GOMACO’s New GT-3200 Offers Slipform Safety Barrier

Tue January 20, 2009 - National Edition

GOMACO’s new generation GT-3200 curb and gutter slipform paver, with right-side or left-side pour capabilities. It can now be used to slipform safety barrier up to 40 in. (1 m) tall. New features on the GT-3200 now allow its barrier capabilities.

The new generation GT-3200, with front-steer capability, features a piston-style front leg that utilizes a round inner tube and a keyway for steering control. The new front leg, with steering cylinder, provides more steering torque for tighter turning capabilities and maneuverability around the job site. The GT-3200’s rear legs were made three times stronger than before and are now capable of handling barrier molds up to 40 in. tall.

The GOMACO-designed G+ controls on the GT-3200 provide a more powerful controller for enhanced paving accuracy and electronic monitoring of steering and grade, according to the manufacturer.

The GT-3200’s C4.4T Caterpillar Tier III engine with 91 hp (68 kW) at 2,300 rpm provides power for barrier applications.

The machine’s front track assembly can be mounted to the flange on the front of the machine for a left-side pour, or mounted to a flange on the back of the machine for a right-side pour. The side-mounted operator’s platform has a modular design and is strategically positioned to allow the operator to view the delivery of concrete to the receiving area and to the hopper of the barrier mold. The operator has an enhanced view of the finished barrier, while maintaining hands-on control of the machine.

The new style GT-3200 features the same hydraulically telescoping frame as previous models. It allows up to 36 in. (91.4 cm) of lateral leg movement to accommodate changing job-site requirements.

For more information, call 712/364-3347 or visit www.gomaco.com.

(This story also can be found on Construction Equipment Guide’s Web site at www.constructionequipmentguide.com.) CEG