New combination concrete slipform paver and placer/spreader from GOMACO to launch at CONEXPO
GOMACO is building on the success of the GP360, the industry's first combination concrete slipform paver and placer/spreader on two tracks. This year at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023, GOMACO will introduce the GP460 for wider width operations. As a placer/spreader with a 60 inch (1524 mm) belt, the GP460 will accommodate widths up to 50 feet (15.2 m) wide. As a concrete slipform paver, the GP460 will pave widths up to 40 feet (12.2 m) wide.
The new machine is built on the framework of the GOMACO two-track GP4 slipform paver with the ability to convert the prime mover into a concrete placer/spreader. The prime mover is equipped with vibrator circuits for paving and auger drive circuits for placing. Controlling the new technology is made possible with the GOMACO-exclusive G+ digital control system. G+ handles the controls conversion needed for each application while also bringing onboard Machine to Machine (M2M) communication, sonic sensors, 3D machine guidance, and more.
The GOMACO GP460 is powered by a Caterpillar C7.1 turbocharged diesel engine to efficiently drive the conveyor belt and distribute concrete across the grade. The high-volume, 60-inch (1524 mm) conveyor belt can be mounted on either the left or right side, depending on job site conditions and the location of the haul road. It has a discharge speed of up to 492.5 feet per minute (150 mpm) for fast and efficient concrete placement. A controllable material deflector directs the flow of concrete at the discharge end of the conveyor for placement accuracy. A dual-drive auger system moves the material to the centre or outer areas and across the strike-off.
The GP460 is available with an optional sonic sensor system to monitor the concrete depth as it is placed. Information from the sonic sensors is utilized by the G+ control system on the paver using M2M communication to provide an optimum and consistent head of concrete in front of the paver.
The GP460 placer/spreader slipform paver will make its world debut at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023. It will be part of GOMACO's display of 13 pieces of equipment showcasing the company's full line of concrete paving and support equipment.