Fresh out of the Peroria factory, a brand new Wabco C229F gets the once over from a proud employee. The design of the 229 was very rugged as can be seen from the massive gooseneck assembly. The non-muffled GM 8V-71 can be easily seen under the hood. A fine looking machine indeed
Sitting on the loading dock at Wabco’s Peoria, USA facility is a brand new 229G. This particular unit is kitted out with a lot of optional extras including a cab and external ROPS. The gap between the top of the cab and the ROPS is for the installation of an air conditioner if required.
For Sale – one pre-loved Wabco 229F. Sitting in a dealer’s yard in South Carolina is this fairly tidy example of a Wabco 229F with external ROPS. The previous owner has extended the rear push block a little to give the rear tyres added protection from errant push tractor operators!
Australian-assembled 229F at work on an industrial subdivision, 2002. A credit to the owner, this machine is over 40 years old and still looks like it just came out of the factory. Wabco’s Rydalmere, NSW plant turned out just over 20 229Fs before production ceased in 1971. Subsequently, 229Gs and 229Hs were imported fully built up from the USA as required.
Near Petersburgh, Virginia, USA, two Wabco 229Gs go about shifting earth for a seven mile stretch of new highway. As can be seen, one of these machines belonging to W Tuck-Son is older than the other and is fitted with the traditional Wabco sun canopy while the newer machine has a ROPS. Photo dated 1974
Wabco C229F at work on a major railroad realignment job in Colorado, USA in 1970. Unlike a lot of other scrapers, the operator did not sit over the left wheel which gave a much smoother ride. The C229F did, however, have a tendency to nose dive during a turn if you weren’t careful. The owner has placed a metal plate just above the bumper to prevent earth from penetrating the radiator.