An engineer’s concept drawing illustrates the new look of the next generation Commander III, available in the fall of 2014.
GOMACO will introduce the next generation three-track Commander III at ConExpo-Con/AGG 2014. The next generation Commander III’s new design was driven by the new GOMACO G+ control system and the new Tier IV engines; it will be available to Contractors this fall.
The next generation Commander III features a redesigned frame and operator’s platform with a new pivoting operator’s control console. The frame has been rebuilt to accommodate Tier IV engines and their cooling packages. The placement of the engine in the framework is reversed to provide increased operator visibility and the redesigned engine shroud provides easy access to service and fill points. The pivoting operator’s console allows the operator to have hands-on control and ultimate visibility no matter what application is being slipformed or what the direction of travel.
For the first time ever, the three-track Commander III will be available with an optional on-board camera as a new safety device to survey designated areas of the slipforming process. The camera can be positioned anywhere around the paver and feeds live to the G+ display on the console.
Along with the increased operator visibility, the next generation Commander III offers increased operator comfort. The operator’s platform is now isolated to eliminate vibration. It’s also quieter to work on the platform or around the machine. The Commander III has a new 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 next generation Commander III has the new GBox on every leg to accommodate improved steering and grade with G+ controls. It’s part of GOMACO’s electronic and hydraulic initiative. GBox features a new location for the slave controller and proportional valves, reduces hose and wiring needs, eases serviceability and troubleshooting, and provides easy access with a horizontal swing door at ground level.
G+ controls make all of these advancements possible on the next generation Commander III, including hydraulic fan speed, pivoting operating console, the electronic and hydraulic initiative and more. G+ controls also will accommodate telematics for remote engine and machine monitoring. It’s all part of the new GOMACO G+ control system.
GOMACO will showcase a full paving train in its booth, including a PS-2600 placer/spreader, the next generation four-track GHP-2800 slipform paver, and the new four-track T/C-5600 texture/cure machine. G+ technology also will be featured in GOMACO’s largest ConExpo-Con/AGG display ever. The G+ advantage for high-production curb and gutter, sidewalk, safety barrier, half-width and full-width paving, variable width paving, and paving with automatic dowel bar insertion will be on display. The newest updates for the GSI, the GOMACO smoothness indicator tool for reading and achieving optimum rideability results, will be showcased. The C-450 bridge deck finisher will round out GOMACO’s display in Booth 51059 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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