2020 Contractors' Top 50 New Products: 50 Productivity Boosters for Your Construction Fleet

In this industry exclusive awards program, construction equipment owners and end users determine the top new products of 2020.

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Each year, the Contractors’ Top 50 New Products — hosted by Equipment Today and ForConstructionPros.com — showcases the new equipment and products that construction equipment owners and end users identify as the most interesting and intriguing. Recipients of the awards are determined based on page views and inquiries on the ForConstructionPros.com web portal on the new units featured in the magazine over a 12-month period. Each manufacturer is able to receive only one award, so the winning products represent the single highest ranking product for each company over the specified time frame. The winners are grouped into categories based on product type or application. 

The editorial team at Equipment Today and ForConstructionPros.com sifts through data on the hundreds of new products featured in the publication and online to see which of those captured your attention and interest most. The process is always insightful in that it can provide a glimpse into not only the mindset of fleet owners, managers and operators but into market trends. Historical and current data help to corroborate current industry developments, and patterns can begin to emerge about potential new trends. While the end goal is to identify the top new products, the process itself can help provide direction for what we will be monitoring for months to come, particularly during these turbulent times.

Obviously, as we sort through the data, there are certain product types or concepts that inevitably find their way onto the list of award recipients just by their nature and/or application. Yet, there are always a few that surprise us. Check out the list to see for yourself, then click on the links to find enhanced coverage (including more images, videos, brochures, etc.) of each of the products.

Congratulations to this year's winners:

Atlas Copco XAS 950 Air Compressor

Bobcat R-Series S76 and T76 Compact Loaders

CalAmp iOn Suite of Telematics Services

Caldwell Multi-Grapple Lifting System

Case B Series Skid Steers and Compact Track Loaders

Caterpillar 326 Next Generation Excavator

Doosan DX35-5, DX42-5 and DX50-5 Compact Excavators

EDCO DS-20 Downcut Walk-behind Saw

Fecon Standard Flow Mulcher Head

Felling FT-16 IT-I Drop-deck Industrial Tilt Trailer

Ford Super Duty Chassis Cabs

Freightliner 114SD with Cummins X12

Generac LINKTower Light Tower

Genie S-40 XC and S-45 XC Telescopic Booms

GOMACO High-production Screed

Hitachi ZW550-6 Wheel Loader

Hy-Brid Lifts PS-1930 Scissor Lift

JLG R2632 and R3246 Scissor Lifts

John Deere 333G Compact Track Loader with Integrated SmartGrade

Kato 17VXB Battery-powered Electric Excavator

Kobelco SK550DLC-10 Demolition Excavator

Komatsu WA900-8 Wheel Loader

Kubota SCL 1000 Stand-On Track Loader

LBX Link-Belt 80 X3 Spin Ace Excavator

Leading Edge Multi-DigNRip V-Raptor Bucket

LeeBoy 8520B Asphalt Paver

Liebherr PR 736 Generation 8 Dozer


Magni RTH Rotating Telescopic Handlers

Masterhaul PowerLoader Fully Automated Cargo System

Milwaukee Tool MX FUEL Equipment System

Minnich 50cc Gas-powered Back Pack Concrete Vibrator

Nokian Tyres'  Ground King Tire

Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy-Duty Pickup Trucks

Roadtec RP-250 10-ft. Asphalt Paver

Sany SW405K Wheel Loader

SkyMul SkyTy Rebar-tying Drones

Snorkel 2100SJ Telescopic Boom Lift

Summit Supply Over the Tire Tracks

Tenna Fleet Tracker

Thunder Creek Expanded Multi-Tank Diesel Hauling Platform

Topcon X-53x Automated 3D Excavator Grade Control

Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform Version 2.0

Vanair Start-All Lithium-Ion Jump Starters by Goodall Mfg.

Vermeer SC70TX Stump Cutter

VMAC Stacked G30 Air Compressor

Volvo EC200E Crawler Excavator

Wacker Neuson WL95 Wheel Loader

Wirtgen W 380 CRi Cold Recycler

XL Low-profile Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck Trailer