there’d been a culture of deep cultivations on the farm. Ploughs and heavy tines made multiple passes to beat the soils into shape. Wearing metal and fuel bills were spiralling out of control and proportion.
The Claydon System buys us time on our difficult ground and the main advantage for us is the speed and efficiency of the system. We can comfortably drill 32-40ha in a day. Given our steep banks, stones and some fiddly fields that’s a decent rate, and far more than we could achieve with the plough.
The 7f plough has long since departed, along with several other items of cultivation clutter that are no longer needed.”