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,

10 01, 2014

Avoid Damage to your Dozer Undercarriage with Training on Cat® Simulator Systems

January 10th, 2014|Categories: Articles|

The Track Type Tractor (aka dozer) is a multitasking machine that can be found on a mine or construction worksite. The last thing you need is one of your dozers out of service because an operator misused it. Damage to the undercarriage can be avoided with proper operator training. Cat®

8 11, 2013

Simulating!

November 8th, 2013|Categories: Articles, News|

Two Utah State University Eastern Blanding Campus students seated inside mock cabins of a giant bull dozer and hydraulic excavator look like extreme gamers in an arcade. These apprentices aren’t playing, though. They are on the job, even if it is only a replicated one. New to the USU Eastern

8 11, 2013

Kearney High School to Offer Heavy Equipment Training Class

November 8th, 2013|Categories: Articles, News|

Students at Kearney High School will be able to take a “Heavy Equipment Operator” class beginning in 2014 thanks to a collaborative effort between the school, Central Community College, and area businesses. Kearney High School principal Dr. Jay Dostal said the local construction industry approached the Kearney Public Schools Foundation