24 09, 2014

Employees, media get rare chance to operate Caterpillar heavy equipment

September 24th, 2014|Categories: Articles|

[wooslider slider_type="attachments" slide-page="mg-fs" limit="20" thumbnails="true" lightbox="yes"] By Steve Tarter of the Journal Star Posted Sep. 19, 2014 @ 3:58 pm Updated Sep 19, 2014 at 4:15 PM EDWARDS — Most of the time they don’t let just anyone operate a 150,000-pound Caterpillar excavator. Except on media day at Caterpillar Inc.’s

2 09, 2014

Anatomy of a Small Wheel Loader

September 2nd, 2014|Categories: Articles|

Wheel Loaders (a.k.a. front-end loaders and bucket loaders) are used to move and load materials such as clay, soil, snow, feed, gravel, rocks, sand, woodchips and many other types. The Wheel Loader has a bucket mounted to the front of the machine with two arms and articulated steering which allows

20 08, 2014

NENAS Gets Heavy Equipment Simulator

August 20th, 2014|Categories: Articles|

NENAS Executive Director Audrey Sam (left) and Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Canada Michelle Rempel (right) stand outside the new heavy equipment operator/mining simulator tractor trailer. Photo By William Stodalka Would-be heavy equipment operators got some heavy duty help last week. The Federal government's Western Economic Diversification Canada

30 07, 2014

Use Correct Operation Techniques to Save On Fuel Costs When Operating Forestry Machines

July 30th, 2014|Categories: Articles|

Operating heavy equipment as efficiently as possible can cut down on expensive fuel costs. Replacing just some of machine training time with simulator training can further save costs on fuel. Take a look and compare how much you can save on 40 hours of simulator training using the FM Log

15 04, 2014

Cat® Reaches Out to Teens

April 15th, 2014|Categories: Articles|

Visitors Center welcomes Chicago-area high school students as potential future company employees MINING FUTURE THROUGH EDUCATION Dolton Thornridge High School sophomore Samuel Stokes sits at the controls of a simulator Thursday at the Caterpillar Visitors Center, where two busloads of Chicago area high school students toured the facility. They come

31 03, 2014

Increase Mining and Quarry Production with Simulator Training

March 31st, 2014|Categories: Articles|

Heavy equipment operators can affect a mine or quarry’s bottom line depending on how efficient or inefficient they complete a load, haul and dump cycle. Traditionally, training heavy equipment operators means using actual machines and letting them learn with the trial-and-error method. With heavy equipment simulators, there is no need

25 03, 2014

Articulated Truck Training Reduces Accidents

March 25th, 2014|Categories: Articles|

Articulated Trucks are large machines that contain a special oscillating hitch that enables the truck to operate in rough terrain and poor underfoot conditions. They are found on construction, mining, and quarry operations around the world. When fully loaded the vehicle weighs 163,087 pounds! That kind of weight and size

24 03, 2014

The Whys and Hows of Simulator Training

March 24th, 2014|Categories: Articles|

Simulators aren't new to the industry, but many companies don’t understand the cutting edge training they offer for heavy equipment operators. Simulators are easy to use, cost effective, and allow operators to be well trained and comfortable before being placed in the cab of an expensive piece of equipment. They

7 03, 2014

Partnership Brings New Class to KHS Students

March 7th, 2014|Categories: Articles|

Kearney High School (KHS) and Central Community College (CCC) are partnering with local employers to bring an exciting addition to the KHS Transportation Technology class and Industrial Technology students. Generous private donations have allowed this collaborative effort to come together to create the “Heavy Equipment Operator” class. Simulators have been

7 03, 2014

Training, technology key to overcoming operator shortage

March 7th, 2014|Categories: Articles|

As part of its Asia Pacific Quarry Days last month, Caterpillar hosted a trade press roundtable with some of its key representatives in Tokyo, Japan. Among those participating from Cat for the June 3 event were Felice Stocco, product application manager, global construction and infrastructure; Phillip Pollock, general manager, marketing,