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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR EFFICIENCIES

2020-11-13T23:44:55+00:00November 13th, 2020|Articulated Trucks, Construction Insights, Excavators, Insights, Wheel Loaders|

Check out this free download with tips and ideas to increase productivity on the job site!

• Impact of Cost per Unit

• What is the best machine for the application

• Discover the right hauling system for the work you do

• How to know if you have the correct tire pressure

• Recommended loaded haul distances

• Dozer operating techniques

• Excavator digging positions

• The cost of a poor match (bucket & truck)

• Excavator loading methods

• Wheel loader operating tips

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D-BOX and Simulator Based Equipment Operator Training

2020-11-13T23:10:52+00:00November 5th, 2020|Construction Insights, Insights|

Studies conducted by independent university research labs concluded that: D-BOX enhances memory, leading to better recall Through high-fidelity motion technology, Simulators can replicate reality and offer optimal training conditions for heavy equipment operators by creating movements, vibrations, and textures that are perfectly synchronized with on-screen visuals. Next Gen Equipment Training utilizes Simulators with D-BOX technology, resulting in a positive impact on memory and retention capacities: Users experience more cognitive immersion, producing an enhanced experience D-BOX usage mobilizes more areas of the brain (i.e. Frontal Cortex), which better anchors memories by tying current stimuli to past experiences Augmenting the emotional participation [...]

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How the Future of Equipment Operator Training is Changing For Good

2020-09-11T20:33:44+00:00September 10th, 2020|Construction Insights, Insights|

Originally posted  September 10, 2020 by Karen Scally at www.gearflow.com/blog Table of Contents Terri Olson is fed up with the state of equipment operator training. For years, the co-owner of OE Construction, a site development contractor in Golden, Colorado, has heard the complaints throughout the industry about the lack of heavy equipment operators and how the tried and true tactics for recruiting them no longer work. And she doesn’t want to listen to any more excuses. “Most people say, ‘Look, Terri, we’ve always done it this way,’” Olson says. “And I’m really tired of that.” So Olson is on a mission to change [...]

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Why train equipment operators with Next Gen equipment simulators?

2020-10-07T16:56:42+00:00August 31st, 2020|Construction Insights, Heavy Equipment Simulators, Heavy Equipment Training|

Why train equipment operators with Next Gen equipment simulators? Experienced operators can improve skills ahead of a new job/work environment or before operating unfamiliar equipment. Simulators can provide real world simulations based on the operator experience, type of work and specific equipment. SCHEDULE A FREE SIMULATOR DEMO WWW.NEXTGENEQUIPTRAIN.COM www.cm-labs.com/blog/how-to-use-simulation-more-effective-crew-training/

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Real-World Operator Experience – Case Study

2020-08-31T19:12:50+00:00August 21st, 2020|Construction Insights, Insights, Testimonials|

CM Labs Smart Training Technology:  Real-World Operator Experience for Next Gen Equipment Training - Case Study Situation Terri Olson, a civil construction business owner, launched Next Gen Equipment Training with the goal of building the premier training resource for heavy equipment operators.  Reaching these objectives would hinge on providing the most effective solution for a variety of training goals, experience levels, equipment, and applications. Why CM Labs Extensive research, along with recommendations from the Colorado Contractors Association (CCA), led to CM Labs and the industry’s most detailed, realistic, and versatile training simulators. The Smart Training Technology behind CM Labs’ simulators closely [...]

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Why train equipment operators with Next Gen equipment simulators?

2020-10-07T16:53:44+00:00August 20th, 2020|Construction Insights, Heavy Equipment Simulators, Heavy Equipment Training|

Why train equipment operators with Next Gen equipment simulators? Measure operator performance against machine benchmarks and criteria, during and after training exercises. Instead of someone else providing instruction in the field or yard with no guarantee of consistent training with the operator, the simulator will provide scenarios based on your type of work, operator experience and training objectives. SCHEDULE A FREE SIMULATOR DEMO WWW.NEXTGENEQUIPTRAIN.COM www.nextgenequiptrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/ACE-Report.pdf

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Why Simulation Trains Learners Faster than Traditional Methods

2020-08-31T19:01:43+00:00August 10th, 2020|Construction Insights, Heavy Equipment Simulators, Heavy Equipment Training, Insights|

Why Simulation Trains Learners Faster than Traditional Methods Why do pilots and physicians train with simulations? Because they can learn better and faster. Pilots were some of the first to use simulators—including the military. Pilots can train in the safety of a virtual environment and never put passengers at risk while learning how to use instruments and navigate the sky. Now doctors and nurses train with simulation—from how to use devices and surgical equipment, to practicing on patient mannequins. Problem solving.  During simulation, learners must think through the material presented, follow instructions and make decisions that will lead to a positive [...]

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LIVE IN PERSON EVENT – Maximizing Job Efficiencies and Equipment Operation for Civil Contractors

2020-08-31T19:05:19+00:00August 4th, 2020|Heavy Equipment Training, Insights|

LIVE IN PERSON EVENT - “Maximizing Job Efficiencies and Equipment Operation for Civil Contractors” – Tuesday, Sept. 1st About the In Person Seminar: An efficient jobsite delivers maximum results and profits. And that positive result comes from knowledge and experience. We hope you will join Caterpillar's equipment expert Scott Knoblauch and Wagner Equipment for our Tuesday, September 1st seminar. Scott will be discussing the recurring themes and everyday actions he has seen during his 30 years of working on jobsites and how these issues can cause inefficiencies and reduce a contractor’s production and profits. Scott's lively 120-minute presentation will look [...]

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Training Scholarship

2020-08-31T19:01:07+00:00July 20th, 2020|Heavy Equipment Simulators, Heavy Equipment Training, Insights|

Training current and future workers in the construction industry. NEXT GEN EQUIPMENT TRAINING is working with the Construction Education Foundation (CEF) here in Colorado to help train current and future workers in the construction industry. Our specialty is heavy equipment operator training using high-tech and cutting edge equipment simulators. Next Gen supplied training scholarships to CEF and we want to share a video that highlights one of the outstanding students that recently attended a training session with the Next Gen instructor at our training facility in Golden, CO.

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Why train equipment operators with Next Gen equipment simulators?

2020-08-31T19:15:31+00:00July 17th, 2020|Construction Insights, Heavy Equipment Simulators, Heavy Equipment Training|

Why train equipment operators with Next Gen equipment simulators? Prepare the operator for the unexpected: Operators can practice challenging real-world operations, in complete safety. Don’t risk your equipment, employees or job site damage trying to train operators in the field. Start with a solid foundation in a safe, productive and cost effective setting. SCHEDULE A FREE SIMULATOR DEMO WWW.NEXTGENEQUIPTRAIN.COM www.cm-labs.com/blog/does-simulation-based-training-improve-operator-safety/

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