Have you ever wondered what it was like to sit at the controls of a powerful timber processor? MLA’s John Deere Logging Equipment Simulator puts the controls of this versatile machine in your hands and allows you to experience what it is like to fell, de-limb, and buck trees.
Don’t let these big, bulky machines fool you! They are high-tech marvels with extremely responsive controls, advanced computer software, and networking capabilities that require extensive knowledge and years of experience to master. Watching a practiced operator is awe-inspiring. It requires superior spatial and hand-eye coordination, fast reflexes, strategic thinking, creativity, problem-solving ability, and making split-second decisions.
The simulator is a popular attraction at the various events MLA attends to promote and represent the timber harvesting industry and its members.
The below video is a recording of the simulator experience: