1950s

Sod Peat Bagger/Excavator (Type V)

Type: Equipment
Type - No.5 The purpose of the (type - No.5) machine is to excavate, macerate and spread turf for the production of sod peat. The machine consists of...

Sod Collector (Type V - Hamster)

Type: Equipment
This machine has the special features of being light, easily manoeuvrable and low maintenance. Basically the machine consists of a tractor unit...

Screw Leveller Attachment

Type: Equipment
Some of these machines have been converted by replacing the boom, described above, with a screw levelling attachment. The drive to the screw is by...

Screw Leveller

Type: Equipment
Type III The purpose of his machine is to level and camber the fields at an early stage of development of a milled peat bog, to expedite surface...

Ridger Tractor

Type: Equipment
Type-L.H.T. IV A tractor specially designed to perform the milled peat ridging operation at more than twice the speed of the L.H.T. II & III by...

Ridger Attachment

Type: Equipment
Type III – For Use with L.H.T. Tractors Type I & II The purpose of this attachment is to angle-doze the comparatively dry milled peat to form...

Rail Moving Attachment

Type: Equipment
Type - Hydraulic Crane – Used with Bord na Móna Tractor The purpose of this attachment is to lift and lay temporary railway track, along Sod Peat...

Off set Miller Attachment - Milled Peat

Type: Equipment
Type I – used with L.H.T. Tractor - Type II This attachment is used to form a bevel on the edges of milled peat fields, to assist surface drainage....

Ploughing Attachment

Type: Equipment
Types – 2’0” & 3’0” Sizes (610 mm. & 914 mm.) - used with Bord na Móna Tractor These attachments are used to cut drains in virgin bog which...

Rail Car

Type: Equipment
This railcar is used on the larger bogs by the Manager or authorised members of his staff, to make inspection tours of the bog. It is always held...

Rail Curves

Type: Equipment
Rail curves vary from 300 metres (328yds) to 30 metres (33yds) in radius, depending on their position in the track layout. A rail gradient of less...

Rail Shifter

Type: Equipment
Type – Electric The purpose of this machine is to lift temporary railway track in sections, and build them onto bolster bogies for transport to a...

Rail bed construction

Type: Equipment
Rail bed construction on the bog surface depends primarily on good drainage. Rail drains are 8m (26ft) to 10 m (33ft) apart for single lines and...

Miller Attachment

Type: Equipment
Type – Single This attachment is used on L.H.T. Tractor Type III. Its purpose is to mill or tear the bog surface to a depth of approximately ½” (12...

Milled Peat Loading Machine

Type: Equipment
Type II The purpose of this machine is to load milled peat from bog stock piles into railway wagons. The machine consists of a tractor unit carrying...

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