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Spanish term or phrase:retroexcavadoras
English translation:backhoes
Entered by: Bret
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15:26 May 20, 2002
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: retroexcavadoras
"indice correspondiente al costo de las retroexcavadores, para el mes de firma del Contrato." This appears in a document of cost analysis for, apparently, a construction company. Tractors and other such heavy equipment are mentioned. The original translator put "retro-excavators," but I have never heard of such a thing.
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Called thus in USA.
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Henry Hinds
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5 +4backhoes
Henry Hinds
Nikki Graham
4backdiggers / dragshovels



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Called thus in USA.

Henry Hinds
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agree  Antonio Costa
4 mins
  -> Gracias, Antonio.

agree  Nikki Graham: and in GB
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agree  Parrot: it's in the glossary
21 mins

agree  Atacama: And in Australia
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I agree with Henry, backhoe, this is just to give you another option

Backhoe, Backacter A versatile excavator with a bucket on a end of an arm, rather like a giant human arm

The Penguin dictionary of Civil Engineering also says that they can be called drag shovels or trench hoes, but I think the back options are better.

"A face shovel acting in reverse, that is digging towards the machine."

Nikki Graham
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backdiggers / dragshovels

Dos opciones de Javier Collazo. Hay más. Prefiero la primera.

Note added at 2002-05-20 16:09:52 (GMT) Post-grading

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