The inaugural Work Truck Show Editors’ Choice Award for New Product Innovation — launched during The Work Truck Show 2005 (March 2–4) in Indianapolis, IN — resulted in a tie between Crysteel Manufacturing Inc. (Lake Crystal, MN) and Rostra Precision Controls (Laurinburg, NC).
The Award recognizes the best new product or product innovation among exhibiting companies participating in the New Product Spotlight and New Product Media Guide programs. The nearly 50 trade magazine editors representing 70 industry publications were invited to cast a vote, with the exhibitor receiving the highest number of votes winning the award.
The winning products were Rostra’s Rearsight/Passive Rear Camera System and Crysteel’s ProMax Super Dump.
Developed specifically for straight trucks in Class 3–7 fleet applications, Rostra’s RearSight sees and displays objects that mirrors cannot see — even in poor weather conditions. The Passive Rear Camera System uses a unique, high quality color camera that can be installed in the spoiler, door latch, bumper, or other locations. An in-cab monitor displays a 110–160 degree wide-angle view from the rear of the vehicle.
Crysteel’s ProMax Super Dump features an air-suspension trailing axle that offers greater capacity, excellent stability and easy operation. Easy cleanout is enhanced by a hydraulic tailgate.