The new second generation Alstrong Auctus one pass rejuvenation machine will be unveiled to the public for the first time at the LAMMA show on January 10-11 2023, at NEC, Birmingham.

This versatile and unique machine is designed to sow seed into ploughed ground, burn-off swards or into existing pasture in a one pass solution. It will be showcased on the stand alongside the company’s proven trailed aerator.

The Irish manufacturer has said that the revised design, coupled with several new features, have hugely increased the versatility of the machine. The second generation also encompasses a completely new styling.

New features include a redesigned headstock, modified ripper paddles and a new freewheeling ‘revolving scraper’. The unit has the capability to handle all sizes of seed, from sowing fine seed from as low as 1kg/ha to grass seed at up to 80kg/ha.

The latest generation machine is now attached to the tractor via a new two-point linkage gyroscopic system. This has replaced the outgoing straight draw bar which was attached via the pick-up hitch.

Now a standard feature, this new gyroscopic drawbar system is a huge step up, making the machine far more manoeuvrable. Offering up to 90 degrees movement in each direction, it also improves the machines ground following ability.

The new design means users can freely swap the machine from tractor to tractor, regardless of tyre size, and simply adjust the height of the lift arms.

To increase versatility, the tips of the sprung levelling boards have been completely redesigned, and now offer a more ripping, aggressive affect when necessary.

A spiked drum roller designed to repair poached soil and surface damage follows the ripper paddles. The drum is fitted with 60, 80mm blades which cut the ground 14 times per square metre, equating to 56,664 cuts per acre.

The aeration roller runs on the surface. To avoid soil sticking to it in sticky conditions, Alstrong have now introduced the new revolving scraper.

The seeding unit now features a smart motor which has a built-in encoder. This relays real time information from the motor to the control box. Regardless of the application rate, the motor always runs at 100% torque for metering precision.

Alstrong Ltd will be on stand 19.644 at LAMMA 2023, and are actively looking for dealers throughout the UK.

“When designing the Auctus, we set out to build a unique, heavy-duty one of a kind seeding machine. With our second-generation design, we have listened to our customers and gone one step further, adding even more versatility and refinement,” explained company director, Alan Winters.

“You can go from a tilling and sowing a ploughed field in one pass to carrying out a zero-till reseed on burnt off ground to a rejuvenation job without having to change any settings, aside from adjusting the aggressiveness of the paddles and tines from the tractor cab."