West Side Tractor Sales Co. Hosts Technology Fair

Sat March 27, 2010 - Midwest Edition
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Steve Deller, product support manager of West Side Tractor Sales Co., speaks about engine emissions and how his company can help its customers achieve the new standards.
Steve Deller, product support manager of West Side Tractor Sales Co., speaks about engine emissions and how his company can help its customers achieve the new standards.
Steve Deller, product support manager of West Side Tractor Sales Co., speaks about engine emissions and how his company can help its customers achieve the new standards. (L-R): Mark Schubbe and Ron Tyssen, both of Village of Frankfort, Ill., chat with West Side Tractor’s Product Support Manager, Steve Deller. Wayne Massad (C), West Side Tractor, shows the new John Deere high-speed 764 dozer to Mark Turner (L), Channahon Township, and John Neef, village of Plainfield, Ill. Kent McMillin (L), Channahon Township, looks over some of the Allu Attachment literature with Darrin Harn of Allu Group Inc. (L-R) are Tom Stern, sales manager, West Side Tractor; Mitch Mann, U.S. Steel Gary Works; and Mark Gronkiewicz, West Side Tractor. Pat Hartman (L), John Deere, shows the John Deere excavator simulator to this operator eager to test his skills. (L-R) are Rich Calvird, Leico Geosystems; Tom Stern, sales manager, West Side Tractor; and Ron De Hays and Mike Gall, both of Leico Geosystems. Boone Powell, regional sales manager, Stucchi USA,  displays some of the Stucchi products. Randy Glaze, ITR America, mans the company’s booth.

West Side Tractor Sales Co. held the first of three technology fairs on March 25 at its Rockdale, Ill., location. The fair is spotlighting “Engine Emissions — Interim Tier Four (iT4) Readiness,” to help customers prepare for the new emission standards that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2011.

Other topics included JD Link Telemetrics — Manage Your Fleet Without Leaving Your Seat; Integrated Grade Control — Crawler Dozer Machine Guidance System Power; and Digger Pro 2 — Excavator Guidance System ITR; and The Science of Undercarriage Replacement.

John Deere provided an excavator simulator to give operators a chance to show off their skills. The company also provided a 764 high-speed dozer, which West Side Tractor had on display at the front of the facility. A new concept in iron, the John Deere 764 is a merger of the crawler dozer and the motorgrader.

West Side Tractor has two more technology fairs on the calendar: April 8, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and April 15, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, call 630/355-7150.