Energic motoculter C7.
Engine/Moteur. Single cylinder, air-cooled,four-stroke with enclosed side valves (Lateral). The C7 develops 7hp (CV). S bloc Motobécane
Lubrication. By constant circulation of a gallon (4,5ltrs) of oil from a separate reserve tank. The circulation pressure being attained from crankcase compression, and controlled by afloat. (see oil ball float return valve).
Cooling. Two aluminium fans mounted one on each end of a cross shaft, running on ball bearings lubricated from a turn grease cup. This system draws air into the hood circulating around the engine, ensuring cooling. this system was tested in extremely high temperatures and proved effective.
Starting. By crank.
Air filter/Cleaner. Oil soaked metallic element.
Gears. The three-speed gearbox is built within the engine.
Reverse. All three speeds are available in reverse. The application of reverse gear lifts the plough out of the ground. This is also used for manoeuvring the motoculteur.
Clutch. Multiple disc type built within the gearbox within the engine casing.
Exhaust/Silencer. Fitted in a frontal position, away from the driver.
Steering. The Independent wheel clutches make the steering easier. De-clutching one wheel, and using reverse gear allows the motoculteur to be turned in its own width without undue effort.
Wheels. Outside diameter 2ft 6 ins (76,2cms) fitted with angled lugs or spuds. Three additional overall widths are available; 23ins (58,42cms), 28ins ((71,12cms) and 33ins (83,82cms). This is obtained by reversing the wheels.
Hitch. All implements are attached to a swinging drawbar by means of a single pin. A patented device allows the plough to work outside the motoculteurs width, maintaining the draught from the centre of the motoculteur.
Ploughing depth. Up to 12 ins (30,48cms) dependent upon soil conditions.
Fuel consumption. Four hours per gallon of petrol. or 1 hour per 1 to 1,25 litres of fuel. the tank holds approx. 9 litres.
Weight. 7 1/2 cwt. Or 380kgs
Energic motoculteur C7 restoration projects.
Voir restauration ici/see restoration of a Energic motoculteur C7 S bloc project Berg ici/ here.
Voir restauration ici/see restoration of a Energic motoculteur C7 S bloc project Buna ici/here.
Voir restauration ici/see restoration of a Energic motoculteur C7 S bloc project Long ici/here.
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