Commander IIIx: extreme radius slipforming
GOMACO software engineers have created a new Xtreme Package that manages all aspects of travelling around the radius
The new Commander IIIx features extreme turning capabilities, allowing it to slipform a 24-inch (610-mm) radius. It is unlike any other Commander ever built by GOMACO. It uses the new Xtreme Package for multi-application pavers, which includes rotary-sensored slew drives on each of the three tracks for steering, sensored leg positioning, independent travel circuits to each track, radius software, GOMACO’s three-sensor radius system and repeatable mold offset.
GOMACO’s software engineers have created a new extreme radius software bundle for the G+ control system that allows the operator to program the size of the radius into the controller. As the three-track Commander IIIx approaches the radius, with the values already dialed in, the operator activates the radius program, and the curb and gutter machine slipforms around the radius. This makes it easy for any operator to pour a radius.
G+ manages all aspects of travelling around the radius, including track angles and variable track speeds. When paving with stringline, the Commander IIIx uses the GOMACO three sensor steer system for the tight radius. The proper speed of each of the tracks is maintained by G+ with independent hydraulic circuits to each track, so each one is travelling at the necessary varied speed to maintain the smooth radius. The Commander IIIx’s three tracks, equipped with rotary-sensored slew drives, also make slipforming curb and gutter easier in tight clearance conditions. Their extreme turn capability, combined with the Commander IIIx’s All-Track Steering and All-Track Positioning, make it the ultimate intelligent paver, GOMACO says.
All-Track Positioning on the Commander IIIx includes a smart hydraulic cylinder on all three legs. Now, because of the smart cylinders, G+ knows the position of all three tracks. Intelligent offset is accomplished with a smart hydraulic cylinder for telescoping the mold mounting system. This provides G+ the ability for repeatable mold offset. The trimmerhead and mold have independent vertical adjustments for raising and lowering.
G+ quiet technology makes this one of the quietest pavers on the market today. It has been built to accommodate Tier 4 engines and their cooling package. In the optimized cooling package, the hydraulic fan is controlled by G+. The system adapts to job site conditions for quiet and efficient operation.
It has improved fuel efficiency with a power-optimized engine and load-sensed hydraulic circuits.
Excellent fuel efficiency combined with an increased fuel capacity allows an uninterrupted day of paving on the project.
The Commander IIIx pivoting operator’s console allows the operator to have hands-on control and clear view no matter what application is being slipformed or what the direction of travel.
An on-board camera to monitor designated areas of the slipforming process is available, can be positioned anywhere around the paver and feeds live to the G+ display on the operator’s console.
The Commander IIIx’s G+ control system easily interfaces with stringline or a 3D guidance system for curb and gutter, tight radius applications. It is also available with GOMACO Remote Diagnostics (GRD) for machine troubleshooting, diagnostic reviews, software updates, and more.