Gomaco Unveils the World’s First Battery-Powered Slipform Curb Machine

Gomaco Unveils the World’s First Battery-Powered Slipform Curb Machine

Gomaco Corporation in Ida Grove, Iowa, USA, is the worldwide leader in concrete paving technology. This year GOMACO introduced the world’s first battery-powered slipform curb machine, the CC-1200e, at World of Concrete 2022.

The world’s first battery-powered slipform concrete curb machine, the GOMACO CC-1200e at work.

Gomaco’s Vice President of Engineering/Research and Development, Kevin Klein, explains:

“We have been working towards an electric curb machine for almost two years now. It has been an interesting and exciting challenge for our entire Design Engineering team, but especially demanding for the Controls and Software engineers. We take pride in leading the industry in new product innovations and adding another ‘world’s first’ to our resumé.”

The Gomaco CC-1200e electric curb machine is equipped with a power dense 48 VDC lithium-ion battery pack. The result is a paver with zero-exhaust emissions, reduced vibrations, and zero engine noise. The lithium-ion batteries provide enough power for a full day of paving. Charging options include the standard eight to 10-hour normal charge rate or an optional two-hour fast charge system.

It features the simple-to-operate Gomaco-exclusive G+ control system with a full function radio remote control that puts all machine operations in the hands of the operator. Travel control, manual three-point grade control, cross auger directional controls, vibrator control dial, warning lights, and emergency stop are all located on the remote’s control panel. The CC-1200e is also equipped with rotary-sensored slew drive steering on its front wheel assemblies allowing smoother paving, easier control, and maximum turning capability with the ability to slipform a 24 inch (610 mm) radius, depending on the mold profile.

GOMACO has made the world’s first battery-powered curb and gutter slipform paver, the CC-1200e, which it unveiled at World of Concrete 2022

The compact curb machine has a 19 ft3 (0.54 m3) hopper capacity with up to 15 inches (381 mm) of horizontal sliding capabilities for easy alignment with ready-mix trucks. The hopper features a 12 inch (305 mm) diameter by 5.5 foot (1.68 m) long auger to move the concrete at variable speeds up to 43 rpm. Curb molds can be interchanged easily and can be positioned on either side of the CC-1200e for right-side or left-side paving. It is equipped with one variable speed electric vibrator that is coordinated with the stop switch to provide automatic on/off vibrator control synchronized with the forward travel of the paver.

The CC-1200e was built for mobility and navigating around job sites. It’s only 8.2 feet (2.5 m) long and 7.8 feet (2.38 m) wide. Its rear track and two front-wheel assemblies allow up to 93 feet per minute (28.3 mpm) auxiliary travel speed to move from one pour to the next or loading/unloading on a new project.

The world’s first battery-powered CC-1200e was displayed in the Gomaco booth at World of Concrete 2022.

Source: Gomaco.