MARKETS: Mineral Exploration

The largest of the LF™ series, the LF™230 not only provides more power to drill deeper, but also has 9 m rod pull capability for increased productivity.

  • 18 ton capacity mainline hoist
  • Ergonomic operator panel with electric over hydraulic controls
  • 22.7 ton pullback, 3.35 m stroke direct-coupled feed cylinder
  • 9 m rod pull capacity
  • PQ™ Hollow spindle rotation unit with 4-speed transmission 45 degree to 90 degree angle capability
  • Nitro-Chuck™ with 222 kN holding capacity
  • Hydraulic powered rod clamp with BQ™ rod to HWT casing jaw sizes
  • Hydraulically driven wireline winch with integrated spooling device

1. Dump Mast

Lowers working height and relieves load on the mast, making for more efficient design.

2. Ergonomic Operator Panel

The electric over hydraulic system reduces operator fatigue, and lift-to-shift levers provide additional operator safety.

3. Simple Hydraulic Design

Direct-coupled hydraulic pumps with a PTO-driven auxiliary pump allow for easy maintenance.

4. Rotation Barrier

Interlocked rotation barrier slows rotation when barrier is open, providing additional operator safety. Mainline winch limiter and tensioner prevent over-winding and bird-nesting of the cable.

5. Hydraulic Swing-Out Head

Lowers working height when handling inner tube.

6. Nitro-Chuck™

Patented nitrogen gas spring jaws with hydraulic open/spring close function ensuring fail safe operation.

7. 9 M Rod-Pull

Increases productivity.

Small Footprint

The compact design, as compared to other machines in this class, allows for easy transportation and a smaller site footprint.

Drilling Depth Guidelines

Depth Capacity2,983 m (NRQ V-Wall)*9,788 ft (NRQ V-Wall)*
Drill Rod SizeBQ to PQBQ to PQ
*The figures in these tables are estimates which have been calculated using the applicable pullback capacity of the drill. Actual drilling results may vary and will depend on in-hole tools, subsurface and other environmental conditions, drilling techniques and equipment used.
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Prime Mover

Standard UnitCummins QSC 8.3 L, liquid cooled, turbo charged, charge air cooled engine.
Displacement8.3 L506 in3
Power (maximum) at 2,200 RPMPower (maximum) at 2,200 RPM205 kW275 hp
EmissionsStage™ IIItier 3

Torque and RPM Ratings

(Hydraulic motor at maximum/minimum displacement, prime mover at 2,200 RPM)
Speed (no load)Torque (stall)
1st gear144 - 1995,322 - 3,8263,925 - 2,822
2nd gear288 - 4002,648 - 1,8981,953 - 1,400
3rd gear514 - 7141,486 - 1,0681,096 - 788
4th gear900 - 1,250849 - 610626 - 450
Note: Head output speed and torque are infinitely variable in each gear range as indicated.
Actual rotation speed is affected by engine RPM and hydraulic motor displacement setting.

Hydraulic System

Primary PumpAxial piston, variable displacement, load sensing, pressure compensated with low pressure standby.
Max flow318 L/m84 gpm
Maximum Pressure (factory setting31 MPa4,500 psi
Secondary PumpAxial piston, variable displacement, load sensing, pressure compensated with low pressure standby.
Max flow72 L/m19 gpm
Maximum pressure (factory setting21 MPa3,000 psi
Auxiliary PumpAxial piston, variable displacement, pressure compensated.
Max flow42 L/min11 gpm
Maximum pressure (factory setting)14 MPa2,000 psi
Hydraulic Tank Capacity435 L115 gal

Drill Head

Rotation MotorResroth hydraulic motor - variable / reversible
Final DriveStraight cut gears
Head OpenerPivoting style - hydraulically actuated
Hydraulic PQ™ ChuckPatented Nitro-Chuck™
Hydraulically opened, nitrogen gas spring closed
Axial holding capacity of 222 400 N (50,000 lbf)
Drill Head LubricationForce fed bearings, oil bath for gears, external sump
Drill Head Lubricating Oil Filtration25 micron suction oil filter

Drill Mast and Feed System

Feed stroke3.35 m11 ft
Feed pull223,300 N50,200 lbf
Feed Thrust117,877 N26,500 lbf
Rod Pull6 or 9 m20 or 30 ft
Drilling Angle45° off horizontal to 90° vertical down
Mast Dump (crowd)2.74 m9 ft
Mast Telescope2.87 m9.42 ft

Draw Works

Main line winchTwo speed motor
Hook load (single part line)
Bare Drum177.9 kg40,000 lb
Hoisting speed (single part line)
Bare Drum72 m/min and 40 m/min236 ft/min and 131 ft/min
Main line winch cable dia.22 mm7/8 in
Minimum breaking strength51,891 kg114,400 lb
Note: Do not use multiple part lines with the main line hoist, use singe part line ONLY.
Foot clamp capacityHWT
Wireline Hoist
Level windChain driven - dual ratio
Line Pull
Bare Drum907 kg2,000 lb
Full Drum510 kg1,125 lb
Line Speed
Bare Drum160 m/min525 ft/min
Full Drum284 m/min932 ft/min
Drum Capacity3,300 m10,827 ft
Note: Wireline cable length to be specified at time of order.

Fuel Tank Capacity

Fuel Tank CapacityMetricU.S.
Standard564 L149 gal


Drill Weight 13,607 kg 30,000 lb
(W11) Fluid Circulation Pump Group
(optional): Wet Weight
254 kg 560 lb
(L09) Fluid Supply Pump Group -
Diesel (optional): Wet Weight
145 kg 320 lb
Mud Mixer Assembly
(optional): Wet Weight
31 kg 68 lb

Fuel Tank

484 liter (128 gal.) fuel tank
852 liter (225 gal.) fuel tank

Headache Rack Assembly

Options Description
StandardThis canopy above the control panel protects the operator against any falling object
Skid BaseThis canopy above the control panel protects the operator against any falling object and is compatible with the drill mounted on a skid base
No Canopy

Hydraulic Cooler Package

Standard Cooler GroupCooling package for engine and hydrualics under normal ambient conditions
Hot Weather Hydraulic Cooling GroupUpgraded cooling package enables drilling in exterme ambient temperatures of up to 55 degrees C

Cold Weather Group

Heating elements for the engine block and the hydrualic tank enable quick startup and functioning in
extremely cold conditions.

Wireline Winch Cable

Full drum - 3300m (10827 ft)
Half drum - 1650m (5413 ft)
No wireline cable

Decals Available in Any Language

English Decals
Spanish Decals
Russian Decals

Hydraulic Leveling Jacks/Outriggers

Four powerful, independently operated leveling jacks with a 20.5 inch stoke help reduce drill set up time.
Each leveling jack is equipped with hydraulic locking valves and mechanical lockouts for secure drill setup.

Mounting Option

Truck Mounting OptionIncludes all components need for mounting the drill on the customers truck. Specifically designed for International 5600 Truck.

Catwalk, Railing and Access Stairs

This option is available only when the Outrigger group is selected.
The ergonomically designed catwalk, railing and access stairs provide easy access to various drill components during operation or for service and maintenance.

Fluid Circulation Pumps

This triplex mud pump is the pump of choice for diamond drilling.

Output: 132L/m @ 55 Bar (35GPM @ 900PSI

Direct coupled hydraulic motor for long life and serviceability

Each pump module is equipped with a relief valve, pressure gauge, suction and discharge assemblies, lifting bar and skid base

Infinitely variable water pump speeds controlled from the operators console for optimum control

Mast Rest (Truck and Mount Version)

Provides support to rest the mast during transportation of the drill rig.

Mud Mixer

Having a reliable mud mixer in the field is an integral part of the drilling process, because drilling additives require a homogenous slurry mix to make the most of their lubricating and/or stabilizing properties
The robust, reliable and durable slurry/mud mixer has a max speed of 2300rpm at full flow
Powered directly from the drill rig’s hydraulic system, it is tough enough to operate in any drilling environment
Optional 150 gallons or 250 gallons mud tank

Mud Tank

This Mud Tank holds 250 gallons of drilling fluid and has 4 outriggers for support.

Tool Kit

This tool kit comes equipped with a set of handy tools for performing general maintenance on the drill.


Standard Boart Longyear™ Paint Colors
Customer Specified Custom Paint Colors