GOMACO says that its new GP4, unveiled at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, is able to pave widths of up to 12.2m. The machine features GOMACO’s latest technology including a smart telescoping frame, smart pivot arms and extreme steering capabilities, as well as the latest G+ control package. The GP4 benefits from a dual-telescoping roller frame with smart cylinders and the smart telescoping system for accurate frame widening. It also has an automatic width reference while the modular roller frame telescopes up to 2.1m on each side, allowing a total 4.3m of telescoping ability. The GP4 paver features smart pivot arms for leg positioning, as well as the firm’s smart track steering technology. The sophisticated steering system allows sharper turning circles than would be normally achieved for this size of machine. The leg sensors work together with the paver’s G+® control system, providing accurate data on each track’s location and position.
The GP4 is also said to be easy to transport as the operator can put the machine into the special mode by turning the legs around. When the tracks are in the transport position, the machine can be loaded onto a trailer for haulage to the next site.
The G+ Connect package meanwhile allows all the smart accessories and guidance systems for the GOMACO paver to be easily interfaced. The user can link up with the customer’s own choice of 3D guidance system, whether from Leica Geosystems, Topcon or Trimble. The G+ Connect system also allows the customer to use an IDBI, tie bar inserter (TBI), power transition adjuster (PTA), GOMACO Smoothness Indicator.
Other sophisticated features of the GP4 include the latest telematics and remote diagnostics technology. GOMACO Remote Diagnostics (GRD) is now well proven and allows customers to track when, and where equipment is being used. The system also provides full diagnostics visibility for the machine at GOMACO’s headquarters, at the customer’s workshop, or on the job site.
The system can transmit G+ settings, configuration and fault history for fast diagnosis. It also allows software updates, fleet management and service indicators.