New GOMACO GP4 Goes to Work on an Arizona Runway
Ida Grove, Iowa –The first all new GP4 slipform paver was introduced last year at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017. The paver shipped directly from the GOMACO booth to its new home in Arizona where it has been working ever since slipforming interstate and airport projects. The GP4’s most recent project has been slipforming a new runway at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona. Its paving passes are 37.5 feet (11.4 m) wide and 19 inches (483 mm) thick.
The GP4 is the second paver in GOMACO’s new family of slipform concrete pavers featuring the company’s next generation technology. It’s the next step up in size to the GP3 and features the same revolutionary technology, but has the ability to pave up to 40 feet (12.2 m) wide.
It has a dual-telescoping roller frame with Smart Cylinders and Smart Telescoping for accurate frame widening and automatic width reference for easy and accurate steering setup. The modular roller frame telescopes up to seven feet (2.1 m) on each side for a total of 14 feet (4.3 m) of telescoping ability. The GP4 paver is equipped with Smart Pivot Arms for leg positioning, as well as Smart Track Steering technology. It has Extreme Steering capabilities that work together with the paver’s G+ control system, so G+ knows each track’s location and position.
The GP4 was engineered to be easy to transport. The operator simply puts the paver into Transport Mode by driving the legs around to the transport position with the GP4’s full-steer tracks and slew drives on the pivot arms. G+ travel is switched to “Transport” for complete control once the legs are in transport position.
G+ Connect allows all the smart accessories and guidance systems for the GOMACO paver to be easily interfaced. Simply “connect” a 3D guidance system, IDBI, tie bar inserter (TBI), power transition adjuster (PTA), GOMACO Smoothness Indicator (GSI) and more to the GP4 slipform paver. The GP4 can also feature the latest in telematics and remote diagnostics.
GOMACO Remote Diagnostics (GRD) has been in use in the field now for some time, and was featured at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017. GRD is so much more than telematics, giving owners the visibility of how, when, and where their equipment is being used. It’s a powerful extension to GOMACO’s existing service capabilities. It allows technicians a diagnostic review of a GOMACO machine from their headquarters in Ida Grove, Iowa, USA, at the owner’s shop, or on the job site. GRD will transmit G+ settings, configuration and fault history for an immediate and complete diagnosis. It also allows software updates, fleet management, service indicators and so much more.
GOMACO Corporation (www.gomaco.com) is the worldwide leader in concrete construction equipment with headquarters in Ida Grove, Iowa, USA. GOMACO equipment will slipform concrete streets and highways, airport runways, curb and gutter, sidewalks and recreational trails, safety barrier, bridge parapet, and irrigation canals. Support equipment includes grade trimmers, concrete placers, concrete placer/spreaders, and texturing and curing machines. The company also offers equipment to finish flat slabs, bridges, and slopes. GOMACO will consult on unique concrete paving applications and equipment needs. Products are offered through a worldwide distributor network for local sales, parts and service expertise.