Forwarder Simulator

Expansive training environment.

Forwarder Simulator Training Pack


The Forwarder Simulator Training Pack was developed in collaboration with industry experts and allows trainees to experience challenging scenarios in a completely immersive environment.

Every simulated machine component is backed by precise engineering specifications provided by Tigercat Industries to ensure realistic behavior and maximum training value. Students gain exposure to the largest and widest variety of simulated terrains on the market, and as a result, transition faster and more effectively to the real equipment.

Forwarder Simulator

Training pack features

CM Labs is the only simulator on the market that accurately replicates machine stability—providing real-world training opportunities to help reduce the risk of accidents and improve operator efficiency.


The Forwarder Simulator Training Pack’s curriculum was developed in consultation with forestry and logging training schools to ensure students acquire the right skills and techniques for safe and productive operations. With its large immersive environment the simulator is fully equipped with multiple tree species, night-time operations, as well as different weather conditions like fog, rain, or snow.

Progressive learning program

The Tower Crane Simulator exercises are designed to gradually build operator skill and confidence:

  • Basic controls
  • LMI configuration/ alarms
  • Hook and load management
  • Pendulum control
  • Moving and unloading on the worksite
  • Working at different heights and longer hook lines
  • Test courses

Operator performance

The Training Pack makes it easy for you to benchmark operator skills, with a scoring system that rolls performance metrics up into a single score.

  • Rough load handling
  • Certification test violations
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Simulated equipment specs:

Transport capacity: 20 tonnes8-wheel drive hydrostatic transmission
308 horsepower
8.5-meter crane reach
Oscillating articulation
Telescopic stick

Compatible Hardware:

Required Controls:

Vortex Edge Plus:
Standard joystick controls & Pedals
Vortex Edge Max:
Standard joystick controls & Pedals
Vortex Advantage:
Suregrip Control Box Pair

Smart Training Technology

The Simulator Training Pack incorporates Smart Training Technology™. That’s why it delivers the most transferable operator skills anywhere, outside of the real equipment. All machine components behave as they do on the actual equipment. The detailed simulation includes:

  • Vehicle suspension
  • Hydraulics system and transmission
  • Tandem wheels
  • Knuckle boom swing
  • Grapple
  • Cabin swivel and angle

Tools and Support

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Instructor Station

Monitor, assess, and challenge trainees from the instructor seat, with CM Labs’ Instructor Station.
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SimGuide Service

Simplify integration of your simulator, with guidane for set up, start-up, and beyond.
Signaler station

Signal Person Station

Train as a team with the world’s only simulation-based signal person training solution.
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Mobile Training Center

Training and assessment anywhere with CM Labs’ Mobile Training Center.

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