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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

2009 Products

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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

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With hot weather on the way for most of the country, it’s time for managers to consider how to protect workers not fortunate enough to spend all day...
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Self-righteous legislators in California now presume to penalize contractors who work on the border wall with Mexico simply because those legislators...
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Alongside all the heavy equipment on a job site, and in some cases outnumbering it, work various sizes of trucks.
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What’s ahead for drones in 2017? A lot more than serving as flying extras for Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show.

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Waiting for Godot, though. https://t.co/pVXskbgGz8
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