2013 Top RollOuts
Better Roads' editors choose the year's top products.
By Tina Grady Barbaccia, Editor-At-Large
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
BetterRoads.com 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 BetterRoads.com and click on
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'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
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