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Simformation releases truck simulator


August 17, 2015
By Andrew Macklin


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August 17, 2015 – SimformotionTM LLC announced the release of the new Cat Simulators Off-Highway Truck System. The new Off-Highway Truck simulator is set in a quarry environment where operators can learn the same applications found on actual worksites around the world.

The system features authentic controls combined with simulated applications. The Off- Highway Truck teaches: controls familiarization, how to perform a machine walkaround, systems testing, driving, hauling, braking, two loading methods, unloading and full production cycle. There is also a special open training mode that allows users to practice any technique or application learned in other exercises.

Exclusive to Cat Simulators is SimU CampusTM, the software that records and reports the results of all simulation sessions so instructors and users can track progress. Hundreds of benchmarks based on Caterpillar expert operators are included in the system, with the operator’s performance measured against these benchmarks and outcomes recorded and reported. Special bonus features on the Off-Highway Truck system include companion iPad training, multiple languages and available motion platform.

Vice President Lara Aaron says, “New operators, students – even experienced operators – can learn on the Off-Highway Truck simulator. Drivers can lose control of the truck easily if they do not know the correct operations and braking techniques. Production is affected by proper loading and unloading. Maintenance costs, insurance costs, potential fines and more will affect a quarry operation’s bottom line. Learning correct operations or honing skills can significantly contribute to the profits earned.”

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In addition to the new Off-Highway Truck Simulator System, Cat Simulators are available in Articulated Truck, M-Series Motor Grader, Large Mining Dozer, Mining Truck, Heavy Construction Dozer, Hydraulic Excavator, Off-Highway Truck, Small and Large Wheel Loaders, Wheel Tractor-Scraper, FM Log Loader and Track Feller Buncher. For more information, visit www.catsimulators.com.