Eco Log Sim

 

Take the operator´s seat in the Eco Log Forestry Machine simulator and be transported to the forest. Eco Log Sim offers a true-to-life experience, and is an efficient and effective solution for obtaining the best possible training before progressing to a real forestry machine.

Eco Log Sim is the optimal tool for training operators in competetive and efficient forestry. Eco Sim offers a safe and realistic forest environment for learning and skills development.

  • Cost effective learning in a realistic environment including Dasa Forester´s measurement, system, control buttons and joysticks.
  • Easy switch between simulating a harvester or a forwarder in a few seconds.
  • Try out new techniques and work methods and clear the way to high efficiency and productivity. 
  • Easy to move and transport
  • Easy evaluation of the users progress

 

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Harvester

Excercise Purpose Description
Service and maintenance
1.2 Pre-start check

 

- Teach service points on the harvester

- Rehears inspection routines

 

The student can move around the harvester and inspect it for faults. Each time the exercise is started the faults are randomized.
Control exercises 
 1.5 Drive

 - Teach basic driving controls

- Get the user familiarized to the simulator

Step by step the student will be introduced to all controls needed to drive the harvester; gear selection, drive mode, steering, acceleration and reversing.
 1.6 Level - Teach leveling controls and their purpose Step by step the student will be introduced to all leveling controls for the harvester while driving through obstacles.
 1.7 Crane

 - Teach crane control

- Rehears crane controls

Step by step the student will be introduced to all crane controls. The student also gets to practise positioning the harvester head using the crane.
 Operation 
 2.1 Basic driving- slalom & gates

 - Rehears driving

- Improve spatial awareness

- Teach steering limits of the machine

 The student navigates the harvester around obstacles and through gates. The course needs to be completed without colliding with anything.
 2.2 Basic driving - thinning

 

- Practice positioning the harvester

- Practice navigating cramped spaces 

The student drives the harvester to different squares and reverses out again while surrounded by obstacles. The course needs to be completed without colliding with anything.
2.6 Driving while working

 

- Practice maneuvering in rough terrain

- Practice leveling

- Practice operating crane while driving

- Improve spatial awareness, size and space occupation of crane and head

The student drives a track in rough terrain, positioning the machine and the harvester head along the way. The track is driven multiple times and each pass increases in difficulty.
Working with the harvester
3.1 Gripping and cutting

- Teach anatomy and kinetics of the harvester head.

- Teach how to grip and cut a tree.

 

This exercise teaches the user how to grip and cut trees in a safe manner. Step-by-step instructions and images will teach the user the techniques required to grip and cut. Safety instructions and visualization of the center of gravity informs the user how the tree will fall and how to counter the falling trunk.
3.5 Optimizing route

- Gradually improve users efficiency

- Provide an identical work scenario each training session.

 

The user is tasked to cut down trees along a stroke in the forest and cut them to lengths. This exercise has identical conditions each time it is started so the user can measure and compare improvements in their results from their previous run.
Configurable scenarios
4.1 Harvesting - Allow user to customize This is an open-ended exercise to simulate real working conditions. The conditions the exercises can be configured before starting Forest density, tree type and length for example.
4.2 Thinning - Allow user to customize an exercise This is an open-ended exercise to simulate real working conditions. The conditions for the exercises can be configured before starting Forest density, tree type and length for example.
Configurable scenarios
Demonstration scenario - Quickly demonstrate the harvester features A small forest area where the harvester is set up and ready to work. Good for quick tests or demonstrations.
Competition exercise - Test your skills in a time trial Fell and cut eight trees on the shortest time possible.

 Forwarder

Exercise Purpose Description
Controls
1.5 Driving controls

- Teach basic driving controls

- Get the user familiarized to the simulator

Step by step the student will be introduced to all controls needed to drive the forwarder; gear selection, steering, acceleration and reversing.
 1.6 Crane controls

 - Teach basic crane controls

- Get the user familiarized to the simulator.

 This exercise guides the student through all controls needed to operate the crane but also how to use the camera controls in the simulator.
 Crane manouvering
 2.1 Handling a log  - Challenge the users ability to maneuver logs with the crane The student is tasked with moving and placing logs in spaces surrounded by obstacles. The student needs to prove that they can handle a log without unnecessary collisions.
 2.2 Grip and move log  - Challenge the users ability to grip and move logs to a specific area  This exercise focuses on gripping and moving multiple logs at various distances.
 2.3 Load logs on forwarder  - Challenge the users ability to move logs from the ground to the forwarder.  The student practices moving and stacking logs on the forwarder.
Driving practice
 3.1 Driving  - Challenge the users ability to maneuver the machine in a efficient way  The student is tasked with driving a course in the most efficient way possible. The student has to concider time and fuel spent while driving.
 3.2 Loading and driving  - Challenge the users ability to maneuver the machine in the most efficient way possible and simultaneously using the crane  The student gets to apply all they have learned so far by driving a track while simultaneously picking up and loading logs along the way.
Operations
4.1 Effective forwarding

- Teach methods and ways of planning that results in less time being used, less distance traveled and less fuel consumed.

The exercise teaches, step by step, different methods and things to think about during loading and offloading. It goes through how to lift as efficient as possible and safe, how a load should be placed on the cradle and how piles should be built when offloading. Everything with a focus on efficiency regarding fuel and time.
4.2 Free practise

- Practise loading and unloading

This exercise has no ending. The student can keep practising for as long as he or she likes. Different piles of timber has different difficulty.
Forwarder demo exercises
Competition exercise - Test your skills in a time trial Load all the logs on the shortest time possible.
Demonstration exercise - Quickly demonstrate the forwarders features A small forest area where the forwarder is set up and ready to work. Good for quick tests or demonstrations.

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