GOMACO World Index --- GOMACO World 46.1 - July 2018

GP3 and GP4 for Contractors Who Prefer Two-Track Pavers

 

A two-track GP4 with 5400 series mold and Topcon ZPS 3D machine guidance is at work on the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

The all new GOMACO GP3 and GP4 slipform pavers have been a success on projects around the world since their introduction. The GP3 has the ability to slipform widths up to 30 feet (9.1 m) and the GP4 is for wider widths, up to 40 feet (12.2 m). These pavers are now available for contractors who prefer a two-track paver.

The dual-telescoping GP3 and GP4 are part of GOMACO’s new family of pavers with next generation technology. Both the two-track and four-track versions of the slipform pavers feature Smart Frame Widening to accommodate multiple width changes.

They feature a telescoping frame to easily accommodate multiple width changes. The frame has dual telescoping capabilities of up to seven feet (2.13 m) on each side of the paver, for a total of 14 feet (4.26 m) of automatic frame widening on the GP3 and GP4. Smart cylinders in the frame allow Smart Telescoping with accurate frame widening and automatic width reference for steering setup. The T-beam mounting rail is incorporated into the telescoping frame.

The pavers have been designed to be easy to operate with the G+® control system, as well as comfortable for the operator while offering a complete view of the paving operation. Vibrator modules are positioned across the front of the operator’s platform for easy accessibility and operation visibility. G+ allows quiet running technology and also load-sensed hydraulics for maximum paving performance and optimized fuel efficiency.

The pavers have an isolated operator’s platform for operator comfort during a long day of slipform paving. The platform is easy to access with multi-positioning, pivoting ladders that allow variable degrees of angle for safety and ease in climbing. The ladders can also be vertically positioned tight against the paver for minimum-clearance paving conditions.

G+ Connect™ allows all the smart accessories and guidance system for the GOMACO paver to be easily interfaced. Simply “connect” a 3D stringless guidance system, IDBI, tie bar inserter (TBI), power transition adjuster (PTA), GOMACO Smoothness Indicator (GSI®) and more to a GP3 or GP4 slipform paver. They can also feature the latest in telematics and remote diagnostics.

 

 

 

A two-track GP3 is ready for another paving season in Iowa. It was used around the state last year to slipform several different street and highway paving projects.

 

 

 

 

 

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