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My friend John´s old Volvo Krabat doesn´t feel like working in the cold anymore. It does some simpler jobs in summer but stand idle in the snowdrifts for the winter.

The Krabat was one of a serie of farm tractors made by Volvo in the fifties or so. Later Volvo bought the tractor company Bolinder-Munktell and tractors were built by them under the name Volvo BM. That company went into forstry and construction equipment and in the eighties the farming was dropped. During the last twenty years the business has grown by buying out other companies in the field and today Volvo is a mayor actor in construction equipment worldwide. Volvo cars are on the other hand more or less Fords. In the seventies we used to joke about the Volvo 140 and 240 by calling them "tractors". A bit of irony in that today.

The little label on the number plate is a proof that you have payed the vehicle tax, the liability insurance and had your vehicle to the annual safety inspection. Ok, tractors maybe not all of these.

But basically I was just out in the snow.

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