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Operations and General

Maintenance Manual

09/1998 Boart Longyear Inc. Printed in Canada

Safety Identification and 13. Do not change or alter the drill or any of the
Safeguards components without prior approval from Boart
Longyear. Unauthorized alteration may void
warranty, cause unsafe equipment and result in
Read and understand all safety reduced performance.
instructions before working on or operating this
machine. Failing to follow these instructions may 14. For additional information on training,
result in serious personal injury and void maintenance, or operation, please contact your
warranty. Boart Longyear representative.

Important Safeguards: Foreward

1. Keep clear of rotating equipment. Never wear any Most accidents are caused by failure to observe
loose clothing which may become tangled in the basic safety rules or precautions. An accident can
rotating mechanisms. often be avoided by recognizing potentially hazardous
2. Always keep the work area clean. situations before an accident occurs. A person must
be alert to potential hazards. This person should also
3. Avoid unsafe working environments. have the necessary skills and tools to perform the
4. Do not operate the equipment while under the functions explained in the following procedures.
influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication. Improper operation, lubrication, maintenance or repair
5. Keep visitors a safe distance from the work area. of this Unit can be dangerous and could result in
severe personnel or fatal injury. Only trained
6. Wear a hard hat, safety glasses, safety boots personnel should service this unit.
and any other protective equipment as required
by the job condition. Do not operate or perform any maintenance or repair
until you have read and understood the provided
7. Understand the operation of the machine before information. If you are unsure, ASK QUESTIONS!!!
operating. Do not take risks.
8. Use only Boart Longyear replacement parts. Boart Longyear cannot anticipate every possible
Failure to do so could result in premature failure, circumstance that might involve a potential hazard.
severe damage, operator injury and could void The warnings in this manual are therefore not all
the warranty. inclusive. When working on or operating the Unit, you
9. Ensure all operators and service technicians are must satisfy yourself that it is safe for you and others
properly trained. Failure to do so could result in and that you thoroughly understand the actions you
premature failure, severe damage, operator injury are about to undertake. You should also ensure that
and could void the warranty. the Unit will not be damaged or made unsafe by the
operation, lubrication, maintenance or repair you
10. Do not adjust any pressure setting beyond the
recommended range as specified in this manual.
11. Ensure the feed is dumped completely back
before raising the jacks and tramming. Failure to
do so may result in machine instability.
12. Ensure that the unit is properly inspected daily
prior to use.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1
General Information
Standard Warranty ................................................. 4
Ordering Parts ........................................................ 4
Returning Parts ...................................................... 4

Chapter 2
StopeMate - Introduction
................................................................................ 5

Chapter 3
Drilling Operations
Pre Start Check List .............................................. 8
Walk Around Inspection ......................................... 8
Start Up .................................................................. 9
Rockdrill Positioning ............................................ 13
Pivoting Traverse ................................................. 15
Drilling ................................................................... 15
Towing and Moving the Vehicle .......................... 17

Chapter 4
Service and Maintenance
Service and Maintenance Schedule .................... 19
Lubrication ............................................................ 19

Chapter 5
.............................................................................. 21

Chapter 6
Recommended Tools
... ...................................................................23

NOTE: We are continuously updating our product

literature to provide you with the most current
technical information available. Portions of this
literature may contain information that may not be
exactly representative of the current configuration of
Boart Longyear products. Contact your nearest Boart
Longyear representative for information on the latest
product improvements and manual revisions.


General Information

Standard Warranty Ordering Parts

Boart Longyear Inc. makes no warranty that the The following procedure will expedite the filling of your
products sold hereunder shall be merchantable or that parts order, eliminate delays and assure correct
such products shall be fit for any particular purpose replacement parts:
and there are no warranties expressed or implied
1. List the model and serial number of the drill.
made by Boart Longyear Inc. except its following
standard warranty. 2. State exact quantity required.
Boart Longyear Inc. warrants each product, and 3. Specify description and part number .
accessory equipment sold by it (except items not
4. Specify method of shipment, i.e. parcel post,
manufactured by Boart Longyear Inc. such as power
express, freight; for overseas shipment: air
units, pumps, and other trade accessories sold with,
freight, air parcel post, or ocean freight.
attached to, or operated with Boart Longyear drills or
other products) to be free from defects in material and All parts are priced FOB our factory and separate
workmanship under normal use and service for 90 charges will be made for transportation and export
days from date of use, but not to exceed 6 months packing.
from the date of shipment from a Boart Longyear Inc.
factory. The obligation of this warranty being limited
to the replacement or repair at a Boart Longyear Inc. Returning Parts
facility in Ontario, Canada, or at a point designated by
it, of such parts as shall appear to it upon inspection If you desire to return parts, whether for repairs,
at such point to have been defective in material or replacement, or warranty, contact the factory
workmanship at the time sold, providing that the part
Boart Longyear Inc.
or parts claimed defective are returned to inspection
159 Fielding Rd.
point, transportation charges prepaid. Lively, Ontario
This warranty applies only to new and unused Canada P3Y 1L7
products and accessory equipment which after Fax: (705) 682-4874
shipment from the Boart Longyear factory, have not
been altered, changed or repaired in any manner. with the following information: quantity, part numbers,
model and serial number of the product, as well as
Exclusion of Liability for Consequential Damage the reason for requesting return.
It is further agreed by the purchaser that in no event DO NOT ship parts until authorized and shipping
shall Boart Longyear be liable for increased costs, instructions are received.
loss of profits or goodwill or any special, indirect,
incidental, or consequential damages whatsoever. All parts returned must be shipped prepaid.


StopeMate Carrier - Introduction

StopeMate - Introduction 5. Tramming Controls

The tramming is controlled via independent
1. Rockdrill - SECO S36 control valves (i.e. one for the left side, one for
The standard S36 is a pneumatic, rotary the right). These valves are mounted on the end
percussive rockdrill. The rotation is provided by of a control arm which pivots through 230
an independent air motor. The S36 consumes degrees, so the operator can drive the carrier
approximately 500 CFM (14 m3/min.) @ 90 psi (6 from the rear or from either side. Note: The
Bar). The optimum performance occurs at this remote arm movement allows the operator to
pressure; however, satisfactory operation will position the arm next to the traverse for
occur at pressures ranging from 60 psi (4 Bar) to accurate line up with locating lines.
90 psi (6 Bar). Lubrication for the rockdrill is
provided by an on board lubricator. Before attempting to move the
drill, check to be certain that there is no risk
2. Feed Assembly - SECO MK5
of trapping the operator or any bystanders
The MKV feed assembly consists of an between the drill and other objects.
aluminium beam with internal ways which guide
6. Drilling Controls
the S36 rockdrill. The movement is provided by
an air motor driven screw. A pneumatic centralizer A five lever valve bank is located on a remote
mounted on the end of the feed centers the drill arm, which can be placed on either side of the
steel while collaring as well as holding the traverse assembly. The levers provide
coupling when breaking the joint and adding/ proportional control for the rockdrill percussion,
removing steel. the rockdrill rotation and the rockdrill feed. In
addition, two levers provide control for the
3. Positioner
flushing mediums (air and water) and the
The standard positioner includes a hydraulically centralizer.
driven, pivoting traverse. functions include: side
7. Rockdrill Positioning Controls
to side shift, hydraulic cylinder actuated dump,
hydraulic 360 degree feed positioning and -20 There are two hydraulic valve banks on the
degree to +90 degree pivot. For side shift machine. A four lever valve bank that controls
movement, the traverse utilizes a screw drive the four leveling jacks is mounted on the rear
identical to the MKV feed. The standard side to pivoting arm. This arm can be swung by hand
side movement is 48 (1.2m), optional traverses through 230 degrees making it possible to
include a 36 travel (0.91m), and a 60 (1.5m). activate these from either side of the drill. The
The dump is actuated by one cylinder and covers five lever valve bank mounted on the remote drill
45 degrees rear dump to vertical, and 10 degrees control arm controls: (1) control arm elevation,
forward dump. The hydraulic feed rotation is a (2.) the 360 degree feed rotation, (3.) the traverse
rotary actuator and has dual external lock valves dump, (4.) the traverse positioning, and (5.) the
for safety. The pivoting is actuated by a single, traverse pivot position.
double-acting hydraulic cylinder with dual lock
8. Hydraulic System
The hydraulic power is provided by a 18 GPM (68
4. Carrier
l/m) tandem gear pump driven by a 30HP
The unit is a hydraulically driven skid steer pneumatic air motor (rotary piston). A 35 gallon
carrier. Each wheel is powered by a hydraulic (132.5 litre) sealed reservoir contains the oil. Oil
motor, connected to a spring applied/hydraulic cleanliness is achieved via a 40 micron filtered
release brake driving a planetary wheel drive. The reservoir breather and a 10 micron tank mounted
unit is supported and driven by four, solid rubber return line filter. There is also a 100 mesh tank
tires fused to solid steel rims. There are four mounted suction strainer installed in the system.
hydraulic cylinder levelling jacks on each of the
four corners of the carrier for stability while
drilling. Each levelling jack has internal lock
valves to hold it in position.


Drilling Operations


Drilling Operations

Pre Start Check List hoses, loose bolts, loose hose connections and
overall general cleanliness. Check the main air
Ensure air supply is off prior to line connection for tightness and ensure that all
checking. of the whip checks (hose retentioners) are in
1. Check that the air lubricator is full of oil. If
equipped with the HaL Grease Lubricator remove Visually inspect the following:
the filler plug and fill with specified rock drill a) check oil level in the oil reservoir supplying
grease. the air motor.

b) tire/rim assemblies - ensure all nuts are on

and are tight
c) open hood
check for cleanliness
NOTE: To prevent unnecessary damage
and to prolong component life the
2. Check hydraulic oil reservoir level. The oil level machine should be washed at the end of
should be near the top of the visual gauge with all each shift.
of the cylinders in their fully retracted position. check that all air hose connections are
loosen the bleeder screw on the bottom
of the air filter to release any water that
may have accumulated in the filter bowl.

3. Walk Around Inspection (air off!!)

Complete a walk around and observe for any d) check for excessive play between the
damage which may have occurred during traverse plate and the traverse tubes. Tighten
transportation of the unit or since the last jack bolts as necessary to minimize play.
operation. In addition look for oil leaks, damaged


Drilling Operations

e) check traverse feed screw and apply grease Start Up

if required.
check hydraulic hoses to ensure they are 1. Rust and other particles may be shaken loose by
in good shape and properly routed blasting or may have entered the air lines during
the opposite shift. Blowing out the air lines before
check for excessive play between feed start up is recommended. Secures the hose to
screw and the bushing for both the feed the wall, approximately 15.2m (50ft) from the
and traverse screw. valve and partially open the valve for 1 to 2
f) check that the bolts holding the hydraulic minutes. This should ensure that any potential
rotation guards are tight. harmful particles are removed from the air piping
supplying the drill.
g) check bolts securing the hydraulic traverse
drive motor. 2. Connect the main air supply to the connection at
the back of the carrier. Ensure hose WIP
h) inspect centralizer for cracks checks are properly connected!!!
i) ensure side rod nuts on the drill are tight and 3. With all levers in their neutral position, slowly
properly routed.(torque specification open the main ball valve. Observe to make sure
250 ft.lbs.). that unwanted functions do not engage. If a
j) whip checks on air bull hose (mainline), function engages, close the ball valve.
rotation hoses and feed hoses. (All are in NOTE: The maximum allowable air pressure
position and in good condition.) is 120 psi (8 bar).
4. Check and make sure there are no air leaks. This
could be an indication of an airline rupture or
loose fittings. While air leaks are not uncommon
underground, they are costly and everyone
should do their part to eliminate them.
5. Power up the hydraulic system. To start the air
motor, open the air motor ball valve located on
the drill control arm at the front of the machine.

k) check for body cracks on the rockdrill.

4. Grease the unit. There are grease fittings at each
pin connection on the traverse, and on each
cylinder connection. There are also fittings on the
bearing of the rotation unit and the hydraulic
traverse drive motor. Grease the main bearing on
which the traverse pivots and each of the pivoting

6. With the hydraulic system operational, the

hydraulic stabilizer jacks can be raised/lowered,
the boom dump, traverse plate, rotation unit and
remote arm can all be moved.
Lower the jacks and raise the machine off the


Drilling Operations

8. Test the operation of the rockdrill. Shift the

rotation control levers to ensure that the rotation
turns in the correct direction. Shift the percussion
lever on momentarily to ensure rockdrill is
working. Engage the feed control lever to ensure
the rockdrill properly travels the length of the feed
with no binding or irregularities.

NOTE: Look for hydraulic oil leaks during this

part of the testing.
Check tramming controls for correct direction
of rotation.
If there is a substantial drop in air pressure
from the inlet air to the outlet air, then the air
filter element must be replaced.
9. Test the tramming. Beforehand, ensure the
positioner is dumped back all the way. If the unit
is on the levelling jacks, open the ball valve to
power up the hydraulic system and completely
retract all four jacks. Using the pivoting arm
mounted tramming control valves, gently shift the
levers. When standing behind the carrier, the left
and right levers control the left and right side
respectively. To move ahead push both levers
forward, to move backwards pull both levers
back. To turn with the machine, shift the levers in
opposite directions (i.e. left lever pushed forward
and right lever pulled back causes the carrier to
turn to the right, right lever pushed forward and
left lever pulled back causes the carrier to turn to
the left).
Ensure the air supply is
disconnected before attempting to replace the
air filter element. The optimal tramming
7. To replace the air filter element, turn all ball configuration is with the feed centered on the
valves to the off position. Close the ball valve traverse and the traverse dumped back the full
on the main air line (2 ball valve). As an added 45 degrees. The levelling jacks should also be
precaution open the 1 ball valve to release any locked in position and the drill control arm
air trapped in the air system. folded up against the front of the machine. If
the machine is trammed in any configuration
NOTE: The air motor may turn momentarily,
other than this the machine could be unstable
until the air is exhausted. Now loosen the
large ring holding the bowl to the filter and increase the risk of roll over and serious
housing. Remove the plastic retainer holding injury.
the element in place, being careful not to 10. Drill and Remote Inspection
loosen the gaskets. Install a new filter
element, and then replace the bowl. Slowly Once drilling has commenced, check and look for
open the main ball valve. air leaks.




inspect frames for cracks hydraulic fluid level
ensure planetaries are engaged (caps pointing out) hoses and fittings for leaks or damage
ensure all wheel nuts are on and tight hydraulic cylinders for damage and leaks


oil level in lubricator (air off)** inspect feed screw
drain moisture from air filter inspect threads on striking bar for wear


air and water connections inspect centralizer jaws for wear
inspect feed and centralizer for cracks

traverse wear pads for excessive wear
rotation unit for backlash and bearing play
wear in pivot pins and bearings
Return filter indicator gaugewhile air motor is running
Check for oil/air mist around shank while drilling

Notes: The entire Stopemate should be pressure washed after drilling. All dirt should be removed from traverse and carrier to
prevent pre-mature wearing of hoses and wear pads.

Report damage/problems here:

* Recommended hydraulic oils are: ESSO NUTO 32, SHELL TELLUS 32, GULF HARMONY 32, ULTRAMAR AW32
** Recommended lubricator oils are: CENTRY 763, SHELL TORCULA 100, ESSO AROX EP 150, MOBIL ALMO 527, ULTRAMAR ULTRALOK 100
** Recommended lubricator grease: SMP haL LUBRICATOR GREASE
Drilling Operations

Drilling Operations

Rockdrill Positioning NOTE: With the locating pin removed the

stabilizer jack can slide completely out of
1. Using the tramming controls, position the carrier the frame.
so that the traverse is lined up with the locating 3. The feed can be manually crowded (advanced or
lines, typically painted on the drift side walls. retracted) in either direction if required. Rotate the
NOTE: With the pivoting traverse the machine feed to the vertical down drilling position and
can be as much as 20 degrees from reverse the rockdrill to the fully retracted position.
perpendicular to the locating lines. Place a drill steel in the rockdrill and advance the
The traverse can then be pivoted to rockdrill until the steel contacts the floor. Once
align the traverse to the locating lines. the steel is secured against the floor, use the
2. With the carrier properly positioned, lower the four wrench to loosen the 1-3/4 (qty 2) nuts which
stabilizer jacks using the control valve on the secure the feed clamps on the feed shell. Once
pivoting auxiliary control arm to level the carrier. the feed is loose, it can be moved ahead by
Depending on the ground conditions, it may be reversing the rockdrill or retracted by advancing
necessary to place blocking under the stabilizers. the rockdrill. When complete, retighten the two
Each levelling jack can also be extended nuts.
outwards from the machine frame. Remove the
locating pin, slide the jack to the required
position, and re-install the locating pin.

Five Lever Valve Bank on Front Drilling Control Arm

Four Lever Valve Bank on Rear Pivoting Arm


Drilling Operations

4. With the hydraulic system still powered, set the 6. Set the drill angle using the hydraulic rotation
positioner at the required dump angle. A level positioner . Release the rotation clamp, rotate to
indicator should be used against the drill feed to the desired position and retighten the clamp
check the angle.

7. Positioning Drill Control Arm

a) The drill control arm is centered in front Arm end
of the machine on a pivot, which allows for
positioning of the arm on either side of the
b) The arm has three hinged joints and a
hydraulic cylinder to set the proper working
c) To position the arm, first move it to one side
of the machine and lock it into position by
inserting the securing chains into the locking
slot on the arm.
d) To position the other two sections of the arm
remove the locking pin, position the arm and
re-insert the locking pin.

5. Slide the feed on the traverse. Use the control Depending on the position of
valve mounted on the drill control arm to activate the carrier, when removing the chain or lock
the side to side movement of the feed on the pin(s), the drill control arm may move due to
traverse. gravity or hose stiffness. Ensure that your
hands, fingers or any other part of your body
are not in an area that could become pinched
when positioning the arm.


Drilling Operations

Pivoting Traverse Drilling

1. Collaring
Keep clear of the traverse
assembly when engaging the pivoting action. a) Engage the rotation by shifting the rotation
As the traverse pivots there is the potential of lever. The drill stringshould start rotation (as
becoming pinched or trapped between the viewed from behind the rockdrill).
machine frame and the traverse assembly.
b) Shift the water flushing lever. Water should
be spraying out of the end of the bit.
While pivoting the
traverse pay close attention to the hoses c) Gradually shift the feed lever. The feed screw
to ensure they do not become pinched should start turning causing the rockdrill to
as the traverse moves. move forward.

1. The traverse pivot was designed to allow for d) As the drill bit meets the rock, start the
easier set-up for drilling and for tramming through rockdrill by gradually shifting the percussion
narrow openings. The traverse can be pivoted 20 lever.
degrees to one side and 90 degrees to the e) If the surface being collared is rough or
opposite side aligning it with the side of the angled, a gentle, patient approach will be
machine. more successful.
2. When pivoting the traverse to either side, the f) If the bit deflects from the desired collaring
bottom of the traverse passes very close to the point, recollar the hole. Maximum power
top of the levelling jacks. Ensure this area is kept drilling can commence only once collaring is
clear at all times. completed and the head of the bit has
3. When pivoting the traverse to align it with the penetrated. It may require several attempts
side of the machine ensure the feed does not before the hole is successfully collared.
come in contact with the tires, or the stabilizer 2. Drilling
a) Drill steel has left hand threads. Tight
4. To tram the machine with the traverse aligned connections for efficient drilling can only be
with the machine, first rotate the feed to align it maintained by ensuring that the lever is
parallel with the traverse and dump the traverse shifted for optimal counterclockwise rotation.
back to 45 degrees. Move the feed to the right
side of the traverse (right side if you are standing b) The water flushing lever should also be
in front of the machine facing the traverse). Now completely forward for maximum flushing.
pivot the traverse the full 90 degrees, aligning it c) Shift the percussion lever for maximum
with the machine frame. You can now tram the percussion.
machine with the traverse in this position.
d) Shift the feed lever so the drill advances
5. When drilling with the traverse aligned with the forward. The amount of movement on the
machine ensure the stabilizer jacks are in the feed lever will dictate the force behind the
fully extended position outwards from the drill bit. With experience, the sound of the
machine. In this position ensure that any hoses drill will indicate when the feed pressure
or components are clear of the tires before needs adjustment.
moving the machine.
3. Adding Steel
a) When the rockdrill reaches the front stops on
the feed shell, the drill has completed the
steel length. Move the rotation, percussion
and feed levers to neutral, and turn off the
water flushing.
b) Shift the centralizer control lever to clamp the


Drilling Operations

c) Shift the rotation lever to provide clockwise f) Shift the rotation lever to rotate the rockdrill
rotation. clockwise and disconnect the drill steel from
the coupling, while at the same time shifting
d) Simultaneously, partially shift the feed lever
the feed lever slightly to slowly retract the
to retract the feed. This prevents thread
drill and prevent thread binding during
e) When the rockdrill shank adapter is released
g) Because the drill steel is threaded at both
from the coupling being held in the
ends, there is no way to predict which end
centralizer, fully shift the feed lever to quickly
will unscrew with the rockdrill (with
retract the rockdrill and bring the rotation
experience, it will become somewhat
lever to neutral.
predictable). Usually, at least one end of the
f) When the rockdrill is at the back stops of the threaded joint will have to be unthreaded by
feed, insert a new length of drill steel/ hand.
coupling between the rockdrill shank adapter
h) When the drill steel is loose, set it aside. Pay
and the coupling held in the centralizer.
attention to rod rotation in an effort to
g) Shift the feed lever to advance the drill and maximize steel thread life.
guide the shank adapter male thread into the
coupling until the new length of steel is held Never leave any rods in holes
centered between the rockdrill and the with only the centralizer holding them in
coupling held by the centralizer. place. If the air pressure in the centralizer
cylinder is lost, the clamping power will be
h) Shift the rotation lever to begin counterclock- lost and the drill string will fall out of or into
wise rotation. the hole.
i) When the threads at both ends of the i) Shift the rotation lever to rotate the drill
additional length of drill steel are fully counterclockwise and advance the feed until
engaged, open the centralizer, start the water the drill shank adapter is engaged with the
flushing, engage the percussion and engage coupling held in the centralizer.
the feed.
j) Open the centralizer.
j) Normal drilling can resume.
k) Shift the lever on the feed to pull the rockdrill
4. Rod Pulling and the drill string back. When the next
a) When the hole has been drilled to the coupling is centered in the centralizer, move
required depth, disengage all levers to halt all the feed lever to neutral and clamp the
functions. coupling using the centralizer.

b) To rid the hole and the drill steel of the l) Repeat the above procedure from e) until the
remaining flushing water, set the flushing entire drill string is removed from the hole.
lever to blow out the hole with air.
c) Move the feed lever until the drill string is
tight against the bottom of the hole.
d) With the rotation OFF, engage the percussion
and jog the feed lever back and forth several
times to loosen all the drill string joints.
Disengage the percussion when complete.
e) Shift the feed lever to pull the rockdrill and
the rockdrill string back. When the first
coupling is centered in the centralizer, move
the feed lever to neutral and clamp the
coupling using the centralizer.


Drilling Operations

Towing and Moving the Vehicle

Before towing the machine,

the following steps must be followed to
prevent injuries, and damage to machine.
1. The machine is designed to be easily towed
from location to location with minimal effort or
a) Ensure the feed is centered on the traverse
and that the traverse is dumped back 45.
The traverse can also be pivoted in line with
the machine frame, refer to the section on
the Pivoting Traverse.
b) Ensure the drill remote arm is raised, folded
back and secured to the front of the carrier.
When the wheel drives are
c) Make sure the tramming arm and jack control
disengaged, the positive braking system is
pivot arm are centered over the vehicle and
also disengaged. Before disengaging the
secured in place.
wheel drives ensure the necessary measures
d) Tram the vehicle in position to connect it to have been taken to prevent the machine from
the towing vehicle, and then disconnect the rolling.
main air line.
h) Once the machine has been towed to the
Make sure that the main air is new location, and before removing the tow
shut off and the hose has been bled. bar, reengage each wheel drive. Remove the
disengage plates and reverse them, so the
e) Check the tow bar and the bolts connecting indent is pointed out, allowing the plunger to
the tow bar to the vehicles frame. Make pop out and engage the wheel drive. Install
sure the tow bar is in good condition with no both bolts and re-tighten them.
physical damage, and that the bolts and
clevis pins are tight. i) After towing the vehicle, follow the Pre Start
heck List Section before starting the
NOTE: If you are in doubt as to the machine.
condition of the tow bar, or any other
components, replace them before towing 2. Moving in a Scoop Tram Bucket
the vehicle. Every effort has been made to ensure the
f) Connect the tow bar and safety chains to the Stopemate is rugged and able to withstand the
towing vehicle. most hostile environments underground. While
moving the Stopemate in a scoop bucket is not
NOTE: Always secure safety chains recommended, if circumstances dictate the use
between the two vehicles. of a scoop bucket, every precaution should be
g) Remove the disconnect plates on each wheel taken to ensure the Stopemate is well secured in
drive by removing the two securing bolts. the bucket and the scoop operator should
Reverse the disconnect cover, so the indent exercise extreme caution while driving to prevent
is pointed in. This will push the plunger in. excessive bouncing and jerky movements.
Install the two bolts and re-tighten them. a) Ensure the tramming and auxiliary control
pivot arms are centered over, and secured in
Failure to disconnect the a position that will prevent them from coming
wheel drives can result in damage to the unit. into contact with the scoop tram bucket.


Drilling Operations

b) The rear end of the machine should go into

the bucket with the front end hanging out the
front of the bucket.
c) Secure the front of the machine, to the top of
the bucket with chains. This will prevent the
machine from bouncing in the bucket while
d) After moving the vehicle follow the Pre Start
Check List before starting the machine.


Service and Maintenance

Task When
A Failure As 3
Occurs Required Daily Months

Check Oil Level (1) X
Check Oil Level (1) X
Check dirt indicator gauge X
Drain Water X
Replace filter element X
Check dirt indicator gauge X
Replace filter element X X
Check oil level (2) X
Suction line strainer in hydraulic tank -
remove and clean X X
Change hydraulic oil and clean tank (3) X X
Check oil level X
Hydraulic return filter
Check dirt indicator gauge X
Replace filter element X X
Main pivot bearing X
Dump cylinder connections X
Pivot cylinder connections X
Traverse Pivot X
Hydraulic traverse motor X
Hydraulic rotation/positioner bearing X
Remote drilling arm X
Feed Screw X


(1) Rockdrill Lubricating Oil (3) Hydraulic Oil - 132 litres (35 gallons)
Ultramar Ultrarok 100 Ultramar AW32
Century 763
Shell Tellus 32
Shell Torcula 100
ESSO Arox EP 150
Gulf Harmony 32
Mobil Almo 527
(4) Grease - multi purpose grease
(2) Wheel Drive Lubricant
API-GL-5 No. 80 OR 90



1. Traverse dump drifts Faulty air motor/pump.

- Inspect and repair or replace as required
Holding valve cartridge(s) faulty
- Remove and clean or replace Plugged/frozen exhaust muffler on air motor.
- Inspect and clean or replace as necessary
Cylinder seals bypassing
- Replace seal kit 6. Poor/no rockdrill performance
2. Jacks dont hold machine up Low air pressure
- Check mine air pressure
Cylinder seals bypassing
- Replace seal kit Lubricator filter plugged
- Remove air supply line and remove filter
Holding valve cartridge(s) faulty
located in lubricator IN port. It can either be
- Remove and clean or replace
cleaned or replaced
3. Rockdrill sloppy on feed
Main supply line ball valve not fully opened or
Feed shell worn out rockdrill control valve not fully open.
- Replace feed shell - Ensure all controls are wide open
Rockdrill ways are worn Excessive air leaks
- Replace rockdrill or rockdrill body - Correct connections
Feed screw or feed screw nut worn Plastic shipping plugs not removed prior to
- Replace installation.
- Inspect component ports to ensure all plastic
4. Premature shank failure in rockdrill
plugs have been removed
Rockdrill is sloppy on feed (see 3 above)
Worn drill
Improper centralizer alignment - Repair or replace as required
- Reposition accordingly
Air supply lines damaged/faulty
Incorrect feed alignment with drill hole - Inspect air lines and replace as required
- Reposition feed accordingly
Air filter element is plugged
5. No/slow hydraulics - Replace
Low oil in reservoir 7. Slow feed
- Inspect oil level and fill if required
Low supply pressure
Low oil near suction line in reservoir because - Check mine air pressure
machine is on too steep a grade.
Dirty motor vent.
- Try to level the machine
- Inspect motor vent and clean as required
Low air pressure
Pinched hose.
- Check mine air pressure
- Trace the hoses feeding the feed motor to
Dirty air filter identify the location
- Replace
8. Centralizer wont clamp couplings tight enough
Dirty suction strainer in hydraulic reservoir.
Low air pressure
- Drain reservoir, remove and clean or replace
- Check mine air pressure
suction strainer
Worn jaws.
Pinched/damaged hose.
- Replace
- Visually inspect the hose and fittings for a
pinched hose or damaged fitting Faulty centralizer piston seals
- Install new piston seals



9. Drill shank wont line up with couplings in Rotation clamp is worn

centralizer/couplings not centered in centralizer - Remove and replace
Feed guide rail worn. Rotation clamp is not tight.
- Inspect feed rail and replace as required - Tighten clamp
Rockdrill ways are worn. 14. Pivot is loose
- Replace rockdrill or rockdrill body
Bearing is worn.
Centralizer body not positioned properly - Remove and replace
- Loosen clamps and slide centralizer body on
Bolts are loose.
MKV shell to the right position
- Remove clean and replace bolts with a
10. Slow tramming/no tramming thread locking compound
Low air pressure Cylinder seals bypassing
- Check mine air pressure - Replace seal kit
Lubricator filter plugged. Faulty holding valve
- Remove air supply line and remove filter - Remove and clean or replace
located in lubricator IN port. It can either
15. Brakes slip
be cleaned or replaced
Excessive return pressure in hydraulic
Ball valve off or partially open
- Open ball valve completely
- Check filters, or restrictions in other
Air filter element plugged hydraulic components
- Replace
Disc plates worn.
Faulty air motor and/or hydraulic pump - Check disc thickness, replace as required
- Inspect and repair or replace as required
Springs broken
11. Remote Drill Control Arm Slumps - Check release pressure, replace as required
Faulty holding valve 16. Brakes drag or run hot
- Remove and clean or replace
Low actuation pressure.
12. Feed rotation unit does not hold - Check release pressure in bleed port with
tramming system engaged, adjust as required
Seals bypassing.
- Replace seal kit Bearing failure
- Replace bearing
Holding valve cartridge (s) faulty
- Remove and clean or replace 17. Brakes will not release
Spline on shank adapter is worn Stuck or clogged valve
Remove and replace - Check for proper release pressure and
replace defective line or component
Bolts securing shank adapter are loose
Remove, clean and replace bolts with a Bad o-rings
thread locking compound - Replace o-rings
13. Rotation holds but is not tight Disc frozen
- Replace disc stack
Spline on shank adapter is worn
- Remove and replace
Bolts securing shank adapter are loose
- Remove, clean and replace bolts with a
thread locking compound
Bearing is worn.
- Remove and replace


Recommended Tools

The following is a list of the most common tools

required for the day to day operation of this machine.
While additional tools should not be required, certain
conditions and situations may dictate the need for
additional tools.
Standard Grease Gun 1-1/2 combination wrench
(general use) (traverse bolts)
1 3/4 box end wrench 1/2 drive socket set (3/8-1-1/8)
(supplied with machine) (for servicing feed, drill, centralizer)
Qty (2) pipe wrenches (16) 7-19mm combination wrenches
(for large fittings) (for servicing feed, drill, centralizer)
Offset pipe wrench 3/4 cold chisel
(for servicing air lines, fittings) (for flattening washers on centralizer)
Ball peen hammer hack saw and spare blades
(for setting punch loc) (general use)
Four pound sledge hammer pliers or vice grips
(general use) (general use)
Punch loc clamp and clamps heavy duty wire/bolt cutters
(1/2, 1, 1- 1/2) (general use)
Adjustable wrench (crescent) 12 Allen Keys (1/16 - 3/8)
(general use) (general use)
3/8 - 1-1/8 combination wrenches Allen Keys (1.5mm - 10mm)
(hydraulic fittings, general use) (general use)
1-1/4 open box end wrench
(side rods)