VISTA Training, a leading provider of training materials for earthmoving, excavating and mining applications, has a new PC-based bulldozer simulator from Simlog.
This institutionally-designed simulation software puts trainees at the controls of a medium-sized bulldozer at work in a typical construction site. Seven simulation modules are structured to train entry-level operators on basic operation and core skills. Lessons begin with controls familiarization and progress to more complex tasks, including bulldozer positioning, using the blade to control the path of a boulder, using the blade to backfill a trench, slot dozing and spreading.
“This new dozer simulator is the perfect complement to VISTA’s dozer training programs,” said VISTA Training President Rick Longstaff. “By using them together, fleet owners can provide comprehensive yet cost-effective training to their operator candidates.”
Replica controls are available for the bulldozer simulator. They offer a realistic training experience and can be ordered with tabletop mounting brackets. For added realism, a bulldozer operator chair also is available with an authentic operator seat and industrial controllers mounted on consoles for the left and right hands. The operator chair can be easily reconfigured for use with other Simlog simulators.
The operation of the bulldozer simulator can be customized to simulate the behavior of a wide variety of machines. For example, it can be configured to use separate foot pedals for the decelerator and brake, or just a single pedal that combines both functions.