GOMACO develops highly versatile compact sidewalk paver
GOMACO's GT3200 paver suits sidewalk duties and offers versatility
Gomaco is introducing the GT-3200 sidewalk paver with an adjustable aggregate base mold on the front and a sidewalk paving mold on the rear. This three-track paver is designed for zero-clearance sidewalk rehabilitation projects, to meet a contractor’s unique request. The front-mounted adjustable aggregate base mold spreads the base aggregate for the sidewalk. During the first pass, rock is placed on grade and an auger spreads the material, while three pan vibrators fitted to the mold start compaction. The base mold has two heavy-duty hydraulic cylinders that provide 356mm of hydraulic lift for setting the grade depth below the track line and raising the mold for the paving pass.
During the second paving pass, the sidewalk is slipformed with a minimum-clearance trailing mold. The GT-3200 sidewalk paver has a 508mm wide by 4.3m long folding conveyor. The conveyor allows ready-mix trucks to discharge from the street instead of driving over existing curb to reach the paver. The hydraulic pivoting conveyor has also been designed to rotate 180° to load concrete into the hopper from either side of the machine and to avoid obstacles associated with zero-clearance paving. The GOMACO-proven sidewalk mold features hydraulic adjustable sideplates to form the GOMACO edge, while a trailing stainless pan provides the superior finish. The sidewalk mold can also be equipped with a bar inserter for placing transverse bars into the slab, if required by project specifications.
The GT-3200 sidewalk paver features all-track steering for manoeuvrability and can be transported without removing either the front-mounted adjustable aggregate base mold or the rear-mounted sidewalk paving mold. It also features the latest G+ control system while power comes from a C4.4T Caterpillar diesel rated at 67.9kW.