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This ABC glossary consists of an alphabetical list of the overview in this website with an icon marked text, words, names, or photos. By clicking on the icon you are immediately led to more background information, explanation, justification, and/or source on the linked item.

Here you will also find direct links to (Dutch) Companies that use Caterpillar equipment, OEM Manufacturers, Scale model Manufacturers, Events & Shows, Fan Sites, Custom scale model builders, Forums and (online) Scale model shops.



Barber-Greene founded in 1916 by American mechanical engineers Harry H. Barber and William B. Greene, was a company formed to sell standardized material-handling machines to mechanize small manual tasks in an economical way. It is best known for its contributions to the asphalt field. Based in Preston, Lancashire they have been manufactured continuously in the UK since 1941.

Caterpillar acquired Barber-Greene in 1991. Another company based in England, named BGP-group, began marketing a line of machines in the U.K. These machines carried similar design cues and model identification to the old Barber Greene models and have since undergone several upgrades and BGP-group continues as an independent company.


Bauforum24 the German-speaking forum for (Caterpillar) earthmoving and construction machinery. Over 34,324 members, more then a 805,196 messages across 76,946 topics. Clearly divided into a portal, forum and its own web TV channel you are not easily bored.


bauma is the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment. Giant machines on 605,000 m² of exhibition space with more than 3,700 exhibitors and around 620,000 visitors from 200 countries—bauma is the largest and perhaps the most impressive trade fair in the world. However, the undisputed leading international trade fair is also enthralling because it is so comprehensive. It features all sectors, all market leaders and plenty of innovations. Held every 3 years in Munich, Germany. The 34e Edition will take place from 07-13 April 2025.

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BouwmachineFORUM is the Dutch-speaking forum with more than 8976 members who have discussions with 667737 messages in 15031 topics about the earthmoving/construction machines branche. A well organised and reliable website forum that bursts from news and shares tons of information about construction machinery and scale models, and of course Caterpillar is present!


BouwMachines is THE monthly magazine for the earthmoving, civil engineering and demolition and recycling sector buyers and users of construction equipment supports in the successful running of their business. BouwMachines differs from other trade media by not only reporting on new machines also highlight the entrepreneurial and business side of working with 'cold steel'. The pay off in three words gives exactly the core brand again: BouwMachines is "enterprising in construction equipment'.


Bouwmachinesvannu is the website of Huub van Dijk.He is building a unique digital photo museum of Dutch contractors, their (Caterpillar) equipment and the people who worked there on projects at home and abroad from 2006, and creating the logical sequel to his website Bouwmachinesvantoen.

BouwmachinesvanToen Archief

BouwmachinesvanToen Archief started as the photo archive website of Huub van Dijk and is now a fully-fledged part of the stichting BouwmachinevanToen.

In addition to the BouwmachinesvanToen museum (recommended!), this BouwmachinesvanToen Archive is a unique digital photo museum where you will find (Caterpillar) photos and information about the history of Dutch earthmoving contractors, their (Caterpillar) equipment and workers in the last century.

BouwmachinesvanToen Museum

The BouwmachinesvanToen Museum, in Vinkel, The Netherlands is a new museum with working construction machines where the history of Dutch civil engineering equipment comes to life, an experience for young and old, a unique location for enthusiasts and a challenging environment for volunteers.

In addition to the museum visit, the BouwmachinesvanToen Museum also offers an excellent opportunity for meetings, receptions, gatherings, (company) parties or events such as the annual BouwmachinesvanToen  Swapmeeting.

You and your guests can meet in a pleasant, informal, businesslike or personal way. Everything is possible, inquire about the possibilities. Highly recommended! is the construction machinery portal for the Netherlands and Flanders. You will find interesting news, reports, impressions and other information on construction machinery and construction operations. The emphasis is mainly on (Caterpillar) Earthmoving, Demolition and Recycling machines and Construction and Heavy Haulage transport.

Started at the end of 2007 by a small group of enthusiasts who very modestly tried every working day to publish news and make reports of open days, events and trade fairs in the industry.

Many years later, a broad network has been built up, enabling to provide its visitors with even better professional news. The emphasis is on Dutch-speaking visitors from the Netherlands and Flanders, but the statistics show that the website is also well visited far beyond these national borders.

The team works in the industry and has a lot of technical knowledge in-house, so that when they look at (Caterpillar) machines, vehicles and related products it will be with a critical users view. The team itself also has the feeling to operate and/or control equipement, which rightly makes unique.

Buffalo Road Imports

Buffalo Road Imports Diecast scale models (BRI) offers the collector and enthusiast the largest selection & largest stock of construction equipment models worldwide including new and old models, kits, books, parts and catalogs since 1978. Your adress for odd models and old fashion service by Brandon Lewis and his team. Buffalo Road Imports ships worldwide at actual costs. Highly Recommended!