Yesterday we were visited by the Vancouver Island University’s training trailer. The trailer had simulators for a Processor, Log Loader, Feller Buncher, and Excavator. As stated on the VIU website “Students stepping into the simulator seats will find the controls exactly as they are on the real machines. The large screens project 360-degree views of customizable, virtual landscapes, and the seats are on sophisticated motion platforms that move the operators around as they drive over rough terrain or pick up heavy objects. For example, on the excavator simulator, if a student drops the bucket too hard on the ground, the machine lifts just the way it would in a real machine.” These simulators help students understand the skills required to run forestry equipment.