This is the Revell/Monogram Snap-Tite kit. It's a very good kit for a snap kit, it scales out well, and has a very nice Caterpiller 3406 engine that is quite detailed. The tires aren't very good, and it does lack brake details (but who needs brakes!) I have build several of these kits, and they do look very nice. The good part about them is because thay are relatively inexpensive, people generally don't feel too bad about "experimenting" with them.
The other kit you are referencing is the Revell of Germany glue kit. That has a higher level of detail in it (brakes, better tires, etc.), and a Caterpiller 3408. It's a nice kit as well, but it's major drawback is that it's molded in red!
As far as resin parts, what are you looking to do?