Farm Ireland

Saturday 24 February 2018

High praise for Major machine

Bruce Lett

One of Ireland's biggest agricultural machinery manufacturers, Major Equipment from Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo, recently delivered two MAJOR 490 Eagle Wing Toppers to Bournemouth International Airport in the UK.

The firm manufactures a broad range of toppers, shredders and finishing mowers for grassland management, but one of its biggest machines is the Major 490 Eagle Wing topper, which has a cutting width of 4.9m (16ft). Each rotor on this topper is fitted with three high-lift spring steel blades that swing freely.

There is a 153mm (6in) blade overlap and high blade-tip speeds ensure clean cutting. PTO input speed is 1,000rpm and tractor power requirement is from 90-180hp. Drive protection is through a slip clutch.

Chas Holcomb, the facilities manager at the airport, is delighted with the machines.

"These are the strongest machines on the market," he said. "We have a fairly intensive cutting schedule here at the airport.

We can now get the grass cut in less time than before saving us time, labour hours and fuel."

Price of the Major 490 Eagle Wing topper is €18,500 including VAT. For more information, contact Major on 0949 630572 or visit

Bruce Lett

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