Chapter Nineteen

Southeast Australia

President Mark Hutchings

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Phone: 0407 819 340


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.


What's Happening


Block C polo

High quality polo with breast pocket, with Block C hertiage emborided logo have now arrived. These are a very smart shirt we have had done specifically for ACMOC members, and in generous 'man' sizes too. If you pre-ordered one they will be in the post this week. If you can't wait till the next rally to purchase, contact me to purchase yours today!  Pricing per our current price list which you can download from our website  - click CHAPTER FORMS on the left.  We have also placed an order for more blue ACMOC shirts too. 


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As you know we have been planning for some time our second ‘Tail Seat High tea’ which is to be held on Saturday 8th July 2023, with very generous support from John Mawson of Mawsons Concrete & Quarries to host tours and a lunch on the Saturday, and Mike & Anna Meyer to host a lunch on the Sunday per the attached invitation flyer. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a social event post the pandemic, and I appreciate all the support Eric & Margot Thiele have providing in pulling this together.

Expression of interest RSVP closed on 20th May, and based on the initial responses we do not have enough numbers to proceed with the event.If you do wish to attend please let me know by the 11th June!

Don’t miss out, it was a great event last time and promises to include some laughs and fun, while meeting new friends or reconnecting with old ones. Check out the photos from the 2019 event by clicking on the read more tab. 

Regards Glen



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The weather supported a great 3 days at Mudgee NSW, although I think exhibitor and visitor numbers were down. Thanks to Leigh Rees, Brendan Cornfoot, Marty Turpin, Lindsay Norton, Colin Becker, and Neil Clydsdale who travelled up and represented Chapter 19. We ran the merchandise store and sold $4000 worth of goods. The Saturday night dinner was well organised and 26 ACMOC members were present, some of whom were active in the charity auction. Best of all we collabroated and supported our firends at Chapter 29 in the spirit of the ACMOC brand. William Adams and WesTrac also hosted a dinner for the ACMOC crew on one of evenings. 

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Our March general meeting was hosted by Rob & Kerrie Fern, of Fern Earthmoving located in Silvan, Vic. Rob has an extensive collection of all makes of tractors, chainsaws and memorabilia, and has a permant museum onsite. Thanks to all members and guests that attended, and enjoyed the Fern BBQ and hospitality. It was great to see Garry Cotton out and about for the day too despite his restricted mobility. 

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