Logging Harvester Simulator

forestry harvester simulatorThis logging harvester simulator puts you at the controls of a typical tracked carrier (swing machine) equipped with an articulated boom and free-swinging "dangle-type" harvester head. At the touch of a button, you can even change the viewpoint during the simulation.

Software description

There are eight simulation modules of increasing difficulty, starting with controls familiarization, with later tree harvester training modules featuring directional felling, processing stems at the roadside, and selective thinning. Key performance indicators measure how quickly and how carefully the simulated work is performed, including execution time, stump height, felling accuracy, and decking accuracy. In this way, the feedback is diagnostic instead of only a consolidated pass/fail score.

forestry harvester 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 we offer.


The logging harvester simulator is available in English and French.

Software pricing

Please contact us for pricing of a commercial software license for the harvester 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 this logging harvester 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.