Joy, UFB-17, Feeder Breaker

Feeder breakers


  • Seam Height: 122 - 152 cm
  • Throughput (Standard): Up to 1 089 MTPH
  • Breaker Pick force: Up to 58 967 kg

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Integral to your operation’s productivity

The Joy UFB-17 feeder breaker is designed to cut operating costs and increase production rates by helping your mining, haulage and conveying systems to work efficiently. This machine provides a reliable means for continuous feeding and breaking of most bedded, mined materials.

  • Lower seam applications
  • Low operating cost
  • High capacity

Promotes increased productivity

Since the feeder breaker is located closer to the working face, haulage distances and travel times are reduced, resulting in increased production and efficiency of the remaining section equipment.

Easier section moves

Equipped with a powerful crawler drive system for quick, efficient belt moves. Plus, the feeder breaker can be connected to the conveyor belt to move them both simultaneously, saving time.

Optidrive VFD [option]

Joy Optidrive, an AC variable-frequency drive system, integrates software with the electronic and mechanical systems to provide precise conveyor speed control and breaker overload protection.

Splined breaker shafts

Splined connection versus a compression connection can reduce assembly and disassembly time by more than 50%, reducing downtime for replacement and service. Splined connection is also 25% stronger than previous connections.* *based on internal testing

Bolt-on flights [option]

Downtime to replace conveyor flights is reduced by up to 75% with an easy bolt-on, alloy steel flight design. Operators have the flexibility to add additional flights and improve product sizing.

Camera system

Forward and rearward cameras provide remote monitoring of haulage equipment receiving payload and discharging onto the material handling system.

Hydraulic conveyor chain take-up [option]

Changes chain tension in two minutes, compared to four man-hours with standard system, reducing labor and material costs. Promotes extended chain and sprocket life.

Quick disconnect hydraulic pump [option]

Easily disengages the hydraulic pump when the feeder breaker (electro-mechanical conveyor) is not tramming.

Enclosed tail shaft bearings [option]

Extends the bearing life by lessening contamination from mud, coal and water.