Three-Track Commander III

 

 

 

• The Commander III is the best selling multi-purpose machine of all time. Voted Roads & Bridges magazine’s Contractor’s Choice Award for both slipform paving and curb and gutter applications every year since 2007.

• The GOMACO Commander III is all about vision, safety, performance, and the operator.

• The Hydraulic Package on the Commander III provides independent hydraulic travel circuits to each track allowing G+® to control each individual track speed through a radius.

• The engine with its rear facing cooling package is designed for better operator visibility, quieter operation, and to provide clean air intake to the radiator while avoiding the concrete loading from a front-facing design. The redesigned engine shroud also allows for easy access to service and fill points.

• An optimized cooling package with a hydraulic fan, controlled by G+, adapts the cooling needs to job-site conditions for both a quiet and efficient operation.

• Excellent fuel efficiency combined with an increased fuel capacity allows for an uninterrupted day of paving on the project.

• The pivoting operator’s console allows the operator to have hands-on control and a clear view no matter where they are on the platform.

• The vibrator circuits control panel is located for easy access and easy-reach control.

• The Commander III features an isolated platform which reduces vibration for all day operator comfort.

• G+ allows for simple connections to 3D guidance or GOMACO’s complete library of sensors for steering and grade.

• Easy push-button steering set up with “smart” cylinders. This allows you to set track steering and other parameters.

• Features All-Track Steering (ATS) for loading, job-site mobility, and to set the machine to line quickly.

• Features All-Track Positioning (ATP) giving the contractor more options for dealing with obstacles, job-site logistics, and various applications.

• The Commander III is the choice for various applications such as monolithic sidewalk, curb and gutter, barrier, slotted drains, roll-over curb, parapet, and slipform paving.

• Telematics is available with GOMACO Remote Diagnostics (GRD) for machine troubleshooting, diagnostic reviews, software updates, and more.

• An on-board camera for visibility is available. The camera feeds full color video to the G+ control screen. This allows the operator to survey designated areas for the slipforming process.

• The G+ wireless remote control is an option for the Commander III. The G+ remote control allows an operator to work from the operator’s platform or have the ability to move around the machine with hands-on control at all times.

 

 

 

GOMACO At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014
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Commander III Trimmer & Concrete Slipform Paver
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G+® Controls - Designed for Concrete Paving

It is now the technology that pulls everything together… G+ is the center that Connects all of the resources.

Once 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 system. It has a lightning-fast processing speed and features two-way communications between the accessories and G+. Its instant digital feedback combined with the tight closed-loop electronic and hydraulic control creates a G+ experience that is smooth, efficient, and accurate. There is nothing on the market that can compare, because G+ is a proprietary system that was designed by our in-house control experts incorporating what we have learned from decades of experience in the field, and from what we have learned from you, our customer.

- Machine operation is simple.

- Machine response is fast.

- Troubleshooting is pinpointed, quick, and easy.

- Fault history available.

- Control from stringline, 2D, or 3D guidance.

 

A flat-panel 6.5 inch (165 mm) 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, deviation meters, and more. Newly designed icons and color graphics make it easy to understand and easy to identify the targeted functions. G+ receives a track speed reading from pulse pickups in the track motors to give you real time feet (meters) per minute and total linear footage (meters). 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.

 

 

 

 

 

GBox

The Commander III has a GBox on every leg to accommodate improved steering and grade with G+ controls. It’s part of GOMACO’s electronic and hydraulic initiative. GOMACO’s GBox features a new location for convenient access to the sensor bulkheads, valve overrides, and reduces hose and wiring needs. The GBox provides ease in serviceability, troubleshooting, and provides quick access with a horizontal swing door at ground level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOMACO Remote Diagnostics (GRD)

The Commander III can be equipped with GOMACO Remote Diagnostics (GRD). This software allows operators to see when, where, and how their machines are being used. Operators have the capability to request software updates from GOMACO in Ida Grove, Iowa, remotely without service personnel traveling to the job site. GRD allows for fleet management through GPS location and troubleshooting abilities.

 

 

 

 

Designed For Safety

The Commander III is carefully designed to give years of dependable and safe service. The emergency stop buttons are on the operator’s console and on the corners of the machine, which are easily accessible from the ground level. The machine is equipped with a backup alarm, which is designed to alert personnel around the machine when the tracks are set to operate in reverse. Other safety features include track guards, warning decals, operator horn, an operator’s manual, and a safety manual. GOMACO machines are also designed to provide the operator with excellent visibility over the entire paving operation.

GOMACO CORPORATION RECOMMENDS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ALL SAFETY PROCEDURES.

 

 

 

Three-Track Commander III

 

 

 

Three-track for slipforming barrier or parapet.

 

 

 

The Commander III features the sideshifting and vertical-lifting trimmerhead, mold drawbar and hold-down assembly.

 

 

 

 

 

Three-Track Commander III Shipping Dimensions

 

Transport height of 8.6 ft. (2.62 m) without the mold.

 

 

 

 

 

All Track Positioning (ATP)

ATP provides versatility in our slipform pavers. Each leg has a reinforced steel attachment plate that allows extra leg height adjustments. ATP provides the capability to perform various applications and work with differences in grade elevations and unique job-site logistics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall operating width of 9.7 ft. (2.96 m).

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 foot (3.66 m) Three-Track Paving Package

 

 

 

 

 

16 foot (5 m) Three-Track Paving Package

 

 

 

 

 

 

The conveyor on the Commander III has a length of 17.1 feet (5.21 m) and a width of 24 inches (610 mm) to allow for continuous concrete flow to the hopper.

 

 

The three-track Commander III slipforms curb and gutter through a radius in a residential area. The trimmerhead sideshifts on-the-go throughout the radius.

 

 

High-volume curb and gutter contractors choose the GOMACO Commander III because of its ability to quickly and efficiently slipform curb and gutter.

 

 

The three-track Commander III slipforms scab-on curb and gutter using 3D machine guidance for steering and grade.

 

 

The GOMACO three-track Commander III slipforms parapet over steel on a bridge project.

 

 

Five foot (1.52 m) wide monolithic sidewalk is just one application the Commander III can slipform with ease.

 

 

All-Track Positioning (ATP) gives the operator more options for dealing with obstacles, job-site logistics, and switching between various applications.

 

 

This three-track Commander III is simultaneously trimming and slipforming curb and gutter on a new subdivision project in Winfield, British Columbia, Canada.

 

 

GOMACO’s Commander III, three-track, trims and paves a five foot (1.5 m) wide sidewalk.

 

 

Steel reinforcing is fed into the variable barrier mold on the Commander III.

 

 

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 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.

 

 

 

 

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 362 fpm (110 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Selective Steering

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Additional Information

 

Commander III Specifications

Three-Track Commander III Photos: Curb & Gutter - Sidewalks & Recreational Trails - Unique Applications - Barrier

Download The Commander III Brochure (PDF)

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