Komtasu Forest have released two new forest machine simulators – including a full- sized KF 500 simulator and the KF 50 laptop model
The new models include many new functions for improved functionality and performance. Both simulator models have new software and include the latest machine models for both harvester and forwarder simulation. The simulators also offer several different machine options to choose from, such as standard crane and combi crane, S-type and C-type heads, and with or without multi-tree handling. A new feature is the VR option, which uses virtual reality technology to improve the simulator experience.
The simulators include a Forest Editor, which enables the user to generate landscapes and forest stands. In this way, users can create forests that exactly match their usual working environment regarding tree species, terrain and forest density.
All simulators also have a multiplayer function, which means two simulators can operate in the same virtual environment, enabling a harvester and a forwarder to work together. The multiplayer mode includes statistics reflecting the team’s results – a function that can encourage further improvements in performance. One can even choose to add an instructor station, which enables an instructor or experienced simulator operator to get a better and more dynamic overview of and interact with the other operators.