Harvester Simulator

Detailed simulation of the harvesting cycle.

Harvester Simulator Training Pack


The Harvester Simulator Training Pack was designed in collaboration with Tigercat and teaches students how to safely manage the harvesting cycle on different terrains. It helps reduce the training burden on seasoned operators by ensuring a higher level of readiness for the field. Trainees obtain a realistic lens into the actual work thanks to an immersive training environment fully equipped with multiple tree species, as well as night-time operations and different weather conditions like fog, rain, or snow.
Harvester 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.

Harvester simulator training pack - bucking


With the Harvester Simulator, students progress through an industry-approved curriculum that was developed in consultation with forestry and logging training schools. It helps operators acquire the right skills and techniques relevant to the job market.

Progressive learning program

Students progress through an industry-approved curriculum that was developed in consultation with forestry and logging training schools. The harvesting cycles are simulated in detail so operators learn to proficiently control the felling direction, delimb a tree, and cut-to-length based on requested specs. Exercises include:

  • Basic controls familiarization
  • Loading and unloading from the trailer
  • Plantation harvesting
  • Rough terrain harvesting
  • Delimbing and bucking
  • Felling direction
  • Skills challenge
  • Freeform exercises

Operator performance

The Training Pack enables objective operator assessment with built-in performance metrics that can be customized and rolled up into a single score that updates in real-time. Metrics include:

  • Time to complete exercises
  • Fuel consumption
  • Tree efficiency
  • Safety violations
  • Small tree protection
Harvester simulator training pack - bucking

Simulated equipment specs:

8-wheel drive hydrostatic transmission
282 horsepower
Oscillating stabilization
9-meter crane reach
4-wheel drive harvesting head with independent wheel arms

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. Everything from the Harvester’s hydraulics system, engine behavior, knuckle boom swing as well as movement of the harvester head are accurately replicated. Other detailed simulation includes:

  • Boom backlash
  • Steering system
  • Tandem wheels
  • Cabin swivel
  • Mirrors and rearview camera

Tools and Support

Instructor Operating Station - Trainer and Trainee

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.
Mobile Training Center - Trailer Cutout

Mobile Training Center

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

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