Ditch Witch Claims First Virtual-Reality Training Kit for HDD Operators

Ditch Witch Claims First Virtual-Reality Training Kit for HDD Operators

Don McLoud

Ditch Witch has introduced the first virtual-reality simulator for training operators on horizontal directional drills, the company says.

The simulator gives HDD operators a 360-degree view of the virtual jobsite, which includes simulating a variety of soil conditions and installation applications. Users, from novices to veterans, are taught operating skills and then evaluated, while the lessons gradually become more difficult.

“Our next-generation HDD VR Simulator takes training to the next level by allowing operators to familiarize themselves with HDD equipment and experience a realistic jobsite without the potential risks of putting a novice operator in a complex environment,” says Greg Wolfe, Ditch Witch director of training…(Read the full story)

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