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You ever get the feeling something's getting lost in translation?  I see now that what we're talking about is that peculiarly Swedish phenomenon, the A-traktor (Norwegian cousin tipped me off.).
by rifek on Wed Aug 8th, 2012 at 12:03:16 AM EST
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Actually, the A-tractor class was introduced to replace the original EPA-tractors, but after protests the existing EPA-tractors remained although no new EPA-tractors can be registered.

A-traktor - Wikipedia A tractor - Wikipedia
Den principiella skillnaden mellan EPA- och A-traktorn är att A-traktorn måste vara konstruerad för en maxhastighet av 30 km/h +/- 10% medan EPA-traktorn skulle vara konstruerad med ett visst utväxlingsförhållande (10:1).The principal difference between the EPA and A tractor is that the A tractor must be designed for a maximum speed of 30 km /h /- 10%, while the EPA tractor would be designed with a specific gear ratio (10:1 ).

A-tractors are often called EPA-tractors too, so your Norwegain cousin was almost right.

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by A swedish kind of death on Wed Aug 8th, 2012 at 08:04:19 AM EST
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