Face Master 2.3

Twin boom drilling rig

The twin boom drilling rig is designed for drilling blastholes of diameters between 41 mm and 76 mm. The unit can be used in methane-free mineral workings. Design allows effective drilling of blastholes in workings of height from 2,5m up to 6,1 m.


  • The Face Master 2.3 is a twin boom face drilling mining rig with 67m2 coverage and power shift four wheel drive transmission.
  • Direct controlled drilling system with anti-jamming, collaring, feed control to optimize the drilling parameters.
  • B 40 L booms with 1500 mm extension
  • F 7000 series aluminum feed with hollow stainless steel wear rails – robust design with low maintenance cost and long operation time.
  • Minimum tramming height of 2.3 m (with optional movable canopy). Total width of the machine is 1,99m, therefore it is able to tram in minimum width of headings 4,5m @90 degrees.
  • Articulated carrier with four-wheel drive - excellent grade ability and fast tramming. Service and emergency / parking brakes are provided - SAHR system. Four jacks for stable set up.
  • Basic rig includes FOPS/ROPS - approved operators canopy.

The Face Master 2.3 underground drilling rig can be equipped with the following monitoring systems:

BMS - Basic Monitoring System for:

•Diagnostic of tramming system

•Diagnostic of working system

•Visualization of working parameters on operator’s panel

•Data Logging on external memory (SD card, USB stick)

•Wi-Fi data transfer

FGS - Feeder Guidance System for:

•Projection of drilling pattern at the drilling face – visualization of the operator’s panel

•Drilling process recurrence  – inclination of the face and side walls

•Monitoring and controlling of drilling parameters

•Fast system diagnostic

•Increased pull per round

•Achieved designed face gabarits

BCS - Bolt Counting System for: 

•Real-time visualization of bolting parameters

•Counting of properly installed bolts

•Recording of bolt tighten torque [Nm]

•System diagnostic

•Data Logging

•Data transfer (USB or WiFi)

and semi-automatic and full-automatic systems supporting the drilling and bolting process. Each of them can be upgraded by different functions according to individual customer’s needs. 

Are you interested in this product? For more info please contact our sales office at: whnat@minemaster.eu

Technical information

Feature Unit Description
Type of machine   Face Master 2.3
Length [mm] 12 750
Width [mm] 1 990
Tramming height [mm] 2 300
Working height [mm] 3 000
Weight [kg] 23 800
Outer turning radius [mm] 6650
Inner turning radius [mm] 3300
Gradeability [deg] 10
Cross-grade [deg] 5
Max. tramming speed [kph] 12
No. of boom   2
Max. coverage [m2] 67
Engine   Deutz
Tramming system   Hydrodynamic
Boom   B40L
Rock drill   Montabert