Equipment Type

 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 2015 | Top 100 2014 | Top 100 2013 | Top 100 2011 | Top 100 2010 | Top 100 2009

2012 Products

products

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
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...
Big Iron
Self-righteous legislators in California now presume to penalize contractors who work on the border wall with Mexico simply because those legislators...
Big Iron
Alongside all the heavy equipment on a job site, and in some cases outnumbering it, work various sizes of trucks.
Big Iron
What’s ahead for drones in 2017? A lot more than serving as flying extras for Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show.

CE Twitter Feed 

ConstructionEqt @ConstructionEqt
California’s Highway 1 was buried by the largest landslide in the state’s history. https://t.co/RqgTCSfK6L ...
4 hours 2 min ago
ConstructionEqt @ConstructionEqt
A nuclear site in Hanford, WA, will take $2 billion and over 4 decades to complete. https://t.co/FfoJfnOiQ6...
16 hours 2 min ago
ConstructionEqt @ConstructionEqt
More equipment users are coming around to grade-control and other positioning technology. https://t.co/MwqKohIhvV...
20 hours 2 min ago

From the editors 

Rod Sutton @rodsutton
Another exclusive, operator-evaluated look at a machine doing what it says it's supposed to do. https://t.co/k7rsMDMA4X
6 days 4 hours ago
Rod Sutton @rodsutton
1 week 1 day ago
Rod Sutton @rodsutton
Waiting for Godot, though. https://t.co/pVXskbgGz8
1 week 6 days ago
Overlay Init