GOMACO to Unveil GT-3600 Curb, Gutter Machine at World of Concrete
Mon December 17, 2018 - Southeast Edition #26 GOMACO
GOMACO's new Xtreme GT-3600 curb and gutter machine was displayed for the first time ever in GOMACO's booth in the Central Hall at World of Concrete 2019. The GT-3600 was the first three-track machine to slipform a 24-in. radius, and now, with the Xtreme package on board, tight-radius paving is easier and more efficient than ever before. The Xtreme package adds G+ radius software with slew drives, smart-sensored hydraulics and intelligence to the GOMACO GT-3600.
Xtreme steering and ultimate intelligence have been added to each of the GT-3600's three tracks and include rotary-sensored slew drives, sensored All-Track Steering and All-Track Positioning, and smart hydraulic cylinders. The Xtreme GT-3600's tracks can now rotate farther than ever before. The smart cylinders allow the G+ control system to know the exact position of all three tracks so it can make steering adjustments as needed. It's the ultimate in finite and accurate machine control.
The first three-track slipform curb and gutter machine to slipform a 24 in. radius now features GOMACO's Xtreme Radius program for tight radii on stringline. The G+ radius software allows the operator to program the size of the radius into the controller.
G+ calibrates and manages all the aspects of traveling around the radius, including track angles and individual variable track speeds. As the Xtreme GT-3600 approaches the radius, with the values already dialed in, the operator activates the radius program, and the machine slipforms around the radius. It's that easy for any operator to pour a curb and gutter radius. The individual track speed control provides smooth machine travel around the radius. The G+ control system also easily interfaces with any of the major 3D guidance systems for the same smooth control.
A smart hydraulic cylinder also is utilized for intelligent offset when telescoping and sideshifting the mold mounting system. The smart cylinders provide G+ the ability of repeatable mold offset. The trimmerhead and mold also have independent vertical adjustments for raising and lowering to work around job-site challenges.
The Xtreme GT-3600 is equipped with the latest in Tier IV technology. Along with Tier IV is a new optimized cooling package with a hydraulic fan controlled by G+. G+ adapts the cooling needs to individual jobsite conditions for a quiet and efficient operation. Fuel efficiency also has been optimized and combined with an increased fuel capacity for an uninterrupted day of paving. The Xtreme GT-3600 also is available with GOMACO Remote Diagnostics (GRD) for machine troubleshooting, diagnostic reviews, software updates, and more.
The GT-3600 was just one of the GOMACO curb and gutter machines featuring Xtreme technology on display at World of Concrete 2019. The Xtreme Commander IIIx was displayed, slipforming a tight-radius curb and gutter application, while the 3300 was set up as a right-side pour curb and gutter machine.
The GT-3200 is now equipped with G+ controls and a rotary-sensored slew drive on its front track for maximum turning capabilities and accuracy while slipforming with a compact curb and gutter machine. It was shown for the first time at World of Concrete.
GOMACO's smallest curb machine, the Curb Cadet, was also featured in the World of Concrete booth. Concrete slipform placing and paving was highlighted with the GOMACO RTP-500 rubber-tracked placer and the GP3 intelligent slipform paver.
Rounding out GOMACO's display was a C-450 cylinder finisher for bridge deck and flat slab applications.
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