New dealer for grassland range

Shepton Mallet company, Read Agriservices Ltd has taken on the Alstrong franchise for Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset.

grassland management

Galway-based Alstrong was started by Alan Winters, who previously worked in welding and fabricating, as well as for the family farm. As machines got increasingly bigger and heavier, resulting in more compaction, Alan wanted to develop a machine that worked like a subsoiler, but could get through the ground more quickly and without bringing up stones.

He built the first prototype aerator in 2010 and it was showcased for the first time in 2013, then at LAMMA the following year where it secured orders from four or five dealers and appointed its first Irish dealer.

Read Agriservices commented: “We’re very excited to have taken on the Alstrong franchise for Somerset, Wiltshire, and Dorset. We feel the Alstrong range offers a unique solution to some of the challenges faced by our customers. Namely, how to reseed or rejuvenate grassland economically and rapidly and how to maximise the productivity of existing grassland.”

The Alstrong aerator is unique because of its patented horizontal shattering blades, Read Agriservices says. This blade design moves the soil structure as the aerator travels forward while leaving the surface undisturbed. The machine penetrates the soil 56,500 times in every acre, which allows for much great absorption of rainwater, slurry and fertiliser.

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