1970s

Drain Cutting Attachment

Type: Equipment
Type - Cross Drain The purpose of this attachment is to cut small drains in milled peat fields from the centre of the field to the ditches...

Digger / Loader

Type: Equipment
Type - Hy-Mac 58OBT A machine of proprietary manufacture specially adapted for our working conditions by the makers. It is used for excavating...

Ditching Attachment - Milled Peat

Type: Equipment
Type Disc The purpose of this attachment is to cut the drains separating the milled peat fields in development bogs and deepen existing drains in...

Dragline/Shovel Excavator

Type: Equipment
Types 3/8 CU.YD. (.287 CU.Metres) and 5/8 CU.YD. (.478 CU.Metres) These machines excavate the main outfalls for the bog drainage system in the...

Drain Cleaner

Type: Equipment
Type-Screw This attachment is used to remove slurry from the bottom of milled peat field ditches and dispose of it by spreading it on the adjacent...

Drainage Machine

Type: Equipment
Type - M.P. Field Slitter This machine was developed to cut slit drains in milled peat fields to accelerate drainage in the poorer quality areas....

Drainage/Levelling Machine

Type: Equipment
Type-Klasmann A machine designed and developed for operation on bogs, being prepared for, or operating on, moss peat production. The machine is...

Description of an underpass

Type: Equipment
An underpass will generally consist of a single or double reinforced concrete culvert with wingwalls and parapets. Designs of underpasses vary...

16 Cubic Metre Wagon (Milled Peat)

Type: Equipment
Type I, II and III This wagon is used to transport milled peat from the bog stock piles to power stations and briquette factories. The underframe and...

Advantages of 80 h.p. loco over 50 h.p. loco

Type: Equipment
The increased horse power gives a fast top speed i.e. 15 m.p.h (24 km/hr) against 9 m.p.h (14.5 km/hr) and the turn around of the fuel train of...

Building The Fleet

Type: Equipment
Bord na Móna finally decided on the locomotive they required, by building it themselves. Following the design of their Ruston prototype LM 175,...

Bulldozer Attachment

Type: Equipment
Type - Straight for use with Bord na Móna tractor The bulldozer attachment fitted to this tractor is produced by a firm of specialists in tractor...

Bulldozer Tractor

Type: Equipment
Type – Pushmaster A machine specially designed by our engineers for heavy duty dozing and levelling bogland, particularly cutaway bog. The tractor...

Bulldozer Tractor - Pushmaster

Type: Equipment
A machine specially designed by our engineers for heavy duty dozing and levelling bogland, particularly cutaway bog. The tractor chassis is a rigid...

Cutaway Boom Attachment

Type: Equipment
Type-Mini Boom This attachment was developed for the Type VI and Mitre Boom machines to enable them to cut the banks from the cutaway level and...

help us build heartland

Contribute articles, photographs, memories & more
Bord na Móna ~ with nature