Energic motoculteur 412
Engine/Moteur. Sachs Single cylinder 604cm3, 12-14 cv, 2 stroke Air cooled, alésage 88 x course 100, as per 712 d. With a chamber of pre-combustion. Injection – Bosch. Compression 20:1.
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Injection. Bosch, high-pressure tubing, Porte injector. Presser of injection 120 kg/cm3.
Lubrication. By constant circulation of oil held within the sump of the engine via a pump.
Cooling. One large aluminium fan is mounted at the front of the engine, running on ball bearings. 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. Electric start.(standard after 1963).
Air filter/Cleaner. Filter in a bath of oil.
Fuel filter. Cartouche.
Gears. Box S.G.D.G.The three-speed gearbox is built within the engine offering 6 forward and 3 reverse gears.
Clutch. Mono disc sec. This operated from a lever pulled up on the left-hand handlebar.
Exhaust/Silencer. Fitted to the left-hand side in a frontal position (viewed from the rear looking forward), away from the driver.
Steering. Independent wheel clutches makes steering very easy. De-clutching one wheel, and using reverse gear allows the motoculteur to be turned in its own width without undue effort.
Tyres/Wheels. Dunlop CR tyres size 750 x 18 for ploughing (labour) and 650 x 16 or T 32 for grass cutting ( Fraiasage). Metal wheels are available 500 for grass cutting and 700 for ploughing. Wheel width is regular-able between 64 cms and 85 cms in 9 settings. In metal wheels 53 cms to 83 cms.
Blockage is independent for each wheel.
Hitch. Articulated pivoted strengthened bar, Breveté system S.G.D.G. (patented in France and the UK), with universal fitment to all ancillary equipment. Enabling the adjustment of draft and other characteristics required to operate the implements at different depths.
Ploughing depth. Up to 12 ins (30,48 cms) dependent upon soil conditions.
Fuel consumption. 1 to 1.5 litres of fuel per hour dependent upon working conditions. The tank holds approx. 9 litres.
Throttle control. Operated from beneath the right-hand side of the steering wheel (while positioned facing forward).
Weight. 470 kgs (with starter). With additional wheel weights, a total of 92kgs in combination was attainable. Also, it is possible to fill the tyre with water for extra traction and weight + 66 kgs.
Speeds. With 1st gear giving 1.81kmph, 2nd – 2.49kmph, 3rd – 3.39kmph, 4th 5.79kmph, 5th 7.74kmph and 6th gear giving 10.45kms per hour. @ 2000 rpm.
Dimensions. 3m 47cms long, (without any back tools, frame etc., 2m 20cms).
In February 1963 the 412 motoculteur (with electric start) was offered in 2 model versions;
Model A for drilling/milling, with no wheel masses or tow hitch, with metal paddle wheels, cost 7057 francs. Alternatively with tyres size 650 x 16 at a cost of 7170 francs.
Model B for work with towing hitch for implements, wheels with tyre 750 x 18 (Michelin CR) cost 7650 francs.
Supplementary equipment costs;
Starter electric 45/60 amps – dynamo, full set of electrics/light + 176 francs. Handlebars adjustable for height + 24 francs, brakes operated from the additional levers on the handlebars.
The following implements where available across the 400 series starting on the 409 of 1946 and used through out the production history;
Specialist lifters and cutters
Hitches/Attachments – sulkys
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