Claydon 3.45 SR Drill HP requirement

Discussion in 'Direct Drilling Machinery' started by SimonD, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. SimonD

    SimonD Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    Looking at potentially Mzuri Zip till or 2nd hand Claydon 3.45 SR, happy with the Mzuri HP (3m) but would an 818 @ 180hp manage the Claydon or would it be a struggle, mainly light land but looking across the entire range of soil types.
     
  2. strip-till-phil

    Location:
    DN5
    180hp will be fine on a 3.45 Claydon, I had 220 on our 4m SR when we first started in 2009, only got 180 on now as the land is a lot easier to work
     
  3. SimonD

    SimonD Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    Thanks, I'll look into it further and see what happens, I think it's the way ahead for me.
     
  4. Joe Boy

    Joe Boy Member

    Location:
    Essex
    I have 200 on a 4 M hybrid. I can get it up to 16 k on light land which is fun but can be down to 8k on heavy stuff. I recon you want to be able to pull it at 12 k to get a good shatter off the front tine in heavy land ideally. I often wish I has a bit more power.

    They are heavy bits of kit so you need a decent front weight as well.
     
  5. I had 210 on 4.8 v drill. Changed to 4.8 hybrid now which it will fly with...
    On our land to pull at a constant speed of around 10 k would need 350 hp
    Same tractor but another 40 hp on 650 tyres doesn't pull as well as the smaller on 710's
     
  6. bald on top

    bald on top Member

    Location:
    Gods own county
    Pulling 3m hybrid with chipped JD6620 no probs, no hills!
     
  7. 85rossie

    85rossie New Member

    Do you think a JD 6145R(145hp) would cope with the 3.45m SR? Our land is not particularly heavy, we do have some slopes. There is a 2nd hand one for sale locally but there seem to be a range of opinions on hp required. Don't really want to change tractor
     
  8. strip-till-phil

    Location:
    DN5
    IMO I don't think a 6145R would cope with a 3.45 SR..........they're heavy drills and take some lugging around before it goes in the ground
     
  9. 85rossie

    85rossie New Member

    Thanks I was kind of thinking that myself but thought i'd ask anyway
     
  10. strip-till-phil

    Location:
    DN5
    I've got a 4m SR on a JD6195 and it goes very well (y)
     
  11. 85rossie

    85rossie New Member

    On that basis the 6145 could cope with a 3m then?
     
  12. strip-till-phil

    Location:
    DN5
    I think you would probably be on the limit with a 6145 on 3m
     
  13. bald on top

    bald on top Member

    Location:
    Gods own county
    145hp on SR not enough as drill is a lot heavier than the hybrid, I would opt for a hybrid if you can as much lighter and easier drill to setup, pull and use.
     
  14. 85rossie

    85rossie New Member

    Yeh I'm beginning to think that too! Only problem is the price......
     
  15. Rob.89

    Rob.89 New Member

    Location:
    Northants
    I run a 3.45 SR and had it on a 150hp deutz with was both under powered and under weight but just did the job aslong as your not wanting to put the legs in deep and on heavy ground. After taking on more contract drilling and needing to do a better job in more situations I now have a 7930 which seems overkill however drilling into turf and heavy clay soils will use every pony she has! They are a heavy especially full of seed but I find it a brilliant drill for our situation and wouldn’t be without it now
     
  16. Devon James

    Devon James Member

    Location:
    Devon
    We had a MF 6290 on a 3 metre SR but was much better on a 7480 with weights out on front linkage. As said it's a fair lump.
    Could I mention that I have a four metre Hybrid available here.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2018
  17. JD6920s

    JD6920s Member

    Location:
    Shropshire
    What are you changing to, zero till??
     
  18. Devon James

    Devon James Member

    Location:
    Devon
    No we have gone to a front tank and rear toolbar Claydon
     
  19. JCfarmer

    JCfarmer Member

    Location:
    warks
    How deep can the leading tines on an SR go?
     
  20. Devon James

    Devon James Member

    Location:
    Devon
    As deep as you want but realistically 130 mm before moving too much soil around. Not as deep as the Hybrid but not that you would want to go any deeper
     
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