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Published September 12, 2013, 06:23 PM

New construction simulator on NDSCS Campus

Wahpeton, ND (WDAY TV) - You've heard of flight simulators, but what about construction simulators?

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Wahpeton, ND (WDAY TV) - You've heard of flight simulators, but what about construction simulators?

As part of NDSCS's new partnership with John Deere, they've brought in this: A virtual construction simulator.

It's basically just like a flight simulator, except instead of a plane, you're controlling a virtual backhoe.

Representatives from John Deere say that this machine is designed not only for students, but for potential employers looking to get a job in the construction industry.

Deven Wilson- John Deere Construction and Forestry Tech Manager: “It gives students an unlimited opportunity to run an excavator without burning any fuel, without having to spend any insurance costs and without having to worry about the safety factor.”

NDSCS representatives say if it weren't for the partnership, the school would have never been able to purchase this unique learning tool.

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