Gomaco Xtreme GT-3600
Finite and accurate machine control for curbs and gutters
GOMACO's GT-3600 was the first three-track machine to slipform a 24-inch (610-mm) radius and now, the new Xtreme GT-3600 curb and gutter machine with the Xtreme package on board makes tight radius paving easier and more efficient than ever before. The Xtreme package adds G+ radius software with slew drives, smart-sensored hydraulics, and intelligence to the GOMACO GT-3600. The Xtreme GT-3600 will be displayed for the first time ever in GOMACO's booth in the Central Hall at World of Concrete 2019 in Las Vegas.
Xtreme steering and intelligence has been added to each of the GT-3600's three tracks and includes rotary-sensored slew drives, sensored All-Track Steering and All-Track Positioning, and smart hydraulic cylinders. The Xtreme GT-3600's tracks can now rotate further than ever before. The smart cylinders allow the G+ control system to know the exact position of all three tracks so it can make steering adjustments as needed. It's the ultimate in finite and accurate machine control, the company says.
With GOMACO's Xtreme Radius program for tight radii on stringline, the G+ radius software allows the operator to program the size of the radius into the controller. G+ calibrates and manages all the aspects of travelling around the radius, including track angles and individual variable track speeds. As the Xtreme GT-3600 approaches the radius, with the values already dialed in, the operator activates the radius program and the machine slipforms around the radius. It's that easy for any operator to pour a curb and gutter radius. The individual track speed control provides smooth machine travel around the radius. The G+ control system also easily interfaces with any of the major 3D guidance systems for the same smooth control.
A smart hydraulic cylinder is also utilized for intelligent offset when telescoping and sideshifting the mold mounting system. The smart cylinders provide G+ the ability of repeatable mold offset. The trimmerhead and mold also have independent vertical adjustments for raising and lowering to work around jobsite challenges.
The Xtreme GT-3600 is equipped with the latest in Tier 4 technology. Along with Tier 4 is a new optimized cooling package with a hydraulic fan controlled by G+. G+ adapts the cooling needs to individual jobsite conditions for a quiet and efficient operation. Fuel efficiency has also been optimized and combined with an increased fuel capacity for an uninterrupted day of paving. The Xtreme GT-3600 is also available with GOMACO Remote Diagnostics (GRD) for machine troubleshooting, diagnostic reviews, software updates, and more.
The GT-3600 will be just one of the GOMACO curb and gutter machines featuring Xtreme technology on display at World of Concrete 2019. There will also be a whole range of other machines demonstrating various capabilities and features to make concrete paving easier, faster and more accurate.
This GOMACO paving train at work on a project in London, Ontario, includes a PS-2600 placer/spreader, four-track GP3 paver and T/C-600 texture/cure machine.
The GP3 has a rear-mounted bar inserter and GSI (GOMACO Smoothness Indicator) units provide on-the-go smoothness readings. The PS-2600 features the GOMACO exclusive G+ control system with self-diagnostics for front and rear grade, cross slope, steering, reverse steering, and spreading accuracy and ease of operation.
GOMACO's texturing/curing T/C-600 accomplishes tasks quickly because of its optional high travel speed of 176 fpm (53.6 mpm), the fastest in the industry.