Operating both forwarder and harvester can be trained simply by switching the model from the simulator display. It is even possible to use numerous machines simultaneously at one stand by connecting several simulators to the same exercise. Training with a complete machine chain at the same stand gives a realistic picture of logging.

Harvester and forwarder simulator

The harvester and forwarder simulator is equipped with the same programs and as a John Deere forest machine. Even the keypads and the seat are the same. Training with the harvester and forwarder simulator helps learn how to adjust the setup for the base machine and harvester head and how to use the measuring system in order to get the best out of a real machine in a real logging site.

Harvester operation simulator, Forwarder operation simulator

John Deere operation simulators are efficient tools for training working methods and machine operation without the measuring and control system.

Laptop simulator

The harvester and forwarder operation simulator is available as a portable version for laptop computers. The simulator set includes the E-series harvester keypads and controls as well as an installation kit, power supply and transport case. The set does not include a laptop computer, however, as we recommend this to be purchased locally to ensure that the keypad and language are correct.

The simulator software includes the TimberSkills learning environment, the Score Editor program, the Terrain Editor program and the machine operator feedback report feature, and it is available in several languages. TimberMatic control systems are not included in the laptop simulator.

TimberSkills learning environment

The TimberSkills learning environment provides tools for tracking student performance and handling the simulator exercises, including the complete exercises, self-evaluations and teacher feedback.

Operator report

The operator report is an excellent tool for supporting students’ progress in the TimberSkills learning environment. The report provides feedback and the student performance is evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5 in comparison to the simulator’s reference performances./p>

PC simulator program

The PC simulator program has the same features as the harvester TimberMatic H control system. Using the PC simulator, you can practice control system functions, such as calibration, stand control routines, and storing data on yields. PC simulator can also be used to simulate bucking of tree trunks.