Farm Ireland

Monday 23 April 2018

Major Equipment focus on slurry spreading

Derek Casey

Derek Casey

Major EQUIPMENT will be back at the National Ploughing Championships with an impressive array of established machinery – and some new models too.

At this time of the year, farmers and contractors will always start thinking about slurry spreading and hedge cutting.

With this in mind, Major will have a selection of slurry tankers on their stand in sizes ranging from 2,000-gallon to 3,500-gallon models.


According to Eibhlinn Murphy of Mayo-based Major Equipment, a special area of the firm's stand at this year's National Ploughing Championships will be dedicated to showcasing how to make the correct tyre choice for farmers and contractors.

"Major tankers have unique features such as drawbar-mounted suspension and PTO stands.

"Our tankers are also baffled internally to prevent wave motions within the tanker and this makes it one of the safest tankers on the market," she said.

"There will also be a tyre display on the stand showing the options available to help reduce ground compaction and improve flotation."

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Apart from slurry spreading, Major will also be showing their new 2m Verge Mower.

This is a multi-purpose off-set mower.

Available in three working widths of 1.35m, 2m and 2.6m, the Verge Mower features a rotary deck which can be hydraulically angled from minus 45 degrees up to 96 degrees.

Major claims this makes it suitable for cutting hedges, ditches, banks or verges.

Using rotary blades means that power usage is lower than equivalent width flail machines, with around 30pc savings on fuel use possible.


For the first time at the National Ploughing Championships, Major will be showing its new 3000 Shredder.

This machine is a heavy-duty grassland mower that cuts grass evenly and reduces mulch to a minimum.

The body of the Major 3000 Shredder is produced from high-strength steel which, it is claimed, is 220pc stronger, yet much lighter, than steel traditionally used in machinery manufacturing.

As a result, the overall weight of the machine is reduced without compromising on build quality.

This shredder topper offers 25pc more output than conventional flail mowers, while shaving 30pc off the cost of fuel. It is ideal for set-aside sites, forestry margin management areas and sensitive environmental scrubland.

The shredder has three cutting rotors and can be mounted front or rear.

For more information, visit or visit the stand at the Championships.

Irish Independent