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Volvo Art 500 – Articulated Hauler Simulator

The Volvo Articulated Hauler Simulator, Volvo ART 500, features an authentic operator environment with original controls, a high performing motion platform and industrial grade visualization system. It is designed for ease of use and to deliver the most realistic and immersive experience possible. The simulator comes with over fifteen different scenarios suitable for beginners as well as experienced operators. Each scenario focuses on real-world challenges an operator will face in their daily work. The Volvo Articulated Hauler Simulator is also available as an add-on to Volvo Wheel Loader Simulator.

Note that the Volvo ART training scenarios also are available as add-on kit to the Volvo WLO Simulator. This kit includes the Volvo ART controls. Changing between Wheel Loader and Articulated Hauler is done in less than a minute.

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What’s included

  • Volvo original seat and controls
  • 55″ HD Industry grade LCD screen
  • High performance motion platform
  • 15 training scenarios and two Expo/demonstration scenarios
  • Operator Performance System (OPS)
  • Three year Simulator Support Agreement
    • On-line, phone & e-mail support with 24h response guarantee*

Job training at the virtual site

With 15 training scenarios (and 2 extra for demonstration purposes), you will be able to experience most situations that you might experience on a real worksite. There are scenarios for uphill, downhill, for muddy conditions or driving at night, and all is monitored through the Operator Performance System (OPS).

For more information on Volvo Art 500 and its scenarios, download the brochure.


Example of training scenario

Night production: In this scenario the operator will run a full production cycle with the articulated hauler. They start by reversing into position the excavator indicates with its bucket. The excavator will sound its horn once the machine is in the correct position and will start to load the hauler – operators should remember to activate the load and dump brake. Once loaded, the operators shall follow the indications on the ground to the dump area where they should dump the material within the indicated zone.
It is important that they operate within the recommended speed while going downhill and that they use the load and dump brake when dumping. The result will be based on their production rate as well as their ability to operate the machine in a safe and fuel efficient manner.

Operator Performance System

After the completion of every scenario, a performance report is presented to help shed light on what the operator did right and where improvements can be made. Maybe the completion time and production score were great but at the cost of high fuel consumption and unnecessary wear and tear. The report helps highlight issues that when using a real machine could slip by unnoticed, saving on cost and improving safety.

Value of training

What if you could show the impact of training or if you could determine who actually needs training? Our experience is that these questions are often hard to provide answers to. Everyone thinks that training is good, but is it worth it? The Volvo Simulators will provide data that will help you evaluate your operators, determine who needs further training and how valuable the training has been.

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Product overview

  1. Motion system
  2. Operator’s chair
  3. Simulator screen
  4. Right hand console
  5. Simulator Numpad
  6. External speakers
  7. External connections and main power switch
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