Logging Forwarder Simulator

forestry forwarder simulatorThis logging forwarder simulator puts you at the controls of a typical forwarder equipped with an articulated boom, telescoping extension, and free-swinging grapple attachment. At the touch of a button, you can even change the viewpoint during the simulation.

Software description

There are six simulation modules of increasing difficulty. Key performance indicators measure how quickly and how carefully the simulated work is performed, including log loading and unloading times, errors in log positioning and orientation, and the number of collisions between the grapple and the forwarder cradle (and pickets).

forestry forwarder simulatorSimulation results are automatically saved, so trainees can progress at their own pace without trainer supervision. To simplify the record keeping, VISTA offers a database product called Simulation Manager; the same database can be used with all of the personal simulators available from VISTA.


The logging forwarder simulator is available in English and French.

Software pricing

Please contact us for pricing of a commercial software license for the forwarder simulator (in English or French). Small accidents due to inexperience can cost thousands of dollars in replacement parts and downtime, far in excess of your investment in this training tool. This priceless investment in the health and productivity of your workers represents an excellent training value and improves operator safety.


If you have any questions about the logging forwarder simulator and how you can utilize it as part of your operator training program, please contact us at 800-942-2886 or 262-514-2886 or via e-mail at info@vista-training.com.