Contractors' Top 50 Products Awards

Construction equipment owners and end users determine the winners of this unique awards program.

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Welcome to the results of the first annual Contractors' Top 50 Products Awards, a unique program where the winners are selected by Equipment Today subscribers and visitors to the web portal. For this year's award, inquiries on new products featured in the publication and on the website over a 12-month period were tabulated to determine the top-rated products for 2011.

Recipients have been sorted into categories based on product type or application. Manufacturers were able to receive only one award, so the winning product represents the single highest lead-generating product for the company for the specified time frame.

As you review our awards coverage, you'll see there are some no-brainers among the winners, but there are also some interesting surprises. To give you more insight on their benefits, we asked the manufacturers to share some background on the development of the product and its unique features.

For more information on this year's award recipients, the Contractors' Top 50 section of

Equipment Today Contractors' Top 50 Products


  • Brown Bear ST7 Skid Steer Snow Blower
  • Coneqtec/Universal HS-57 Manhole Saw
  • Danuser Wobble Auger
  • E-Z Grout Hog Crusher Mat Recycler
  • General Equipment TCT Series Augers
  • Henke Severe Duty Dozer Blade


  • Bobcat T770 Compact Track Loader
  • Case Alpha Series Skid Steers
  • Caterpillar B Series 3 Skid and Multi Terrain Loaders
  • Hyundai R60CR-9 Compact Radius Excavator
  • JCB 1CX Tracked Compact Loader
  • John Deere 755K Crawler Loader
  • Kawasaki Compact Wheel Loaders
  • Komatsu PC160LC-8 Hydraulic Excavator
  • Terex Skid Steer Line
  • Titan Earthmoving S4412B Scraper System
  • Volvo C-Series Skid-steer and Compact Track Loaders
  • Wacker Neuson Excavator Vertical Digging System

Engines & Components

  • Berco ROBUSTUS Track System
  • Cummins ISX11.9 Diesel Engine
  • Dieselcraft Centrifuges
  • Fumoto Instant Oil Analysis Kit
  • Lumax LX-1462 Grease Joint Tool
  • Nett Technologies BlueMax 100 SCR

Lift Equipment

  • Applied Machinery Kegiom Mini Crawler Cranes
  • JLG 340AJ Boom Lift
  • Link-Belt ATC-3275 All-terrain Crane

Road Building

  • Curb Roller Walk Behind Roller Screed
  • Dynapac CC1100, CC1200 and CC1300 Rollers
  • GOMACO GP-2400 Concrete Paver
  • LB Performance PF-150B and PF-161B Blaw-Knox Pavers
  • Wirtgen SP 15 and SP 25 Concrete Slipform Pavers

Trucks & Transportation

  • Bri-Mar T16-10 Tilt Trailer
  • Crysteel High N Slide Tailgate
  • Ford 2011 F-150 Truck
  • Freightliner 114SD Severe Duty Mixer Platform
  • Highway Products Flatbed Dump Bodies
  • International 4WD Terrastar
  • Ram Tradesman Model
  • Rock Line Air Tow Trailers


  • California Compact Crushing Komplet Lemtrack Mini Crushers
  • FAE Prime Mover Package
  • Stanley Hydraulic Tool F16 Demolition Robot

Worksite Products

  • Husqvarna K970 Power Cutter
  • ICS, Blount Inc. 695GC Diamond Chain Saw
  • JDV Vessel GT-5000HD Gas-powered Hammer Drill
  • Leica Geosystems PowerDigger 2D
  • Sims Aftermarket Skid Steer Enclosures
  • Spirit of the Sun Custom Solar Power Generator
  • Trimble GCSFlex Grade Control System