1980s

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...

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....

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...

Planet locomotive

Type: Equipment
In 1984 seven four wheeled Dundalk E locos with hydraulic transmission were purchased, these were built at Dundalk Engineering Works, Co Louth. A...

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...

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...

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-...

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...

Moss Peat Cutting Machine

Type: Equipment
Type – Klasmann This machine cuts the bog 0.8 metres deep and 0.8 metres wide in the form of sods. It inverts the sods in the lifting motion and...

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...

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