The new Claydon Evolution M-mounted drill range takes direct strip seeding to the next level. It builds on the company’s experience of this technology, featuring the tine technique, and combines it with new operational functionality.
With nine new models covering working widths of 3m, 4m, 4.5m, 4.8m, 5m and 6m, hopper size has increased to 1,910 liters for seed only units and a 2,700 liter tank for the 3m 3MF and 4m 4MRF split 50:50 between seed and fertilizer. The larger hoppers reduce downtime and increase output, while second and third hopper options for applying multiple types, varieties and sizes of seed further enhance versatility. Typical daily outputs range from 20ha for the 3m Evolution, which requires a tractor of a minimum of 150hp, to 40ha for the 6m version which needs a minimum of 300hp.
Seed depth adjustment is controlled hydraulically in the new Evolution range and improved access to the metering unit allows easier calibration. Front-mounted discs which are operated hydraulically from the tractor seat can be specified for seeding into high residue situations. The tried and tested front leading tine followed by 180mm A share is fitted as standard with a wide range of seeding share and boot options. Twin tine and disc kit options can be specified for low disturbance drilling.
The new Evolution will officially be launched during the upcoming Lamma tradeshow and available for delivery from autumn 2022.