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    Default Accelerator / throttle

    Dear people,

    Could you please explain to me, the difference between "accelerator" and "Throttle"? Honestly I don't know if there even is a difference...

    I'm translating a Tractor User's Manual.

    Thank you

    Jack

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    Default Foot/handle

    A tractor usually not only has a foot pedal to control the engine speed as with a normal road vehicle but additionally a hand throttle which can be left in position so that the tractor can be driven at constant speed (and also leaves the foot free to apply the brakes independently to each of the back wheels for extra control). Possibly it is the distinction being made in your manual.

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    Default Simple difference

    An accelerator and a throttle could be considered in my opinion to be synonyms, but there is a simple difference. Both of them are intended to represent the activity of accelerating, however, when you use the word throttle you have to be referring to the accelerator in a machine like a car, motorcycle, tractor, etc. When you use the term accelerator you can be referring to any subject. For example: 1) I just installed a racing throttle in my car; 2) I just bought a hair tonic which is supposed to work as an accelerator for my hair growth. Both mean to accelerate, but throttle is used exclusively to refer to the action of accelerating a vehicle.

    Hope it helps.

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    Dear fellows,

    You were very clear and I think that right, too.

    Thank you very much for your help!

    Jack

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    Default truck's user's manual

    Hey Jack, I'm also translating a truck's manual, accelerator and throttle could be used as synomins. If you hace to translate "driveline" it is not "línea de conducción" (as many of the dicctionaries say) but "cardan" Did you know?


    Quote Originally Posted by Jack
    Dear people,

    Could you please explain to me, the difference between "accelerator" and "Throttle"? Honestly I don't know if there even is a difference...

    I'm translating a Tractor User's Manual.

    Thank you

    Jack

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    Default Driveline

    Hi!

    Nop, actually I didn't know that...!!
    Do you mean, the shaft that drives the truck by connecting the engine with the differential?

    Cheers

    Jack

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    Default cardan

    Yes! I had to ask a mechanic of heavy trucks.That's between the transmission an the differential, besides (and this is for the guy who is translating tha truck's manual ) the "spider" is the same as "cross assembly" (cruceta)and the "yoke " which I began translating as "horquilla, brida" is actually called "portacruceta" by mechanics.
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