The Claydon System

The Leading Tine Drill

Ground breaking tine

The leading tines can be adjusted to stimulate to the required rooting depth of between 0 for low disturbance and 15cm (6 inches) for deep rooting crops like OSR.

The second tine can be adjusted via the depth wheels to put the seed in as shallow or deep as necessary.


Centrally mounted depth wheels give very accurate seed placement as they run on undisturbed soil between the rows and do not run over or cap the seeded area.


Stone protected leading tines break through the ground lifting and aerating it whilst creating a drainage tract and space for the roots to grow deep and strong with ease.


Solid sprung seeding tines keep a highly accurate and constant seed depth, flowing through the soil lifted by the leading tines and cultivating it whilst only moving for a large stone.


Levelling boards and tines leave a superbly level finish covering the seedlings in a perfect soil plant pot with drainage and space for root development.

Strip Cultivate, apply fertiliser, seed and starter fertiliser in one pass


Better crop establishment, improved plant nutrition, targeted placement and reduced inputs are all factors that are driving farmers back to combination seed and fertiliser drilling.

Claydon drills are the ideal machines to take advantage of targeted fertiliser placement within the seeding and/or rooting zone ensuring that fertiliser is exactly where the plant needs it.

This avoids fertiliser being wasted on the 50% of ground that is not disturbed, ensuring that nutrients are available to the young seedling and not to weeds or volunteers, providing better utilisation and a potential fertiliser cost saving.

Fertiliser mixed with seed

The Claydon team have developed technology which allows placement of granular, liquid, and/or micro-granular fertiliser directly to the seeded strip and/or rooting zones.

All Claydon fertiliser options are available on new drills but can also be retro-fitted to existing Hybrid drills.

Seed only
Fertiliser placement
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Limitless Possibilities with the Claydons system and drills
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If it can be air sown – it can be Claydon drilled

Our customers have grown both spring and winter varieties including: small seeds; oil seed rape, linseed, mustard, stubble turnips, hemp, grasses, kale, coriander, radish, etc. Medium size seeds; wheat, barley, oats, rye, triticale, sorghum, etc. Large seeds; maize, peas, beans, etc.

Claydons testimonial

“We’ve also direct drilled some wheat after grass, and I have to admit I was a bit concerned about the effect of the organic mat at the bottom of the old ley on the emergence of the crop –– but the plants grew through it without any problems.”

Will Gilman
370ha arable, half limestone brash, half clay and high stone content, Lincolnshire.


“We’ve used it on oilseed rape, winter wheats and this spring we’ve also used it on peas, spring beans and a bit of spring barley as well. Peas have gone in well, we got them into moisture; the peas were up within 2 weeks.”


“We’re farming mainly first wheats with herbs and rape and going back to sugarbeet next year. It’s generally medium to light.

We do have some heavy land and that’s drilled better than I’ve ever seen and other people on the farm have said the same.”

Andrew Hutton
720ha, medium to light loam, some heavy land, Suffolk.

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