Simlog's new Bulldozer Personal Simulator puts you at the
controls of a medium-sized bulldozer (also called "dozer",
"tractor", "track type tractor") in a typical construction site.
Simply set up the simulator controls (see below for details), install the
simulation software in English, French,
or Spanish) on your
desktop or laptop PC, and begin.
Add a big screen display for
"life size" graphics, and quality speakers for the audio feedback.
Simlog even offers a vibration system
to enhance the simulation experience.
There are setup options to suit most
There are seven "Simulation Modules" of increasing difficulty,
starting with Controls Familiarization and then progressing through
Backfilling 1 and 2,
Slot Dozing, and finally
Many different kinds of situations are presented, in order to address the
training needs of a wide variety of customers using different operational
practices. You can even use the keyboard function keys and mouse controls
during the simulation to change the point of view, to present views
from outside the cabin e.g. to the left/right and up above, to better
"understand" the simulated work.
Key "Performance Indicators" measure how quickly and how carefully
the simulated work is performed including execution time, collisions, and
criteria related to how well a trench is backfilled, is excavated, etc. With
more than 20 Performance Indicators in all, feedback is diagnostic,
instead of just a consolidated pass/fail score.
Simulation results are automatically saved, so trainees can progress at their
own pace without trainer supervision. To simplify the
record keeping, Simlog offers a database
product called Simulation Manager, and
the same database can be used with all of our
Simlog's Bulldozer simulation software can also be configured, in order
to simulate the behavior of a wide variety of bulldozers. For example, you can
use separate pedals for Decelerator and Brake, or just a single pedal that
combines both functions, to reproduce the different pedal arrangements found
in real bulldozers. You can also activate (or not) "counter rotation" so that
when making a tight turn, the two crawler tracks will turn in opposite
directions (or not), since this kind of control is typical of some, but not
all, bulldozers. You can even set the blade functions to be faster or slower!
The price of the commercial software license for Simlog's Bulldozer Personal
Simulator is just USD$6,000. Since even small accidents due to
inexperience can cost thousands of dollars in replacement parts and downtime,
this is good value indeed, not to mention the improved training safety!
Note that pricing for the software licenses is "per PC", and this is a
one time fee. There are no restrictions
on the number of people that you can train with Simlog's help. To learn more,
please contact Simlog.
Many kinds of USB-ready simulator controls, and mounting configurations,
If you are a Simlog customer, then you may be able to re-use the
simulator controls that you already have, and just purchase the new
Bulldozer simulation software license.
To learn more, please contact Simlog.
Free Software Evaluation
Simlog offers free software evaluation to qualified heavy equipment industry
professionals and educators.
In Evaluation Mode, all of the simulator functionality can be
experienced, but there are some limitations.
To learn more, please refer to the additional details about
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