Asphalt Contractor's Top 30 Editor's Choice Products

Equipment is the lifeblood of your business. The right equipment choices can mean the difference between a profit or a loss. 
Every asphalt contractor has his or her favorite piece of equipment. Some pieces of equipment have proven their prowess for adding profits. Others are popular for their ease of use and high productivity. And then there are those exciting new introductions which offer the latest innovations.
To honor those products which achieve these ideals, we bring you the Top 30 Editor’s Choice Awards. Below, you will find a selection of equipment and tools chosen by our editorial staff for meeting a set of criteria including longevity and consistency in the market, dependability, productivity and innovation. 
To gauge our audience’s preferences, we also factored in how much interest these products received on the Buyers Guide at The results were very much what we expected: a balanced mix of the tried and true with the latest and greatest. 
Following is the list of winners in alphabetical order. Click on the link for key points of interest about the features and benefits, photos and, in some cases, videos of each of our winners. 

Ace Group ACEBOND aftermarket wear parts

Asphalt Drum Mixers (ADM) RAP Recycle Systems

ALmix Batch & Dratch Plants

Astec Double Barrel drum mixer

Bergkamp SP Series pothole patchers

BLS Enterprises Poly bolt-on track pads

Bobcat Co. Infrared Asphalt Preservation Tool System

BOMAG Americas BW284AD tandem roller

Carlson Paving Products CP 100 paver

Caterpillar Paving Products Grade slope system for asphalt pavers

Falcon Asphalt Recycler & Hot Box

Heat Design Equipment P200 infrared asphalt heater

Heat Equipment Hot Spot infrared sensor for asphalt plants

Hitek Equipment  Pavijet mini paver

KPI-JCI - AMS   Vanguard Jaw Crusher

Maxam Solo drum mixer

Powermoon LED Balloon Light Tower 

Roadtec SP 200e Spray Paver

Rosco Maximizer 3 Distributor

Sakai 700 Series vibratory rollers

SealMaster Crack Pro melter-applicators

Stansteel Hot Oil Heat Exchangers

Transtech  PQI 380 testing equipment

Trimble Navigation Systems PCS 900 control system for milling machines

Vogele  5200-2i and 5203-2i Vision Pavers

Volvo Construction Equipment P7110 & P7170 Pavers

Valley Slurry Seal (VSS) Macropaver 12B

VT Leeboy Legend screed system

 Weiler  E550A windrow elevator

Wirtgen America WR 240i Recycler/Stabilizer