Gomaco unveils world’s first battery-powered slipform curb machine

Concrete paving equipment manufacturer Gomaco has announced that it will introduce the world’s first battery-powered slipform curb machine, the CC-1200e, at the World of Concrete exhibition in Las Vegas, the US. The show is taking place from 18 to 20 January 2022.

“We have been working towards an electric curb machine for almost two years now,” explained Kevin Klein, Gomaco’s vice president of engineering/research and development. “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 CC-1200e electric curb machine is equipped with a power dense 48 VDC lithium-ion battery pack. This results in zero-exhaust emissions, reduced vibrations, and zero engine noise. According to Gomaco, 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.

The CC-1200e features the simple-to-operate Gomaco G+ control system with a full function radio remote control, which 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 rotary-sensored slew drive steering on the machine’s front wheel assemblies allows smoother paving, easier control, and maximum turning capability with the ability to slipform a 610 mm radius, depending on the mould profile.

The compact CC-1200e also has a 0.54 cu m hopper capacity with up to 381 mm of horizontal sliding capabilities for easy alignment with ready-mix trucks. The hopper features a 305-mm diameter by 1.68-m-long auger to move the concrete at variable speeds up to 43 rpm.

Curb moulds can be interchanged easily and be positioned on either side of the machine for right-side or left-side paving. The variable speed electric vibrator is coordinated with the stop switch to provide automatic on/off vibrator control synchronised with the forward travel of the paver.

The Gomaco CC-1200e has been built for mobility and navigating around job sites, measuring only 2.5 m long and 2.38 m wide. Its rear track and two front-wheel assemblies allow up to 28.3 mpm auxiliary travel speed to move from one pour to the next or loading/unloading on a new project.

Gomaco booth: W2725 (West Hall – Las Vegas Convention Centre).