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Construction Equipment

The Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division of John Deere manufactures construction equipment available to Federal Agencies and all Branches of the Armed Services under the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) contract # SPM8EC-13-D-0004 and General Services Administration (GSA) contract # GS-30F-0013U. Available are backhoe loaders, crawler dozers, wheel loaders, motor graders, crawler loaders, excavators, compact excavators, articulated dump trucks and skid steer loaders. We also provide attachments and installations unique to your application - all backed by our John Deere dealer organization for parts and product support.

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DLA Troop Support

DLA Troop Support Contract # SPM8EC-13-D-0004
(2 November 2012 – 1 November 2017)


The DLA Troop Support contract is available for all federal and military agencies.


Please contact the Heavy Equipment Team at DLA Troop Support for quotes.


Virtually our full product line is available through General Services Administration (GSA). These contracts are available to the military or federal agencies procuring construction equipment.

Operator Training

Three Levels of Training Available -  You decide what works best for your agency !

Level 1:

John Deere offers affordable online operator training through the online customer campus known as John Deere University, or JDU. Operators will learn machine knowledge including daily service checks, startup and operation, safe operating techniques, and how to maximize machine productivity through several interactive lessons, on-screen simulations, periodic knowledge checks, and a post assessment tests.

Online operator training courses cost only $25.00 USD per student enrollment on JDU.  John Deere offers affordable online operator training through the online customer campus known as John Deere University, or JDU. JDU can be accessed at the URL: http://jdu.deere.com/

Level 2:

John Deere’s Operator Training Simulators are a cost-effective, safe, and efficient way to train new operators in a risk-free environment. Highly detailed and realistic lessons teach proper operator technique, machine controls, and safe operation in a virtual jobsite.

The Excavator, Crawler Dozer, 4WD Loader, and Motor Grader Operator Training Simulators are completely customer-driven and feature real-world situations, jobsite hazards, safety violations, hand signals, equipment damage, budget based scoring, and replica machine controls. John Deere Training Simulators provide many advantages for those operating construction and heavy equipment.

Purchase of simulator required.

Level 3:

John Deere is proud to offer our customers instructor-led operator training under the guidance of our expert product application consultants. Instructor-led training classes are conducted at one of our two demonstration sites and are available for current series Excavators, Crawler Dozers, 4WD Loaders, Backhoes, and Motor Graders. The two John Deere demonstration sites include Sacaton, AZ or Coal Valley, IL .  A list of classes offered are available upon request.

During this 2 ½ day class, students will develop the skills and confidence necessary to demonstrate proper operating techniques, perform daily service checks, demonstrate proper startup/shutdown procedures, become proficient with machine controls, and will learn safe operating techniques.

Contact your Account Manager for additional information.


To order parts for construction equipment (Backhoe Loaders, Crawler Dozers, Wheel Loaders, Motor Graders, Excavators, Compact Excavators, Crawlers Loaders and Articulated Dump Trucks), please contact: 

West Side Tractor Sales Co.
1400 W. Ogden Avenue
Naperville, IL 60563
Tel: 630-355-7150
Fax: 630-355-7173

Website: www.westsidetractor.com

Additional Ordering Options for Deployed Military Units
Option # 1:

Sign up for JDParts to check prices and place orders online using APO Military addresses.

  1. On this Web page, select "Buy Online" OR go to JDParts.com.
  2. Click on "Sign Up Now". It is located in the gray box on the upper left side of the Web page.
  3. Create your ID and password and fill out the information on the form.

  4. • Your ID and password must be alphanumeric and contain at least eight characters - no symbols.
    • Select "United States" for the country and "Armed Forces" at the bottom for the state.
    • Click on "Submit". There will be a pop-up window asking you to verify your address, but you need to click on "Submit" again.

  5. Go back to the JDParts home page and click on the "Contact JDParts" link at the top of the screen.
    • State that you are in the military and are trying to register for JDParts.
    • Indicate your type of equipment - Construction.
  6. John Deere will complete your registration, connect you to your correct dealer, and reply back that you are ready to begin using JDParts.

    Option # 2:

    John Deere shipment to your U.S. military base followed by military shipment to your overseas location.
  7. Use our online parts catalog to identify the parts you need. (See Parts Information instructions above.)
  8. Utilize our Dealer Locator to find a dealer near your U.S. military base for parts ordering and delivery. Your unit can then ship to the consolidation point for delivery overseas.