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GOMACO at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020

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Xtreme Curb and Gutter Machines

GOMACO’s Xtreme line of concrete curb and gutter machines were featured in the GOMACO booth as part of the company’s display. The new pavers feature Xtreme steering capabilities with rotary-sensored slew drives on each track, Xtreme intelligence with smart hydraulic cylinders combined with G+ control, Xtreme hydraulic packages with independent hydraulic travel circuits to each track with G+ control on each individual track’s speed and smooth travel around radii, and Xtreme radius capabilities when paving with 3D guidance or stringline. 

The 3300 is GOMACO’s multi-application paver with a symmetrical design for right-side and left-side paving. It can also be equipped with a mold mounting kit to undermount a paving mold and be utilized as a transverse slipform paver.

Other Xtreme curb and gutter machines in the GOMACO line up capable of slipforming tight radii are the Xtreme GT-3600 and Commander IIIx. The Xtreme Commander IIIx and GT-3600 are the curb and gutter machines contractors rely on for high-production, maximum quality curb and gutter, barrier, parapet, sidewalk, recreational path, small canal, water channel, and more, multi-application slipform machines.

Rounding out GOMACO’s curb and gutter machine line is the GT-3200, GOMACO’s compact curb and gutter paver. The curb and gutter machines on display will feature the different stringline and stringless paving options from Topcon, Leica Geosystems, and Trimble.

The Curb Cadet

GOMACO reinvented its compact curb machine, the Curb Cadet. It now features a new fiberglass engine shroud, Tier 4 final engine, and the relocation of all controls to the handle for easy reach and operation. It’s now the ultimate compact and highly mobile curb machine for slipforming concrete curb or optional asphalt extrusion.

The Curb Cadet slipforms concrete curb and accommodates concrete mold configurations within 12 inches wide by 14 inches high, and can place concrete over dowels or continuous steel reinforcing. It can also slipform a 24-inch radius, depending on the curb profile. The Curb Cadet is right-hand or left-hand side pour capable with an adjustable sliding hopper and mold. Inside the hopper, a 12-inch diameter by 4.7-foot-long auger moves the concrete. A coordinated stop switch on the Curb Cadet provides automatic on/off vibrator control that is synchronized with the machine’s forward travel. 

GP360 Placer/Spreader Slipform Paver

GOMACO introduces the revolutionary GP360 Placer/Spreader Slipform Paver. The GP360 is the first of its kind, designed and built upon decades of high-production placing and spreading accuracy. It’s both a slipform paver and a placer/spreader on two tracks. As a GP3 slipform paver, it’s capable of slipforming up to 30 feet wide. Add a 60-inch belt and it becomes a concrete placer/spreader for up to 36 feet wide. 

The new innovation gives contractors the technology of the GOMACO GP3 slipform paver with the ability to convert the prime mover into a concrete placer/spreader. The prime mover is equipped with vibrator circuits for paving and auger drive circuits for placing. Controlling the new technology is made possible with the GOMACO-exclusive G+ digital control system. G+ is able to seamlessly handle the controls conversion needed for each application while also bringing onboard machine to machine communication, sonic sensors, 3D machine guidance, and more. 

New High-Production Screed

GOMACO introduces a new high-production screed for widths up to 104 Feet. The new high-production screed can advance up to 4 feet in a single pass drastically reducing finishing time and providing savings on concrete delivery costs and total project labor. It features a 5.7-foot-long leading auger with a high-production strike-off action that reduces the number of puddlers needed out front. A 5-foot-long finishing cylinder, directly behind the auger, compacts and finishes the concrete in a single pass. A 6-foot trailing screed provides the final finish to the surface of the concrete with a unique GOMACO-designed vibratory system. The high-production screed with a patent-pending design for tilt and skew is mounted to the GOMACO C-450 truss system. The new mount is instrumental for the optional 3D package to finish to a 3D design model. The new GOMACO screed system now allows contractors to economically finish city streets, concrete floors, bridge decks, tunnels, and canals at widths up to 104 feet. 

This material appeared in the May 2020 issues of the ACP Magazines:

California Builder & Engineer, Construction, Construction Digest, Construction News, Constructioneer, Dixie Contractor, Michigan Contractor & Builder, Midwest Contractor, New England Construction, Pacific Builder & Engineer, Rocky Mountain Construction, Texas Contractor, Western Builder

World of Concrete Celebrates 10-Year High

GOMACO Xtreme Curb and Gutter Machine At Work

This three-track GOMACO Commander IIIx Xtreme paver is slipforming curb and gutter in residential and commercial areas of LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

  •   Xtreme Steering Capabilities‒The Commander IIIx is equipped with rotary-sensored slew drives, on each of the three tracks for extreme steering of the tracks.

– The extreme steering capabilities, combined with the Commander IIIx’s sensored All-Track Steering and sensored All-Track Positioning, make it the ultimate, intelligent slipform paver.

– The intelligent All-Track Positioning on the Commander IIIx includes a smart hydraulic cylinder on all three legs. The smart cylinders allow G+®to know the position of all three tracks and can make steering adjustments as needed.

  • Xtreme Intelligence‒Smart cylider sideshifting of the mold for repeatable mold offset.

– Intelligent offset is accomplished with smart hydraulic cylinders for telescoping the mold mounting system. This provides G+ the ability for repeatable mold off set. The trimmerhead and mold have independent vertical adjustments for raising and lowering.

  • Xtreme Hydraulic Package‒Independent hydraulic travel circuits to each track allow G+ to control each individual track speed through a radius.
  • Xtreme Radius‒Now the Commander III can pour a 24 inch (610 mm) radius.

– The Commander IIIx’s G+ control system easily interfaces with stringline or a 3D guidance system for curb and gutter and tight radius applications.

– The Commander IIIx now features the GOMACO three-sensor radius system for stringline. When paving with stringline, the lead steering wand is allowed to leave the stringline and reference is switched to sensor number two for traveling around the extreme radius.

– Individual track speed control provides smooth machine travel around a radius.

  • G+ Radius Software‒Pick your radius and G+ calibrates and manages all aspects of traveling around the radius, including track angles and individual variable track speeds.

– New G+ Radius Software for the control system allows the operator to program the size of the radius into the controller. As the Commander IIIx approaches the radius, with the values already dialed in, the operator activates the radius program, and the curb and gutter machine slipforms around the radius. It’s now easy for any operator to pour a radius.

  • The operator’s platform is isolated to reduce vibration for a comfortable day of paving.
  • A pivoting operator’s console allows the operator to have hands-on control and a clear view no matter where they are on the platform.
  • Excellent fuel efficiency combined with an increased fuel capacity allows for an uninterrupted day of paving on the project.
  • An optimized cooling package with a hydraulic fan that is controlled by G+ adapts the cooling needs to job-site conditions for both a quiet and efficient operation.
  • The G+ wireless remote control is an available option for the CommanderIIIx. The G+ remote control allows an operator to work from the operator’s platform or have the ability to move around the machine with hands-on control at all times.
  • CommanderIIIx is also available with GOMACO Remote Diagnostics (GRD) for machine troubleshooting, diagnostic reviews, software updates, and more.
  • G+ ConnectTM for accessories and guidance systems.
  • An optional on-board camera is available to monitor designated areas of the slipforming process. The camera can be positioned anywhere around the paver and feeds live video to the G+ display on the operator’s console.
  • Designed for high-volume curb and gutter.

 

 

 

From WOC Show Floor to Nevada Job Site

This new Xtreme Commander IIIx is simultaneously trimming and pouring curb and gutter in Las Vegas, Nevada. This Commander IIIx is the 2018 World of Concrete show machine and was on display in the GOMACO booth from January 23 through 26. The Commander IIIx is equipped with rotary-sensor slew drives on each of the three tracks for extreme steering capabilities.

Photo By Stewart & Sundell

  • Xtreme Steering Capabilities‒ The Commander IIIx is equipped with rotary-sensor slew drives, on each of the three tracks for extreme steering of the tracks.

– The extreme steering capabilities, combined with the Commander IIIx’s sensored All-Track Steering and sensored All-Track Positioning, make it the ultimate, intelligent slip-form paver.

– The intelligent All-Track Positioning on the Commander IIIx includes a smart hydraulic cylinder on all three legs. The smart cylinders allow G+® to know the position of all three tracks and can make steering adjustments as needed.

  • Xtreme Intelligence‒ Smart cylinder side-shifting of the mold for repeatable mold offset.

– Intelligent offset is accomplished with smart hydraulic cylinders for telescoping the mold mounting system. This provides G+ the ability for repeatable mold off set. The trimmerhead and mold have independent vertical adjustments for raising and lowering.

  • Xtreme Hydraulic Package‒ Independent hydraulic travel circuits to each track allow G+ to control each individual track speed through a radius.
  • Xtreme Radius‒ Now the Commander III can pour a 24 inch (610 mm) radius.

– The Commander IIIx’s G+ control system easily interfaces with stringline or a 3D guidance system for curb and gutter and tight radius applications.

– The Commander IIIx now features the GOMACO three-sensor radius system for stringline. When paving with stringline, the lead steering wand is allowed to leave the stringline and reference is switched to sensor number two for traveling around the extreme radius.

– Individual track speed control provides smooth machine travel around a radius.

  • G+ Radius Software‒ Pick your radius and G+ calibrates and manages all aspects of traveling around the radius, including track angles and individual variable track speeds.

– New G+ Radius Software for the control system allows the operator to program the size of the radius into the controller. As the Commander IIIx approaches the radius, with the values already dialed in, the operator activates the radius program, and the curb and gutter machine slipforms around the radius. It’s now easy for any operator to pour a radius.

  • The operator’s platform is isolated to reduce vibration for a comfortable day of paving.
  • A pivoting operator’s console allows the operator to have hands-on control and a clear view no matter where they are on the platform.
  • Excellent fuel efficiency combined with an increased fuel capacity allows for an uninterrupted day of paving on the project.
  • An optimized cooling package with a hydraulic fan that is controlled by G+ adapts the cooling needs to job-site conditions for both a quiet and efficient operation.
  • The G+ wireless remote control is an available option for the CommanderIIIx. The G+ remote control allows an operator to work from the operator’s platform or have the ability to move around the machine with hands-on control at all times.
  • CommanderIIIx is also available with GOMACO Remote Diagnostics (GRD) for machine troubleshooting, diagnostic reviews, software updates, and more.
  • G+ ConnectTM for accessories and guidance systems.
  • An optional on-board camera is available to monitor designated areas of the slipforming process. The camera can be positioned anywhere around the paver and feeds live video to the G+ display on the operator’s console.
  • Designed for high-volume curb and gutter.

GOMACO GHP-2800 two-track paver with Leica 3D guidance is slipforming a road in Dubuque, Iowa

This GOMACO GHP-2800 two-track paver with Leica 3D guidance is slipforming a road in Dubuque, Iowa. A GOMACO 9500 is placing material on the grade in front of the paver.

The 9500’s conveyor is being controlled by the operator’s remote control. The joystick is used for the up/down and right/left movement of the discharge conveyor.