1970s

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...

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 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...

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...

Peat Moss Cutting Machine (Steba)

Type: Equipment
The purpose of this machine is to cut peat moss sods and stack them in wall form along the sides of the trench on the high bog. The machine is of...

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....

Moss Peat Sod Collector

Type: Equipment
Type III This machine was specially designed by Bord na Móna to suit our bog conditions and layout. The purpose of the machine is to collect the...

Moss Peat Cutting Machine (Steba 69)

Type: Equipment
This machine is similar in most respects to the Steba machine already described in pages numbers 197 to 199 except that the sod size and discharge...

Locomotive 80 HP

Type: Equipment
Type - Wagonmaster The purpose of this locomotive is to haul milled peat from the bog stockpiles to the power stations or briquetting factory, with...

Matless Draglines

Type: Equipment
In 1958 a new under-frame for the ⅜ cu. yard (.29 cu. m.) dragline was designed to give 2 lbs. / sq. inch (.14 kg. / sq. cm.) bearing pressure...

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...

Milled peat wagon

Type: Equipment
The milled peat wagon is an open box or gondola car set on two four-wheel bogies. The body is made of a frame welded from steel channel and square-...

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...

Milling Attachment (Milled Peat)

Type: Equipment
Type - Tripple This attachment does the same operation as the single unit but has about 2½ times the output. The attachment consists of units similar...

More Powerful Locomotives

Type: Equipment
In 1958 Bord na Móna introduced higher powered locomotives. As none were commercially available the company developed their own prototype, which...

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