GOMACO’s smart multi-use paver
Versatile smart paver from GOMACO
GOMACO says that its new 3300 multi-application slipform paver is both smart and versatile. The 3300 features tight steering capabilities with smart leg and track positioning, as well as a smart telescoping mold mounting system that allows paving on the right side or left side. The firm’s GT-3300 has now been re-engineered with the latest technology such as the new version of the G+ control system. GOMACO’s 3300 was specifically designed for right side and left side pour capabilities and features a symmetrical design allowing paving from either side. It has a U-shaped operator’s platform giving a good all round view of the paving operation while the control console can slide from side-to-side to suit pour direction. The design includes a 6.1m conveyor with four-way hydraulic positioning that allows accurate concrete placement into the hopper on either side of the machine. The four-way positioning includes pivoting tilt, pivoting swing, longitudinal slide, and sideshifting. The conveyor hydraulically folds to reduce the overall transport length of the paver.
The 3300’s tight steering is achieved with hydraulic rotational drives on the tracks and G+ controls. The 3300’s two front legs are mounted on parallelogram-style pivot arms and the rear leg has power slide for positioning. The smart leg positioning is accomplished with smart cylinders and the G+ digital control system along with smart track rotation to provide the G+ control system with the exact location and position of the tracks and reference to the straight ahead line. Another feature is the smart telescoping mold mounting system for reference to G+ for repeatable mold offset. It has the GOMACO Hook-and-Go mold mounting system to change from one mold profile to the next. The trimmerhead and mold sideshift and vertically-adjust to clear obstacles which allows the 3300 to pave right up to obstacles. The G+ control system interfaces with stringline or a 3D guidance system for the 3300 multi-application paver.