Cat debuts Large Wheel Loader Simulator System

By |  June 8, 2016
Caterpillar’s Large Wheel Loader Simulator System features a three-monitor configuration that aims to increase operator visibility in all directions. Photo courtesy of Caterpillar

Cat Simulator’s Large Wheel Loader Simulator System features a three-monitor configuration that aims to increase operator visibility in all directions. Photo courtesy of Caterpillar

Cat Simulators released its Large Wheel Loader Simulator System, which integrates technology from Simformotion, and was designed to create a realistic training experience for operators.

According to Simformotion, the simulator system combines original controls with common machine applications to teach the same jobs performed on job sites worldwide. The system, set in a quarry environment, is the first model to offer a three-monitor configuration, Simformotion adds. It includes a motion system that allows the user to feel vibrations and movements.

In addition, the simulator system includes exercises that teach control familiarization, how to perform a walk around for safety and maintenance, driving, loading and dumping the bucket, truck loading and dumping into the crusher.

“Time after time, our customers tell us that using Cat Simulators as part of their training programs contributes to more proficient operators, safer practices and increased productivity,” says Renee Gorrell, vice president of Simformotion. “The features of the new Large Wheel Loader Simulator System enhance the training experience and enable a seamless transition from simulator to iron.”

The Large Wheel Loader Simulator System includes companion iPad training and is available in a number of languages. Cat Simulators also have simulator options available for its articulated truck, M-Series motor grader, large track type tractor, mining truck, off-highway truck, electric rope shovel, track type tractor, hydraulic excavator, small wheel loader, wheel tractor-scraper, FM log loader and track feller buncher.

Simformotion is a privately held business headquartered in Peoria, Ill., that designs and develops simulation software and simulator hardware. It specializes in training technologies within the construction, mining and forestry industries.

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