Chapter Four

Midwest Smaller Crawlers

Ryan Johnson

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Phone: (815) 988-7936

Chapter 4 – Midwest Smaller Crawlers covers Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin which hosts the Rock and Dirt Show @ the Rock River Thresheree in Edgerton Wisconsin on Labor Day weekend. The show contains a dirt demonstration area with several pieces of antique Caterpillar equipment on working display for the public.


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2022 Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

ACMOC is pleased to administer three scholarships this year: the ACMOC Scholarship, the Alan Smith Memorial Scholarship and the Glen Ghilotti Memorial Scholarship. These scholarships are available to members, children or grandchildren of members in good standing of the Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club aged 25 or below who are enrolled or accepted in an accredited technical school, college or university studying agricultural studies, construction engineering, manufacturing, mechanical engineering or other heavy equipment industry fields of study.

For more information or to download an application, please follow this link:

2022 National Show update

There has been much discussion between ACMOC leadership and the show organizers with Chapter 9. It has been agreed that we all have a concern with this show location not being an existing show with its own existing attendees and infrastructure. This leads us to another agreed upon concern that the necessary spectator number needed to make this show a success might not be feasible. Shows are expensive to put on and that, coupled with today’s raising costs, ACMOC, Chapter 9 and the show organizers in Laramie, WY have all agreed that it is best to forgo a National Show in 2022. This however does not mean that the opportunity to visit Chad Enyeart's place and his collection in Laramie is gone. We will have a member’s event at Chad’s place in the future.  We wish to share this with the membership so that you have time to cancel any travel plans that you may have already arranged. We are very sorry to announce this, but we feel this is what's best for the club during these challenging times.

Rock and Dirt Show at the Rock River Thresheree Show Labor Day weekend Show

So why is this year a year to attend the Rock and Dirt show at the Rock River Thresheree?  Here is a glimpse of what you will find at this years show and much more!  See you at the show!

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Work day update for August 14th

Chapter 4 met for a workday on August 14th to get ready for the Rock River Thresheree.   A lot of credit goes to all the members hard work this year and during the slow time over the last year.  As show time gets closer the joys of seeing the progress is amazing,  this year is a great year to see the show and the new displays and operating equipment.  The Rock River Thresheree this year is featuring steam and you will find many pieces on each side of the park.  The members have done many projects from painting, planning, maintenance, rebuilding, hauling, unloading, displays, ground work, and so much more.  The workday was productive as always from work on Ten, running diesel forty, D6, D8, work on pull grader, painting, grading, 3 separate crane lifts at park, work on the feature on our end of the Furguson Bros. Bucyrus 41B Steam Dragline, and so much more.  This year the progress of each day has been tremendous and it will show! We are thankful to have received some eager new members this year to  jump in and work on equipment and join the club!  Thank you to everyone for all the support for the show ahead!  We will see you at the show!

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