Claydon Drills, based at Wickhambrook, launches latest farm machinery product, a TerraBlade M6 Inter-Row Hoe

Claydon's new TerraBlade M6 Inter-Row Hoe, launched at Cereals 2017.

Claydon's new TerraBlade M6 Inter-Row Hoe, launched at Cereals 2017. - Credit: Claydon Drills

A Suffolk-based farm machinery maker launched a new weed hoe product at the Cereals event in Lincolnshire earlier this month.

Claydon Drills’ TerraBlade M6 Inter-Row Hoe is aimed at controlling weeds in combinable crops which have been band-sown and leave an unseeded strip between the rows which can be mechanically hoed.

The firm, based at Wickhambrook, near Newmarket, has launched an initial model, the M6, with a working width of 6m. It is equipped with 20 blades which slice through the soil at depth of up to 3cm, cutting weed roots. Claydon says it plans to introduce a full range to match the working width of its Hybrid Opti-Till drills. “We developed the TerraBlade on our own farm over two years and found that, in conjunction with the use of herbicides, the unit will pay for itself quickly through reductions in grass weeds and improved crop yields,” said chief executive Jeff Claydon.

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