2000s

Tractor - General purpose (Type Bord na Móna)

Type: Equipment
Type Bord na Móna This tractor was designed to meet the many needs, on development and production bogs, for a general purpose tractor, which could...

Stripping Machine

Type: Equipment
Type I & II The purpose of this machine is to cut away the top layer of poor quality bog from the section which is to be cut by the excavator...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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