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Hase/Schildkröte

English translation: hare and tortoise

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German term or phrase:Hase/Schildkröte
English translation:hare and tortoise
Entered by: Cristina Moldovan do Amaral
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14:11 Jan 15, 2002
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Hase/Schildkröte
Talking about a tractor:
'Armatur schlecht ablesbar (Hase/Schildkröte)'.
Obviously, he is saying that one of the instruments in the instrument panel is difficult to read but what is the significance of (Hase/Schildkröte)? Is this the instrument he can't read? Some reference to fast/slow gears maybe? I'd be grateful for any ideas.
Julie Neill
Spain
Local time: 23:24
hare and tortoise
Explanation:
Could this be it? Sounds like you were on the right lines with the gears thing?


Hare and tortoise
The construction site vehicle with the highest registration figures in Ireland is the Japanese Hino, which is assembled as a CKD truck in Dublin. The robust and value-for-money tipper is extremely popular with Irish companies such as Noel Tinkler. The Hino is successful wherever the Euro-directives on exhaust emissions play no role or are not controlled. The dashboard already spells out of the message: a hare displayed there symbolises the high gears, a tortoise the low ones.

Could the tractor have this same display system?

HTH

Mary
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Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:24
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Mary Worby


  

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hare and tortoise


Explanation:
Could this be it? Sounds like you were on the right lines with the gears thing?


Hare and tortoise
The construction site vehicle with the highest registration figures in Ireland is the Japanese Hino, which is assembled as a CKD truck in Dublin. The robust and value-for-money tipper is extremely popular with Irish companies such as Noel Tinkler. The Hino is successful wherever the Euro-directives on exhaust emissions play no role or are not controlled. The dashboard already spells out of the message: a hare displayed there symbolises the high gears, a tortoise the low ones.

Could the tractor have this same display system?

HTH

Mary


    Reference: http://www.transportreport.de/tr2001/e/irl-st0003.htm
Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:24
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2770
Grading comment
Thanks!

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agree  Christa Zeller Thomas: Got to be! Excellently done!
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