About Claydon Drills


"We don't just listen to the end user, we are the end user"

The Claydon family have been farming the heavy clay lands of Suffolk since the early 1900’s, Jeffery and Frank Claydon are the third generation to be farming the land now under the E.T. Claydon and Sons family partnership name, the brothers have been farming since 1970 and still farm the land in the present day.

This is what makes Claydon Products unique; the fact that they are developed on a working farm by farmers for farmers and are truly tried and tested in real farming conditions in a real farm environment before they are brought to market.

The first Claydon product was the Claydon Yield-o-Meter invented by Mr. Jeffery Claydon in 1980, subsequently forming Claydon Yield-o-Meter Limited.

Jeff’s vision was to create a grain monitoring device that could be fitted to almost any combine and would give accurate readings of how tonnes where being harvested by the combine, as opposed to using the traditional method of a weigh bridge, this was to become the first ever grain monitoring device to be fitted to a combine.

The simple yet reliable method used by the Yield-o-Meter was highly accurate (within 0.2% accuracy) and because of the advances in computer based electronics at the time Jeff set out to devised a display for the combine cab that allowed the driver to manipulate the data giving them; T/hour, T/acre, Field data, Batch data, etc. readings at the touch of a button.

This enabled the farmer to analyse data that they had previously had to guess helping them to determine high yielding crops and varieties much more easily than ever before, and giving the farmer an accurate reading of how much grain he had harvested that minute, hour, day month or year. The Yield-o-Meter has been fitted to many combines (mainly Class combines) through the UK and Europe and 1995 Claydon Yield-o-meter won an RASE Silver Medal for the Yield-o-Meter

In 1995 Claydon Yield-o-Meter Limited brought the Claydon Furrow Cracker to the UK market. A device that has been fitted to hundreds of ploughs throughout the UK that slices through the freshly turned clods at up to 6 inches deep in 2 inch rows allowing the weather into the soil to decompose the clod naturally.

The simple method used by the Furrow Cracker has proven to be extremely effective and has saved many farmers huge amounts of time and money that would have otherwise been spent trying to break down 6 to 10 inch wide and deep solid clods that would have been left to dry like concrete without using such a device.


ONE TOOL to do it all

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Claydon Drills all use the same Patented Seeding Technique which allows farmers to establish many different types of crops direct into the stubble, mintilled or fully cultivated soils obtaining fantastic results.

Essentially if it can be air-seeded and it will fit down the pipes, you can sow it with a Claydon.

Customers have established Wheat, Barley, Oats, Oil Seed Rape, Linseed, Maize, Clover, Peas, Beans, Grasses, Radish, Phacelia, Mixed Cover Crops and many more small seeds into all soil types and cultivationsituations in both autumn and spring drilling seasons.

All machines have minimal moving and wearing parts making servicing quick and affordable.