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Equipment

This is a selection of the machines used by Bord na Móna since its foundation in 1934. We first began using machines in the 1930s and over the years our employees have designed, developed and adapted a wide variety of machines for our unique work conditions. This spirit of practical innovation has ensured hugh improvements in productivity.

A locomotive pulls wagons filled with sod peat
Ridger
Mechanical sod peat production
Laying narrow gauge rail track with a Ruston Bucyrus locomotive

Railway
Milled peat ridger making piles of milled peat
Train bringing peat to a power station
Mole drainer parked in Newbridge HQ

Miller
Harrowing milled peat with a tractor attachment
Harrowing milled peat with a tractor attachment
Men loading a sod collector

A tractor make the first cut into the bog surface
Disc ditcher
A disc ditcher adapted for another use
A Bagger cuts peat while a man shovels at the base of the bank

A peat train crossing the bridge over the Shannon river
Bord na Móna tractors on a trailer outside the former Pembroke St. headquarters

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