The backhoe loader is widely regarded as the world’s most versatile piece of earth moving equipment. This “jack-of-all-trades” is used extensively in the construction, mining, and civil sectors. Its low operating cost, versatility and productivity offer an ideal solution where traditionally only time intensive manual labour would have sufficed.
The work rate of the backhoe loader is high, with a corresponding burden on operators. Backhoe loader operators are required to exercise a high degree of precision and concentration as they manoeuvre over difficult terrain and operate in confined spaces, always in close proximity to manual labourers.
Under such circumstances, poor backhoe loader operator training and improper use of the equipment, severely degrades productivity and makes site incidents all too common. With this in mind, the CYBERQUIP Backhoe Loader Simulator, alternatively known as a TLB simulator, applies state-of-the-art technologies to provide for the training, re-training, screening and evaluation of operators of this equipment in its typical environment, before they join the crew on site.
The CYBERQUIP TLB Simulator operator is immersed in a highly realistic, construction based 3D virtual world, projected on three wide screen displays located about the operator’s cab. The backhoe loader cab is replicated with two independent sets of equipment to provide all instruments and controls correctly located about the operator for each of the loader and backhoe operations.
CYBERQUIP Backhoe Loader Simulator exercises may be tailored to address a wide range of training requirements, including operations with different soil types, varied times of day and weather conditions, as well as artificially intelligent vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Furthermore, dangerous sub-system failures and advanced emergency situations are carefully modelled to test even the most seasoned operator.
The CYBERQUIP Backhoe Loader Simulator continually monitors and records operator actions and performance. The resultant performance reports together with the instructor’s after-action review capability provide a complete backhoe loader training and evaluation system.
Highly efficient and effective training is therefore realised on the TLB simulator with no loss of production and no danger of accidents, even in the most complex of emergency situations.
The CYBERQUIP Backhoe Loader Simulator range can simulate earth moving equipment from all major manufacturers such as JCB, Caterpillar (CAT), John Deere, Case Construction, Bell, Terex, New Holland, Volvo and Hitachi.