Mobile Crane Simulator

mobile crane simulator

Our new Advanced Edition puts you at the controls of a modern rough-terrain mobile crane equipped with telescoping boom and jib, and a variety of hook-blocks with best-in-class simulation graphics and physics, slings that go "slack", and a boom that deflects. And now there's wind, with parameters to define the direction, strength, and gusting.

Just like in real cranes, the simulated dashboard displays boom angle, load radius, boom length, boom section telescoping and mode, relative hoist speed, region of operation, and Load-Moment Indicator.

After simulation exercises designed to master crane operations, Our Advanced Edition introduces lift planning that requires a solid understanding of load charts. This means choosing the boom length, the boom extension mode, the number of load lines, the boom angles for the "pick" and "place", and whether or not to use a jib and at what angle. (Once the plan is correct, you execute the lift.)

Our Advanced Edition ends with Signal Person training, i.e. learning to provide appropriate signals to the crane operator (to complete a lift), while at the same time teaching that crane operator to understand and follow those signals.

Use just one big screen display when space is limited, or three in either landscape or portrait mode. In either case, add a separate monitor for the Signal Person training. (When there is no separate display, the signal person's viewpoint "takes over" the crane operator's display.)

Aligned with Leading Certification Programs

The simulation exercises emphasize the generic skills associated with moving loads in the presence of obstacles, while respecting upper and lower height bounds and load chart limits, much like the Practical Exams developed by the NCCCO and NCCER to certify crane operators with "zigzag" corridors. When you consider the cost of Examiner Accreditation and Test Site preparation, it makes sense to let Simlog help crane operators prepare for such certification and pass the Practical Exam the very first time.

Pole Topping
Pole Placement
Corridor Following 4
Pick, Lift and Place

Now use 4 Displays (or just one)
You can now use three forward-looking big screen displays to look:

    • to the left
    • straight ahead
    • to the right
    • creating a field of view of 180 degrees.
    (You can still use one display if space is limited)

Software description

Advanced Software Edition: Simulation Modules

There are a total of fourteen Simulation Modules as follows:

• Controls Familiarization

• Hookblock Control 1 and 2

• Pole Topping

• Corridor Following 1, 2, 3 and 4

• Executing Lifts

• Pole Placement

• Concrete Pouring 1 and 2

• Pick, Lift and Place

• Signalling

Standard Software Edition: Simulation Modules

To address basic operator training needs, Simlog is pleased to offer a Standard Software Edition that provides reduced functionality e.g. no wind, and no advanced simulation modules e.g. no "Lift, Pick, and Place" or "Signalling", at a lower price.

The Standard Edition features the following eight Simulation Modules:

• Controls Familiarization

• Hookblock Control 1 and 2

• Pole Topping

• Corridor Following 1 and 2

• Executing Lifts

• Pole Placement

Viewpoints from Inside and Outside the Cabin

You can change the viewpoint during the simulation to tilt up/down, pan left/right, and present views from outside the cabin using the simulator controls and keyboard keys, and the mouse to "fly around". Add quality speakers for the audio feedback, along with a big screen display for "life size" graphics, now possible in both landscape and portrait mode!

Key Performance Indicators

Key Performance Indicators measure how quickly and how carefully the simulated work is performed, including execution time, maximum load sway, number of load/obstacle collisions, and the occurrence of two-blocking. With 44 Performance Indicators in all, the feedback is diagnostic, instead of just a consolidated pass/fail score.


The mobile crane simulator is available in English, French or Spanish.

Who can benefit from the mobile crane simulator?

If you are preparing for CCO operator certification, think of this as a small addition to the investment you will be making in examiner accreditation and test site preparation.

This simulator has helped to prepare hundreds of trainees for careers in the crane industry in North America and around the world. Customers of the mobile crane simulator include:

  • Leading vocational schools,
  • Crane rental companies, and
  • Companies that own mobile cranes, in industries from mining and steel making to nuclear power generation

Software pricing

Please contact us for pricing of a commercial software license for the mobile crane simulator. Small accidents due to inexperience can cost thousands of dollars in replacement parts and downtime, far in excess of your investment in this training tool. This priceless investment in the health and productivity of your workers represents an excellent training value and improves operator safety.

Contact us for more information

If you have any questions about the mobile crane simulator and how you can utilize it as part of your operator training program, please contact us at 800-942-2886 or 262-514-2886 or via e-mail at