Longwall systems

Joy Facebolter 3040

  • 2.1 to 3.2 m operating height range (standard platform); higher heights available
  • Ideal for longwall salvage, installation, or in severe adverse geological conditions
  • Two roofbolting rigs, one on each end, with forward/backward, sideways, and tilting movements
  • Mounted on armoured face conveyor with hydraulic drives

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The Facebolter 3040 is an armoured face conveyor (AFC)-mounted, hydraulically propelled roofbolter specifically designed for longwall facebolting during salvage, installation, or in severely adverse geologic conditions. The unit, containing two roofbolting rigs (one on each end), handles 2.1 to 3.2 m operating height ranges.

Mounted directly on the AFC, the 3040 is powered by hydraulics from the longwall roof supports and driven through a sprocket meshed into the AFC rack bars. The 3040 incorporates maximum roofbolting flexibility, allowing a wide range of roofbolter positions, by permitting the two roofbolting rigs to move on sliding mechanisms:

  • Forward and backward (toward and away from the face)
  • Raising and lowering

A rotary actuator also allows the roofbolt rig to roll over to install bolts into the longwall face. 

Number of roofbolting rigs

Two (2), one on either end

Facility to load on and off AFC


Hydraulic power

Hydraulic PTO or from longwall roof supports

Operating height range (standard platform)

2.1 to 3.2 m

Bolt centres (extendable platform)

3.0 to 4.0 m

Machine length (adjustable range)

4.3 to 5.3 m

Machine width

2,000 mm

Operator's platform width

970 mm

Machine height during tram

1,900 mm

Bolter slide in line with face

500 mm

Bolter slide toward face

400 mm


Hydraulic motor and sprocket on longwall rack bars

3-speed tram

1st 10 m/min, 2nd 15 m/min, 3rd 20 m/min

Tractive effort

7 to 12 tonnes

Temporary roof support

Operator canopy

Roof drill rig type

Joy HFX190

Drill rig controls