1980s

Sod Collector (Type II - IV)

Type: Equipment
This machine is used to collect the sod peat from the spread ground into a rick clear of the spread ground. The machine consists of a plate / chain...

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...

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...

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...

Rail-tractors

Type: Equipment
A latter-day development has been the conversion of redundant Massey-Ferguson 135 tractors into rail-tractors - and 15 of these hybrids, bearing...

Railway Bridges

Type: Equipment
There are 90 bridges carrying country roads over Bord na Móna‘s railways, or carrying the railway over canals and rivers. The road bridges are of...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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