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New Concept COMMANDER III

Photo: New Concept COMMANDER IIIWhen you choose the GOMACO three-track Commander III, you know you have the latest technology available today to achieve your goals in concrete paving. This technology improves paving accuracy and provides easier setup, troubleshooting and operation.

GOMACO has built its reputation on the single factor of customer satisfaction. Our products are designed for maximum versatility and quality to get you the most return on your investment.

GOMACO has a tradition of quality, innovation and service, and will continue to meet the global challenges of today and the future.


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Next Generation Commander III Featuring G+® Control System
And Tier 4 Engines
 
 

The placement of the engine in the framework is reversed to provide air intake to the radiator and to avoid the concrete loading from a front-facing design.

The GOMACO Commander III, the best-selling multi-application slipform paver of all time, just got better. The next generation Commander III’s new design was driven by the new GOMACO G+ control system and the new Tier 4 engines.

  • The next generation Commander III features a redesigned frame and operator’s platform with a new pivoting operator’s control console. The frame has been rebuilt to accommodate Tier 4 engines and their cooling packages.
  • The placement of the engine in the framework is reversed to provide air intake to the radiator and to avoid the concrete loading from a front-facing design. This reversed positioning also provides increased operator visibility. The redesigned engine shroud provides easy access to service and fill points. The Commander III has a new optimized cooling package with the hydraulic fan controlled by G+ to adapt cooling needs to job-site conditions for both a quiet and efficient operation.
  • The pivoting operator’s console allows the operator to have hands-on control and ultimate visibility no matter what application is being slipformed or what the direction of travel.
  • Along with the increased operator visibility, the next generation Commander III offers increased operator comfort. The operator’s platform is now isolated to eliminate vibration. It’s also quieter to work on the platform or around the machine.
  • 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 next generation Commander III has the new GBox on every leg to accommodate improved steering and grade with G+ controls. It’s part of GOMACO’s electronic and hydraulic initiative. GBox features a new location for the slave controller and proportional valves, reduces hose and wiring needs, eases serviceability and troubleshooting, and provides easy access with a horizontal swing door at ground level.
  • G+ controls make all of these advancements possible on the next generation Commander III, including hydraulic fan speed, pivoting operating console, the electronic and hydraulic initiative and more.
  • G+ controls will also accommodate telematics for remote engine and machine monitoring. It’s all part of the power and limitless potential of the exclusive, new GOMACO G+ control system.
  • For the first time ever, the three-track Commander III will be available with an optional on-board camera as a new device to monitor designated areas of the slipforming process. The camera can be positioned anywhere around the paver and feeds live to the G+ display on the console.
     
 
The next generation Commander III at CONEXPO-CON/AGG was set up for barrier paving. The new design was driven by the GOMACO G+ control system and Tier 4 engines.   Each leg has the new GBox (seen on this rear leg), which features a new location for the slave controller and proportional valves, reduces hose and wiring needs, eases serviceability and troubleshooting, and provides easy access with a horizontal swing door at ground level.
     
 
The excellent fuel efficiency and an increased fuel capacity allows an uninterrupted day of paving on your project.   The next generation Commander III features a redesigned frame and operator's console. G+ ConnectTM provides easy recognition of all guidance systems.
 
 
The GBox on every leg of the next generation Commander III provides improved steering and grade with G+ controls. It is visible on the machine in the left photo on the front leg, and on the leg behind the water tank in the right photo.
 
 
  G+ controls makes all of the advancements possible on the next generation Commander III, including hydraulic fan speed, pivoting operating console, the electronic and hydraulic initiative, and more.
 
 
 
The pivoting console allows the operator to have hands-on control and ultimate visibility no matter what application is being slipformed or what the direction of travel.   The operator's console has GOMACO's new, sliding protective cover to shield it from the elements. The cover can also be locked.
 
 
The Commander III has a new optimized cooling package with the hydraulic fan controlled by G+ to adapt cooling needs to job-site conditions for both a quiet and efficient operation.   The frame has been rebuilt to accommodate Tier 4 engines and their cooling packages. The next generation Commander III has improved fuel efficiency with a power-optimized engine and load-sensed hydraulic circuits.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Three-Track Commander III Brings A New Dimension To Paving
The GOMACO Commander III is recognized around the world as the elite multi-application slipform paver in the concrete construction industry.

Whether the job calls for curb and gutter, monolithic sidewalk and curb and gutter, recreational trail, barrier wall, bridge safety parapet, or irrigation canal, no other paving machine in history has been capable of tackling more types of projects and satisfying more customers. The Commander III is also available with four-tracks, and can slipform up to 20 ft. (6 m) wide.

The list of applications continues to grow as contractors and GOMACO work in partnership on new innovations and attachments. The Commander III is the most job-proven slipform paver in the world with over 40 years of technology built in.

 

 

 

 

 


GOMACO-Designed G+ Control System

GOMACO G+ control systemOnce you experience G+ controls, you won’t be satisfied with anything else. It’s a control system that is both easy to learn and easy to operate. G+ expresses itself in easy to understand international icons and full script explanations. It operates in all the major languages of the world and in imperial or the metric number system. It has a lightning-fast processing speed and features two-way communications between paver accessories and G+. Its instant digital feedback combined with the tight closed-loop electronic and hydraulic control creates a G+ paving experience that is smooth, efficient, and accurate. There is nothing on the market that can compare, because G+ is a proprietary system designed by our in-house control experts based on what we have learned from years of experience in the field and from what we have learned from you, our customer.

- Machine Setup and Operation are Simple
- Machine Response is Faster
- Troubleshooting is Pinpointed, Quicker, and Easier

The exclusive GOMACO G+ control system features self-diagnostics for grade and steering. It features new and easy-to-operate hardware with steering and travel dials. The elevation jog buttons, located to the left of the display screen, are used to manually change the elevation of the leg when the control loop is set to manual mode. The steering jog buttons, located above the display screen, are used to manually change the steer direction of the leg when the control loop is in the manual mode.

A flat 165 millimeter (6.5 inch) anti-glare display screen is provided with sensor-controlled backlight levels for superior visibility in all operating conditions. The screen is rugged and shock resistant in its construction to protect against dust, moisture, and rain. G+ provides a full color display on the control panel to illustrate the various aspects of the paver for set up and operation. A “run” screen on the control panel illustrates the various aspects of the paver. It includes leg position, paving speed and percentage of drive, steering, travel information, grade information and deviation meters, and more. Newly designed icons and color graphics make it easy to understand and easy to identify the targeted functions. G+ controls feature a detailed fault history with the time stamp, date, and information to track when each fault occurred. GOMACO’s G+ control system has been proven around the world.


Fast Tracking Speed - Saves Time and Money
Fast Job-Site Mobility
High-Production Slipforming
The track circuits on the three-track machine provide up to 49 fpm (15 mpm) operating speed for high-production paving and 125 fpm (38 mpm) travel speed, allowing quick and easy job-site mobility.

GOMACO’s Simultaneous Trimming and Pouring Design
GOMACO’s trim/pour design assures maximum concrete yield. The Commander III is equipped with a 42 in. (1067 mm) wide sectionalized trimmerhead. Extensions are available on the unique sectionalized trimmerhead for trimming up to 10 ft. (3.05 m) wide. This means more production because the trimmer cuts only as wide as necessary and eliminates unnecessary backfill behind the pour. The trimmerhead has 36 in. (914 mm) hydraulic sideshift, 18 in. (457 mm) of hydraulic vertical adjustment and an extra 6 in. (152 mm) of manual vertical adjustment.

Fast Concrete Loading Provides Increased Production
The charging conveyor on the Commander III provides fast concrete loading, which increases production. The conveyor is hydraulically powered and reversible. The charging conveyor is 24 in. (610 mm) wide and 17 ft. 1 in. (5.21 m) long between pulley centers. The belt speed is variable up to 320 fpm (97.54 mpm). The four-way pivoting conveyor mount provides hydraulic positioning (slide and tilt) for negotiating discharge from the ready-mix trucks and grade variations. The belt wiper features segmented blades mounted on individual cushions. This allows the cleaning tips to conform to the center of the belt for continuous contact without the need for constant adjustment.

Wide Variety of Stringline, Clamps, Rods and Sensor Line Accessories Available

GOMACO has a wide variety of stringline, clamps, rods, and sensor line accessories.

GOMACO sensor line is designed specifically for electronically controlled equipment. Sensor line and sensors provide the grade and steering information linked to the GOMACO operating system, located on the operator panel. The GOMACO electronic-over-hydraulic sensor system provides intelligent control of grade and steering for paving accuracy, and ease of operation.

Stringline stakes are made of high carbon steel, designed for a long life. Stakes are available in various lengths, ranging from 18 in. (457 mm) to 5 ft. (1.52 m). The stringline stakes range in diameter from 0.75 in. (19 mm) to 0.875 in. (22 mm).

One-piece and quick-set spring-action zinc-plated clamps are available.

The stringline zinc-plated, slotted rods are 18 in. (457 mm) in length and will accommodate a 0.125 in. (3 mm) diameter stringline.

GOMACO has many other sensor line accessories to choose from.


Sideshifting and Vertical-Lifting Trimmerhead, Mold and Hold-Down
The Commander III features the sideshifting and vertical-lifting trimmerhead, mold drawbar and hold-down assembly. The mounts on the Commander III provide up to 36 in. (914 mm) hydraulic sideshift, 18 in. (457 mm) of hydraulic vertical adjustment and 6 in. (152 mm) of manual vertical adjustment. This enables the trimmerhead and mold to be raised or shifted to clear obstacles. The versatility of the trimmer, mold, and the rolling hydraulic hold-down allows slope to be applied to the curb and gutter while the machine remains level, thereby retaining stability. The hold-down assembly, with limiting rods, allows compensated pressure to be applied to the rear of the mold to control uplifting. The mold is designed to allow for side-to-side movement for radius work.

Guillotine-Style and California-Style Curb Depressors Available for Driveways

Another feature on the Commander III is the optional hydraulically powered driveway blockouts, available for curb and gutter molds. This feature allows the Commander III to eliminate wasted material while slipforming through driveways.

Guillotine-style curb depressor
California-style curb depressor
The Guillotine-style curb depressor is hydraulically powered. It has a straight blade that enters the face of the curb while slipforming through driveways. The depressor can be changed to other molds if molds are slotted and clamped to accept the driveway cutout.
The California-style curb depressor is hydraulically powered. It has a curved blade that enters the face for use on curb and gutter molds while slipforming through driveways. The depressor graduates the curb in and out for the driveway, providing a smoother finish.

Advantages of All-Track Steering (ATS) and All-Track Positioning (ATP)
GOMACO Corporation sells more curb and gutter machines than anyone else in the world and we offer machines with all-track steer and machines with single-track steer. Your concrete paver is a machine that is making you money every minute you have concrete coming out of the mold and All-Track Steering and All-Track Positioning have definite advantages that you will want to consider in your purchasing selection process.

Click here to read more about All-Track Steering (ATS) and All-Track Positioning (ATP).


Three-Track Barrier and Parapet Provide Versatility
Slipforming median barrier and bridge parapet are standard applications for the versatile GOMACO Commander III. Whether you are paving standard or variable barrier, the three-track system assures stability over grade variations. The Commander III will slipform barrier or parapet without modifications. Minimum-clearance requirements are easily achieved with the side-mounted mold. The mold can be center-mounted to allow working in a 10 ft. (3.05 m) wide area.

Custom Canopy For New GOMACO Commander III Machines
A contractor from Canada had a special request, a canopy for their new GOMACO Commander III curb and gutter machine to shield their operators from the weather. GOMACO engineers, in turn, designed one to fit the machine.

The operator’s platform on the Commander III was modified, and the hydraulics and electrical components were added in order to raise and lower the canopy. The support beams on the canopy are hydraulic, and they can raise and lower. The canopy swings up manually, and the windshield is unpinned and swings outward. In the above photo and in the video, the blue protection paper is still visible on the windshield plexiglass.

 

 


Paving Packages Add Versatility To Three-Track Commander
The Commander III, in the three-track mode, equipped with the versatile 12 ft. (3.66 m) paving package, will handle paving widths from 7 ft. to 12 ft. (2 m to 3.66 m) with minimum side clearance. The 16 ft. (5 m) paving package can accommodate widths from 7 ft. to 16 ft. (2 m to 5 m). The 16 ft. (5 m) paving assembly includes frame extensions for 12 ft. (3.66 m), 14 ft. (4.27 m) and 16 ft. (5 m) wide pours, and a left leg mount. GOMACO paving packages are an easy bolt-on attachment without major structural modifications required. The paving package kit also includes additional vibrator circuits, valves, switches and hydraulics to change from the standard machine to paving package set-up. Whether you choose the 12 ft. (3.66 m) or 16 ft. (5 m) paving package option, you can be assured it will fit all of your wider width slipform paving applications.

Three-Track Commander Transforms to a Four-Track Paver

The three-track Commander prime mover drives over the supported four-track frame. The left end car has been removed from the frame to allow the rear leg of the Commander to move through the framework.

The Commander is attached to the four-track frame. The pivoting left front mount is removed. The three-track assemblies (leg and track) are utilized for the four-track paving mode. The left front track assembly (Track #1) on the Commander is positioned as the left front on the four-track frame. The right front track assembly (Track #2) on the Commander is positioned as the right front on the four-track frame. The rear track assembly (Track #3) on the Commander is positioned as the right rear on the four-track frame. Location of the steering cylinder on each track assembly dictates its positioning in the transformation.

The end car on the four-track frame is attached, and the left front track assembly from the Commander is attached. The additional fourth track assembly is attached to the left rear of the frame. The four-track paver drives over the paving mold for quick attachment.


GOMACO’S Selective Steer Controls

featuring steering choices for job-site mobility and transportability

Stringline Steer Mode ... This mode is selected when steering is to be controlled by the steering sensors. The controller automatically recognizes where the sensors are plugged in and assigns steering, slope, or dual stringline to the appropriate tracks and display meters. With the machine on line and in automatic steer, the operator walks the machine in reverse to the existing curb and gutter, utilizing the Reverse Steer feature. Then, flips the switch to forward steer to start slipforming.
Coordinated Steer ... For minimum turning radius. When the steer select switch is in the “coordinated steer” position, the steering control dial will control the turning of the tracks. When the dial is in the center position, the tracks will be straight ahead. If the dial is turned left or right from the center position, the leading tracks will turn in the corresponding direction and the trailing tracks will turn in the opposite direction.
Crab Steer ... Walk sideways for ease in putting the machine on line. When the steer select switch is in the “crab steer” position, the steering control dial will control the turning of the tracks. If the dial is turned left or right from the center position, all tracks will turn in the corresponding direction to walk the machine to the side.
Front Steer ... When the steer select switch is in the “front steer” position and the steering control dial is turned left or right from the center position, the front tracks will turn in the corresponding direction and the rear tracks will remain straight.
Rear Steer ... When the steer select switch is in the “rear steer” position and the steering control dial is turned left or right from the center position, the rear tracks will turn in the corresponding direction and the front tracks will remain straight.

Designed For Safety

The Commander III is carefully designed to give years of dependable and safe service. Emergency stop buttons are located on strategic areas of the machine. The E-Stops are on the operator’s console and on corners of the machine, or can be positioned at various points on the machine providing optimal use for specific applications. Other safety features include track guards, warning decals, an operator’s manual, and a safety manual. GOMACO machines are also designed to provide the operator maximum visibility over the entire paving operation.

GOMACO Corporation Recommnds The Implementation Of All Safety Procedures.

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