pounds of pressure


Senior Member
Hi all,

When you say pounds of pressure, do you mean psi?

My context is from an American TV show:
The excavator's bucket applies hundreds of pounds of pressure to the grizzly bars. [The workers are trying to push the bars down into place]

Thanks :)
  • sophi979

    Senior Member
    Thanks, Sdgraham.

    I know you can't be sure, but do you think it's more likely they are talking about pound-forces?

    PS Grizzly bars are used in gold mining, for preventing large rocks from entering the wash plant (that's what I gathered from this show, but I am definitely no expert...)


    Senior Member
    USA English
    My speculation is that the narrator hasn't the foggiest idea of the difference and is talking in lofty generalities.

    Moreover, if the "excavator's bucket" refers to a large track hoe, "thousands of pounds" probably is more accurate.

    Just think of it as a really big push.
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