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Cat log loader simulator mimics forest

The new log loader simulator uses natural forest conditions and benchmark data to safely accelerate operator selection and training.


December 13, 2012
By Simformotion LLC

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The new Log Loader Simulation Trainer is set in a forest environment where operators can learn the same machine applications found on actual forest production sites. The new log loader simulator uses natural forest conditions and benchmark data to safely accelerate operator selection and training.

The new Log Loader Simulation Trainer from Simformotion is set in a forest environment where operators can learn the same machine applications found on actual forest production sites, in the safety of the virtual environment.

A realistic training experience is delivered through the use of authentic controls combined with simulated training exercises. The FM Log Loader teaches control familiarization, how to perform a machine walkaround, log handling, loading and off loading the machine from a low-boy trailer, shovel logging, loading and unloading the log trailer, sorting, and a special open training mode. Cat simulators deliver cost-effective virtual training that translates to the real world.

Exclusive to Cat Simulators is SimU Campus, the software that measures, records and reports the results of all simulation sessions so instructors and users can track progress. Hundreds of benchmarks based on Caterpillar expert data are included in the system, with the operator’s performance measured against these benchmarks and outcomes recorded to a database. Plus the PC-based simulator system is equipped with a motion platform so users can feel the realistic machine movement during training exercises.

“Using Cat Simulators as part of an end-to-end training program can provide immediate cost savings to a forestry company’s bottom line by reducing machine wear-and-tear and fuel costs; keeping actual machines in production; and allowing them to train multiple operators on multiple machines at one time,” says Renee Gorrell, Simformotion’s VP.

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In addition to the new forestry simulator system, Cat Simulators are available in large dozer and mining truck models set in a mining environment; and heavy construction dozer, hydraulic excavator, off-highway truck, M-series motor grader, small and large wheel loaders and wheel tractor-scraper.

www.catsimulators.com


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