Heavy Equipment Operation

Simlog’s Personal Simulators have been delivering cost-effective heavy equipment operator training to education and industry since 1999.

With Simlog, you’ll find the right kind of simulated tasks, the right kind of task progression, and the right way of evaluating simulated work, thanks to comprehensive Performance Indicators that measure quality and productivity.

That’s because our Instructional Designs take into account best in class practices from leading training professionals from around the world, along with certification guidelines from key standards organizations such as NCCER for construction equipment, NCCCO for cranes, and OSHA for forklifts.

Alaska Department of Corrections

The simulator lab at Goose Creek Correctional Center in Wasilla, Alaska, consists of four networked simulator stations. Tabletop mounted Replica Controls Joysticks are used to operate the Hydraulic Excavator, Bulldozer and Wheel Loader simulators. Replica Ball-Tip Levers, also tabletop mounted, are used to operate the lab’s Forklift simulator. Each station is also equipped with the required steering wheel, gear shifter and/or foot pedals that best reproduce the functionality of the real heavy equipment. Two out of the four stations are Multi-Purpose stations that can operate the Hydraulic Excavator, Bulldozer and Wheel Loader simulators by taking advantage of the multi-purpose simulator controls.

“Cost-effectiveness of the simulators served as a significant motivator for creating the HEO program. Cost per trainee is very economical with safety for the inmates and convenience for the instructors also playing important roles.”

— Gary Olsen, Criminal Justice Planner of Education, ADOC

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Southern Maine Community College

At the Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) in Portland, Maine, the simulator lab consists of ten Hydraulic Excavator Personal Simulators equipped with OEM Controls.

“By making simulator time a key part of our program, we can prepare students in the classroom with practical experience that transfers to machine operation in the field. We are making training safer and less costly by limiting machine time and wear-and-tear on the contractor’s equipment, not to mention the $50,000 annual fuel costs experienced by other programs that do not utilize simulation.”

— Janet Sortor, Dean of Academic Affairs, SMCC

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Heavy Equipment

Backhoe Loader

Simlog’s new Backhoe Loader Personal Simulator puts you at the controls of a backhoe loader (BHL), also called “Loader Backhoe” and “Tractor Loader Backhoe (TLB), at work in a typical construction site.

 

Training efficiency is delivered through a modular Instructional Design that teaches real skills for productive and safe equipment operations in the field.

Hydraulic Excavator

Now even better! Version 2.5 of Simlog’s award-winning product brings significant improvements to the 3D modeling, simulated physics, graphics, and Simulation Modules to provide even more operator training help!

 

You can use your own PC or choose the convenience of our PC bundle with the Simlog software already installed, licensed, and ready to go in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese.

Bulldozer

Simlog’s Bulldozer Personal Simulator puts you at the controls of a medium-sized bulldozer (also called “dozer,” “tractor,” “crawler tractor,” “track type tractor”) in a typical construction site.

Now use multiple displays to create a field of view of 180 degrees in front, plus one display behind. (You can still use just one display, if space is limited.)

Wheel Loader

The simulation software puts you at the controls of a modern wheel loader at work in a typical quarry, in interaction with a simulated Off-Highway Truck. Both stick-steering (as in large wheel loaders) and steering wheel steering (as in smaller ones) are available. You can even use the keyboard function keys and mouse controls during the simulation to change the point of view!

Wheeled Material Handler

Simlog’s new Wheeled Material Handler Personal Simulator puts you at the controls of a typical wheeled material handler equipped with an articulated boom, four-tine grapple, elevating cab, and outriggers.

Many different kinds of situations typical of (metal) scrap recycling yards are presented, in order to address the training needs of a wide variety of customers using different operational practices.

Lift Trucks

Forklift

Simlog’s new Forklift Personal Simulator Version 2 puts trainees at the controls of a typical sit-down, counterbalance factory forklift with rear-wheel steering.

Designed to provide even more flexibility when training operators with different levels of skill, Version 2 introduces new and modified Simulation Modules to encourage safer operation practices and maximize productivity.  The new modules feature exercises for driving in reverse with tall loads, and five new “Loading Docks” modules to work with loads of different sizes in double rows, and stacked and unstacked, to maximize cube utilization.

Reach Lift Truck

Simlog’s new Reach Lift Truck Personal Simulator puts you at the controls of a typical stand-up “narrow aisle” lift truck with a scissors-like pantograph to extend and retract the forks, also called “Reach Truck”.

Training scenarios are typical of warehouses and distribution centers where racking systems are tall and spaced closely together to increase storage density.

There are many software options to configure what you see and do, to reproduce the operator controls and steering behaviour of the most common kinds of (real) reach lift trucks.

 

Forestry Equipment

Harvester

Simlog’s Harvester Personal Simulator puts you at the controls of a tracked carrier equipped with an articulated boom and free-swinging “dangle-type” harvester head. Training efficiency is delivered through a modular Instructional Design that teaches real skills for productive and safe equipment operations in the field. You can change the viewpoint during the simulation at the touch of a button.

Forwarder

The Forwarder Personal Simulator software puts you at the controls of a typical forwarder equipped with an articulated boom, telescoping extension, and free-swinging grapple attachment. You can even change the viewpoint during the simulation at the touch of a button.

You can either use your own PC or choose the convenience of our PC bundle with the Simlog software already installed, licensed, and ready to go in English or French.

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