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English translation: drop-side truck

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Russian term or phrase:бортовой грузовик
English translation:drop-side truck
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06:22 Feb 8, 2001
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Tech/Engineering
Russian term or phrase: bortovy gruzovik
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Brian KEEGAN
Local time: 03:17
See below.
Explanation:

The full Russian term for «bortovoy gruzovik» is «gruzovoy avtomobil' s otkidnymi bortami». The sides of such trucks can be dropped down in order to ease loading operations. The only English term I could find in my dictionaries for this very common vehicle is “drop-side truck” (MultiLex electronic dictionary).

Below please see some examples of “drop-side truck”, which I found through a web search:


“1/2 Drop Side Truck. This general, multi-purpose truck features a hinged side that drops halfway down to ease loading/unloading operations.”
http://www.nvf.com/container/MATHAND.HTM

“The Unimog-S 404 is generally fitted with either a 'Koffer' radio-box or a drop-side truck body with a canvas hood.“
http://www.west-4x4.demon.co.uk/page3.htm

I also found some examples, where it was called “common truck”; however, “drop-side” seems to be more exact.


Best regards,

Artyan
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naSee below.artyan
naConventional truckvip
nadrop-side truckSerge
nadrop-side [side flap] truck
Andrey Popov


  

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52 mins
drop-side [side flap] truck


Explanation:
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Andrey Popov
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7 hrs
drop-side truck


Explanation:
Грузовой автомобиль с откидными бортами.
(Gruzovoy avtomobil s otkidnymi bortami).

Lingvo 6.5

You can see it here:
http://home.vicnet.net.au/~oldsclub/36trkhist.html

Also:
http://www-trs.beic.gov.cn/business/maz.html
(MAZ).

More information is available by request.






    Serge Roshchin
    s_roshchin@mail.ru
Serge
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15 hrs
Conventional truck


Explanation:
Although there is no context, it is obvious that the original Russian phrase is not a strictly technical terminology, because the word gruzovik may be found in belles-lettres or colloquial speech only. A character in a book complaining of a gruzovik after being splashed over with mud, for instance, will never bother the reader with such technicality as rear-dump or drop-side truck. Just a truck or lorry (B.E.).

In a technical publication in Russian, gruzovik is never used, but rather gruzovoy avtomobil (грузовой автомобиль)or its trademark (Kraz, Kamaz, Zil, etc).
Depending on the context and the need for translating the message, bortovoy (but not bortovy) gruzovik may be
- a truck (lorry) грузовой автомобиль, грузовик
- a conventional truck, motor truck, freight car грузовой автомобиль обычной компоновки (бортовой)
- drop-side truck грузовой автомобиль с откидными бортами
- dump truck (rear or side) самосвал

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vip
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16 hrs
See below.


Explanation:

The full Russian term for «bortovoy gruzovik» is «gruzovoy avtomobil' s otkidnymi bortami». The sides of such trucks can be dropped down in order to ease loading operations. The only English term I could find in my dictionaries for this very common vehicle is “drop-side truck” (MultiLex electronic dictionary).

Below please see some examples of “drop-side truck”, which I found through a web search:


“1/2 Drop Side Truck. This general, multi-purpose truck features a hinged side that drops halfway down to ease loading/unloading operations.”
http://www.nvf.com/container/MATHAND.HTM

“The Unimog-S 404 is generally fitted with either a 'Koffer' radio-box or a drop-side truck body with a canvas hood.“
http://www.west-4x4.demon.co.uk/page3.htm

I also found some examples, where it was called “common truck”; however, “drop-side” seems to be more exact.


Best regards,

Artyan



    Electronic dictionaries and web search
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