GOMACO Corporation, an acronym for Godbersen Manufacturing Company, officially began selling equipment in 1965. The company manufactured and marketed three original products, the RC-120 side discharge conveyor, the F-500 double-oscillating screed finisher (U.S. Patent No. 3,299,786) and the Spanit® Work Bridge (U.S. Patent No. 0,857,158).
GOMACO Corporation was created to manufacture and market three original products, the RC-120 side-discharge conveyor, the F-500 double-oscillating screed finisher, and the Spanit Work Bridge.
1965 – GOMACO (Godbersen Manufacturing Company) was formed by Harold and Gary Godbersen
In 1966, GOMACO developed its cone drum or cylinder finisher for skewability and wider width bridge decks on freeways. That machine was introduced with a 36 inch (914 mm) cone and was the predecessor of today’s C-450 cylinder finisher, which was introduced in 1969. Of all the machines manufactured by GOMACO, the C-450 concrete finisher made GOMACO a recognized name in the construction industry in the late 1960s.
1966 – An electric cone finisher, U.S. Patent No. 3,450,011, was designed for skewed bridge decks and paving 60 feet (18.3 m) wide
1966 – Prototype electric form-riding cone finisher, U.S. Patent No. 3,450,001 and Canadian Patent No. 853,607
The GOMACO product line rapidly expanded in 1969 with new and prototype machines. An enlarged C-450 on tracks was named the 550 slipform paver for full-width city paving, interstate ramp work, factory floors or large parking areas. The 550 was available with integral curb attachments to allow contractors to spread and finish a full-width street and curbs in one pass. GOMACO engineers also had machines under development with the ability to trim grade for sidewalks, molds that could pave five foot (1.5 m) wide sidewalk, and a slipform machine capable of trimming and pouring 42 inch (1067 mm) wide curb with gutter.
1969 – Prototype curb and gutter machine trimming and paving 42 inch (1067 mm) wide curb and gutter under Gary Godbersen’s watchful eye
1969 – Five foot (1.5 m) sidewalk mold designed to be pulled behind sidewalk trimmer
In the early 1970s, the Research and Development Department was developing GOMACO’s first curb and gutter grade trimmer/slipformer. It was designed to automatically cut the subgrade to an exact depth and slipform a finished curb and gutter in one operation. After the GT-6000 was introduced, it expanded into other applications, including barrier and monolithic sidewalk and curb and gutter.
1970 – First production prototype two-track curb and gutter machine paving in Charter Oak, Iowa
October 1970 – First production GT-6000 in St. Joseph, Missouri
The GOMACO GT-6000 Super-Trimmer 120 made its debut in May 1972, with the first models expected to roll off the assembly line by August 1. The ST-120 featured a full 10 foot (3 m) wide cutter head, and a 16 foot (4.9 m) 60 cubic yard (45.9 m3) per hour elevating conveyor with 160 degree rotation. The GT-6000 was hydraulically driven and diesel powered with automatic grade, steer and slope controls. It would maintain 0.125 inch (3 mm) tolerance while following a single preset sensor line guide.
1972 – ST-120, GOMACO’s first two-track trimmer, easily transported for city paving projects
Over 40 GT-6000s and GT-6000-78s were sold and shipped to the country of Japan between 1972 and 1973. Above, two truckloads of GT-6000s prepare to start their long journey from the GOMACO plant.
GOMACO first created its international division, GOMACO International Inc., in 1973 with the goal of further developing product distribution and expanding exports in worldwide markets.
May 1973 – GT-6000 slipforming feed bunk demo during the Tour III promotional event in Ida Grove
1973 – GT-6000 designed to place three wall irrigation canals in Iran opened up a new market for canals worldwide
1973 – GT-6000 trimming and pouring slot drainage trench around inflatable form, U.S. Patent No. 3,959,977
The GOMACO Commander III three-track (GT-6300) was first introduced in 1974 as the GT-333. It has gone on to become the world’s most versatile slipform paver. For over 40 years, it has been recognized around the world as the elite multi-application slipform paver in the concrete construction industry.
1974 – Prototype GT-333, later renamed GT-6300 Commander III
GOMACO University began as an in-house customer training program in the early 1970s. The first training sessions were held in Godbersen-Smith Construction Company’s conference room. Then, in 1975, GOMACO leased a building along Highways 59 & 175. The new GOMACO Education Center consisted of a classroom large enough to accommodate 18 students. The classroom portion of the program consisted of lectures and discussions illustrated with drawings and slides. Physical demonstrations of components were also presented in the classroom.
The program was a success and outgrew the Education Center. In 1979, GOMACO purchased the diesel generating plant from Iowa Public Service Company in Ida Grove. The building had housed a six-cylinder and an eight-cylinder engine. The huge diesel engines were dismantled and scrapped and GOMACO remodeled the building to create GOMACO University. The remodel included adding a second story, which now houses Mr. G’s 1920s speakeasy.
The new University opened its doors for the first class in the modern facility on April 21, 1980. A second facility was added to the campus in 2001, the GOMACO University Paving Center.
Dean Bengford served as the instructor for the 1975 and 1976 school season. Dennis Clausen served as Director of Training until his retirement in 2018. Rod Schneider was named Director of Training, starting with the 2019 class season.
1975 - The GOMACO Education Center on Highways 59 & 175
GOMACO continued to enhance its line of equipment for secondary and street paving with the introduction of the HW-165 paver in 1975. The HW-165 was built for paving city streets, interchanges, ramps, alleys, secondary roads, and mainline widening without the expense of forms. Its features included: hydraulically-powered frame widening for fast width changes up to 18 feet (5.5 m), integral curb, fully proportional control system with cross slope control for accurate guidance from a single reference line or previously poured slab, interchangeable curb profiles, low profile hopper for easy concrete discharge from either or both sides, spreading auger, tamper bar and heavy-duty hydraulic vibrators, and tracks that could be raised hydraulically for pouring adjacent to existing concrete.
1975 – GT-8000 placer and HW-165 paver in St. Louis, Missouri
GOMACO introduced the CS-2400 concrete spreader. It was designed to spread and position concrete on widths up to 24 feet (7.3 m).
GOMACO’s successful international sales efforts were recognized in 1978. The company was presented an Iowa Governor’s Export Award at the Seventh Annual Governor’s Conference on Export Expansion. The award recognized GOMACO’s contribution to the state of Iowa in export excellence.
The four-track Commander IV barrier machine was introduced in 1978 with a center-mounted barrier mold under the machine frame. It allowed for free flowing traffic on both sides of the machine while slipforming. The mold adjusted hydraulically on either side or on both sides up to 24 inches (610 mm) above the standard barrier height. The extra height created a glare screen to block the headlights of oncoming cars. The Commander IV was sensored for grade and steering and moved with guidance from a GOMACO sensor stringline set to the side of the machine for consistent control on the changing grade.
June 1978 – Prototype Commander IV four-track barrier slipformer in Atlanta, Georgia
A specially-designed automated drilling assembly was designed to be sidemounted to either the GOMACO GT-6000 or Commander III in 1978. The drilling assembly was designed to increase production over the hand method of hole drilling with accuracy of hole placement and consistency of drilling depth. It also eliminated varying drill angles which could sometimes result from hand drilling.
1978 – Special multi-drilling attachment for vertical or horizontal drilling assuring alignment and depth
In 1979, Harold Godbersen was personally recognized when he was named Iowa Small Business Person by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The honor recognized his achievements in promoting the free enterprise system through GOMACO Corporation.
Governor Robert Ray presents Harold Godbersen with the 1979 “Iowa Small Business Person of the Year” Award.
The GOMACO ScaraPlane III combined the latest construction equipment engineering technology with knowledge of cold planing. It offered exacting cutting tolerances with grade and slope control units and was designed for high-capacity production in one, two, or three inch (25, 51, or 76 mm) depth cuts. GOMACO’s unique POS-A-TROL (U.S. Patent No. 1,169,999) system monitored the engine load while governing propulsion speed to assure machine efficiency. Cutter tooth life was increased due to a cutterhead design which put the tooth at the proper cutting angle to the work base and GOMALOY™ (U.S. Patent No. 1,164,376), a metallurgic tooth holder design. One man could easily operate the ScaraPlane III from the enclosed cab on the front of the machine. The cab was human engineered by GOMACO with the operator and maximum operator efficiency in mind.
1979 – Scaraplane III Cold Planer, U.S. Patent No. 4,343,513
GOMACO equipment became a contractor’s choice for canal projects. The GOMACO GT-6000 and Commander III trimmer/pavers lined small irrigation canals in one efficient operation. The specially designed GOMACO TP-165 trencher/paver trimmed and lined concrete canals and ditches in one operation. The specially designed GOMACO CP-650 canal paver is a concrete finisher for even larger canal projects. The machine is capable of lining canals with a maximum depth of 8.5 feet (2.6 m), any slope, and a minimum bottom width of three feet.
May 1979 – CP-650 canal cylinder finisher in Tuxtla, Chiapas, Mexico
1979 – Prototype TP-250 canal trimmer/paver with telescoping end cars, U.S. Patent No. 4,360,293
In November 1979, GOMACO introduced the prototype of the GP-2500 two-track slipform paver. The GP-2500 was a full-width paver for city streets, ramps and approaches, primary and secondary roads, airport construction, shoulders and highway widening. It could pave a minimum width of 12 feet (3.7 m), standard widths of 25 feet (7.6 m), with optional up to 32 feet (9.8 m) wide, and concrete depths up to 14 inches (356 mm).
November 1979 – Prototype GP-2500 two-track slipform paver paves the parking lot at GOMACO University
In February of 1980, GOMACO Corporation was a national recipient of the President’s “E” Award, from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to manufacturing goods exports and increasing U.S. trade abroad with national honor. Iowa Governor Robert D. Ray presented the award to GOMACO on February 12, 1980, in a ceremony held at the Ida Grove Country Club.
The “E” Award flag was raised during a ceremony in front of GOMACO headquarters in February 1980. Raising the flag, from left, Gary Godbersen, a representative from the Iowa Department of Commerce, Harold Godbersen, Valgene Pluth, Butch Jepsen and Herman Jensen.
The EC-1000 Econo-Curber was introduced at several trade shows in 1982. The small curb machine was another effort by GOMACO to build equipment to fill a market demand. The Econo-Curber could place either concrete or asphalt and could produce up to 30 feet (9.1 m) of curb per minute.
February 1982 – Prototype EC-1000 Econo-Curber test pour by GOMACO’s Plant #1
Gomaco Trolley Company began building trolley cars in 1982 with a contract from the Department of the Interior. The contract called for the construction of two 15-bench, open-style trolley cars. These cars were replicas of the J.G. Brill car built in 1902 and were of the 1597-1600 series. In 1984, the cars, numbered #1601 and #1602, were delivered to the Lowell National Historical Park in Lowell, Massachusetts.
GOMACO’s office staff and plant managers pose for a picture in November 1983 aboard the new trolley for Lowell, Massachusetts.
The Hawkeye screed was introduced at the Associated General Contractors Exposition in Houston, Texas, in 1982. At the time it was introduced, it was available in two models, the MV-18 engine driven vibratory screed and the AV-18 air driven vibratory screed.
February 1982 – Prototype Hawkeye screed with either air-powered vibrators or mechanical vibration
May 1982 – Hawkeye screed at work in Indianola, Iowa
The HW-165 B half-width slipform paver for high capacity full or half-width paving applications could slipform between 10 to 25 feet (3 to 7.6 m) wide in 1982. The paver was designed for high-volume slipforming of city streets, secondary roads, concrete ramps and approaches, highway widening, shoulders, low slump overlay, airport construction, econocrete base placement, and parking lots.
November 1982 – Prototype HW-165B two-track paver at work in El Centro, California
The Commander II was introduced in early 1983. It was a two-track machine built for high-production slipforming of curb and gutter, sidewalk, add-on curb and gutter, bridge safety parapet, and small barrier configurations.
February 1983 – Commander II (GT-6200) two-track curb and gutter prototype trimmer/slipformer
A specially-designed automatic dowel bar inserter to automatically place and position 1.5 inch (38 mm) by 20 inch (508 mm) dowel bars in airport runway paving went to work at the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport.
March 1983 – DBI-650 dowel bar inserter machine inserted bars into first lift of concrete, followed by second paver placing second lift of concrete
GOMACO International Limited was established in 1983 with an office in Slough, England, to provide service to Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. GOMACO International, headquartered in Ida Grove, provided service to the rest of the world, with the exception of the United States and Canada.
The PS-48 belt placer/spreader was designed for mainline paving operations. Its purpose was to accept concrete from end dump trucks, convey the material to the grade, spread the material to the desired width and strike it off at the predetermined width and depth of the application. The machine accommodated widths ranging from 11 to 25 feet (3.4 to 7.6 m).
On May 23, 1984, at a special presentation ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., President Ronald Reagan bestowed the “E Star” Award to GOMACO. Harold and Leone Godbersen were at the ceremony honoring the company for export excellence. The award recognized GOMACO for continued expansion of exports over a three-year period. A formal award ceremony was later held in Ida Grove where Iowa Governor Terry Branstad presented the “E Star” Award to Harold and Gary Godbersen. The national award is administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
President Ronald Reagan presents Harold Godbersen with the “E Star” Award in a special ceremony on the White House lawn in Washington, D.C.
The GOMACO C-400-T/C was introduced with new texturing and curing capabilities. The machine traveled on rubber tires.
A street paving demonstration was held on August 1, 1984, to introduce the GP-5000 slipform paver. It was capable of slipforming widths up to 50 feet (15.2 m) wide and was the largest paver in the world. It was GOMACO’s first four-track paver. The GP-5000 was designed for high-capacity paving operations, paving widths from 18 to 50 feet (5.5 to 15.2 m), and paving depth capacity up to 20 inches (508 mm). It was available in either a two-track or four-track model, had forty hydraulic vibrators, each with their own controllable circuit, a powered transition adjuster to make on-the-go crown adjustments, and a hydraulically-powered reversible split auger system to move the concrete in either direction.
August 1984 – Prototype GP-5000 four-track slipform paver slipforming West Sixth Street in Ida Grove, Iowa
The 8500 B fine grade trimmer became available with a concrete placing option. The option allowed the machine to be used to place material in front of a paver.
The PS-30 placer/spreader for placing material specifically from ready-mix trucks was introduced early in 1985. It had a 30 inch (762 mm) wide belt to place material at the center of the paver and a 14 inch (356 mm) diameter reversible split cross feed auger to spread the material across the width of the slab.
February 1985 – Prototype PS-30 concrete placer/spreader with 30 inch (762 mm) belt
On February 7, 1985, GOMACO announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility on land just east of the Ida Grove city limits. Construction of the 120,000 ft2 Plant #2 began in the summer of 1985. Production started in the new building in February 1987.
Manufacturing production at GOMACO’s new Plant #2 started in 1987. The first departments in the new plant were Fabrication, the Machine Shop, Welding and Paint.
The GP-3500 slipform paver was first introduced in March 1985. It was available as a two-track or four-track paver for use on any mainline paving operation. It was capable of slipforming widths from 16 to 42 feet (4.9 to 12.8 m). It slipformed variable depths to 19 inches (483 mm).
March 1985 – Prototype GP-3500 two-track slipform paver
July 1985 – Prototype GP-3500 two-track slipform paver at work in Wichita, Kansas
The CP-9500 concrete placer was engineered for use on any project requiring accurate concrete placing. It had 36 inch (914 mm) wide, hydraulically-controlled conveyor belts and two crawler tracks with 20 inch (508 mm) wide pads for a low psi ground pressure for placing from soft grade.
1985 – CP-9500 concrete placer
November 1985 – First GP-2000 two-track slipform paver at work in Denver, Colorado
May 1985 – GP-5000 four-track paver with diverter plow and strike-off plate and two tie bar inserters at work on the German Autobahn
May 1985 – Prototype GP-5000 two-track paver slipforming 44 feet (13.4 m) wide, four inches (102 mm) thick
October 1985 – Prototype GP-1500 two-track slipform paver at work in Dallas, Texas
Harold W. Godbersen, a man who had become a giant in the construction industry, died Monday evening, September 29, 1986, in a Sioux City, Iowa, hospital. The community booster, international business leader, and self-made millionaire had just marked his 70th birthday on September 26.
The Ida Grove Chamber of Commerce sponsored a moment of silent tribute for Harold Godbersen. Harold passed away September 29, 1986.
The GP-2000 zero-clearance paver was first used at the July 11 and 14, 1986, national open house demonstrations in Storm Lake, Iowa. It slipformed a four inch (102 mm) thick concrete overlay in two 12 foot (3.7 m) wide passes. It was a continuous travel paver that could consolidate 1.5 inch (38 mm) slump concrete with zero clearance on both sides of the paver. GOMACO was the first equipment manufacturer to introduce a zero-clearance paver for use in fast track concrete applications.
July 1986 – GP-2000 two-track slipform paver modified for zero-clearance paving, fast-track paving test
The GT-3100 designed for curb and gutter applications was introduced in 1986. It had one gear-driven crawler track on the front of the machine and four tandem-mounted six-ply rubber tires at the back of the machine.
July 1986 – GT-3100 single-track curb and gutter slipformer demonstration at GOMACO University
The GT-3300 trimmer/paver made its CONEXPO debut in 1986. The GT-3300 was built to slipform curb from either the right or left side of the machine. The GT-3300 provided excellent versatility with three hydraulically powered, gear-driven rail type crawler tracks which could be positioned both laterally and vertically with hydraulic adjustment. It was capable of operating speeds up to 40 feet per minute (12.2 mpm).
Prototype GT-3300 three-track curb and gutter slipformer in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The dowel bar insertion (DBI) system underwent several improvements in the mid 1980s when it was modified to follow the paver alone. In 1987, the DBI system was installed on a four-track paver, rather than following behind independently.
June 1986 – GP-2500S dowel bar inserter machine that followed the paver, inserting bars into concrete with an oscillating screed
In June 1987, the first GP-3000 slipform paver went to work in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It featured a front-mounted conveyor and an auger/strike-off mold. Its main frame hydraulically telescoped up to six feet (1.8 m) for ease in paving width changes. It could pave up to 38 feet (11.6 m) with frame extensions added.
June 1987 – First GP-3000 two-track slipform paver, front-mounted conveyor, auger/strike-off mold
August 1987 – Prototype GP-3000 four-track slipform paver working near Erie, Pennsylvania
In 1988, GOMACO designed and built an underwater concrete paver for the Coachella Canal in California. It was designed to span the canal’s top width of 103 feet (31.4 m), with a bottom width of 48 feet (14.6 m) and sloping walls of 2.5:1.
Underwater slipform canal paver for the Coachella Canal in California spanned the 103 foot (31.4 m) wide canal, U.S. Patent No. 5,102,267 and No. 4,954,019.
The Whiphammer II (U.S. Patent No. 1,304,727) concrete breaker was developed by Wolverine Technology and in 1988, was evaluated by GOMACO as a potential addition to the product line, followed by the purchase of manufacturing rights, patents and inventory. It was primarily designed for bridge deck removal, but could also handle parapet wall removal. The Whiphammer II was truck-mounted and upon reaching the job location, the driver took position at the operator station and began the concrete breaking project.
September 1988 – Whiphammer II with original leaf-spring hammer spring bar in Baltimore, Maryland
To respond to customers’ needs for increased stability in wider width paving and better rideability in the finished product, GOMACO developed an optional four-track system for the Commander III trimmer/paver in 1989.
July 1989 – Prototype frame-around-a-frame Commander III four-track slipform paver in Puerto Rico
The Lindsey Breaker debuted at World of Concrete and Con/Agg ‘90, and was available in four different models, CB-400, CB-600, CB-900 and CB-1300.
April 1990 – GOMACO Lindsey Breaker CB-400 at work in Lenox, Iowa
1990 – GOMACO Lindsey Breaker CB-200 prototype for skid steer, U.S. Patent No. 4,984,639
The PS-60 debuted at World of Concrete and Con/Agg ‘90, was a very productive placer/spreader specifically designed for use with end dump trucks on any mainline paving operation. It featured a five foot (1.5 m) wide, 24 foot (7.3 m) long, conveyor belt. The belt hydraulically folded in eight seconds time, from fully lowered to fully raised and six seconds down to fully lowered.
April 1990 – First production PS-60 at work in Dayton, Ohio
The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) honored Harold Godbersen posthumously as the recipient of the 1991 Hartmann-Hirschman Outstanding Achievement Award. The award recognizes and honors outstanding contributions to the concrete paving industry.
A four foot (1.2 m) wide sidemounted trimmerhead with pressure compensated sideplates was developed for use on GOMACO’s fine grade trimmers. The trimmerhead, specifically suited for excavating shoulders for road widening, was capable of trimming 14 inches (356 mm) below the trackline.
1991 – 8500B trimmer with four-foot (1.2 m) shoulder trimmer at work in Little Rock, Arkansas
GOMACO developed a new single lane, four-track paver, the GP-2700, in 1991. It slipformed widths 10 to 16 feet (3 to 4.9 m) wide with a dowel bar inserter (DBI), and up to 24 feet (7.3 m) wide without the DBI.
1991 – GP-2700 four-track paver with dowel bar inserter (DBI) at work in Lafayette, Louisiana
The summer of 1991, GOMACO introduced a new slipform trimmer/paver designed with tight radius applications in mind. The new three-track machine featured a hydraulic sideshifting and vertically adjusting trimmerhead and mold. This curb and gutter machine would later be named the GT-3600, capable of slipforming a two foot (0.61 m) radius. The GT-3600 has gone on to become one of the best selling products in the GOMACO line.
August 1991 – Prototype GT-3600 curb and gutter machine, radius test pour
GOMACO aggressively pursued the bridge deck market with the introduction of the C-700 cylinder finisher. The C-700’s pin-connected sections provided fast setup time and versatility to fit exact job requirements with frame widths from 12 to 140 feet (3.7 to 42.7 m) and finishing widths from nine feet (2.7 m) to 137 feet (41.8 m) without an overhead truss assembly.
September 1991 – Prototype C-700 cylinder finisher
The GOMACO GP-4000 slipform paver was formally introduced to the construction industry at CONEXPO ‘93 in March. It is a modular precision slipform paver featuring an all new frame architecture and hydraulic circuitry for job-to-job transportability.
Assembly of the first GOMACO GP-4000 paver wrapped up the week of May 10, 1993. To commemorate the occasion, manufacturing and office personnel posed for a group photo with the machine. The paver would be paving 12.75 meters (41.8 ft) wide on its first project, which was a highway between Berlin and the Polish border in the former East Germany.
November 1993 – GP-4000 four-track paver at work in the former East Germany
November 1993 – GP-4000 two-track slipform paver at work in Irving, Texas
The GHP-2800 modular hydrostatic slipform paver was introduced at CONEXPO ‘93, and was designed with electronic over hydraulic circuitry and hydrostatic track drive. It featured a modular telescoping frame providing the versatility of slipform paving from 12 to 25 feet (3.7 to 7.6 m) with no inserts needed.
February 1993 – Prototype GHP-2800 four-track paver, the “H” stood for Hydrostatic
June 1993 – First GHP-2800 two-track paver at work in Denver, Colorado
The GP-2600 paver was introduced at World of Concrete ‘95 in New Orleans. It was designed as a mid-range paver to meet the worldwide demand in new and reconstruction of highways, airport pavements, streets and parking lots. Paving widths ranged from 12 to 32 feet (3.7 to 9.75 m), with additional frame inserts.
1995 – First GP-2600 four-track paver in San Bernardino, California
May 1995 – First GP-2600 two-track paver at work in South Sioux City, Nebraska
The In-The-Pan Dowel Bar Inserter (IDBI) is a system for European-style concrete paving incorporating dowel bar insertion into the paving mold. It was the latest in a series of GOMACO innovations in dowel bar insertion over the previous 13 years. The new patented design moved the DBI into the paving mold without extending the paving machine. It was a revolutionary idea that allowed the placement of dowel bars across a concrete slab and on-the-go with a GP-4000 two-track paver. It would enhance rideability through superelevations or severe vertical elevation changes. It also simplified transportation of the machine between job sites by eliminating the need to disassemble and reassemble the machine. The DBI and IDBI systems were granted several U.S. patents, including No. 5,101,360 in 1992, No. 5,190,397 and No. 5,209,602 in 1993, No. 5,924,817 and No. 5,941,659 in 1999, and No. 6,099,204 in 2000.
Stringless paving through the use of a laser system was accomplished in May 1995. A three-track Commander III was outfitted with a laser system from Laser Alignment. The project was slipforming floors, waste pits, walls, feed troughs, and sidewalk for a large hog confinement operation in Milford, Utah.
May 1995 – Laser system for a three-track Commander III
The two-layer paving system for European-style paving involved a single mold design. Past applications used two placer/spreaders, one for each layer or having to extend a paving machine to great lengths for the second layer. GOMACO’s patented paving mold incorporated both layers into one mold without extending the paving machine. The mold featured leading vibrators, a spreading auger, and an adjustable strike-off for the first layer of concrete. The second layer system featured a hopper designed to be charged with a conveyor system, a spreading auger, and unique horizontal tube vibrators for consolidation before the second strike-off.
1995 – Two-layer paving system
GOMACO’s “little” GT-3200 was unveiled at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 1996. The GT-3200 was introduced as a “little” curb and gutter machine with more horsepower than any machine in its class. The front track featured a unique rotary actuator system that allowed the track to turn up to 90 degrees either side of the straight ahead line and did not use hydraulic cylinders.
March 1996 – Prototype GT-3200, two foot (0.6 m) radius test pour
On March 10, 1999, history was made in Northport, Alabama. A GOMACO GT-3600 and a three-dimensional control system by Leica Geosystems successfully slipformed a radius without the guidance of stringline.
March 10, 1999, world history was made in Northport, Alabama, when a GT-3600 with Leica Geosystems 3D guidance slipformed a curb and gutter radius without the use of stringline.
Tuesday, September 14, 1999, Forrest Avenue in Ida Grove, Iowa, became the first street in the United States to be paved with a stringless system. All of the grading and paving work was accomplished with the 3D system. A GOMACO 9500 trimmer equipped with the Leica 3D Command Center prepared the grade. With grade preparation complete, the GOMACO GP-2600 two-track paver came off the header around mid-morning and began work on the first-time paving project.
September 1999 - Forrest Avenue, Ida Grove, Iowa, is the first street in the United States to be paved with a stringless system
The New Generation C-450 was introduced at World of Concrete 2000. Its new generation features included easy operation with a manual undercarriage lowering system, automatic advance, automatic self-widening carriage, and enhanced operator monitoring of the machine functions.
February 2000 – New generation C-450 was introduced at World of Concrete
GOMACO’s President and CEO, Gary Godbersen, was named Entrepreneur of the Year for Iowa and Nebraska by the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year committee. He received the honor at an awards ceremony on June 27, 2000, in Des Moines, Iowa. The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award is a showcase for some of the finest thinkers in business today, providing recognition, honor and inspiration to the economy’s business leaders.
June 2000 – GOMACO’s President and CEO, Gary Godbersen, was named Entrepreneur of the Year for Iowa and Nebraska by the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year committee
GOMACO’s G21 new generation controller was unveiled at World of Concrete 2001. The new proprietary digital operating system was the answer to contractors’ requests for a simpler, more powerful control system that would be able to adapt to the changing technology of the future.
February 2001 – G21 control system is introduced at World of Concrete 2001
The rubber-tracked placer, the RTP-500, was put to work in April 2001 on a job site in Dallas, Texas. The RTP-500 featured the largest auger-style receiving hopper and longest placing conveyor in the industry, and its rubber tracks allowed it to go where other placers couldn’t on job sites.
April 2001 – Rubber-tracked RTP-500 designed for high-volume placing from dump trucks went to work in Dallas, Texas
On Tuesday morning, September 21, 2001, GOMACO was once again making history. The Ida Grove, Iowa, golf course became the first in the world to have cart path slipformed without stringline. A GOMACO GT-3600 with 3D stringless guidance slipformed approximately 400 feet (121.9 m) of eight foot (2.4 m) wide cart path between the #8 green and the tee boxes on hole #9.
September 2001 – First golf cart path slipformed without stringline in Ida Grove, Iowa
A sound testing slab was finished at Plant #2 with the new C-750 cylinder finisher. The C-750 was set up at 160 feet (48.8 m) for the finishing work to test its integrity at that width.
Harold W. Godbersen was inducted into the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Iowa’s Hall of Fame on January 16, 2002, in Des Moines, Iowa. He was among 11 inductees recognized for demonstrating extraordinary leadership and commitment to the betterment of the highway, bridge, and municipal/utility construction industry of Iowa.
January 2002 - Leone Godbersen accepted the AGC of Iowa's Hall of Fame Award for her late husband, Harold Godbersen
A customer in Indiana approached us needing a machine that could carry base material, rather than push a pile like past placer/spreaders. After the base material was placed, they wanted to be able to convert the machine back to a concrete placer/spreader. The PS-2600 with a rock hopper was developed. In 2002, an RTP-500 was used to place the stone base material into the rock hopper on the PS-2600.
Rock base material is placed into a rock hopper on a PS-2600. The rock is spread 28 feet (8.5 m) wide and then a roller compacts it to finish the base on this project in Coldwater, Michigan.
The New Generation GHP-2800 with the exclusive G21 digital operating system was unveiled at World of Concrete 2003. It featured a new electronic Tier 2 engine and had a cooling package module which incorporated a centrifugal fan for noise reduction and added cooling capacity.
March 2003 – New Generation four-track GHP-2800 paver at work in Kansas City, Missouri
April 2003 – New Generation GHP-2800 two-track paver at the Beaufort Marine Air Station in South Carolina
An innovation at World of Concrete in 2003 was the GOMACO Smoothness Indicator, the GSI® (U.S. Patent Nos. 7,044,680, 7,845,878, 7,850,395, 8,682,622, and 8,855,967). The revolutionary GSI was the first in the industry to provide smoothness readings for both wet or cured concrete and asphalt slabs. It was designed for anyone who needed to measure the smoothness of a surface.
September 2003 – The GSI (GOMACO Smoothness Indicator) for measuring pavement smoothness
The first New Generation GP-2600 went to work in November 2003. The paver featured the G21 digital control system, emission-controlled Tier 2 engine, optimum engine performance, revolutionary cooling package, easy access three-position ladder, and a new lower profile for excellent visibility.
November 2003 – New Generation GP-2600 two-track paver at work in Des Moines, Iowa
The first CF-790 canal finisher shipped to Portugal in the fall of 2004. The machine was built to finish a canal with a 49 foot (15 m) top width. The CF-790 was built for single pass finishing on wider width canals. It also featured a retractable lower framework for ease in transporting.
December 2004 – CF-790 canal finisher in Portugal
Gary and Harold Godbersen were named as two of America’s “Top 100 Private Sector Transportation Design and Construction Professionals of the 20th Century” by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) in 2004. ARTBA also recognized GOMACO as a recipient of an Interstate “Pioneer” award in recognition for leadership roles in the development and continuation of the United States Interstate system.
October 2004 – Gary Godbersen and his father, the late Harold Godbersen, were named as two of America's “Top 100 Private Sector Transportation Design and Construction Professionals of the 20th Century”
April 2004 – Detachable auger/strike-off on a GHP-2800 paver at work in Maple Grove, Minnesota
October 2004 – V2 dual mold system is hydraulically adjustable for paving at different widths
October 2004 – C-750 cylinder finisher on center pivot, wastewater treatment tank bases in Zoetermeer, Netherlands
Improvements and innovations to GOMACO’s line of concrete paving equipment were continually happening in 2005. GOMACO introduced the new Hook-and-Go mold mount system for the GT-3600 curb and gutter machine. The Hook-and-Go had no pins or latches and made changing molds quick and easy.
A detachable telescoping auger/strike-off mold was created for the GHP-2800. The new attachment gives contractors the benefit of a mold that can either be open front or auger/strike-off.
The V2 mold for variable-width paving was also introduced. The V2 is a hydraulically adjustable mold for on-the-go paving of tapered slabs, and was designed to adapt to virtually any paver or prime mover working in the field.
January 2005 – Hook-and-Go mold mount system
We lost someone very special on June 26, 2006, when Leone Godbersen passed away. She was born Leone Fern Lee on December 6, 1913, and married Harold Godbersen on July 31, 1938. She had kept the books for Harold and Godbersen-Smith Construction for over 70 years. In her honor, GOMACO employees gathered for a memorial service at Plant #2 and then outside of GOMACO facilities to wait as Leone's funeral procession passed by.
Christmas was Leone’s favorite holiday and together with Harold, enjoyed all of the GOMACO corporate Christmas celebrations.
GOMACO’s texture/cure machines were given a skewed tining option at the end of 2006 (U.S. Patent No. 7,517,171). It allowed the travel of the tining bars to run a skewed path, while the frame of the machine is square to the slab simplifying transverse tining on newly paved streets and highways.
June 2006 – T/C-600 texture/cure machine with skewed tining option in Chicago, Illinois
GOMACO’s powerful G22 digital control system was introduced at Bauma 2007 in Munich, Germany. The G22, exclusive to GOMACO equipment, was a revolutionary software and operating system combining intelligence and simplicity. It had a graphical display providing the operator with an easy to understand interface to the machine controls. It was also available with a dual-language option and capable of operating in English and the contractor’s choice of language.
Bauma 2007 in Munich, Germany, was the official introduction of the G22 digital operating system on GOMACO equipment.
The last quarter of 2007 found GOMACO undertaking a huge design/build project for the All-American Canal. It involved building three pieces of equipment, a water stop machine, work bridge and canal paver capable of paving a 40 foot (12.2 m) slope with a 25 foot (7.6 m) wide canal floor. Canal slopes were either 1.75:1 or 2:1.
November 2007 – All-American Canal lining project in El Centro, California, 72 feet (21.9 m) wide paving pass
The GT-3400 curb and gutter machine, featuring G22 controls, was displayed at Bauma 2007. The right-side or left-side pour capable GT-3400 was remote-controlled, allowing the operator total freedom to move around the machine for ultimate visibility and operational safety.
March 2007 – GT-3400 at work in Austin, Texas
On May 22, 2008, GOMACO Corporation was notified we had been approved for ISO 9001 certification. The certification was the result of a year-long series of meetings, training sessions, audits, and changes in the GOMACO manufacturing system.
An updated GT-3200 was featured in 2008 at World of Concrete and CONEXPO-CON/AGG. It was built around the right-side, left-side pour concept. The GT-3200’s front track can be mounted to a flange on the front of the machine for a left-side pour, or mounted to a flange on the back of the machine for a right-side pour. It also had a new side-mounted operator’s platform with a hinged design.
New Generation GT-3200 with G+ controls at work in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The RTP-RCC paver was introduced at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2008. The paver combined the power, capacity and mobility of the RTP-500 with the newly designed GOMACO RCC (roller-compacted concrete) screed. It’s the contractor’s answer to an RCC paver that will provide compaction and uniformity in density and strength in the RCC.
March 2008 – Roller compacted concrete screed for RTP-500 introduced at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2008
January 2009 brought the introduction of the IDBI attachment for the Commander III four-track paver. The self-contained, self-powered attachment had its own outriggers to aid in attaching the unit to the paver, and for loading and unloading the unit for transport. The IDBI controls were designed in-house by GOMACO control engineers and featured the new GOMACO-exclusive G+® control system. An IDBI attachment for the larger GOMACO pavers was introduced in the summer of 2009.
March 2009 – The first independent IDBI in Fresno, California, is a self-contained and self-powered unit, which makes it easy to attach or detach from the paver, as well as transport easily from project to project.
September 2009 – Independent IDBI on four-track GHP-2800 in Joliet, Illinois
The end of the decade brought the introduction of a new mold and bar inserter, the 5400 series mold and 5400 series bar inserter. The new mold featured a box design, a vertically-adjusting mold mount, telescoping end sections, and a spreader plow mounted to the frame’s T-rail. The 5400 series bar inserter offered ease of use with rear loading from the paver’s work bridge, while the bar is inserted in front of the mold.
October 2009 – 5400 series rear loading tie bar inserter testing in GOMACO’s Research and Development Department
November 2009 – 5400 series paving mold debuted on a GHP-2800 in Washington, Missouri
GOMACO was the recipient of a 2010 Global Iowa Export Award. The award is presented by the Iowa Department of Economic Development to companies expanding their market by conducting business internationally. Recipients are chosen based on their past year’s achievements and commitment to exporting as a component of their business strategy.
April 2010 – Grant Godbersen, GOMACO Vice President of Manufacturing, accepts a 2010 Global Iowa Export Award from Iowa State Representative Jason Schultz
GOMACO International Ltd. purchased a new facility in Witney, Oxford, England. The larger facility and storage yard allows for better customer service, including increased space to stock paving equipment for quicker delivery, and a new expanded shop area to service equipment.
The first two-track GP-2400 slipform paver was put to work on a parking lot project in Canada in June 2010. The paver had the same frame and engine as the independent IDBI, had a 3100 series open-front mold, and it was the first paver to be equipped with the GOMACO-exclusive G+ control system.
June 2010 – First GP-2400 two-track paver at work on a parking lot project in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
The 4400 barrier machine was unveiled at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 4400 featured a new frame design for right-side and left-side slipforming, a U-shaped platform, and a control console that slides from side-to-side.
January 2011 – The first 4400 right-side or left-side pour barrier paver at work in Springfield, Virginia
Construction began in May 2011 on a new electrostatic 2K power and free paint line conveyor system at Plant #2. The system features an approximately 1800 foot (549 m) long conveyor system which transports GOMACO parts through a series of phases. They include: shot blast booth, wash system, primer booth, top coat booth, and cure oven. The first production parts passed through each phase of the new paint line on December 27, 2011.
The first GOMACO parts were run through the new electrostatic 2K power and free paint line conveyor system at Plant #2 on December 27, 2011.
GOMACO built a GT-3200 zero-clearance sidewalk paver specifically for sidewalk rehabilitation projects in 2012. The GT-3200 sidewalk paver has a rock placing mold on the front, a sidewalk paving mold on the back, and an extra-long 14 foot (4.3 m) folding conveyor.
June 2012 – First minimum-clearance GT-3200 sidewalk paver prototype in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
G+ Connect™ debuted on a GOMACO four-track GHP-2800 in 2012. G+ Connect is the proprietary CAN-based network on GOMACO products that allows fast, two-way communication between all accessories and the exclusive G+ controller. It allows all of the components of the system to easily communicate with each other for precision setup and paving.
July 2012 – G+ Connect and GOMACO A.I.R. (Aluminum Instrument Rail)
A four-track texture/cure machine, the T/C-5600, was introduced at World of Concrete 2013. It is equipped with four crawler tracks and the G+ control system for electronic-over-hydraulic steering and grade control. The four-track design allows for easy transport and width changes, and its frame design can go up to 56 feet (17.1 m) wide.
February 2013 – T/C-5600 texture/cure machine introduced (U.S. Patent Nos. 9,051,696 and 9,180,909)
GOMACO built the first 9500 with the G+ control system and G+ Connect in 2013, and it featured redesigned and reorganized wiring for the operator’s console. The 9500 has three remotes to control various machine functions away from the operator’s console, including a remote at the rear of the machine on the operator’s platform, the G+ MiniMote, and a new hopper remote. All G+ machines now have a horn button and back-up alarm. It also has new lightweight, telescoping masts with a graduated number scale for mounting 3D prisms.
2013 – First 9500 trimmer with G+ controls and G+ Connect
The GBox was introduced in 2014 as part of GOMACO’s electronic and hydraulic initiative. A GBox is located on the machine’s legs or end cars to accommodate improved steering and grade with G+ controls. The 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.
GOMACO's GBox with a plexiglass covering at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014.
The Next Generation Commander III debuted at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014. The Next Generation Commander III’s new design was all about vision, safety, and performance, and was driven by the new GOMACO G+ control system and the new Tier 4 engines. It featured a redesigned frame and operator’s platform with a new pivoting operator’s control console. For the first time ever, the Commander III was available with an optional on-board camera as a new device to monitor designated areas of the slipforming process.
June 2014 – First Next Generation Commander III designed for Tier IV engine in Jordan, Minnesota
August 2014 – First Next Generation Commander III four-track paver
The first 3D-controlled cylinder finisher application went to work on a test track in China at the end of 2014. The contractor used the first 3D-controlled finisher, an SL-750, to finish both the base material and concrete on their test track for new vehicles in China. The 3D system controlled the undercarriage, raising and lowering it to match the surface elevation of the profile. “Smart” cylinders on the undercarriage allowed it to move up and down for precision paving. The SL-750 was equipped with several other unique features to help it accomplish the finishing work, including a sliding end car, a pivoting end car, and six power transition adjusters (PTAs) that were hydraulically-operated for on-the-go grade elevation changes.
August 2014 – Testing an SL-450 slope finisher with Leica Geosystems 3D guidance sensored carriage
December 2014 – GOMACO SL-750 cylinder finisher at work on a vehicle test track in China became the first finisher to be controlled with a 3D guidance system
The first RTP-500 zero-clearance paver was tested at the new Ida Grove Sports Complex in 2014. For the test pour, it slipformed a 15 foot (4.6 m) wide access road/walkway. The zero-clearance paving concept had also been tested using a 3D stringless guidance system behind Plant #2 slipforming a new access road. The paver features a four-point paving mold attachment. The rear mount pivots to allow the machine to pour a tighter radius, and the end sections on the mold are zero-clearance.
August 2014 – RTP-500 zero-clearance paver test pour before shipping to Sun Valley, California
A request was made in 2014 for a sidewalk trimmer, because high-volume paving requires high-volume grade preparation. The result was the GT-3400 sidewalk trimmer for narrower, zero-clearance flat or monolithic sidewalk and curb and gutter. It trims profiles up to eight feet (2.4 m) wide, and has a folding and swinging conveyor to allow the GT-3400 trimmer to operate in tight-clearance areas and avoid obstacles. Its trimmerhead has a hydraulically-controlled front gate that can be raised to trim through windrowed material or lowered for standard trimming.
July 2014 – GT-3400 zero-clearance sidewalk trimmer at work in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Gary Godbersen, GOMACO President and CEO, was the 2015 recipient of the Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award from the American Concrete Paving Association (ACPA). The presentation was at the ACPA’s 52nd Annual Meeting in Bonita Springs, Florida, on December 4. This award has been presented annually since 1968 to the most elite members of the industry. This is the first time a father and son have received the award. Harold Godbersen was honored posthumously in 1991.
December 4, 2015 - Gerald Voigt presented Gary Godbersen with the 2015 Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award
GOMACO celebrated their 50th year with the community of Ida Grove on June 26, 2015, and for the first time in company history, GOMACO had an open house with public tours to view Plant #2 manufacturing facilities. GOMACO utilizes some of the most sophisticated equipment available in the manufacturing process today, and highlights of the tour included the 4000 watt Mazak laser with FMS system, along with a full range of Haas CNC Machining equipment. GOMACO also has an electrostatic 2K power and free paint line conveyor system with a five stage wash system, in-line shot blast system, and an 1800 foot (548.6 m) long conveyor system. The GOMACO paint system has been a showpiece and visited by manufacturers from across the United States because it is ecologically friendly and state-of-the-art.
The 50th year celebration also included a special Red Carpet Event Christmas Party for employees in December, and the publishing of a commemorative 50th anniversary, 120-page book showcasing the history of GOMACO Corporation.
June 26, 2015 – GOMACO celebrated its 50th anniversary with the community of Ida Grove with an open house and tours of the facility at Plant #2
The GP3 slipform paver for widths up to 30 feet (9.1 m) was introduced at World of Concrete 2016. The dual-telescoping GP3 is the first in a new family of GOMACO pavers with next generation technology. It features Smart Frame Widening to accommodate multiple width changes, Smart Leg Positioning and Smart Steering with full-steer tracks, all controlled by the GOMACO-exclusive G+ digital control system.
First four-track GP3 slipform paver, the first in a new series of pavers.
GOMACO introduced the 3300 multi-application slipform paver at Bauma 2016. The 3300 features extreme steering capabilities with Smart Leg and Track Positioning, and a Smart Telescoping Mold mounting system for paving from the right side or left side. The original GT-3300 has been re-engineered with the latest in technology with the G+ control system.
June 2016 – First 3300 slipform paver is right-hand pouring curb and gutter on its debut project in Uniontown, Pennsylvania
On Friday, April 22, 2016, Godbersen-Smith Construction Company and GOMACO poured the first bridge deck with a cylinder finisher equipped with a 3D guidance system. The C-450 with a 3D guidance system poured the deck on the Fifth Street bridge project in Ida Grove, Iowa. The deck is 90 feet (27.4 m) long, 38.6 feet (11.8 m) wide, and 16 inches (406 mm) thick, and includes a five foot (1.5 m) sidewalk on one side.
April 22, 2016 – The first bridge deck poured with a cylinder finisher equipped with 3D guidance in Ida Grove, Iowa
A 3300 three-track slipform paver was designed for 12 foot (3.7 m) wide paving in 2016. The 3300 had a 12 foot (3.7 m) inverted mold for alley paving, which is two feet wider than can be paved with a GT-3600. The G+ system allows settings in the controls for the 3300 to pave in this direction, as opposed to the direction for three-track curb and gutter paving.
July 2016 – Three-track 3300 for 12 foot (3.7 m) wide paving
A G+ remote control for three-track curb and gutter machines equipped with the G+ operating system was introduced in 2016. The remote control gives the operator the flexibility of working from the operator’s platform or from the ground.
July 2016 – G+ remote control for curb and gutter machines equipped with the G+ operating system
GOMACO was one of seven companies recognized by The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) to receive 50-Year Milestone Awards at the annual conference from November 16 through 18, 2016, in Santa Barbara, California. This designation highlights GOMACO’s long time support of the road construction industry through participation in AEM.
November 2016 – Grant Godbersen (right), GOMACO Vice President of Manufacturing, receives GOMACO's 50-Year Milestone Award From The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
The three-track Xtreme Commander IIIx was introduced in 2016, and it has the ability to slipform a 24 inch (610 mm) radius. The Extreme Package for multi-application pavers includes rotary-sensored slew drives for steering, sensored leg positioning, independent travel circuits to each track, radius software, GOMACO’s three-sensor radius system, and repeatable mold offset.
December 2016 – Introduction of the Xtreme Commander IIIx, with the ability to slipform a 24 inch (610 mm) radius
The GP4 slipform paver was introduced at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017. The GP4 has the ability to pave up to 40 feet (12.2 m) wide. It features a Smart Telescoping Frame, Smart Pivot Arms, and Extreme Steering capabilities.
December 2017 – First GP4 slipform paver is replacing the taxiway on the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
The Xtreme GT-3600 curb and gutter machine debuted in 2018. It is capable of slipforming a 24 inch (610 mm) radius. It features extreme steering capabilities, combined with the sensored All-Track Steering and sensored All-Track Positioning.
March 2018 – The Xtreme GT-3600 is capable of slipforming a 24 inch (610 mm) radius... or less.
GOMACO manufactured a unique sectionalized sidewalk mold with an auger for a contractor in Iowa. It was to be used with their GT-3600 curb and gutter machine. The eight foot (2.4 m) wide, sectionalized mold has adjustable end plates, adjustable edge slump, and a sectionalized auger. It has three 24 inch (610 mm) mold inserts, and two 12 inch (305 mm) mold inserts. It also has removable front hopper panels which allow it to be converted to an open-front mold.
August 2018 – Sectionalized sidewalk mold with an auger for a GT-3600
Diecast models of the Xtreme Commander IIIx curb and gutter machine and the GP4 slipform paver were announced in January. Delivery was in November. They are 1:32 scale, and have movable parts.
January 2019 – Diecast models for the Xtreme Commander IIIx and GP4 were announced, and would arrive in November
GOMACO manufactured a 16 meter (52.5 ft) wide IDBI, the largest we have ever built. The contractor also ordered a four-track GP-4000 with a 5000 series open-front mold and an Auto-Float®.
April 2019 – 16 meter (52.5 ft) IDBI, the largest GOMACO has ever manufactured, along with a GP-4000 with a 5000 series open-front mold and Auto-Float
The high-production screed for GOMACO C-450 cylinder finishers can advance as much as four feet (1.22 m) in a single pass to drastically reduce finishing time. The leading auger is 5.7 feet (1.74 m) long and provides high-production strike-off action and reduces the number of puddlers you need out in front for the project. The five foot (1.52 m) long finishing cylinder compacts and finishes the concrete in a single pass. The six foot (1.83 m) trailing screed provides the final finish to the surface with a unique GOMACO-designed vibratory system.
January 2020 – Introduction of the high-production, truss-mounted screed for the paving of bridge decks, flat slabs, and concrete floors
The redesigned Curb Cadet has manual travel control, manual three-point grade control, cross auger directional controls, engine controls, vibrator control dial, cross-auger speed control dial, and warning light that are all located on the control panel for easy access. It has a Kohler Tier 4 engine, and was introduced at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020.
February 2020 – Redesigned Curb Cadet with Tier 4 engine
GOMACO introduced the GP360 placer/spreader slipform paver at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020. As a placer/spreader with a 60 inch (1524 mm) belt, the GP360 will accommodate widths up to 36 feet (10.97 m) wide. As a concrete slipform paver, the GP360 will pave widths up to 30 feet (9.14 m) wide.
March 2020 – Introduction of the GP360 placer/spreader slipform paver
GOMACO introduced the CC-1200e, the world’s first battery-powered slipform concrete curb machine, at World of Concrete. The CC-1200e is powered by a 48-volt DC lithium-ion battery pack and will slipform various concrete curb. The result of using lithium-ion batteries allows for zero exhaust emissions, reduced vibrations, and zero engine noise. The CC-1200e is controlled with a Radio Remote Control equipped with the exclusive GOMACO G+ control system.
June 2021 – Introduction of the world's first battery-powered slipform concrete curb machine