• CM labs – Backhoe Simulator

    Backhoe Simulator

    The backhoe simulator provide operators with the coordination and digging techniques they need to master safe, efficient operations.

Backhoe Simulator

CM Labs’ Backhoe Simulator Training Pack is the only training solution on the market that is capable of simulating a backhoe’s backlash and instability.

Thanks to this capability, the Backhoe Simulator Training Pack is ideal for teaching novices critical transferable skills, such as how to leverage the flexibility of this machine, and control its center of gravity for efficiency on the job site.

Backhoe simulator training pack features

Backhoe Simulator

Progressive learning program

The Backhoe Simulator exercises are designed to gradually build precision and confidence:
  • Understanding controls and positioning
  • Loading/unloading from trailer
  • Bucket positioning
  • Earth moving and transport
  • Stockpile management
  • Excavation and grading
  • Truck loading
  • Using the quick coupler

Trainee performance management

The Backhoe Simulator Training Pack gives trainers objective insight into operator performance and abilities. It measures operator performance metrics such as:
  • Collisions and shock loads
  • Fuel consumption, cycle time, and idle time
  • Material excavated per bucket load and in total
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Backhoe simulator training

Best-in-class simulation : Backhoe simulator

With the Backhoe Simulator Training Pack, trainees learn the requirement for careful, methodical operations, thanks to the looseness in the machine’s linkage that replicates that of the real backhoe.

The training pack also simulates changes in stability and traction as tires are placed under stress by rapid movements or heavy loads — and the simulated backhoe can even tip as a result of instability. This means trainees can feel free to fail without the risk of damaging equipment or themselves.

Equipment training packs

Our training packs feature self-guiding, progressive learning programs, and best-of-class simulation, from cranes to excavators. With operator metrics captured at every step, they provide the most comprehensive simulator training available on the market.

Make sure they’re ready

Vortex simulators represent the widest range of training solutions available today. With swappable controls, one simulator can train for many equipment types, and flexible display options mean you can start on the desktop, or engage trainees with full immersion.

containerized training simulator - Simulateur sur mesure dans un conteneur

From cabin-integrated simulators and trailer-based solutions to 20 to 40ft ISO shipping containers complete with power, HVAC & classroom, Vortex simulator training adapts to your environment.

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  • Measuring the ROI in Simulation-based Training
  • The Benefits of Simulation-based Training for Heavy Equipment Operators
  • Success with Simulator Training: Case Files
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Success with Vortex Simulators

All over the world, organisations of all sizes are using Vortex simulators to train safer, more efficient operators.

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