The engine was described as a "crude oil traction engine", which meant that it could be powered by "all types of crude oil available on the market", although paraffin too could be used as a fuel. The engine was produced in six different sizes ranging from 5 hp to 20 hp. A characteristic of this type of engine was its good fuel economy.
These engines were specially developed and adapted as a power source for stationary threshing machines, wood splitters, cutters, etc. The model on display in the museum is mobile, but the Ideal engines could also be supplied as stationary, without a chassis.
Munktells Ideal, raw oil locomobile
Year of Manufacture 1913
Effect 5 hp
Weight 900 kg
Pulley width 75 mm
Engine rev 500 r/min