PEAT HARVESTING MACHINERY FOR OPERATION ON SMALLER BOGS
A contract between the Commission of the European Communities and the NBST was entered into in December 1981 for the development of a peat harvester which would be suitable for smaller peat bogs. The original design was based on an auger, which, it was hoped, would extract the peat, at the same time subjecting it to a degree of maceration. The peat would then be extruded on to a spreader arm, which when full, would deposit it on the bog surface for air drying. The machine built to this design worked so well in initial tests that a number of models were sold to interested farmers. Operation on bogs of different characteristics (surface vegetation, degree of decomposition, submerged obstacles) showed, however, that the machine, as designed, was not suitable for general application. A digger boom, delivering into a macerator, was substituted for the auger, the machine with these attachments has worked well.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9141 EN (1984) MF, 9 P., BFR 120, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 150, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
Availability: Can be ordered online
Record Number: 1989122087300 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Available languages: en