Manufactured from high strength steel tube which has a slot along its entire length. A ring, or collar, is welded on the outer end to hold a domed plate to the rock surface. The 33mm and 39mm friction bolt is suitable for installation with hand held rock drills (stoppers or drifters). The 46mm friction bolt is NOT suitable for installation with hand-held rock drills. Friction bolts can be load tested by fitting a special ring to the bolt prior to its installation. Pull tests can then be conducted with a hollow ram hydraulic jack. Further corrosion protection can be provided by hot dip galvanising or zinc infusion.
 Bolt Diameter , mm (in.)  33 (1.3)
 39 (1.5)
 46 (1.8)
 Min. Yield Load ,kN (ibf)
 87 (19.560)
 94 (21.130)
 149 (33.500)
 Min. Yield Strength ,Mpa (ksi)
 420 (60.92)
 420 (21.130)
 420 (60.92)
 Min. Ult Tensile Load ,kN (lbf)
 99 (22.260)
 107 (24.050)
 170 (38.220)
 Min. Ult Tensile Strength ,Mpa (ksi)
480 (69.62)
 480 (69.62)
 480 (69.62)
 Hole Diameter Range, mm (in.)
30 - 32 
(1.18 - 1.26)
 36 - 38 
(1.42 - 1.50 )
 39 - 45 
(1.54 - 1.77)
 Density, kg/m (lb/ft)  1.64 (1.10)  1.84 (1.24)
 2.84 (1.91)
 Wall Thickness, mm (in.)  2.3 (0.09)
 2.3 (0.09)
 3.2 (0.13)
Installation Guidelines 

The hole length should be longer than the bolt, nominally 150mm, to allow for any rock fretting during installation. 

The friction bolt is inserted into the hole. The driving dolly is fitted into the rock drill’s chuck and then the bolt (with accessories) is placed onto the dolly. 

Using full percussion and thrust, the bolt is fully driven into the hole until domed plate is firmly against the rock surface. 

Care should be taken to ensure the rock drill’s feed/thrust is in the same orientation as the hole, or the bolt may be bent during installation.
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