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 2009

In evaluating products for the Top 100, Construction Equipment editors look for advances in technology, new product lines, significant improvements to existing products, or a product that increases competition in its field. Below you'll find our choices for Top New Products of 2009, including earthmoving, paving, lifting, trucks and more. Top 100 2015 | Top 100 2014 | Top 100 2013 | Top 100 2012 | Top 100 2011 | Top 100 2010

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In addition to the upgrading of its three established models with Tier-3 engines, the last year has produced the addition of an entirely new compact track loader to the Gehl offering.

Among the design enhancements, New Holland’s six new B Series backhoe loaders feature curved booms and flip-up hoods.

IMT says 17 of its 22 articulating cranes are new or improved, with lift capacities ranging from 1,740 to 35,405 pounds.

Manitowoc revived a long-gone crane form with the introduction of the Grove GSK55, which is basically a GMK3055 all-terrain-crane upper mounted on a specially designed on-road trailer chassis. Customers can use the road tractor of their choice to haul the 60-ton crane. “The GSK is a more affordable option for our customers that want Grove all-terrain performance from their cranes but do n...

Blogs

Big Iron
Ask an equipment manager to explain how they ensure fleet age stays at an acceptable level, and most will not answer with reference to a 5-year or...
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There’s a fine line between providing you information and trying to sell you something—but when it comes to safety, sharing information never hurts.
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All the great benefits of technology are only as good as technology’s adoption rate.
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As fleet-using organizations accept and integrate technology across the operations front, equipment will become integrated more closely with...

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From the editors 

Rod Sutton @rodsutton
There is a place for autonomous in repetitive tasks, but safety can't be overlooked. https://t.co/cVRY6uvfce
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Engaging video on equipment safety. https://t.co/Li2oXA6bqq
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If majority of a fleet needs replacement, and budgets can't absorb necessary capital investment...what then? https://t.co/eI7A08qdor
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