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 2012

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 2012, including earthmoving, paving, lifting, trucks and more. Top 100 2013 | Top 100 2011 | Top 100 2010 | Top 100 2009

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The 300B, 500B, 1000B, 1600, and 2300 Ho-Pac plate compactor attachments from Allied feature more impact energy, an errorless four-function valve, a variety of mounting configurations, and maintenance-free sealed bearings or oil splash bearing lubrication.

Delo 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 oil is designed to provide maximum fuel economy improvements while meeting industry and engine manufacturers’ performance requirements for heavy- and medium-duty trucks operating both on- and off-highway as specified by the OEM.

DLS Series Dozer Lift System services and maintains 250,000-pound dozers while in use in various mining and construction applications.

Gates recently launched its Parts Image Capture (PIC) Gauge Belt Wear App, “a first-of-its-kind smartphone app that delivers accurate measurement and evaluation of serpentine belt wear,” says the company.

Genesis Attachments has added two sizes to its GSG Scrap Grapple line, increasing the number of models to six.

Blogs

Big Iron
We will publish some of Mike’s classic articles next year in honor of this milestone, and we want you to choose the most useful or meaningful.
Big Iron
Two recent safety incidents drive home the seriousness of ignoring safety hazards.
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Chinese construction equipment will play in the U.S. market. We’ve talked to enough of the majors and know their commitment.
Big Iron
We’re mired in a cycle of futility that claims our industry as one of its hapless victims.

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From the editors 

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New Kubota SSL has a 26-gal fuel tank IN the rear door. No Pinto jokes, please; they say it's been rigorously tested....
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Developing a bigger line of SSLs and CTLs in the coming years will allow Kubota to have its own attachments.
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Kubota to partner with country star Alan Jackson to sell product. That's a big name, folks.
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