McAree Engineering to Launch 50 Ton V-Mac Silo at Balmoral Show

23/04/2019 Machinery
McAree Engineering to Launch 50 Ton V-Mac Silo at Balmoral Show

McAree Engineering are launching the latest addition to their award winning V-Mac silo range with their new 3.3m diameter, 50 ton capacity animal feed silo at Balmoral Show.


According to Eamon McMeel, V-Mac Silos Technical Sales Manager “we are seeing a growing demand for larger animal feed silos especially in the poultry and pig sector. 


We see this silo as filling this gap in the market.   Not only is the capacity a big benefit to customers but the fact that we can erect the silo using our existing handling equipment means that it is a simple, straightforward delivery without the extra costs of crane hire”


The silo comes complete with a heavy duty galvanised roof, a study galvanised hip ring and is supported on four 150mm x 150mm hot dipped galvanised legs all manufactured by McAree Engineering’s expert team.


The new V-mac 50- ton silo will be available in both single and split formats


In addition, the McAree team will be displaying a silo which meets the challenge of storing the new, complex feeds which some customers have experienced a poor product flow out of traditional silos.


 A large capacity, anti-separation chamber on the roof ensures the consistency of feed as it is blown into the silo while a 70 degree angled cone promotes the best flow possible.


Eamon adds “it’s a real challenge storing these type of feeds and getting the feed into feed systems without the feed separating and bridging in the silo, these additional design options we have available will make a real difference to the storage of these feeds”


To celebrate the launch of these new enhancements, V-Mac silos will be holding a free draw for a valuable V-Mac Feed barrow (see photo) to everyone who comes along to their stand no. C61 and fills out an entry form.


Photo shows a 50 ton split animal feed silo at Mark Breakey’s new Poultry unit in Tydavnet, Co. Monaghan.






Editors Note


McAree Engineering Ltd was founded in 1947 by Vincent McAree to repair and manufacture agricultural implements.


The link with rural history is still retained as the Monaghan Veteran and Vintage Club is based at the McAree premises.


His son, Brendan McAree is the current Managing Director and three of his children are working closely with him in the business: Vincent, a qualified engineer is the Operations Director;


Claire, an accountant is the Financial Controller and John is the Factory Manager. Nuala, Brendan’s wife is the company secretary.


Based at two sites in Ballinode and Carrickroe in North Monaghan, McAree have been making the V-Mac range of bulk storage silos for over 30 years.


However the family business has expanded and diversified over the years.


Last year they announced a €5M expansion and the creation of 30 jobs over the next two years. 


This major investment in a purpose built 3,700m2 (40,000 square feet) factory unit with 8,000 m2 yard space, adjacent to their current facility has doubled their capacity to manufacture their V-Mac range of bulk storage silos. 


This facility has been operational since October 2018.


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 over 120 people and 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.


McAree have updated their web presence with the introduction of  focusing on our silo range and   focusing on their sheet metal fabrication facilities.


For more information please contact McAree Engineering, Ballinode, Co. Monaghan. Tel:  + 353 (0)47 79000 or


Peter Richardson, Sales & Marketing Manager. Tel:   (+ 353 (0) 872584584) or Email: 

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