Trimble Australia  announces the introduction of a new construction training simulator that allows operators to master Trimble grade control without wasting valuable machine time and fuel.
Trimble’s new construction grade control simulator for accelerated and cost-effective training of dozer operators enables SITECH Technology Dealers to deliver Trimble GCS900 grade control system training in a safe and realistic environment that resembles a dozer cab.
The new Trimble construction grade control simulator was announced at bauma 2013, the 30th international fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment.
Featuring fully interactive joysticks, a motion platform, decelerator (gas pedal) and TrimbleCB460 control box, the Trimble grade control simulator enables dozer operators of all experience levels to now become grade control-certified with support and instruction from Trimble’s worldwide network of knowledgeable SITECH technology dealers.
Developed in conjunction with John Deere Construction & Forestry Co., the Trimble grade control simulator helps operators learn to read 3D design models and interact with the CB460 control box just as they would in the John Deere dozer machine cab on a real job site. Through realistic virtual site graphics, users can experience jobsite hazards, safety situations, and precision control of the dozer blade leveraging the powerful and market-leading Trimble GradeMax technology. The training software evaluates operator performance and provides feedback to strengthen the learning process.
SITECH trainers use specialised grade control training modules to prepare operators for project deployment using Trimble grade control to its full potential. Contractors also benefit from having highly skilled operators that can get to grade faster with less re-work.

A portable version of the simulator with notebook computer, joysticks and control box will be available from participating SITECH Technology Dealerships for training at offsite locations.