The new GOMACO Commander IIIx at work slipforming curb and gutter on a parking lot project in Alabama.
Ida Grove, Iowa – The new three-track Commander III Xtreme is unlike any other Commander ever built by GOMACO, and now has the ability to slipform a 24 inch (610 mm) radius. The new Extreme Package for multi-application pavers includes rotary-sensored slew drives for steering, sensored leg positioning, independent travel circuits to each track, radius software, GOMACO’s three-sensor radius system, and repeatable mold offset.
The Commander IIIx features extreme turning capabilities with rotary-sensored slew drives on each of the three tracks. GOMACO’s software engineers have created the new extreme radius software bundle for the G+® control system that 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.
G+ manages all aspects of traveling around the radius, including track angles and variable track speeds. When paving with stringline, the Commander IIIx uses the GOMACO three sensor steer system for the tight radius. The proper speed of each of the tracks is maintained by G+ with independent hydraulic circuits to each track, so each one is traveling at the necessary, varied speed to maintain the smooth radius. The Commander IIIx’s three tracks, equipped with rotary-sensored slew drives, also make slipforming curb and gutter in tight clearance conditions easier. Their extreme turn capability, combined with the Commander IIIx’s All-Track Steering and All-Track Positioning, make it the ultimate intelligent paver.
The intelligent All-Track Positioning on the Commander IIIx includes a smart hydraulic cylinder on all three legs. Now, because of the smart cylinders, G+ knows the position of all three tracks. Intelligent offset is accomplished with a smart hydraulic cylinder for telescoping the mold mounting system. This provides G+ the ability for repeatable mold offset. And the trimmerhead and mold have independent vertical adjustments for raising and lowering.
G+ quiet technology makes this one of the quietest pavers on the market today. It has been built to accommodate Tier 4 engines and their cooling packages. The Commander IIIx pivoting operator’s console allows the operator to have hands-on control and clear view no matter what application is being slipformed or what the direction of travel. It has an optimized cooling package with the hydraulic fan controlled by G+ to adapt cooling needs to job-site conditions for both a quiet and efficient operation. It has improved fuel efficiency with a power-optimized engine and load-sensed hydraulic circuits. Excellent fuel efficiency combined with an increased fuel capacity allows an uninterrupted day of paving on the project. The three-track Commander IIIx is 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 operator’s console.
The Commander IIIx’s G+ control system easily interfaces with stringline or a 3D guidance system for curb and gutter, tight radius applications. It is also available with GOMACO Remote Diagnostics (GRD) for machine troubleshooting, diagnostic reviews, software updates, and more. The Commander III is the best-selling multi-purpose machine of all time.
GOMACO Corporation (www.gomaco.com) is the worldwide leader in concrete construction equipment with headquarters in Ida Grove, Iowa. 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 equipment for large or unique concrete paving projects. Products are offered through a worldwide distributor network for local sales, parts and service expertise.