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    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 an innovative new method of 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, and more.

With built-in scoring, pedagogy that encourages self-directed learning, and exercises that have multiple possible solutions, the Hydraulic Excavator Simulator Training Pack enables trainees to develop a sense of initiative and responsibility that transfers to the work site.

Excavator simulator training pack features

Progressive learning program

Excavator Simulator exercises are designed to gradually build precision and confidence:
  • Swing, boom and stick control
  • Proper positioning
  • Loading/unloading from trailer
  • Picking up and handling loads
  • Pipe placement in trench
  • Bench loading into a haul truck
  • Trenching for foundation work

Trainee performance management

Advanced learning tools include a Grade Quality Sensor (GQS) overlay that indicates depth as well as the need for a safety corridor when excavating a trench. The Excavator Simulator Training Pack also provides objective measurements of operator performance and abilities. It measures performance metrics such as:

  • Cycle time
  • Movement efficiency and accuracy
  • Maximum shock loads
  • Bucket capacity mass and efficiency
Hydraulic Excavator Simulator
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Best-in-class simulation

The Excavator Simulator Training Pack provides the most realistic simulation-based training available, resulting in an engaging learning experience that translates directly into work site skills. This includes the award-winning soil graphics that are the result of decades of academic research, as well as:

  • Hydraulics system and transmission
  • Bucket forces, digging, trenching, and loading
  • Night-time operations

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.

Your Complete Guide to Construction Equipment Training Simulators

Four e-books. Everything you need to know about training simulators:


  • Measuring the ROI in Simulation-based Training
  • The Benefits of Simulation-based Training for Heavy Equipment Operators
  • Success with Simulator Training: Case Files
  • Ten Questions You Should Ask Before Buying a Training Simulator


Success with Vortex Simulators

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

Learn more about Vortex simulators