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Where did the names of recycling equipment such as GARA-PAGOS, RETERRA, and REFORE come from ?

The English naturalist, Darwin got a hint for the theory of evolution when he was in Galapagos. Our construction machine, Galapagos' name was based on this episode, because it is an evolved piece of equipment (next generation equipment). Also, "gala" in Japanese means "scrap" or "junk". For example, scraps from concrete is called "concrete gala". More reason for why GARA-PAGOS is a good name for this machine.

RETERRA is a made up word combining "re" of English and "terra" of Latin which means "the earth" or "soil". RETERRA returns soil to the earth and reuses unwanted soil.

REFORE comes from "reforest".

Check out GARA-PAGOS, RETERRA, and REFORE at The Great Picture Book of Construction Equipment.

Check this out too! GARA-PAGOS Series: Machines that transform garbage into something useful.