GOMACO's 'intelligent' paver comes to Munich
By Mike Hayes17 March 2016
US firm GOMACO is introducing its 3300 multi-application slipform paver to the audience at Bauma, as well as its new GP3 machine, which it calls ‘the world’s most intelligent concrete paver for slipforming widths up to 30 feet (9.14 m)’.
Features on the 3300 include advanced steering capabilities with Smart Leg and Track Positioning, as well as a Smart Telescoping Mold mounting system, which allows paving from both sides of the paver.
The paver includes a U-shaped operator platform, giving an enhanced view of the overall paving operation.
Along with a 20-foot (6.1 m) conveyor, with four-way hydraulic positioning, which allows improved placement of the concrete into the hopper on either side of the paver, the control console slides from side-to-side, dependent on the direction of the pour.
Hydraulic rotational devices on the tracks – combined with GOMACO’s latest G+ technology – aids the 3300’s steering capabilities.
The paver can quickly change from one mold profile to another, using GOMACO’s Hook-and-Go mold mounting system. The trimmerhead and mold also shift sideways and adjust vertically, clearing obstacles and allowing the 3300 to get much closer to them.
The dual-telescoping GP3 slipform paver paves to a maximum width of 30 feet (9.14 m), and is the first in a series of GOMACO pavers to feature next generation technology.
It combines Smart Frame Widening, allowing it to accommodate multiple width changes, with Smart Leg Positioning and Smart Steering, which are all controlled by the GOMACO-exclusive G+ digital control system. It’s certainly making a case for being ‘the world’s most intelligent paver’.