Chapter Nineteen

Southeast Australia

President Steve Jackel

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Phone: +61 417 392 848


Secretary/Treasurer Glen Slocombe

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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.


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On the 7th August, the committee were very lucky to have Rob Fern host us for a meeting, BBQ lunch and tour of his sheds and museum in Silvan. Over 50 tractors in the collection with a huge range of brands. Rob is a collector of EVERYTHING and we throughly enjoyed the tour and his hospitality - definately looking to host a general Chapter event there in the near future. Thanks very much for looking after us and showing us around Rob! It was also great to have our President Steve Jackel join us despite his current health concerns and thank you to Neil Clydsdale for making the long trip to give us an update on 2025 projects he is working on. 



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William Adams was a key suppporter hosting its Global Operator Challenge at the DIG DEEP industry event to help raise awarness of depression in the construction industry and funds for Beyond Blue, a cause we have previously donated to. Thanks to Leigh Rees for his D4 with scoop, Jamie Loaring for wide gauge Twenty Two and Rob Bassett-Smith for manning the stand to show ACMOC's support of Wiliam Adams and the cause. Rob sold $457 of merchandise and signed up one new member! The event was a sell out with over 6000 people coming through the gate. Well done everyone involved, we even got William Adams marketing manager Justin onto the Twenty Two!


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Thank you to those members that purchased their NHMA public liability insurance for $20, or let me know they already hold public liability insurance. I must say however it has been a very disspointing repsonse rate this year. Remember, if you attend and participate in any form of Chapter activity at a sanctioned rally or event, the Chapter does NOT provide insurance coverage as part of your ACMOC finanical membership. You MUST hold your own policy, failure to do so potentially exposes you and the Chapter in the event of an accident and claim. If you enter a rally as a paying public person, you CANNOT participate in Chapter activities and CANNOT operate machinery or enter any area outside of that designated public access. Honestly for $20 per year it is literally 'cheap insurance' and the Chapter offers to administer this for you at no cost. NHMA will accept additional isurance registrations throughout the year, so if you still want it please contact the secretary. 


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Check out the attached flyer to pre-order and purchase 10.00-24 & 13.00-24 traction tyres for your Cat grader resto!  Chapter_19_grader_tyre_flyer_22.pdf


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