I think I got that bit, but you gave me an opportunity to join in and that's not always good.k7oaks wrote:Gees Carp, as I said "I'm not having a bitch, just a rambling observation".
Which is kinda my point, not unlike the what is a hot rod question. It's whatever you want it to be. Or it's what the rulebook says it is.k7oaks wrote: I did a lot of work on Toyota Stouts in PNG in the 1960's, & they were always referred to as "utes", even though they may have had the qualifications to be a little bitty truck.
If pedantics are to come into it, you are right, but to the casual observer, they were just a ute.(Albeit a heavier version of the "coupe" type ute).
And that's a whole other story.k7oaks wrote:Just the ramblings of an old fart .
Did you know that the company that is now Toyota Australia, when they imported the first Toyota cars, also assembled and distributed Ramblings here in Australia?
And Just for Dave, they also did Nuffield and Zetor tractors!
Well if you think about it and what you say below confirms it, they do both perform one and the same task, which is pulling things.rx4ord wrote:So mister correct and the pedantic one, I suppose we should call those
big things that pull trailers as in semi or B double TRACTORS just like the yanks!!
And despite what you may think I'm doing right now, that is exactly how the dictionary defines them! Tractor: A motor vehicle used to draw farm implements or heavy loads. The word draw, has many meanings and top of the list is this one; To cause to come as by a pulling force Pull, Drag, Lead. Which is exactly what the machines that haul the trucks (see previous definition for items used to move heavy stuff) that make up when combined what is known as a Tractor Trailer Rig, or more commonly a Semi Trailer. The coloquial term used in the US to describe such a rig, 18 Wheeler, is also correct. However, in Australia that would only define one variant of the tractor trailer rigs in use here. There would also have to be 22 wheelers and 34 wheelers (How does the term B Double describe a tractor hauling two trailers?) and ….. Road Trains, which by the Dave definition might in reality be Semi, Semi, Semi Trailers and not trains at all, because everybody knows trains run on iron rails.
However, contrary to my comment above, the things that pull ploughs and harrows could also be horses.rx4ord wrote:So what the fuck are those things that pull ploughs and harrows ???
Which is why tractors are more popular because the engines they use deliver more power than one or two horses and considering how much room the four legged critters take up, there would be no room in a paddockk if one used the 450 plus horses required to generate the power to pul said implement with the same energy as offered by a tractor.
Oh, while I think of it, as anybody who knows about aeroplanes will tell you, a tractor is also a type of propellor used to pull aircraft at high speed so it may fly.
Told ya the English language is fun.