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A GOMACO GHP-2800 with IDBI and two paver-mounted GSI® units slipforms Highway 67 with a Topcon 3D guidance system between Cash and Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. The IDBI on this GP-4000 inserts 40 bars, 9.8 in. (250 mm) apart, across the width of the paving pass on this project in the Czech Republic.

Read more about this project in GOMACO World 35.2.

This four-track GHP-2800 with IDBI is paving 24 feet (7.3 m) wide, 11.5 inches (292 mm) thick, on U.S. Route 24 in Ohio. The IDBI is inserting 24 bars every 15 feet (4.6 m) on-the-go for the transverse joints.

Read more about this project in GOMACO World 39.2.


The IDBI features a tamper bar, unique oscillating straightedge, paving pan and stainless.

This GHP-2800 with IDBI is slipforming a highway in Michigan.

GOMACO's IDBI is the industry's most productive, accurate and compact system for the automatic insertion of dowel bars across a finished concrete slab.


A new generation of computers brought across changes to the system. GOMACO's IDBI has operator-friendly, and patented programming that gives the operator quick and easy control of the entire operation.

This GP-2800 with IDBI is paving 24 feet (7.3 m) wide. The IDBI inserts 24 bars every 14.8 feet (4.5 m) for the transverse joint.

Read more about this project in GOMACO World 30.3.

Highway 81, a two-lane highway connecting Nebraska and Kansas, was slipformed with a GHP-2800 with IDBI. The 36 miles (58 km) of roadway was 29.5 foot (9 m) wide and 10 inches (254 mm) thick.

Read more about this project in GOMACO World 31.2.

Vibration is applied to the forks on insertion to consolidate and close the concrete around the inserted bars. The paver never stops during the insertion process. Presetting and adjusting joint spacing for IDBI activation is easy to understand and simple to program. Bar inserters for longitudinal joints can be programmed and controlled through this same system.

GOMACO's exclusive computer-controlled, smart-cylinder technology provides the state-of-the-art system to maintain the accountability of the depths of the bars upon insertion into the slab.

GOMACO's IDBI is the shortest in the industry from track-to-track and the only one available for a two-track paver. This provides consistent grade and slab depth while mowing through vertical curves and makes it the easiest in the world to set up and transport.

Read more about this project in GOMACO World 28.3.

A smooth GOMACO finish and rideability can be obtained with the IDBI.

Above is a side view of the IDBI operating on a two-track GP-4000.

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GOMACO World Stories

GOMACO Snapshots 43.1 - Cash and Walnut Ridge, Arkansas

Two-Track IDBI Earns Ride on an Arizona Project - McNeil Brothers

Smoothest Concrete Pavement in the State of New York - Surianello General Concrete

THIS is a Paving Project– The I-15 CORE - Provo River Constructors

Beating the IRI with Smooth Paving on an Ohio Highway - Shelly & Sands Inc.

A GOMACO Paving Train Gets The Job Done With Or Without An IDBI - John Carlo Inc.

Bar Insertion Accuracy And Paving Production On A California Highway - Security Paving Company

Introducing A New Slipforming System To The Czech Republic - Skanska DS a.s.

Around The World 35.2 - CDS & Mukand

Around The World 34.1 - Jiangcheng Highway and Bridge Company

Around The World 33.2 - Guangdong Changda

Paving Ontario's Busiest Highway - Coco Paving

Around The World 33.1 - Esuco S.A.

Earning Bonus With An IDBI On Highway 81 - Werner Construction Company

GHP-2800 With IDBI: Paving Over A Mile A Day In Argentina - Alquimac S.R.L., Green S.A. and Rovella Carranza S.A. (UTE)

Massive Road And Airport Projects Push New And Old Technology To The Limit - Ajax Paving Industries

Around The World 30.2 - Rovella-Carranza S.A., Green S.A. and Alquimaq S.R.L.

Route 30 And The IDBI - Coffman Specialties, Inc.

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