Topcon Positioning Group announces an agreement with concrete paving manufacturer GOMACO Corporation to provide 3D control systems for its machines. GOMACO will directly offer components for new and existing systems including curb and gutter machines, concrete slipform pavers, placer/spreaders and trimmers.
“Equipment suppliers have a major influence over machine control buying decisions and GOMACO has a strong customer base that can benefit from Topcon 3D paving systems,” said Bill Painter, senior manager machine control paving products. “GOMACO will offer on-machine 3D components that will best fit the customer’s needs including Topcon’s unique Millimeter GPS system.”
“For applications such as curb and gutter, Millimeter GPS offers the best, simplest solution with high-accuracy and productivity,” said Brian Lingobardo, Topcon 3D road construction systems manager. “GOMACO has a growing 3D support and service team and combined with the GPS training expertise, service and support of Topcon dealers — customers will be backed by a knowledgeable partnership that can improve paving productivity from the start of a project to completion.”
Bob Leonard, sales manager for GOMACO, said, “Our partnership with Topcon is an excellent opportunity for us to introduce their 3D technology to curb and gutter and paving contractors that are looking to make the move to stringless slipform paving. This will allow us to offer our customers the Topcon solution for machine guidance.”
Position Partners, Topcon’s exclusive distributor in Australia, welcomes the partnership. “We were among the first in the world to install Topcon mmGPS on a GOMACO machine and we have the expertise and local support networks to ensure our customers get the most from their machine control technology,” said Sam Cater, Position Partners’ OEM Manager.
“The benefits of high precision machine control with slipform paving are huge,” he added. “By eliminating stringlines, customers are able to work faster, safer and more efficiently than ever before.”