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5 Reasons to Use Simulation Training

2020-08-31T19:10:08+00:00June 19th, 2020|Construction Insights, Heavy Equipment Simulators, Heavy Equipment Training|

Simulation training is highly successful when it comes to engaging learners and teaching how to perform tasks, techniques, or processes. The ability to train multiple people in the same way, expose them to real-world situations in the safety of the virtual environment, makes simulation training an efficient and effective choice for organizations.

The costs of taking machines out of production and fuel consumption are immediate realized savings. Because simulations can measure learners’ results, other ROI can be attributed as well. Skill improvements can be shown; and progress can be tracked and tested through simulations. Consider, too, the cost of a mishap, unplanned machine maintenance, or medical bills? Any costs to invest in simulation training can be realized in a better bottom line.

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Why train equipment operators with Next Gen equipment simulators?

2020-08-31T19:09:42+00:00June 19th, 2020|Construction Insights, Heavy Equipment Simulators, Heavy Equipment Training|

Why train equipment operators with Next Gen equipment simulators? The equipment simulators log and record key metrics, we can provide productive and real time information for the operator and the employer. Measure your progress over time, improve your machine operation, show real results. SCHEDULE A FREE SIMULATOR DEMO WWW.NEXTGENEQUIPTRAIN.COM www.cm-labs.com/blog/simulators-effective-training-heavy-equipment-operators/

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Teaching the Basics

2020-08-31T19:09:20+00:00June 19th, 2020|Construction Insights, Heavy Equipment Training, Insights|

So, here we go again you might say. As contractors, we are all searching for the best workers we can find, but for many that list appears to be shrinking. We often find that the one significant behavior that must change among all of our leaders and experienced supervisors is that we all must be more engaged in training and educating the new workforce.

This reality is sometimes tiresome for many seasoned veterans, but what are we left to do to move past this situation if we do not commit to training. As one Foreman told us, “I know I’m going to have to train the new guys, but it gets old real fast!” Translation? “This really stinks!”

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Why Heavy Equipment Simulation? Eliminate Risks…

2020-08-31T19:08:47+00:00May 7th, 2020|Construction Insights, Heavy Equipment Simulators, Heavy Equipment Training, Insights|

Simulation allows learners to practice dangerous scenarios that would otherwise be impossible to duplicate in real life. Making a mistake in the virtual world doesn't have the same consequences as real life. Simulations can replicate perilous or risky situations, allowing learners to train and master procedures, so once in the real world they are better prepared for the situation. The risk to hurting themselves, co-workers, job sites or machines are greatly reduced because of knowledge gained during simulations. What would happen if the brakes failed on a haul truck; a loaded bucket was carried too high; or a machine went [...]

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Prevent damage or injury when loading bulky materials into a truck…

2020-08-31T19:08:08+00:00May 7th, 2020|Articulated Trucks, Construction Insights, Excavators, Heavy Equipment Training|

When loading bulky materials into a truck, what should you do to stabilize them to prevent damage to the equipment a potential injury to the truck operator? Start by placing a bucket load of loose material in the bed of the truck. Then place the large bulky material on top of the loose material. Then put another bucket load of loose material on top of the bulky piece. This method not only keeps the large bulky pieces stable but it also protects the bed of the truck from being damaged when dumping the bulking pieces into it.

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What is the proper way to approach a stockpile with the wheel loader?

2020-08-28T16:14:32+00:00May 4th, 2020|Construction Insights, Heavy Equipment Simulators, Heavy Equipment Training, Wheel Loaders|

Approach the bank squarely with the bucket slightly off the ground and just skimming the surface. The loader frame should be straight when the bucket enters the pile. This straight configuration gives the loader optimum stability, the best traction, and the greatest transfer of horsepower available to do the task.

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