Energic Tracteur 540 from 28/02/1965.
Energic Tracteur 540 – usage medium farm.
As Energic could not afford the large costs involved with R&D and the development of a new range of tracteurs, it made more sense to rebrand an existing range of quality tracteurs for the French domestic market. They approached the Austrian manufacturer Styer for 2-wheel drive tractors from 1965 with tractor models Energic 520 to 580 (Steyr 180/188/280/288 models – just rebadged Energic).
Available in 2 versions Fermier/orindary tracteur and Vigneron/vine or narrow tracteur.
Model “F” Fermier; cost in 1/05/1965 – 17,600 frs.
Model “V” Vigneron; cost in 1/05/1965 – 18,500 frs.
Engine/Moteur. Steyr – 4 stroke, 3 cylinders 2,600cm3, 38.5cv.
Read more about Energic Engine supplier Steyr here.
Lubrication. By constant circulation of oil held within the sump of the engine.
Equipment. Instrument dashboard.
Gears. The engine offers 8 forward and 6 reverse gears. Blockage differential.
PTO. Independent and proportional at the rear and side.
Clutch. Multiple disc type built within with the gearbox immersed in oil, within the engine casing.
Exhaust/Silencer. Fitted to the right-hand side in a frontal position (viewed from the rear looking forward), away from the driver.
Steering. Adjustable steering, direct shaft onto gears.
Wheels. Pneumatic Tyre/wheels front tyre dimension 600 x 16, rear tyre dimension 9/10/11 x 28.
Rear lift. 3-point hitch hydraulic with height and weight control and towing hook,
Fuel consumption. 2 to 3 litres of fuel per hour dependent upon working conditions. The tank holds approx. 9 litres.
Energic 540 Tracteur (38.5cv 1960) model Vigneron.
Weight. 1.690 kgs With additional wheel weights of single or double where available. Also, it is possible to fill the tyre with water for extra traction and weight.
Electrical equipment. Full electric front and backlights, electric, starter, Battery, dynamo, lights, horn.
Brakes. Independent on each wheel, could be dual operated using a connector on the pedals.
Specification as Model F apart from the following differences.
Wheel width. Model V 1.56 to 1.18 m wide.
Weight. Approx. 1500kgs
Usage. Viticulteur, arbourist.
Cost in 1/05/1965 18,500 frs.
After the initial new Energic model line up of the 520, 530, 540, 550, 560 and 580 tracteurs was introduced in May 1965, 2 models from this 6 model line up were dropped to streamline the range after a poor start to selling to this different and very competitive market. The line up was then 530, 540 (just narrow/vigneron model), 560 and the huge 580 tracteurs. Sales remained poor and the trading partnership between Energic and Steyr stopped. At this point the Energic range reverted back to smaller tracteurs. The line up included the 511 petrol, the 512 diesel, the 4 RM diesel range, the new second series 519 (with Ramus or MGF hydraulic rear lifts) and the smaller 521 vigneron 2 cylinder tracteur both diesels. These tracteurs where Energic own and represented their last efforts to stay in the small to mid-range tracteur market. as the competition increased from very large tracteur brands in their home market.
Later modified bonnet vigneron;
Possibly to look like the rest of the late tractor range, but still a Steyr 190s.
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