Backhoe simulator

Backhoe Simulator Training pack overview

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, it 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

learning program

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
Backhoe loader simulator training

Trainee performance

The Backhoe Loader 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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Best-in-class simulation

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.

The Backhoe Loader Training Pack is a valid simulation for training Backhoe Loader and Tractor Loader Backhoe (TLB) operators.

Signal person training station

Signal Person Training Station

CM Labs’ Signal Person Training Station allows novice operators to train together to develop effective teamwork and communications.

While one trainee operates a crane on the Vortex simulator, another works cooperatively within the virtual jobsite, providing signals and guiding the operation through to successful completion via webcam and picture-in-picture display.

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Training simulator hardware platforms

Training simulator

Vortex simulators are a rugged, flexible fit for classrooms of all sizes and budgets. With swappable controls and configurations ranging from the desktop to an immersive five-display simulator, they are built to run any of our training modules.

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Simulated equipment training modules

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.

Simulator training resources

Trainer tools

With trainer resources that include an instructor operating station, classroom manager, and student database, we provide you with comprehensive tools for instructor-led training as well as trainee monitoring, scoring, and reporting.

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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.