claydon evolution

Alistair Nelson

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
E Yorks
It appears it can run leading discs and the leading tine at the same time. Was going for a look at lamma as grey matter was thinking (always dangerous). So going to have to keep thinking for now (free)!!
 

redsloe

Member
Location
Cornwall
Looks an improvement. Leading disc in front of the tines would be abig improvement in grass leys, especially when you can't get get that on mounted drills currently.
Hydraulic adjustment of the depth wheels would make life a fair bit easier too.
 

alomy75

Member
Looks an improvement. Leading disc in front of the tines would be abig improvement in grass leys, especially when you can't get get that on mounted drills currently.
Hydraulic adjustment of the depth wheels would make life a fair bit easier too.
I was astounded they still use ‘top links’ to adjust the depth. Even a manual ram wedge type affair would be better.
 

eagleye

Member
Location
co down
Saw it at claydons in november, a few tweaks, front discs on a hydraulically controlled axle.
New brackets/holders for legs or twin discs, hydraulic depth control of wheels, different following harrow tine options, slightly bigger hoppers, new touch screen control box (maybe same as newer models than ours)
 

alomy75

Member
Glad I’m not the only one that finds this, as well as a fair difference in depth between an empty and full seed hopper on our 3m. Could do with doubling up on the depth wheels and finer thread on adjustment.
It’s basically a spring tine holding the coulter isn’t it on a Claydon? It’s always going to flex. I know we had a neighbour drill our beans 2 or 3 years ago with a hybrid and they were anything from 4” deep to on the surface but it was incredibly dry and hard that spring (hence asking him to do it) was quite impressed the drill handled it but did note the coulter flex.
 

Vernon

Member
Location
Wiltshire
It’s basically a spring tine holding the coulter isn’t it on a Claydon? It’s always going to flex. I know we had a neighbour drill our beans 2 or 3 years ago with a hybrid and they were anything from 4” deep to on the surface but it was incredibly dry and hard that spring (hence asking him to do it) was quite impressed the drill handled it but did note the coulter flex.
To be fair to it I’m probably being over critical, as it’s very good at what it does and I do quite like the drill, wouldn’t want to put anyone off buying one. Just a couple small improvements we will do to make it better.
 

Devon James

Member
Location
Devon
A half turn adjustment can be the difference between (n) and (y) on depth control. Or that maybe me being too particular!
I should just say, I think its a good thing to have that amount of fine tuning available. It can be adjusted with half a turn, is a good thing. I can drill for days without changing the depth when sowing forage rape mixes, just like to keep an eye on it for wheat etc when conditions change. I like our toolbar as it stays more true that one with a hopper on.
 

Alistair Nelson

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
E Yorks
I should just say, I think its a good thing to have that amount of fine tuning available. It can be adjusted with half a turn, is a good thing. I can drill for days without changing the depth when sowing forage rape mixes, just like to keep an eye on it for wheat etc when conditions change. I like our toolbar as it stays more true that one with a hopper on.
What spec is your toolbar? And what front tank are you running?
 

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