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Model statistics up to 1936

Early Energic Motoculteurs marketing and statistical information sheets.

“”J’ai trouvé des informations intéressantes å propos du numéro et type de motoculteurs Energic vendus dans un certain nombre de départements jusqu’à 1936. Par exemple dans la Dordogne, il y avait 6 D9 et 3 C7 vendus jusqu’en 1936 alors que dans la Gironde, il y avait 45 D9 et 5 C7 vendus et utilisés. Ceci montre alors que après que le S bloc a été introduit en 1934, le motoculteur le plus vendu (et de loin!) était le D9 500cc. Aussi ce qui est intéressant est qu’il y a eu peu de motoculteurs B5 (250cc) qui ont été vendus pendant cette période. Il y a eu alors un mouvement vers les grandes machines. Ça montre aussi qu’il y a eu peu de motoculteurs Energic jusqu’à la.

Ceci était un des premières outils de marketing et de statistiques des premiers Energics qui illustrait, par le nombre de machines vendues et par les lieux dans lesquels ils ont été vendus, la force de la marque å ce moment . Ceci montre aussi le type d’agriculture pour lesquels ces machines étaient utilisés que ce soit pour de la viticulture, maraicher, arboriculteur, pépiniériste, primeuriste et petits fermiers.””
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I have been lucky to find one of the first statistical breakdowns of the models sold in 6+ departments in the SW of France. A invaluable marketing tool for the Energic Motoculteur brand.

This shows the type of Energic motoculteurs, the area they where sold, the proprietors and the the type of agricultural sector they worked in. In brief a snap shot in time/history of the distribution and sales to various sectors of all types of Energic motoculteurs to that point in time. Fascinating!

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Here is a page, with a hugh amount of information.

The information refers to the Energic tractors taking over and surpassing the use of heavy horses in the evolving agricultural landscape.

This information gave me the following statistics up to and including 1936. (The agent for the SW France at this time was Gabriel Valette 10 Rue Saint-Martin Agen).

The Energics motoculteurs where used in the following agricultural sectors:

Wine making – vine work (viticulture)

Vegetable grower/small holder (maraicher)

Fruit trees, apples etc (arboriculteur)

Nurseryman small plants and trees grown for sale (pépiniériste)

Small land farmers, hill top, difficult gradients (primeuriste)

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Also what is interesting is that the owners of these new Energic motoculteurs ranged from Barons, doctors, associations, tenant , owners etc.

Here is a breakdown of Energic motoculteurs types (B, B5, C7B4L, D9B5L , S bloc C7 and S Bloc D9) sold up to 1936 by department in just the SW of France:

Lot-et-Garonne (dept. 47). model B5 – 2, model C7- 15 and model D9 – 31.

Tarn-et-Garonne (dept. 82). model B5 – 0, model C7 – 9 and model D9 – 24.

Gironde (dept. 33). model B5 – 0, model C7 – 5 and model D9 – 45.

Dordogne (dept. 24). model B5 – 0, model C7- 3 and model D9 – 6.

Gers (dept.24). model B5 – 5, model C7 – 4 and model D9 – 5.

Charente-Inferior (17).model B5 – 1, model C7 – 2 and model D9 – 8.

Charente(16).model B5 – 0, model C7 – 0 and model D9 – 4.

Ratios of models; B5 – 8 (4.7%), C7 – 38 (22.2%), D9 – 125 (73.1%) = 171

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You can see that there is a move towards the larger engined D9 (500cc) on the S Bloc which became more available from Oct 1934. This was away from the smaller B5 250cc and C7 350cc engined Energic motoculteurs. I presume as fields got larger, more land could be farmed with mechanisation, away f rom the venerable heavy horse.

There are many extracts of information that shed light on the use and contentment of the new proprietors of these Energic motoculteurs Here are some examples:

In the Charente-Inferior at La Grange-D’Arans (commune Chermignac) a Mr. Louis Laborie purchased a D9 9cv Energic motoculteur in February of 1935 for working on his vines/vineyard. Here is the exact extract

“””Je Suis trés content du motoculteur 9cv que vous m’avez livré en février 1935 avec lequel j’ai effectué tous mes travaux de vigne et de défrichage. Je suis surtout émerveillé de la dépense réduite…””

From that I now know that a tenant viticulture then purchased a C7 on the 10/06/1935 to work on the additional vines of Mr Laborie in the Dordogne. And so on. Fascinating!

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Read more about the Energic motoculteur B1 here.

Read more about the Energic motoculteur G9 here.

Read more about Energic motoculteur C7 B4L here.

Read more about Energic motoculteur D9 B5L here.

Read more about Energic motoculteur D9 S Bloc here.

Read more about Energic motoculteur C7 S Bloc here.

Read more about Energic History here.

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