Across industries, training is often required before starting the job. Working with heavy machinery like farming or construction equipment should be no different, and for this reason, John Deere offers a number of operator training simulators.
What are they? How do they work? These are some of the most common questions. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the most frequently asked questions (and answers) when it comes to John Deere operator training simulators.
What is a John Deere Operator Training Simulator?
John Deere training simulators provide highly detailed and realistic lessons that teach proper operating techniques and machine controls in a risk-free environment. When the simulator is in use, the operator sits in the seat uses replica machine controls as they work on a virtual jobsite that’s projected on a TV screen in front of them.
What Comes Standard with a John Deere Training Simulator?
John Deere’s simulators come standard with a portable simulator stand, and adjustable seat with armrests, replica machine controls, and simulator software (single license). Customers are responsible for providing their own computer and TV monitor for use.
How Big are John Deere Operator Training Simulators?
John Deere simulators typically weigh between 120 and 200 lbs. Additionally, they’re designed to easily fit through doorways and can be added to the back of pickup trucks or SUVs. The motion platform itself weighs about 50 lbs., making it very easy to move between simulators.
Are All John Deere Operator Training Simulators Modeled After John Deere Machines?
No. The simulators were designed in a generic fashion so operators can learn the necessary information to effectively operate all the equipment that might be located at a jobsite.
How are John Deere Operator Training Simulator Users Scored?
John Deere’s simulators host a Budget Based Scoring system. At the conclusion of every lesson, the simulator operator is given a sheet where they can see how their performance compares to a skilled machine operator. All results are displayed in a dollar figure format so they can see where they may be impacting the bottom line.
What Can be Added to John Deere Operator Training Simulators?
A number of optional products can be added to the simulators. These products include a head tracking device, grade control system training (on select simulators), and universal motion platform.
For more information about John Deere’s operator training simulators, be sure to contact your local John Deere dealer.