The new three-section 6m and 8m TerraBlades have been designed with reduced transport dimensions and incorporate a heavy-duty box section steel frame with a fixed centre section and two vertically folding wings.
They incorporate Claydon’s unique contour following TerraBlade tines which can be infinitely adjusted to suit any row width, enabling them to be used in any band sowing system.
The pressure on the blades can be adjusted to suit variations in soil types and conditions. The simple design avoids any mechanical complexity which can translate into high capital and operating costs.
The TerraBlades are carried on the tractor’s front linkage and steered manually.
TerraBlade has the potential to improve crop yields, drastically lower the potential for carry-over of weed seeds and reduce the risk of more resistant types developing.
The unit will give years of reliable service, has very low operating costs and offers great flexibility. It is designed for use on any tractor with a Cat II front linkage and travels at speeds of approximately 6 km/h and up to 30mm deep.
It is manually steered and can be used whenever soil conditions allow, covering up to 40ha a day with a 6m unit. On farms that drill early, crops may be suffi ciently well developed in the autumn to start TerraBladeing then, and in the spring the operation can continue whenever soil conditions allow, up to the stage where the crop might be compromised by further passes.
The TerraBlade has been designed for use in all types of strip seeded crops.
For a Profi report on TerraBlade, please click here.
To hear first-hand from a TerraBlade user, view the Tillage Magazine case study on Alan Smith here.