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at the World of Concrete 2015
The World of Concrete has always been an important show for the Gomaco Corporation and this year was no exception.
Amongst the machines on display was the company’s next generation Commander III multi-application slipform paver. The Next Generation Commander III’s new design is all about vision, safety, and performance. It is driven by the new GOMACO G+ control system and the new Tier 4 engines.
The operator’s platform has been redesigned with a pivoting operator’s control console. The pivoting operator’s console allows the operator to have hands-on control and ultimate visibility no matter what application is being slipformed or what the direction of travel.
The platform is now isolated to eliminate vibration. It’s also quieter to work on the platform or around the machine. The frame has been rebuilt to accommodate larger space requirements for Tier 4 engines and their cooling packages.
For the first time, the Commander III will be available with an optional on-board camera to monitor designated areas of the slipforming process. The camera can be positioned anywhere around the paver and feeds live to the G+ display on the console.
With the new engine has been optimised to improve fuel efficiency. This, together with a larger fuel tank allows an uninterrupted day of paving on the project. The new model is packed with technology to help improve machine operation, performance and remote data exchange.
New Sidewalk Paver
The Gomaco GT-3200 sidewalk paver was set up as a high-production curb and gutter machine utilizing 3D guidance.
The design, combined with the G+ control system and G+ Connect, allows the curb and gutter machine to easily slipform tight radii. The All-Track Steering (ATS) allows all three of the tracks to be steered and turned for smooth operation through each individual radius.
Other design considerations on the GT-3600 also make it the ideal curb and gutter machine. The operator station gives better visibility and a tethered remote allows the operator to move around the station.
The model on display was equipped with a trimmerhead for fine grade trimming and a trailing sidewalk mold. The zero-clearance sidewalk paver has a 20 inch (508 mm) wide, 14 foot (4.3 m) long, hydraulic pivoting and folding conveyor. The conveyor’s extra-long reach allows ready-mix trucks to discharge from the street instead of having to drive over existing curb.