4100C BOSS Shovel

4100C BOSS Shovel

The P&H 4100C BOSS provides a 90.8 metric ton (100 ton) nominal payload capacity specifically designed to operate in mines for loading of 218 metric ton to 363 metric ton (240 ton to 400 ton) haul trucks. With its 3505 mm (138 inch) wide crawler shoes, the P&H 4100C BOSS is specifically designed for operations that require low ground bearing pressure and high digging forces.

  • Designed for severe-duty digging, the 4100C BOSS features:
    • Automatic lubrication and compressed air systems with advanced diagnostic and control
    • Temperature monitoring system for all DC motors, drum shaft bearings and shipper shaft bearings
    • Automatic boom soft setdown system (ABSS) and boom profile protection envelope to prevent excessive loading to the attachment
    • Anti-swing-in-bank system that reduces excessive side loading on handle and attachment
    • Remote hoist control pendant and hoist rope winch
    • House pressurization system that provides filtered air for cooling and dust repression
  • Rugged components include:
    • Dual hoist motors for balanced and evenly distributed load
    • DELTA drive for improved shoe-to-tumbler engagement
    • Planetary transmissions for proven long life on swing and propel
  • Technology includes:
    • Centurion electrical control system with superior performance, monitoring and data integration capabilities
    • Universal shovel interface for sending and receiving data to any mine management system
    • PreVail Remote Health Management for real-time machine health and performance management

Contact your Joy Global representative for more information on the 4100C BOSS shovel.

Working Ranges

Height of cut 16.9 m 55 ft. 4 in.
Radius of cut 24.7 m 80 ft. 11 in.
Dumping height* (door open) 9.5 m 31 ft. 0 in
Floor level radius 16.3 m 53 ft. 5 in.
Tail swing radius 11.6 m 38 ft. 0 in.
Operator eye level 9.8 m 32 ft. 3 in.

 * Height shown with bail-type dipper. Heights will be greater with bail-less or compact bail dippers. Actual dumping height can be greater than door clearance height 


Nominal payload* 90.7 mt 100 st.
Nominal dipper capacity
SAE struck
SAE 2:1

44.3 m3
48.4 m3

58.0 yd3
63.0 yd3
Rated suspended load 161.0 mt 178 st.
Optimum truck size 172-363 mt 190-400 st.

* Payload and dipper capacity are dependent on many factors. Contact Joy Global for an analysis of your specific application.

Power Requirements

Supply voltage* 7200 or 13800V
3 Phase, 60 Hz
6000, 6600, 7200 or 11000
3 Phase, 50 Hz
Supply transformer Minimum 3300 kVA
Minimum short-circuit
VA available at shovel
25 MVA

* Voltage per customer requirements

Cable Data

Hoist (wire rope) diameter 70 mm 2.75 in.
Suspension (bridge strand) diameter 102 mm 4.00 in.
Dipper trip (wire rope) 19 mm 0.75 in.

Overall Dimensions

Width 14.0 m 45 ft. 10 in.
Length 17.2 m 56 ft. 5 in.
Height over gantry 13.4 m 43 ft. 10 in.
Width of crawler shoes 3505 mm 138 in.
Width of crawlers (138") 12.8 m 41 ft. 11 in.
Length of crawlers 11.6 m 38 ft. 0 in.
Ground clearance 1.1 m 3 ft. 6 in.
Height - ground to bottom of counterweight slabs 2.8 m 9 ft. 1 in.

Ground Pressure and Weight


Bearing area - ground pressure  
  Crawler bearing area
  138" shoes / 3505 mm
 631,199 cm2

 97,836 in2

  Crawler ground pressure
  138" shoes / 3505 mm
 2.24 kg/cm2  31.8 psi
 Weights - approximate*  
 Working weight (with dipper, approximate weight)  
  138" shoes / 3505 mm  1,410,184 kg  3,108,924 lbs
Counterweight (punchings)**  170,551 kg  376,000 lbs

Electrical Control Systems

Electrical Drive Ratings

 50C, 2000m Drive Power
IGBT Supply Unit (ISU) 4550 kVA
Crowd Motion 1160 kVA
Hoist Motion 4640 kVA
Propel Motion 2320 kVA
Swing Motion 3480 kVA

P&H AC Fast Response Main Machinery Motors

Hoist motor (2 used) Continuous rating @690 V
peak developed power
Total 2388 kW / 3200 hp
2976kW / 3990 hp
Swing motor (2 used) Continuous rating @690 V
peak developed power
Total 1090 kW / 1460 hp
1383 kW/ 1854 hp
Crowd motor (1 used) Continuous rating @690 V
peak developed power
Total 545 kW / 730 hp
774 kW / 1037 hp
Propel motor (2 used) Continuous rating @690 V
peak developed power
Total 1090 kW / 1460 hp
1755 kW / 2352 hp

Electrical Control

  • Centurion Supervisory Controller for direct integrated communication with motor drives
  • Profibus communications protocol for integration of all shovel subsystems
  • Enhanced graphical user interface with icon-based screens that display shovel status, troubleshooting information, and production monitoring data.
  • Digital DC drive for solid-state power for main motion motors

Dipper and Dipper Trip

  • Optima dippers
  • TripRite system with brushless DC electric motor and sealed planetary drive unit


  • Two modular P&H planetary gear cases
  • Spring-set air release disc brakes (one per motor)
  • Splash lube filtration system


  • Propel on demand allows rapid transfer to propel mode
  • Two P&H planetary gear cases
  • P&H DELTA Drive low-tension sprocket drive system with heavy-duty cast crawler shoes
  • Spring-set air release disc brakes - one per motor


  • Powerband V-belt drive between motor and gear case
  • First and second reduction gearing in enclosed gear case
  • Twin-leg dipper handle with torsion box and rack-and-pinion drive
  • Spring-set air release disc brake


  • Single enclosed gear case with filtered and cooled oil
  • 68" diameter hoist drum
  • Ferrule becket system
  • Spring-set air release disc brakes - one per motor