GOMACO introduces world's first battery-powered slipform curb machine
GOMACO Corporation has introduced the world's first battery-powered slipform curb machine, the CC-1200e.
The GOMACO CC-1200e electric curb machine is equipped with a power-dense 48 VDC lithium-ion battery pack. The result is a paver with zero emissions, reduced vibrations, and zero engine noise. The lithium-ion batteries provide enough power for a full day of paving.
The machine also features the GOMACO-exclusive G+ control system with a full-function radio remote control that puts all machine operations in the hands of the operator. Travel control, manual three-point grade control, cross-auger directional controls, vibrator control dial, warning lights, and emergency stop are all located on the remote's control panel.
The CC-1200e is also equipped with rotary-sensored slew drive steering on its front wheel assemblies allowing smoother paving, easier control, and maximum turning capability with the ability to slipform a 24 inch (610 mm) radius, depending on the mold profile.
The compact curb machine has a 19 cubic foot (0.54 cubic metres) hopper capacity with up to 15 inches (381 mm) of horizontal sliding capabilities for easy alignment with ready-mix trucks. The hopper features a 12 inch (305 mm) diameter by 5.5 foot (1.68 m) long auger to move the concrete at variable speeds up to 43 rpm.
Curb molds can be interchanged easily and can be positioned on either side of the CC-1200e for right-side or left-side paving. It is equipped with one variable speed electric vibrator that is coordinated with the stop switch to provide automatic on/off vibrator control synchronized with the forward travel of the paver.
The CC-1200e is 8.2 feet (2.5 m) long and 7.8 feet (2.38 m) wide. Its rear track and two front-wheel assemblies allow up to 93 feet per minute (28.3 mpm) auxiliary travel speed to move from one pour to the next or loading/unloading on a new project.