Fork Heel Wear (Forklift)

Discussion in 'Specialized Terminology' started by JCBello, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. JCBello

    JCBello Member

    Chicago, IL.
    Mexican Spanish
    Hi,

    I'm translating a document on powered industrial trucks and ran into the following sentence:

    "Fork heel wear of 15% is acceptable."

    The 'fork heels' are in reference to the back (curved) part of the forks on a forklift. My attempt:

    "Un desgasto en los talones de las horquillas de 15% es acceptable."

    Please let me know if this works or if there's a better way to translate.

    Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. gengo

    gengo Senior Member

    San Francisco
    American English


    I find numerous sites that use talón in this meaning, so it seems OK to me. People in this field would probably understand it.


     
  3. bonifacio79 Member

    Cd. de México
    US English/Mexican Spanish
    I concur with gengo's translation. A more natural flow though would be

    Un desgaste
    [not desgasto] de 15% en los talones de las horquillas es aceptable.

    Saludos
     
  4. JCBello

    JCBello Member

    Chicago, IL.
    Mexican Spanish
    Thank you, Gengo and bonifacio79! I will use your recommendations.
     

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