01-02-2017, 05:03 PM
Looks great Nick,
Good tyres. That will make 3x 333FT working again in NZ. thats if it ever stops raining up here. Been real wet spring and summers not here yet.
The 333 must have worked in some dusty environment. Is that what the extra fan was all about?
01-02-2017, 09:02 PM
It looks like that machine has a rotary screen on the rear radiator similar to some farm machines. It would be a big plus working in dry grass or other vegetation that tends to plug radiator cores. I've run 333FT's filling swamps and the Cattail fuzz could plug a radiator in no time.
Originally Posted by stangoodman
01-04-2017, 03:50 PM
Originally Posted by Gord229
I was in Canberra driving through to Jinderbine when I saw a 229F last August.
I had the family with me and to much protesting from the back seats I went in a met up with Ian .
Real nice bloke and he let me have a look over the 229.
I wanted to take her home it was that good.
Unfortunately I never put two and two together otherwise I would have been in touch even if it was just to say hello and meet the owner of "wally".
Anyway it was a credit to you how straight and tidy it was and I can see how it would have performed really well. The 229 must have been lighter than the 222 and a lot easier to work on.
Where did it end up going?
01-05-2017, 03:41 AM
Yes Ian Told me you had called in and looked over "Wally". I absolutely loved that machine and was proud of it, being only the third owner since new, and it was in my possession for over 18 years! It was a pleasure to operate with the previous owner converting the electric over hydraulic bowl controls to pilot hydraulic. It weighed in at 24 tonne empty so yes a fair bit lighter than the 222 but as you say a heck of a lot easier to work on (no electrics!). I sold it to a guy by the name of Steven Joyce from Lara, a little hamlet down towards Geelong in Victoria. I was amazed how quickly it sold, placing an ad on Gumtree on the Sunday night and having the money in my bank by Wednesday lunchtime. Steve didn't even come to have a look! I was sad to see it go, but really couldn't justify keeping it and seeing it rust sitting in a paddock. Although it worked for a long time here in Canberra, it was considered too old by all the local contractors, notwithstanding the condition it was in, and undesirable because it didn't have an air-conditioned cab! It was more than capable of keeping up with its Cat counterparts (621B's). Anyway the best part is that it has gone to someone who will look after it.
So the future for me now is to concentrate on restoring my C'Pull open bowl.
Thanks so much for your kind comments
01-06-2017, 01:47 AM
Thanks for the reply.
We have many spare parts for C pulls, generators, gearbox, diffs and electric motors.
We still have 3 C Pulls as rock buggys, one going and two needing repairs so if you are ever over here I would love to show you around.
01-06-2017, 02:09 AM
One of our CPulls and DPull rock Buggys
01-06-2017, 04:48 AM
Great shots of the rockers!
Thanks for the heads up on C'Pull spares, I really only need someone who is handy with a welder to get most of what needs to be done to my baby. I have already rebuilt the motor, and generator and put a new friction plate in the clutch. The rest is really panel work, reskinning the bowl and refitting limit switches to the bowl and apron. I used your name (hope you don't mind) when I recently arranged for West-Trak to make me up a set of cutting edges and routers for the scraper. They did me a great deal on the manufacture side, shame freight is so costly.
I will take you up on the offer of a look about if I ever get the time to visit NZ! Keen to come but work seems to never stop.
If you are ever in Canberra, give me a shout because I would really like to catch up with you.
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