Better Roads

December 2013

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Better Roads 2013 Top RollOuts Better Roads' editors choose the year's top products. By Tina Grady Barbaccia, Editor-At-Large W e receive hundreds of new product submissions each year. After careful reflection on the products covered and submitted both online and in print this year, these are the 25 that most caught Better Roads' editors collective eye for their industry significance, ingenuity, filling of a market need and/or just plain ol' coolness. This wide, innovative range of new equipment and products for the bridge and road construction and maintenance sectors ran in the print edition of Better Roads or to serve contractors and agencies. Keeping the list to 25 is difficult. It takes a lot of talking, negotiating and decision-making. We had to examine and then reexamine our reasoning and our selections. This is a short list, and it may not match yours. Some of this list is subjective, but it is a way for us to acknowledge some of the industry leaders, companies, engineers and designers who did something special to bring the industry outstanding products. Here is our list, but we'd love to hear from you what's on your list or how you're using some of these products we've picked. For more details on all these products, including links to videos, specs and photos, visit and click on "Products." Chicago Pneumatic Chicago Pneumatic's expanded line of light compaction equipment includes the gasoline-powered AR90G small articulated tandem asphalt roller, diesel-powered AR100 small articulated tandem asphalt roller, ART120 compact articulated tandem asphalt roller, SR130 small vibratory soil roller and SR130PD small vibratory soil roller. Bomag Bomag's Tangential Oscillation (TanGO) is an exciter system designed to improve power for vibration generation while reducing drive-belt maintenance requirements. The system is created for use on bridges and near buildings but can also be used for intermediate and finish rolling. TanGO's horizontal placement allows it to maintain continuous ground contact. Better Roads December 2013 11

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