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.
|LGSPA Summer Rally|
October 30 - October 31, 2021
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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We are always adding to our replica parts list, with members providing extra parts and decals sourced or created for their own needs to benefit all. These decals have just been added to our list and are in stock. Check out the full price list under the FORMS tab.
It was great to see so many members and visitors at the Lake Goldsmith Rally and general meeting, the first since Nov 2019! We also had some debutant tractors with Jackel's 5T D4 Traxcavator, Johansen's 2F Twenty Two & Marshall's 8G No:11. Lake Goldsmith is unique its approach to permitting live working displays and the ability for junior members (and their dogs) to participate, which is something the Chapter wish to continue to support and foster. Club President Neil Clydsdale was able to congratulate Eddie Bedwell in person for his ACMOC member of year award. Check out the photo's and looking forward to the next one!Read more ...