Claydon drill

Discussion in 'Direct Drilling General Discussion' started by cornishking, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. juke

    juke Member

    @Rob Holmes have you ever tried the 9 inch share, or were you using new 7 inch shares.
     
  2. Rob Holmes

    Rob Holmes Moderator

    We used new 7 inch shares, tempted to try the 9's
     
  3. cornishking

    cornishking Member

    Crikey! why didn't i think of that earlier, that might just work. I must admit i was getting pretty despondent about the crops but after i combined some conventionally grown wheat yesterday i do feel better about the system. I'm averaging around 3 ton per acre of wheat. His yesterday ran about 2 ton. Loads of ears just nothing in them, the hot dry spell in june/july really took its toll. My Hutchinsons Agronomist has said there are a lot of wheat crops like this in the West country
     
  4. You might find the rows band of seed is no wider as the splitter boot spreads about 7 inches no matter how wide the A share is.
     
  5. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    That was my worry too. Nothing a bit of modifying the splitter boot wouldn't cure. Who makes them? Bourgault?
     
  6. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    Where did you get that from? Lishman? Brocks? Claydon?
     
  7. Rob Holmes

    Rob Holmes Moderator

    Bourgault catalouge on Lishmans site,

    Been talking to Matt at Claydons about them and he says people have tried them with mixed results, like @ratchet spanner says, the seed boot won't spread wider than 7 inches
     
  8. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
  9. juke

    juke Member

    will the 9 inch share not put more stress on the leg ? also what money are seed boots at the moment,
     
  10. Flintstone

    Flintstone Member

    Location:
    Berkshire
    I've read this with interest.

    All local farmers around here have had major brackling issues, regardless of drill type this year.

    I've just finished my barley and it has done 2.65 easily, and I'm pleased with that.

    I think it's too easy to jump on the machine as opposed to the season when it comes to blame for crop issues.
     
  11. cornishking

    cornishking Member

    Was that winter or spring barley? I suppose I was just making observations about my own crops and others that I combine for my customers. I've always been told never to stop asking questions and try to improve on what I have done. I have been growing crops using direct /strip till for 5 years now and this is the first time I've seen barley down so far.
     
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  12. Douglasmn

    Douglasmn Member

    I grew 1 crop of spring and winter barley with a Claydon drill, and both crops stood nicely and were a pleasure to cut. I find non-ploughed fields easier to cut because the combine and cutterbar sit more stable. That said, germination for spring barley in heavier ground was a bit patchy unfortunately. I wouldn't blame flat crops on the tillage system though. Find flat crops everywhere this year.
     
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