President Steve Jackel
Phone: +61 417 392 848
Secretary/Treasurer Glen Slocombe
Phone: +61 409 955 936
Formed in 2014 after a hugely successful ‘Caterpillar’ Rally at Lake Goldsmith, Victoria, Chapter 19 has a shed at the Lake Goldsmith earthmoving arena which serves as a display centre for our members collections where the general public can come and enjoy the story of Caterpillar equipment. Our members also get special access to technical information, tooling and replica parts along with discounted ACMOC, Chapter and Caterpillar merchandise. You do not need to own a Caterpillar tractor to be a member, we have many members that just enjoy the history of earthmoving and the Caterpillar brand and the camaraderie of being in a Club like ACMOC. Chapter 19 also offers membership renewal services locally and is a NHMA member Club, offering public liability insurance Australia wide. We serve the States of Victoria & Tasmania, but also have members across all of Australia.
STOP PRESS! The Lake Goldsmith Committee have formally advised that due to the ongoing lockdowns the October 2021 rally has been cancelled unfortunately.
Thanks to everyone that joing the ZOOM meeting for another virtual AGM this year. The committee was returned and persons completing their two year terms were all reinstated, plus we welcome Rob Bassett-Smith to the committee. This year we recognsied three Chapter 19 members, Eddie Bedwell, Max Loaring & Neil Clydsdale as inaugural members to be named on the honour board. Congratualtions to these worthy founding members of Chapter 19. Minutes of the meeting are available on the MEETING MINUTES tab on this webpage.
NHMA insurance cards are in the mail to those the purchased insurance cards throughout the year. Thanks Glen
Former dealer mechanic Garry Cotton may not get around as much these days with his health deteriorating, but in his own words, when the chance to purchase a 212 slowly dying in a local quarry came up for $500 - "the money literally caught fire coming out his pocket so quickly"! Garry couldn't do the work himself, but friends Eddie Bedwell and John McQueen along with his brother Allan all chipped in get the No. 212 95C15 back up and running again. Believed to be an Australian built 1958 model this puts it as one of the very early Caterpillar of Australia (CofA) built graders. Current Cat motor grader Product Application Specialist, Darren Hodge, former CofA service trainer and ACMOC member Richard Honess and local dealer William Adams Product Manager Glen Slocombe and Operator Trainer John Merlo were all on hand to celebrate the 212's first outing. Congratulations Garry and team for this outstanding save.
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