Asphalt Contractor's 2017 Top 30 Editor's Choice Products

The editorial staff of Asphalt Contractor selected products for its Top 30 Editor’s Choice Awards. The items on this list represent the tried and true as well as the new and improved, reflecting the breadth of products and used by asphalt contractors.

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Underscoring the importance of the right equipment to a contractor’s bottom line, the editorial staff of Asphalt Contractor magazine selected products for its Top 30 Editor’s Choice Awards. The items on this list represent the tried and true as well as the new and improved, reflecting the breadth of products and equipment used by asphalt businesses.

Asphalt contractors researching construction equipment purchases can find the industry’s preferred products, courtesy of the editors of Asphalt Contractor, the premier magazine dedicated to asphalt producers and contractors, and visitors to, the construction industry's #1 web portal.

The Top 30 Editor’s Choice Awards are chosen by the Asphalt Contractor editorial staff for meeting various criteria including longevity and consistency in the market, dependability, productivity and innovation. To gauge readers’ preferences, they also factored in how much interest these products received on the Buyers Guide at

“Equipment is the lifeblood of our readers’ businesses -- the right equipment choices can mean the difference between a profit or a loss on a project,” says Lisa Cleaver, Asphalt Contractor editor. “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 offer this year’s Top 30 Editor’s Choice Awards.”

Asphalt Contractor, produced by AC Business Media, congratulates the following companies and products identified as the 2017 Top 30 Editor’s Choice Awards. Additional information on the winning products can be found in the May issue of Asphalt Contractor or at


Aquafin Pavement Instant Asphalt

Caterpillar PM620 & PM622 Cold Planers

Roadtec MTV-1100e Material Transfer Vehicle

BOMAG Americas BM 2000/75 & BM 2200/75 Cold Planers

Bergkamp M310CS Paver

Meeker Equipment Liquid Vision

KPI-JCI Astec Mobile Screens Fast-Pack Self-Erecting Plant System

Kleemann Spective Control System

Vögele Super 1700-3i & Super 1703-3i Pavers

Carlson CP130 Commercial Paver

Gencor Trifecta Counterflow Drum Mix Plant

Trimble Mobile Imaging System

GSSI PaveScan RDM Asphalt Density Assessment Tool

Wirtgen WR Series Wheeled Cold Recyclers

Astec Silobot Inspection Tool

ADM EX120 Asphalt Plant

Volvo DD105 OSC Double Drum Compactor

Hamm Easy Drive

Sakai SW754 Vibratory Tandem Drum Roller

ALmix Duo Drums

Airmar WX Series Ultrasonic WeatherStation

Eagle Crusher RapidDeploy

Libra Systems Web Services

Atlas Copco FleetLink

SealMaster Liquid Road Surface Treatment

Topcon SmoothRide

Road Science ArrMuls Tack Technology

BioSpan ACTIVATE RAP Restoration Agent

Stockpile Reports

Dillman Nomad Portable Hot Mix Asphalt Plant