Slipformers Grow Versatile and Smooth

By Larry Stewart, Executive Editor | September 28, 2010

 

 

 

In a paving market focused on smaller roads and Interstate rehab, technology has focused on improving the versatility and mobility of mid-range concrete slipform pavers.

GOMACO has developed a detachable auger/strike-off unit that telescopes 6 feet to accommodate faster paving-width changes. The auger/strike-off can be detached from the mold, and with the wings on the side plates folded in, a four-track paver still carrying its mold can be transported on one trailer under 12 feet wide.

The HVW (hydraulic variable width) machines from Terex/CMI can telescope in and out to pave wider or narrower slabs. They stretch to as much as 32-foot paving widths.

GOMACO's pivoting track mounts and Guntert & Zimmerman's QUADRA Bolsters squeeze 80,000-pound pavers onto 10-foot-wide trailers. Power Pavers' hydraulic loading legs hoist the 65,000-pound SF-3000 42 inches high so a lowboy trailer can be backed under the machine. All of these developments and more cut setup and transport time in order to extend revenue-generating time.

Meanwhile, exhaust-emissions controls placed on engines advanced the electronic sophistication on concrete pavers, and electronic grade-control technologies have flourished. So these versatile, easy-to-transport machines are also capable of delivering pavements that meet and exceed states' escalating ride-quality standards.

Center of the Slipformer Market
55,000- to 97,000-pound machines by weight
Model Number Of Tracks Operating Weight (lbs.) Max. Paving Width HP
 
HEM 12-27 2 58,000 35' 0" 240
Terex/CMI SF-2204 HVW 4 58,500 20' 0" 240
Allen ASF 2700 2T LP 2 60,000 36' 0" 250
RexCon Town & Country I 2 60,000 34' 0" 325
Power Pavers SF-3000 2 65,000 32' 0" 250
GOMACO GHP-2800-2T 2 70,000 32' 0" 335
Terex/CMI SF-3002 2 72,200 32' 0" 220
GOMACO GP-2600-2T 2 75,000 32' 0" 275
Allen ASF 3200 2T HP 2 78,000 40' 0" 325
GOMACO GP-2600-4T 4 79,000 32' 0" 275
GOMACO GHP-2800-4T 4 80,000 32' 0" 335
Guntert & Zimmerman S850 4 80,000 34' 0" 335
HEM 14-37 2 80,900 41' 0" 300
Terex/CMI SF-2284 HVW 4 82,700 28' 0" 365
GOMACO GP-4000-2T 2 88,000 50' 0" 425
Guntert & Zimmerman S850 Quadra 4 90,200 34' 0" 335
Terex/CMI SF-3004 4 93,000 32' 0" 325
Terex/CMI SF-2324 HVW 4 93,000 32' 0" 365
Guntert & Zimmerman S1000 4 95,500 56' 0" 335

 


 

Web Resources
Allen
www.allenpavers.com
GOMACO
www.gomaco.com
Guntert & Zimmerman
www.guntert.com
HEM
www.heavyequipmentmfg.com
Huron
www.huronmanufacturing.com
Miller Formless
www.millerformless.com
Power Pavers
www.powerpavers.com
RexCon
www.rexcon.com
Terex Roadbuilding
www.terex.com

 

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