Wheel Loader Personal Simulator
The simulation software puts you at the controls of a modern wheel loader at work in a typical quarry, in interaction with a simulated Off-Highway Truck. Both stick-steering (as in large wheel loaders) and steering wheel steering (as in smaller ones) are available. You can even use the keyboard function keys and mouse controls during the simulation to change the point of view!
You can either use your own PC or choose the convenience of our PC bundle with the Simlog software already installed, licensed, and ready to go in English, French, or Spanish.
Replica Controls for Wheel Loader Personal Simulator
Simlog’s Replica Controls for the Wheel Loader Personal Simulator feature industrial strength components suitable for both table-top mounting and Simlog’s new Operator Chair.
Replica Controls begin with an industrial USB joystick with 8 push-buttons for the lift arm and bucket control, along with horn, throttle lock, and kickout programming.
For Steering Wheel Steering, add the Logitech “G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel” steering wheel and a three-pedal unit, along with the “G920 Driving Force Shifter,” with push-buttons, to obtain the following simulator controls. Note that the joystick is shown with Simlog’s table-top mounting bracket.
For Stick Steering, add a second replica joystick for the steering control of the wheel loader articulation, along with pedals.
Custom Travel Cases for Replica Controls
For all setups, Simlog’s Custom Travel Case makes transportation easy.
- Made-to-measure, with dedicated slots for levers, joysticks, pedals, steering wheel, and tabletop mounting brackets
- Space for a laptop PC, cables, and documentation
- Pull-out handle, with multiple positions
- Wheels (casters)
- Cases are “stackable,” for easy transport
- Overall dimensions: 30″ (76cm) x 24″ (61cm) x 19″ (50cm)
- Approximate weight: 50 lbs. (23 kg) when empty, up to 100 lbs. (46 kg) when full (depending upon the Replica Controls)
Operator Chair for Wheel Loader Personal Simulator
Simlog’s new Operator Chair with industrial controls is a cost-effective way to train wheel loader operators, with our Wheel Loader simulation software, in a safe and realistic environment.
Compared to Table-Top Mounting Brackets, Simlog’s Operator Chair offers a superior simulation experience, thanks to an authentic operator seat with consoles for the left and right hands, and a steering column. All are mounted on an industrial platform with casters, for easy portability. Configurations are available for both steering-wheel steering and stick-steering.
For the steering wheel steering configuration, the left and right consoles include one Multi-Purpose Replica Controls joystick for controller functions such as lift arm and bucket control, and a Transmission Lever, to simulate an authentic operating experience. The steering column is adjustable, and easily pivots and telescopes to numerous angles. The Operator Chair also includes integrated pedals.
For the stick steering configuration, there are two Multi-Purpose Replica Controls joysticks for operator control functions and steering control for the wheel loader articulation.
The Operator Chair in both stick steering and steering wheel steering configurations also includes a USB-ready pedal unit, featuring clutch, brake and throttle functions. But if you already have a Simlog Operator Chair that you are using with some other Personal Simulator, then you may be able to re-configure that Operator Chair by purchasing additional elements. To learn more, please contact Simlog.
- Authentic industrial operator seat, with headrest, air suspension, and seat-belt
- Adjustable seat position (forward/backwards, three vertical positions)
- Adjustable armrests (in height and angle)
- Integrated left and right consoles for joystick controls (stick steering) and/or and transmission lever (steering-wheel steering)
- Fully functional industrial style pedals
- Five possible pedal positions, to create the typical placements found in real operator cabins
- Steel platform with heavy-duty casters for easy portability
- Overall Dimensions: L 60” (152.4 cm) x W 30” (76.2 cm) x H 47” (119.4 cm)
- Steering Wheel Steering: 385 lbs. (175 kg)
- Stick Steering: 330 lbs. (150 kg)
- Shipping Dimensions: 67″ (170.2 cm) x 43″ (109.2 cm) x 44″ (118.8 cm).
- Shipping Weight: approximately 550 lbs. (250 kg) One unit per skid, not stackable.
Vibration increases the realism of our Personal Simulators by adding physical (tactile) feedback to the audio and visual, making the experience more “immersive” at little additional cost, especially when compared to a motion platform.
The vibration that you feel is generated from the simulation software’s audio system as things happen. Engine idling, collisions with obstacles, digging virtual terrain, etc. can all be seen, heard and experienced! Adding vibration improves the realism of the simulation and makes the simulator-based training more compelling, encouraging trainees to be more serious and learn more carefully.
For our Operator Chairs, Simlog offers a vibration system that includes the “ButtKicker Simulation Kit” plus special mounting for the operator seat. The “ButtKicker” is a low-frequency sound transducer equipped with its own amplifier and “volume” controller to change the “force” of the vibration created by the simulation software sounds.
Wheel Loader Personal Simulator
Eight (8) Simulation Modules of increasing level of difficulty begin by teaching basic skills and coordination in early exercises such as “Corridor Driving” and “Bucket Placement.” Later Simulation Modules culminate skills training with advanced productivity exercises such as “Load and Carry” and “Truck Loading with Spotting.”
- Controls Familiarization
- Corridor Driving – Wide
- Corridor Driving – Narrow
- Bucket Placement
- Truck Loading
- Load & Carry
- Truck Loading with Spotting
Key Performance Indicators
Forty-five (45) key Performance indicators carefully measure the productivity and quality of the student’s work, as they progress their way through the Simulation Modules. The Simulation Results measured include “Execution time,” “Mass of material spilled between digging and dumping,” “Time spent with bucket in digging zone,” and “Productivity of digging and dumping material.”
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 Personal Simulators.
Low Total Cost of Ownership
Real affordability, that’s how Simlog sets the standard in cost-effective simulation.
First, the software license is a one-time purchase, with no restrictions on the number of people that you can train.
Second, Simlog software is designed to be used with off-the-shelf (Windows) PCs, displays, speakers, etc. And our USB-ready simulator controls incorporate no special interface or proprietary electronics, so they can be easily, and individually, replaced as needed over time.
Quick Return on Investment
The fact is, training with our Personal Simulator costs very little compared to training with a real wheel loader.
First, consider what you pay to own and operate that equipment, plus the time spent by your instructor to supervise the training. Then there are the costs associated with even small accidents due to inexperience, often thousands of dollars in replacement parts and downtime. There are merchandise costs too, because loads will inevitably be damaged or “lost”. Finally, there’s always the risk of injury (or worse).
Now compare all that to training with our Wheel Loader personal simulator, and it’s easy to see that your return on investment will be quick!