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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:17 am    Post subject: Tractor terms Reply to specific post Reply with quote

In different parts of the world they have different names for things than we in the US have. Such as the parts of a tractor or truck etc.
Some years ago at a tractor show in Minnesota I was looking a tractor over and this English man introduced himself and as we were talking he refered to things on the tractor by a different name than I was familiar with. I had a difficult time understanding what he wuz saying, as he spoke British english and I spoke American english.
What are some of the names of things in other parts of the world that we in the US call different?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:23 am    Post subject: Re: Tractor terms Reply to specific post Reply with quote

On some of the car shows on TV, they call the hood a "bonnet".
Over here, we have a bar, over there they have "ye olde pub"...lol
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:25 am    Post subject: Re: Tractor terms Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The British call a hood a bonnet. I do not know any others related to tractors.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:32 am    Post subject: Re: Tractor terms Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Muffler=exhaust
ground wire=earth lead
hood= bonnet
wrench=spanner
fender=mudguard (or wing)
oil pan=sump
discbine=disc mower
Roll-over plow=Reversible plough
rotary tiller=rotavator
wagon=trailer
semi-trailer=articulated lorry (or artic instead of semi)
corn =maize
oats =corn
And there are more......True story....On an Australian tourist website(Aussies are known for their straight speaking and not being politically correct)
A potential American tourist, who had obviously never been much outside America, asked "Would he be able to speak English in many parts of Australia?" The reply........
"You better learn to speak it at home first!!!!"
No offence anyone! LOL
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:33 am    Post subject: Re: Tractor terms Reply to specific post Reply with quote

They call the electrical ground- "earth".
Generators are dynamos. Maybe starters too?
Hopefully the resident guys from over across will see this and fill us in.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:38 am    Post subject: Re: Tractor terms Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Trunions are Journal type bearings. Boot is the trunk. Hood is sometimes what in the US we call the roof. Dynamo for Alternator or Generator. Gear change Lever (seems obvious). Spanner for wrench. Jim
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:41 am    Post subject: Re: Tractor terms Reply to specific post Reply with quote

And the bar is what props us up in 'Ye Olde Pub!'
LOL....Sam
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:44 am    Post subject: Re: Tractor terms Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What we call sausage, to them it's "bangers." And if you think you're gonna get a bag of tater chips with your fish, think again. We'd call it fish and fries.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:09 am    Post subject: Re: Tractor terms Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:20 am    Post subject: Re: Tractor terms Reply to specific post Reply with quote

David Brown parts books also refer to the hood as a "bonnet" and the shifter rubber boots are called "gators", I remember a new Satoh tractor I put together at our dealership in 1975 on the fender by the battery it said "negitive Earth" instead of negitive ground, thoght that was odd but made sence
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:24 am    Post subject: Re: Tractor terms Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Grudgeon pin= Wrist pin

Big end bearing= rod bearing
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:41 am    Post subject: Re: Tractor terms Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My wife got a cookbook written by an English chef; she has to go online and look up the names of things we mostly have here, but call them by a different name.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:42 am    Post subject: Re: Tractor terms Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Had an English customer he kept wanting to purchase a container of TOPPERS. What he was wanting was rotary cutters or what everyone calls bushhogs.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:42 am    Post subject: Re: Tractor terms Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've spent a little time over there with farmers and heard the term corn used with wheat as well as oats. Might be a generic term to cover all small grains including barley, although including barley might be a stretch. Not tractor related but a car's trunk is called the boot. Side story: Attended a video conference with the Japanese concerning a prototype wheel loader we were testing. One of the topics included occasional problems we were having with the electronics. Japanese asked if we were sure the "dirt wire" was properly connected. Took several seconds to realize they were referring to the ground wire.
 
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