• Excavator Simulator

    Excavator Simulator

    Provide excavator operators with the skills required for safe, efficient excavating, loading, and trenching operations.

Excavator Simulator

The Excavator Simulator Training Pack features the world’s first commercial application of CM Labs’ innovative approach to soil simulation. This realism immerses trainees in a virtual environment that promotes rapid skills acquisition — from excavating and trenching, to trailer loading, safety corridor management, working with Trimble® Earthworks Grade Control Platform, and more.

With built-in scoring, exercises that encourage self-directed learning, and challenges that encourage trainees to use their own operating judgment, the Excavator Simulation Training Pack enables trainees to develop a sense of initiative and responsibility that transfers to the work site.

Excavator simulator training pack features

Practice Complex Excavator Operations

Immerse operators in challenging environments that allow them to develop specific, complex skills, such as pipe placement and load handling. Operators learn controls and basic digging techniques in a safe and controlled environment. The Training Pack also lets operators practice advanced excavator skills, such as cleaning trenches, leveling, and practicing jump turns.

Advance operator training with Add-on Modules

Operators sometimes need to bridge the skills gap – quickly and safely – to operate multi-use machinery and take new roles on the job site. Leverage these Add-on Modules as a cost-effective solution for cross-skill training, assessing new equipment, and working on team tasks, while tracking fuel efficiency and safety progress.
Excavator Simulator Training Pack with Trimble GPS integration

Dense Urban Environment Training

The Excavator Training Pack features progressive learning exercises—from beginner to advanced—designed to teach skills and build confidence:

Operators Performance

The Training Pack provides objective measurements of operator performance and abilities. These performance metrics are rolled up into a score that can be customised to take your most important criteria into consideration, including:

Simulated Equipment Specs

Hydraulic excavator: 21 t (23 USt)

Engine: 119 kW / 160 hp

Swing speed: 13.3 RPM

Long carriage

Heavy-duty bucket

Halogen working lights

ISO and SAE Joystick Controls

Compatible Hardware

Hydraulic Excavator Simulator - Baggerlader Simulator
Bagger Simulator

Smart Training Technology™ Features

The Training Pack incorporates Smart Training Technology™. That’s why it delivers the most transferable operator skills anywhere, outside of the real equipment.

Add-On Training Modules

  1. Operator Efficiency Tools – Master precise grade control with Trimble Earthworks® integration. Training on advanced construction technology allows operators of all experience levels to be better prepared for today’s jobsite.
  2. Specialized Techniques
    • Grapple: practice: practice controls familiarization, make a quick coupler attachment change, excel at precise maneuvering, grapple control, object sorting, and operation efficiency.
    • 360° Titlrotator bucket: controls familiarization, make a quick coupler attachment change, and efficiently dig the various elements of a V-ditch.
  3. Crew Training with Articulated Dump Truck Simulation – team-based communication skills make an expert operator most effective. Collaborative training can be difficult and dangerous to reproduce with real equipment, especially for new trainees. Trainees can train together on tandem exercise with an additional Vortex Simulator.
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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.

Vortex Edge Series: Affordable tools for operator skill development

The Vortex Edge Series of simulators are entry-level solutions that make it simple and affordable for organisations to leverage the latest in innovative technology for operator skills development. Easy to transport and set up, they are ideal for organisations looking to explore simulation for the first time.

Vortex Advantage: Best-in-class training for work site efficiencies

The Vortex Advantage is designed to provide the most immersive simulator training available today. It is a proven solution that leads directly to transferable skills and measurable work site efficiency increases.

E-book Series: Your Complete Guide to Construction Equipment Training Simulators​​

When simulators are deployed for training, savings add up rapidly. Organisations are also realizing long-term financial and safety benefits … all much sooner than you might expect.

Download our e-book series, Your Complete Guide to Construction Equipment Simulators, for a wealth of tips and guidance for determining your simulation requirements, and the timeline of benefits you can expect.

  • “It allows the student to go through the [NCCCO] course and practice as much as they want without getting on a real crane.”

    Del Mar College
  • “One of the biggest selling points for me was the immersiveness of the five screens.”

    IUOE Local 178
  • “Once I got on the Vortex simulator, I realized what a great tool it could be for us here.”

    IUOE Local 14