Energic motoculteur 407
A rare beast available from 1946 in 7cv 2 stroke for the French domestic market. Based on the New 409, and to be 411, model concept utilising/borrowing the moteur from the R7 cv motoculteur.
Engine/Moteur. Two stroke, single cylinder.
Starting. By cord or hand crank, either direct on to the motor, located at the front of the engine.
Gears; 3 forward and 1 reverse. Enclosed transmission and reduction gears in a bath of oil.
Cylinder. Manufactured of special heat conducting alloy, fitted with a high grade cast iron sleeve/cylinder lining.
Crankshaft. Mounted on roller bearings.
Cooling. By flywheel fan, driving air into hood surrounding the cylinder. All transmission and reduction gears where lubricated by turning in a oil bath reservoir.
Lubrication. 2 Stroke oil 8% oil in petrol.
Steering Handles. adjustable in all directions.
Hitch. Patented swinging drawbar allowing the plough to be offset.
Wheels. 3 options; Pneumatic Dunlop CR Tyre wheels 750 x 18 for ploughing (labour) and 650 x 16 or T 32 for drilling ( Fraisage), metal paddle wheels and spud/rounded spikes metal wheels. (special smaller Marachère metal wheels of 50 cms could be additionally ordered for the adaption rotivator and 70 cms for ploughing). Blockage independent for each wheel. By reversing them three overall widths are obtained, i.e. 0.53 m – 1.05 m.
Total length. 1.82m (6ft).
Fuel tank. Capacity of 9 litres. Efficient silencers and air cleaners are fitted, and a belt pulley forms part of the engine/moteur fly-wheel. With a average consumption of 1.5 litres per hour.
Ploughing depth. Between 4 and 8 inches (10 cms to 20 cms) dependent upon the soil condition.The type R used Energic’s patented swinging drawbar allowing plough to be offset.
P.T.O./Prise de force; Front, side and rear.
The 2 stroke 7cv Patissier engines/moteur 7cv remained in production for a long period eventually being available in the 207, 217 and 227 ranges up of 1950/2.
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