GOMACO World Index
GOMACO World 35.2 - July 2007

New GOMACO Technology Introduced at Bauma ‘07

The Commander III four-track on the Bauma stand.


Contractors and guests from around the world visited the GOMACO stand at Bauma 2007 to see the newest machine innovations.


Kent Godbersen (from left), GOMACO’s Vice-President of Worldwide Sales & Marketing, and Rory Keogh, GOMACO International Ltd. Managing Director, discuss equipment needs with representatives from Turkey.


Vinayak Rege (left), GOMACO’s Service Representative in India, explains canal paving to a potential customer from Pakistan.


Representatives from B.R. Goyal met with Andy Linham (second from right), GOMACO Area Manager for India. Goyal recently purchased the first two-track GP-2600 sold in India.


A delegation of contractors from Cámara Chilena de la Construcción A.G. of Chile were guests in the GOMACO booth at Bauma 2007.


A view down the main aisle of GOMACO’s stand at Bauma in Munich, Germany.


Kent Godbersen, GOMACO, (left) and Michelle LeCompte of LeCompte stand in front of the company’s new GT-3400 on display in the stand.


From left, RJ Bumann, GOMACO Controls Software Engineer, and John Bowden, GOMACO International Ltd. Technical Sales Manager, discuss the new G22 control system with contractors from Poland.


Representatives from Apolodor visited the GOMACO stand to see their new GT-3600 on display. Their GT-3600 will be the first GOMACO slipform machine to operate in Romania.


Bauma 2007 was an exciting show for GOMACO. We introduced the new GT-3400 internationally with two of the new machines in our stand to showcase its right-side and left-side curb and gutter slipforming capabilities. The right-side pour GT-3400 also featured the latest in Leica’s stringless curb and gutter technology, the PaveSmart 3D system. The system incorporates both Total Stations and a GPS unit for grade and steering accuracy on GOMACO curb and gutter machines.

Both of the GT-3400s and the Commander III featured the powerful new G22 digital controller, with dual-language option. The option is available in both English and the customer’s language of choice. GOMACO’s control systems team can develop the G22 for all the major languages of the world. The G22 also has an easy to understand graphical display with colored pictograms depicting the machine’s functions. Fourteen function buttons with bright, colored graphics provide the ultimate user-friendly operator experience.

A GT-3600 in the GOMACO stand featured Topcon’s new stringless Millimeter GPSTM control system. Topcon’s system incorporates GPS technology to guide GOMACO equipment without the use of stringline. The GT-3600 was set up with a step barrier mold, a profile of wall that is quickly becoming the standard profile in Europe.

“It appears this is the best Bauma show ever for GOMACO,” Gary Godbersen, GOMACO President and CEO, said. “We enjoyed talking with contractors from around the world, discussing their upcoming projects and helping them find the solutions for their slipform paving needs.”

As a show, Bauma 2007 was a record-setting event. A total of 200,000 tons of freight was moved in by 6000 trucks for the Munich, Germany, show. More than 500,000 visitors walked the show grounds and visited the stands of the 3041 exhibitors during the week-long show. One hundred and ninety countries were represented at Bauma 2007.


 

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