1960s

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...

Locations of Railway Operations & Division

Type: Equipment
Bord na Mona’s industrial railways operate in the following locations; Energy Blackwater / Boora – supplying West Offaly Power Station at...

L.H.T Tractor (Milled Peat)

Type: Equipment
Type II This tractor was designed to operate miller and ridger attachments in accordance with the Peco system of winning milled peat. The machine...

L.H.T Tractor (Milled Peat, Type III)

Type: Equipment
This tractor, fitted with attachment, is used for ridging the milled peat into the centre of the field. The tractor is the half track type with front...

Level Crossings

Type: Equipment
Bord na Mona’s Industrial Railway includes 97 level crossings and 49 underpasses. In general, at locations where the industrial railway crosses...

Levelling Machine

Type: Equipment
Type-Scraper The purpose of this machine is to prepare the surface of the high bog and cutaway for the efficient operation of all other machines, by...

Loading Machine (Sod Peat)

Type: Equipment
Type II – Deisel The purpose of this machine is to load sod peat from bog ricks into railway wagons on one side of the rick only. The machine...

Foidin Machine

Type: Equipment
This machine was developed to produce high density small sods from the surface layer of the fields of milled peat bogs. The top layer, approximately...

Construction of industrial railway

Type: Equipment
Section 22 of the Turf Development Act 1946 gave specific powers to Bord na Mona to “construct such works (including works interfering with public...

H.D. Tractor

Type: Equipment
Type II This is a half track tractor specially designed for Harvesting and Ditching operations in the Peco system of winning milled peat. The...

Harrow Tractors

Type: Equipment
Type Agricultural This tractor is used for harrowing, bog supervisory transport and bog service. The tractor is essentially a standard agricultural...

Harrow

Type: Equipment
Used with Agricultural Type Tractor The purpose of this attachment is to turn and serrate the milled peat immediately after the fields have been...

Harvesting Attachment (Milled Peat)

Type: Equipment
Type II The purpose of this attachment is to pick up and convey the ridges of milled peat from the centre of one field to the centre of the next...

Harvester

Type: Equipment
Type III The purpose of this machine is to harvest milled peat from the bog fields in exactly the same way as the Type II harvester attachment on...

Harvesting Attachment

Type: Equipment
Type – Foidin / Milled Peat This attachment was designed and developed to permit the harvesting of foidin sods while the surface of the field and...

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