PC Controls for Hydraulic Excavator Personal Simulator
For Simlog's Hydraulic Excavator Personal Simulator, PC Controls
offer maximum cost-effectiveness and transportability.
Simlog recommends one particular kind of off-the-shelf PC joystick, the
Logitech "Attack 3", as shown here.
Why? First, the same joystick may be used for both the right and left
hands. Second, it offers a large number of switches for the thumb along
with additional switches in the base.
In most countries, these PC joysticks are for sale in retail stores that
sell computers or video games.
They may also be purchased on-line from Logitech.
Simlog also keeps a small number of units in stock for resale to Simlog
customers at the cost of USD$200 per pair.
You may choose to use other PC joysticks but Simlog suggests that you
carefully review the look and feel of the Logitech "Attack 3"
before purchasing something else.
Note too that the Simlog documentation for our Personal Simulators makes reference to just this PC joystick.
The fact is, if your joysticks don't offer sufficient functionality, then
you won't be able to take advantage of all of the training value that
we've built into our Personal Simulators.
Simlog has developed a USB-ready Replica Controls Pedal Unit with the very same
shape and toe-down/heel-down action of real hydraulic excavator pedals.
Having these pedals will enhance the overall effectiveness of your
excavator operator training program and reduce your training costs,
by helping trainees learn the hands-and-feet coordination
required to operate real hydraulic excavators.
Unit pricing for the Replica Controls Pedal Unit is just USD$1,250.
(If you choose to not have pedals, the joysticks alone can be used as travel levers.)
Simlog can also provide table-top mounting brackets are
to bring the PC joysticks down from table-top height to the sides of an ordinary
chair, to better mimic the positioning of real controls in the cabin of
real heavy equipment.
All pricing before shipping/handling and applicable taxes.
International visitors may wish to use our
to convert $USD pricing into another currency.
Lead time is six to eight weeks, so be sure to contact Simlog well in advance!