Energic motoculteurs were ideally suited and adapted for work in viticulture. They could be modified in width to deal with the demand specific to this type of agriculture, as well as slopes, depths and spraying.
The first Energic motoculteurs used in vine work were the B1 (later the B5), then the C7 B4L, D9 5BL and latterly in late 1933 the S bloc C7 and D9’s.
Energic C7 B4L.
Here we have a working photo of an Energic motoculteur C7 B4L adapted for vine work with “Bavolet protecteurs”, wheel protectors to prevent damage to the vines as the moteurculteur passes. “. This Energic motoculteur C7 B4L is towing a single plough followed by a harrow system that required an extra person to guide the equipment (direction, depth). The air filter is positioned above the engine cover, normally protected in the engine cover, due to the dusty nature of the work. The wheel weight was positioned inside the wheels, to reduce the width. There is an extra bar for steering (see below adjustable steering option on later models). An unusual photo of vine work in the early 1930s.
This photo shows the wheel protectors, wheel weights inside, reduced width wheel settings, fender bar extensions from the front to the wheel protectors – but in conjunction with an adjustable steering unit. This enabled the Energic motorculteur operator to work at an angle left or right with further adjustment for height. A single plough was enough for work between the vines, due to the close proximity of the vine rows. (between 70cm and a meter in width).
Very few of these specialized fender protectors survived.
Energic motoculteur C7 B4L operating direct chain drive for spraying lances. (This is a photo of a system used both in orchards and vine work – here in orchards without the wheel protectors).
Collecting the harvest using your Energic motoculteur as a moteur for pulling carts.
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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