Excavator Simulator

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The Excavator Simulator replicates the machine’s hydraulic systems, transmission, and interaction with the worksite for a completely realistic experience. This heavy-duty simulator is the most cost-effective and efficient way to train operators in a risk-free environment while avoiding wear and tear on equipment. Now, operators can learn excavator duties such as trenching, bench loading, and load handling in  realistic worksites before stepping foot in the actual machine.


  • Highly detailed simulation with realistic lessons teaching proper operating technique in a virtual environment
  • Actual John Deere controls provide the experience of a real machine with true-to-life swappable controls
  • Integrated motion platform creates true-to-life simulation, creating a realistic earthmoving experience recreates realistic bucket force, trenching, loading, and soil behavior
  • Performance metrics and reporting measures skill level including volume of material excavated per bucket load and in total
  • Single or triple monitor display
  •  Intuitive operator touch screen
  • Rugged, purpose-built PC
  • Simple setup combined with portability allows for rapid deployment
  • Reusable shipping and storage crate


  • 210G Excavator
  • Net power:119 kW (159 HP)
  • Weight: 22,928 kg (50,548 lbs.)
  • Digging depth: 6.67 m (21 ft. 11 in.)
  • Operator controls: ISO and SAE
  • Joystick control patterns

Swappable Controls

Convert your simulator to a different machine in a matter of minutes with swappable controls. True-to-life control sets are available for these John Deere construction machines:

  • Backhoe
  • Crawler Dozer
  • Excavator
  • Wheel Loader
  • Motor Grader

Excavator Lessons

  • Basic controls familiarization
  • Swing, boom, and stick control
  • Loading/unloading from trailer
  • Picking up and handling loads
  • Pipe placement in trench
  • Traveling and positioning
  • Bench loading into a haul truck
  • Trenching for foundation work

Why train on simulators?

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Learn Safely

Practice challenging real-world operations, in complete safety.

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Gain Measurability

Enhance jobsite productivity and efficiency by utilizing the simulator’s log and record of key metrics.

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Train Anytime

Simulators allow you to train 24/7 without tying up a machine that could be delivering valuable production.

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Reduce Wear

When you’re still learning, you can be hard on equipment. Get your operator up to speed and running smoothly before operating the real machine.