1990s

Screw Leveller Attachment

Type: Equipment
Some of these machines have been converted by replacing the boom, described above, with a screw levelling attachment. The drive to the screw is by...

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...

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 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-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...

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 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 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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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