100 Year Old Fordson Tractor on McAree Engineering Stand at Ploughing Championship
This historic tractor was restored over the last 10 years by local Benny McCabe a local Monaghan man and is powered by tractor vaporising oil [TVO]. Manufacture of the Fordson tractor took place in the USA from 1917 and production in Cork from 1919.
The McAree stand will be bigger and better than ever before and display their full range of V-Mac silos on display. These include the enclosed, legged and offset options as well as their 4 ton hopper and Tote bins. The feed silos are constructed using Magizinc, a modern steel that provides the extremely high levels of protection against corrosion and with exclusive interlocked forming and are incredibly strong.
McAree make their silos different from anyone else as the rolled body construction ensures a smooth inside wall helping excellent product flow and super-strength construction. Suitable for the agricultural, biomass, waste water treatment and plastics industries – V-Mac silos are available in a range of styles and formats.
In addition McAree will be featuring the SiloSpi feed silo monitoring solution, featuring Lvlogics software and monitoring application. They will also be showing their new Feed Mill Silo Concept. This innovative design is intended for use in high throughput, high volume storage situations like industrial mills. This is a new Square Silo that is fully configurable to any size you require and is easy to assemble. The first ones are currently being installed on a JMW Farms feed milling site in Co. Armagh.
Visitors to the stand have the opportunity to win a V-Mac feed barrow valued at €400. McAree personnel on the stand will include Fergal Sherry, Noel Kiely & Peter Richardson.
Henry Ford grew up in an extended family of farmers in Wayne County a few miles from Detroit, Michigan in the late 19th century. At the time, farm work was extremely arduous with no mechanisation. As his interest in automobiles grew, he also expressed a desire to "lift the burden of farming from flesh and blood and place it on steel and motors.”
McAree Engineering has been helping farmers to protect their feed since the 1960’s when Vincent McAree designed and manufactured the very first V-Mac feed silo. 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 are incredibly strong.
McAree now has one of the most modern manufacturing facilities in Europe. This family owned business has developed a reputation for Quality, Value, and Customer Service over the last 75 years. They focus on the design and manufacture of sheet metal fabrication solutions for the industrial and agricultural sectors.
Operating across three factory units in North Monaghan, they have an strong machine capability including a Trumpf 8000 Trulaser with 12m x 2.5m laser bed and a 7m wide, 600 ton EHT Press Brake leading their suite of Lasers and Press Brakes.
The modern manufacturing facilities are operated by a 180+ strong team of experienced professionals whose focus is on delivering quality products to all customers on-time, in full, all the time.
They offer a full outsource sheet metal service from design through to laser cutting, folding, fabrication, dry powder paint coating and assembly in addition to the design and manufacture of V-Mac Silos.
McAree Engineering are committed to achieving the highest quality of engineering – from design, to fabrication, delivery and project management. They are proud to have achieved the Certification of CE Marking (EN1090) up to and including Execution Class 2 (EXC2). The management system is accredited to ISO9001:2015 (Quality), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental) & ISO 45001:2018 to ensure that everything manufactured is off the
highest quality, with minimal risk to the Environment and in the safest possible way.
Check out the V-Mac range of market leading feed silos, tote bins etc on YouTube at www.mcaree-eng.com or at https://www.vmacsilos.ie For more information please contact McAree Engineering, Ballinode, Co. Monaghan. Tel: + 353 (0)47 79000
Benny McCabe pictured with a 100 Year Old Fordson Tractor. He restored over the last 10 years.