On-Site Magazine

HDD training simulator boosts jobsite confidence, safety

October 31, 2017   By On-Site

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The Ditch Witch virtual reality simulator familiarizes HDD operators with machine controls while helping to reduce the possible safety implications of putting them directly on a jobsite. The innovative experience provides an opportunity to simulate a real HDD jobsite via the technology’s two-screen display and joystick. On one screen, operators can simulate drill controls while getting a 3-D look at the full HDD bore path on the other. The simulator appeals to the next generation of learners through a digital training experience. The virtual, hands-on experience simulates a variety of drilling scenarios, including soil conditions, piping options and downhole tooling.