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(VIDEO) Learn Caterpillar backhoe loaders with Simformotion training simulator

The Cat backhoe loader training simulator

Simformotion LLC has released the new Cat Simulators backhoe loader system. 

Set in a construction environment, the system teaches students and operators how to work a backhoe loader (BHL) from the machine inspection to driving, braking, trenching, lifting, and more. Correct operation leads to increased safety, production, and cost savings. Simulation is a safe alternative to using actual machines for heavy equipment operator training. New operators can train anytime and anywhere using simulators without the need to take a costly machine out of production, worry about the weather, or worry about the safety of the operator. 

"The new backhoe loader simulator rounds out the family of construction models in the Cat Simulators line. It's a versatile machine and our team has worked closely with the operator experts at Caterpillar to develop every exercise. No matter where your worksite is in the world, if you train on a Cat Simulators system, you can be assured that your students and operators are learning the same techniques as other Cat operators," says Renee Gorrell, vice president of Simformotion. 

The backhoe loader operator training simulator is available in multiple languages and includes a method to record and report the results of simulation sessions, comparing the performance to Caterpillar benchmarks. The training system uses authentic Cat controls, a motion system, walkaround training, and an available curriculum to help train operators.

Operators in training can also use virtual reality with the simulator. With the VR headset, users experience a larger view of the environment with greater depth perception.

Training simulators can convert from one model to another using the same base unit, enabling cross-training on more machines with conversion kits. 

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100 North East Adams Street
Peoria, IL
US, 61629


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