Gomaco premiers first battery-powered slipform curb machine

Concrete paving equipment leader Gomaco Corp. unveiled the first battery-powered slipform curb machine at World of Concrete 2021, staged last month in Las Vegas. The CC-1200e is equipped with a power dense 48 VDC lithium-ion battery pack. When measured against a conventional slipform curb model, the result is a paver with fewer vibrations plus zero engine noise and exhaust emissions. The lithium-ion batteries provide enough power for a full day of paving; charging options include a standard eight- to 10-hour power up or fast two-hour system. 

“We have been working towards an electric curb machine for almost two years,” says Gomaco Corp. Vice President of Engineering/Research and Development Kevin Klein. “We take pride in leading the industry in new product innovations and adding another ‘world’s first’ to our resumé.”

The CC-1200e features a G+ control system with radio remote placing all machine functions in the operator’s hands. 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-in. radius, depending on the mold profile. 

Just shy of 8-foot square, the curb machine has a 19-cu.-ft. capacity hopper with up to 15 inches of horizontal sliding capabilities for easy mixer truck alignment. The hopper features a 12-in. diameter by 5.5-ft. long auger to move the concrete at variable speeds up to 43 rpm. Curb molds can be interchanged easily and positioned on either side of the CC-1200e for right-side or left-side paving. One variable speed electric vibrator coordinates with the stop switch to provide automatic on/off vibrator control synchronized with forward paver travel. Rear track and two front-wheel assemblies allow up to 93 feet per minute auxiliary travel speed. — Gomaco Corp., Ida Grove, Iowa; 800/831-2320, 712/364-4763; www.gomaco.com

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