Energic motoculteur R 5cv.
Available from late 1938 the R series just coinsisted of 2 models. The 5cv and 7cv versions. Both using versions of the new 2 stroke motor.
The 2 versions were originally available in both the French and later in the U.K. markets With the smaller 5 cv engined version being phased out as the 7cv motor proved to be significantly more popular and a better fit for the smaller agriculture.
Energic R a rare find.**Sold with the quote “Without a valve giving 1 explosion per turn” and the power of “2 horses”**.
Engine/Moteur. Two-stroke, 5 cv, single-cylinder, specifically built for this motoculteur/tracteur. Using a melange of 8% oil for 2 stroke oil/petrol mixture.
Energic motoculteur R 5cv/7cv brochure.
Cylinder. Manufactured of special heat-conducting light alloy, fitted with a high grade cast iron sleeve/cylinder lining with large cooling fins Sleves adjustable in all directions..
Crankshaft. Mounted on roller bearings.
Connecting rods. Large connecting rods on oversized roller bearings.
Rare Energic R in the flesh!
Energic R front view fantastic.
Energic R side view + wheel weights.
(Photos courtesy of Erik Gay).
Cooling. By flywheel fan, driving air into hood surrounding the cylinder. All transmission and reduction gears were lubricated by turning in an oil bath reservoir.
Lubrication. 2 Stroke oil 8% oil in petrol.
Main Frame. Cast in one piece, enclosing all transmission and reduction gears in a bath of oil.
Energic motoculteur R 5cv/7cv working in the garden.
Steering Handles. Adjustable in all directions.
Hitch. Patented S.G.D.G. swinging drawbar allowing the plough to be offset. S.G.D.G. The hitch is both articulated and can be used broken.which permits ay adaption to all implements for agriculture.
Energic motoculteur R series with hoes.
Wheels. different widths are obtained for pneumatic tyred wheels and metal padel wheels (being narrower). Giving a width between 68.6 cms or 66 cms (27 inches) in diameter general maximum working width. By reversing them three overall widths are obtained, i.e. 45 cms (17.75 inches) – 53 cms (20.86 inches) and 63 cms (24.8 inches). There is also official Energic documentation stating that the widths are 43cms to 65 cms, so it is a judgement call based upon the higher number of references on width from the documentation available.
Total length. 1.82m (6ft).
Weight. 210kgs (approx. 2 cwts). + Wheel weights are avilable + 20kgs each. (cast iron drilled).
Fuel tank. The capacity of 7 litres (1 and 1/2 gallons), consuming about 4 hours per gallon. Efficient silencers and air cleaners are fitted, and a belt pulley forms part of the engine/moteur fly-wheel. With an 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 the plough to be offset.
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