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GOMACO to Introduce GP-2400 Slipform Paver at World of Concrete 2011

Fri January 14, 2011 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

GOMACO Corporation in Ida Grove, Iowa, will unveil its newest paver in its complete line of concrete slipform pavers at World of Concrete 2011, Booth #C5168, in Las Vegas, Nev. The new GP-2400 is an economical choice for contractors looking for a half-width concrete paver capable of slipforming widths up to 24 ft. (7.3 m) wide. The GP-2400 also is designed to be tight-radius capable, user-friendly, maneuverable, easy to transport from job site to job site, and quick to set up on site, according to the manufacturer.

The new GP-2400 paver is the result of a contractor approaching GOMACO with a specific request for a new machine capable of slipforming a tight radius. The new paver is equipped with 10 ft. (3 m), GOMACO series two tracks capable of turning tighter than traditional length tracks on a paver. The tracks also allow for a minimum machine transport width of only 10 ft., making job-to-job mobility easier, safer, quicker and more cost effective.

It also is equipped with the GOMACO G+ control system with self-diagnostics for grade and steering. The control system was designed in-house by GOMACO control specialists and features easy-to-operate hardware with steering and travel dials, while buttons are used to control elevation. The G+ was programmed to operate in several languages to accommodate the customer’s choice. A display screen on the control panel illustrates the various aspects of the paver, including a “run” screen, leg positioning, steering, travel information grade information and more.

The paver features the GOMACO 3100 series open-front mold and a telescoping frame that provides extra versatility. The GP-2400 provides contractors with a range of paving widths from 10 to 16.5 ft. (3 to 5 m), with the standard telescoping frame and paving widths up to 24 feet (7.3 m) with frame inserts. Sixteen vibrator circuits are standard on the GP-2400.

The GP-2400 half-width paver is powered by a 174.5 hp (129.5 kW) 6.6 Turbocharged Caterpillar diesel engine. Two-speed track motors provide fast job-site mobility. The travel speed on the GP-2400 is 105 ft. per minute (32 mpm) to quickly cross the job site or move from one pour to the next. Low speed is variable, up to 35 ft. per minute (10.7 mpm).

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