Joy UFB-17

  • Designed for seam heights between 1,220 to 1,625 mm (48 to 64 in.)
  • Ideal for coal applications
  • Throughput up to 1,091 tonnes (1,200 tons) per hour
  • 3.5” pitch chain size
  • Pick force up to 130,000 lbs.

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Joy feeder-breakers provide a highly reliable, productive means for continuous feeding and breaking of most bedded, mined material – including wet, dry, sticky or a combination thereof – in a broad range of configurations for both surface and underground applications. The feeder-breaker is the connection between the mining system and material handling system, allowing both systems to operate at maximum efficiency and productivity. The UFB-17 feeder-breaker, designed for seam heights between 1,220 to 1,625 mm (48 to 64 in.), cuts your operating costs and increases your mine production by allowing your mining, haulage, and conveying systems to work at their most efficient rates. The UFB-17 is a highly mobile crushing solution to maximize your haulage productivity. Since the UFB-17 is located closer to the working face, haulage distances and travel times are kept to a minimum.

Designed for increased mine efficiency

  • Surge capacity allows haulage equipment to discharge mined material at its maximum rate
  • Material throughput is fully variable up to 1091 tonnes (1200 tons) per hour
    • Optidrive variable frequency drive (VFD) system offers variable speed control equivalent to 25-100% of the rated throughput
    • Water-cooled and air-cooled drives available
  • Powerful rotary pick breaker, capable of fracturing material using up to 200 MPa (30,000 PSI) unconfined compressive strength, reduces mined material to a consistent, easily handled size
  • Steady discharge rate virtually eliminates spillage, while reducing belt wear

Designed for durability

  • All-welded frame construction means low maintenance and long working life
  • Hard-surfaced chromium carbide deck overlay ensures long deck life
  • Alloy steel flights and shafting allow smaller sized components while still providing superb tensile strength
  • Breaker picks and pick force, designed for your requirements, handle tough material mixtures
  • High-strength conveyor chain, with hardened pins and bushings, delivers long life, low maintenance, and superior dependability

Designed for maximum mobility and performance

  • Available with optional Integrated Continuous Tramming (ICT) crawlers that include:
    • 20” crawler pads for lower ground pressure and improved traction in varying bottom conditions
    • A planetary crawler drive with reversible cap for free-wheeling capability
    • Designed to maximize tractive effort for ease and speed of relocation
    • Maximum pad widths to ensure excellent flotation in all tram conditions
  • The breaker drives are electro-mechanical, direct-drive utilizing robust geared drives for maximum performance, reliability and availability.

Designed for easy maintenance

  • Strategically located standard controls provide the easiest possible maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Bolt-on flights to allow easier installation and removal
  • Enhanced tail shaft designs for longer life
  • Longer life conveyor sprockets and chain

Designed for your mining application

  • Intake ends, custom designed to meet your haulage needs, include ram car, swing gate, and three-way dump options
  • Staked or hinged sideboards come in various heights for additional capacity
  • Fully variable speed designs to match capacity to application

Designed for operator safety

  • Fire suppression
  • Centred control valves
  • Panic strip
  • Tram enable switches
  • Pull cords
  • Remote tram controls (radio and umbilical)

Overall width (at intake end)

2,743 to 3,606 mm

108 to 142 in.

Conveyor width

1,117, 1,270, 1,422 mm

44, 50, 56 in.

Overall length

10,058 to 11,684 mm

396 to 460 in.


34,000 to 40,823 kg

75,000 to 90,000 lbs.

Seam height

813 to 1,829 mm

32 to 72 in.


Processed material

Run-of-mine coal with high percentage of rock content

Throughput standard (variable)

Up to 900 TPH

Up to 1,000 TPH

Breaker diameter

381 to 533 mm

15 to 21 in.

Breaker pick force (variable)

Up to 50,000 kgs

Up to 110,000 lbs.

Material compressive strength

Up to 172 Mpa

Up to 25,000 PSI

Ground clearance:
Intake end
Discharge end

0 to 203 mm
152 to 533 mm

0 to 8 in.
6 to 21 in.

Frame height

711 to 940 mm

28 to 37 in.

Total horsepower (variable)

190 kW

Up to 250 hp

Intake end design

Ram car
3-way dump
Hoppered with sideboards


High torque
Free-wheeling extreme duty crawlers
Optional tram speeds 30, 42, and 50 fpm (9.14, 12.8 and 15.2 mpm) available

Available tractive effort

Up to 64,410 kg

Up to 142,000 lbs.

Drawbar pull

Up to 45,359 kg

Up to 100,000 lbs.

Flexibility of configuration


Optidrive VFD

Joy Optidrive, an AC variable-frequency drive system, integrates software with the electronic and mechanical systems to provide the following features:

  • Conveyor speed control: Provides variable conveyor speed capability, allowing precise control of the equipment’s capacity
  • Prevents breaker overloads:  Feedback circuit monitors breaker motor amps and regulates conveyor speed to prevent overloads
  • Proximity system ready