Joy Football Style Lubricator

Part No. 5048912 for use with Rock Drill Oil or Rock Drill Grease

Rugged and reliable the 1.5 pint 0.71 liter JOY football style lubricator is the most popular lubricator in underground mining operations in North America

  1. Wide throat filler for fast and easy filling with rock drill grease or oil. Capacity 11/2 pints (0.71 litre)
  2. Replaceable pipe bushings preserve the larger threads machined in the malleable steel lubricator body, for longer life of the cast steel body.
  3. One piece rugged malleable steel casting pressure tested to 1200 lbs./sq. inch in an independent lab.
  4. Weighted sipper nozzle rotates around the bore pipe. Nozzle intake is always at maximum depth to empty all of the contents of the lubricator reservoir.
  5. Straight-through bore design allows for maximum air flow with minimum air line pressure drop.
  6. Unique rotating nozzle adjusts from a low flow rate, to a medium flow rate, to a high flow rate of lubricant with a simple twist of the nozzle.
  7. A safety vent hole in the filler cap allows entrapped air to escape when removing the filler cap. This ensures that the lubricator is never opened while the reservoir chamber of the lubricator is pressurized.


It has been proven that lack of lubrication is the leading cause of failures for most machinery !

  • Air can flow through lubricator in either direction.
  • Lubricator within 12 feet of equipment air inlet.
  • Each piece of equipment requires one lubricator.
  • Fill with oil at shift start, check 1/2 way through or Fill with grease shift start, check next shift start
  • Always use a recognized brand name oil or grease.
  • The lubricator needs to be level to drain reservoir.
  • Set nozzle to receive proper amount of lubrication.
  • Check drill to be sure it is receiving lubrication.
  • How does it work

    How to know lubricant is reaching the drill

    Filling lubricators


Commonly referred to as "The Football Type Lubricator"

Capacity 11/2 Pints 700 ml
Length 8 Inches 200 mm
Diameter 4 1/2 Inches 115 mm
Weight Empty 8 Pounds 3.5 kg
Weight Full 12 Pounds 5.5 kg
Pressure Rated (Operating Max) 250 psi 17 kg/cm3
Safety Fill Cap Diameter 1 7/8 Inches 48 mm
Pressure Tested to Destruction* 1200 psi 85 kg/cm3
Pipe Thread Size at Intake or Outlet 1 1/4 Inches 1 1/4 Inches
Bushing Sizes Available 1 1/4 - 1 Inch or 3/4 Inch 1 1/4 - 1 Inch or 3/4 Inch
Joy lubricators were pressure tested to destruction and required internal pressures exceeding 1200 psi before cracks began to appear in castings. Even at extreme pressure the cracks which appear simply release internal pressure without exploding the lubricator. The safety filler cap warns when opening the Lubricator under pressure. The Joy Lubricator has been thoroughly tested and found to be a safe pressure vessel. Recommended for use with quality rock drill oil or triple zero (000) rock drill grease.

Parts HeadQuarters Inc make and carry stocks of complete PHQ250 Jackleg, Stoper, LongTom, Quarry and Sinker drills backed up by a large inventory of wearing parts. The parts for the PHQ250 drill are interchangeable in existing fleets of Secan S250 and Canun S260 drills PHQ improved our PHQ250 drills introducing larger mating faces on the major components, backheads, cylinders and front ends for longer service life. These same parts are designed to remain interchangeable with existing equipment. All major components are machined from high quality steel precision castings heat treated and ground. All wearing parts are precision machined from high quality tool steel material. leg

PHQ explored every avenue in a major cost saving exercise and has successfully reduced our costs of producing rock drills and the component parts. The savings we have gained are passed along to our customers in reduced pricing. Check our parts prices against our competitors. PHQ is prepared to supply complete drill assemblies, components and wearing parts for 250 drills for major tunneling projects, mining companies and mining contractors. All drills are thoroughly tested before leaving our shop. Request a no obligation quotation from PHQ for the supply of your next drills and/or for your existing drill part requirements to service your fleet of drills. s250

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