McAree Engineering Ltd Launch a new Tip Lid Silo at Ploughing Championships

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McAree Engineering Ltd Launch a new Tip Lid Silo at the National Ploughing ChampionshipsThis new silo offers livestock farmers to the opportunity to store up to 12 ton of home mixed feed in a single animal feed silo.

According to Eamon McMeel, the V-Mac Silo Sales Manager “customers have challenged us to increase the capacity of our four-ton hopper bin.  So our design engineers have done a complete redesign to come up with a solution that is practical and strong enough to accommodate the capacity required.”

The new Tip Lid Silo incorporates a heavy-duty 2.7m wide opening which will accommodate an 8.5 feet bucket.  With a tipping height to 5m to 5.4m (depending on silo capacity), a telescopic loader is required.

The lid is opened with a twin point ratchet and pinion system which ensures that it is opened smoothly without warping or twisting.

  • The Tip Lid Silo incorporates the build quality you would expect from a V-Mac Silo
  • The body is made from MagiZinc making it highly corrosion resistant
  • Additional strength is provided through the use of a hip ring connected to heavy-duty, hot-dipped galvanized, angle iron legs. 
  • Extra stability is provided by heavy bracing.
  • Stainless steel nuts and bolts are used throughout the construction.
  • The Wide opening is built into a heavy-duty, chequer plate roof

Homegrown cereals can be augured out of the silo or emptied into wide buckets or barrows as and when required

For more information please contact McAree Engineering, Ballinode, Co. Monaghan. Tel:  + 353 (0)47 79000 or Peter Richardson, Sales & Marketing Manager. Tel:   (+ 353 (0) 87 258 4584) or Email:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Editor’s Note

V-Mac silos are constructed using Magizinc, a modern steel that provides the extremely high levels of protection against corrosion and with exclusive interlocked forming and is incredibly strong.

McAree Engineering has been helping farmers to protect their feed since the 1960s when Vincent McAree designed and manufactured the very first V-Mac feed silo.

McAree now has one of the most modern manufacturing facilities in Europe and the emphasis is on product quality and customer service.

The business employs 120 people from both sides of the border.

Their focus is on the design and manufacture of sheet metal fabrication solutions for the industrial and agricultural sectors.

They offer a  full outsource sheet metal service from design through to laser cutting, folding,  fabrication, dry powder paint coating and assembly.

The UCD research farm at Lyons Estate and various Teagasc agricultural colleges are among the many farms where the award-winning V-Mac silos can be seen in operation.

Check out their range of market-leading feed silos, tote bins etc.  on YouTube at or at