Eco Sim, a new simulator from Swedish forest machine manufacturer Eco Log – FS on steriods, kind of… Forest machine simulators is a cost-effective solutions to train upcoming machine operators. The simulators has the same computer and levers as a real machine. There are several learning modules in the simulator, not only training logging, e.g: service, driving, positioning etc Mikael Frimodig, Sales Manager at Eco Log, demonstrates some of the functions in the simulator. Now I have to perform a control of each unit on the machine, to see if anything is malfunctioning. Do I have any problems with the batteries? No, it looks fine this time. The simulator creates problems on a random basis each check, therefor I have to check. Each unit I have to check off in a list on the screen. Engine oil … it’s ok. I also need to check the tires, this time they seem fine. Hydraulic fluid has a warning of low level, then I have to check that as “not OK”. Here are some demo of logging and how the 4D-technique works. Now I’m leveling the machine, and the seat levels as well. You can choose nearly any view when running the simulator. Here you can see, if I bump this tree, I will get a notification and the simulator counts how many. In virtual reality you have unlimited access to drone footage… There are quite good graphics in this version, the branches waves depend of how much wind there is. Depending of the educational purpose you can map a complete logging site, as you wish. Here the harvester can work together with a forwarder, on the same logging site. It’s like Farming Simulator on steroids? … Yes, exactly. You have a lot of details in the simulator. You can read more about the simulator on skogsforum.se, link in the description. Thanks for watching, feel free to subscribe or comment!