Snowplow Driver Training Simulator

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Train your drivers on various types of snowplow vehicles, safely and effectively, for the most extreme conditions.

Quickly create your own simulations, with no computer programming experience needed. Customize your scenarios with narrow streets, bridges and expressways; daytime and nighttime conditions; snow, ice, fog and other treacherous safety issues. It’s all possible through L-3 DPA. We provide the most advanced snowplow training available–365 days of the year, snow or shine. Either purchase a simulator or sign up for L-3 DPA’s mobile training, where sim and trainer come to you.

Designed for realism, responsiveness and results.

Tactical vehicle-like training environment: seat, steering wheel, brake, and accelerator pedals enhance retention and application to the road. Immediate, detailed performance feedback through six tightly synchronized replay views, including 2D and 3D. Force-loaded steering provides real-time feedback to augment muscle memory in situations such as tire blow-out or collisions. Add layers of difficulty to accommodate any experience level. Easily reproduce and rehearse unique driving situations.

Other Features to Challenge Your Operators

  • Blade/wing adjustments
  • Spreader control, with blast button
  • Windblown snow
  • Whiteouts
  • Obscured windshield
  • Clearing
  • Wing plow
  • Tandem
  • Skip lines
  • Fatigue
  • Hazard avoidance
  • Treacherous mountain pass

Research Proves: Better trained drivers drive down costs

Studies by the Universities of Utah, Iowa and Arizona (in conjunction with the Utah DOT, Iowa DOT and Arizona DOT) show that drivers who receive L-3 DPA simulator training have:

  • Reduced accidents
  • Reduced cost of accidents
  • Higher fuel efficiency
  • Reduced training time

They achieved these improvements, regardless of their years of experience. It also enabled them to select better recruits. Simulation training also:

  • Reduces companies’ insurance costs by reducing their liability exposure. (Simulator-trained drivers can sometimes qualify for personal insurance discounts, as high as 10 to 15%. Ask your insurance agent.)
  • Reduces capital investment for vehicles. By employing simulators for training, vehicles are spared heavy use, require less maintenance and last longer overall.

Configurations & Specs

Snowplow Configurations

  • Snowplow, Auto, Left Plow & Wing
  • Snowplow, Auto, Right Plow & Wing
  • Snowplow, Manual 13, Left Plow & Wing
  • Snowplow, Manual 13, Right Plow & Wing
  • Snowplow, Manual 9, Left Plow & Wing
  • Snowplow, Manual 9, Right Plow & Wing


  • Height: 83 inches (2.11 meters)
  • Width: 119 inches (2.94 meters)
  • Depth: 63 inches (1.7 meters)
  • Weight: 1200 pounds (544 Kg)
  • Simulator Power Requirements: 60 Hz, 20-amp, 115vac
  • OpCon Power Requirements: 60 Hz, 15-amp, 115vac
  • Minimum Room Size: 10’ x 10’ x 8H

Has the training been beneficial? This winter DPW has logged about 34,000 hours in the snow program, probably 90 percent of it driver time, and we haven’t had a single reported accident since the training.

–Tom Henderson,Washington D.C. Solid Waste Administrator

I have not had one truck in the shop for transmission repair since we acquired our first simulator in August 2006. Now that students learn to shift on a simulator first, we don’t have them grinding gears and tearing up transmissions like they used to.

–Travis Dunlap,NMDOT Training Academy Director

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