John Deere has announced that it will be rolling out its new construction simulators to help workers gain a better understanding of their jobsite before they begin working.
The modular update outfits the simulators to one of the following machine types: backhoe, crawler dozer, excavator, wheel loader, joystick-controlled motor grader and fingertip control motor grader. The simulators are all based on actual John Deere equipment, and users can now utilize swappable controls that allow for a quick interchange of joysticks and foot pedals.
The software included in the simulators is highly detailed, and provides a realistic environment to cover both basic and advanced operator duties through various jobsite tasks. There is also a performance function included in the simulator, which measures user progress to help build proficiency.
“The next generation of John Deere simulators builds on a state-of-the-art technology that teaches machine controls, hand-eye coordination, safe operation, and operator technique,” said Jon Goodney, manager learning technology, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “Simulators offer cost-effective and efficient operator training in a risk-free environment, while avoiding wear and tear on the equipment. It’s a win-win for organizations looking to get the next generation of operators ready for the jobsite.”
The new simulators will debut at bauma 2019 between April 8 and 14 in Munich. The backhoe, excavator, and motor grader simulators will be available this spring for customers to purchase, and the crawler dozer and wheel loader will be available this summer. To learn more, contact your local John Deere dealer.