At Next Gen we have two simulators, fully equipped with hardware, software, and equipment attachments for training on a wide range of heavy equipment. We accomodate CAT® machine controls along with other manufacturers’ generic operational controls including: Caterpillar, John Deere, Komatsu, Volvo, Case, Hitachi and more. Our instructors can customize our training specific to your company’s needs. 


State of the Art CAT® & CM Labs Vortex Simulators

  • Replicates the same production applications as on actual job sites
  • Works for earthmoving, truck loading, underground utility plus other field applications
  • Simulation develops mental models of how to handle work situations maximizing the machines capabilities virtually and transfers that training to real time situations on the jobsite

Simulator Demo at Next Gen Training Facility 

Simulator Features

  • Authentic controls – simulated applications
  • Operates in 2D, 3D, and virtual reality modes
  • Includes iPad training
  • Multiple languages – English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Danish, & Arabic
  • Motion platform emulates actual machine motion – real time
  • Convertible controls to easily change from one machine to another on the same base unit 
Next Gen Heavy Equipment Simulators

Simulators in use at Next Gen Training Facility 

Training Exercises & Measurements for Specific Equipment

Excavator Digging


We'll Customize Training to Meet Your Needs

  • Pre-employment Simulator “Try Out” & skills assessment
  • New Operator/Employee Level One Training
  • Current Equipment Operator Training Level One or Two
  • Dedicated Simulator Time Block for Employees
  • Employee OJT (on the job) training compliant
  • Special tours, demonstrations, and resources for schools & organizations
Next Gen Simulator Open house
Heavy Equipment Simulator