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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
Equipment manufacturers recognize the realities facing them as demand for replacement machines starts to heighten: End-users will not readily accept price increases.
Big Iron
George Ellis explains how Terex Construction has shifted its distribution strategy to rental.
Big Iron
When highway bill time comes, remember that your president hung you out to dry on Keystone…in the name of a handful of alarmists.
Big Iron
Gwenne Henricks explains how Caterpillar's Innovations Lab will address customer needs.

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From the editors 

Rod Sutton @rodsutton
#Telematics data will eventually go into databases, bcz it will be useful to the organization, not just the fleet. ...
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Rod Sutton @rodsutton
Calling BS on munis... http://t.co/796FMPGdJE
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Rod Sutton @rodsutton
1/2: Drivers use apps that detect unmarked red-light cameras that munis say improve public safety...or are they just revenue-generators?
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