McAree Engineering launches a new 12 ton Tip Lid Silo


McAree Engineering Ltd launched a new Tip Lid Silo at the National Ploughing Championships. This new silo offers livestock farmers 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 (pictured) 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.

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


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