Type of Manual. This manual is for your use in operating and performing operator maintenance on the Rough Terrain
Container Handler (RTCH).
Equipment Name and Model Number.
Truck, Container Handler: Rough Terrain, 50,000 Lb Capacity, Diesel Engine Driven (DED), Pneumatic Tires
The following tophandlers are also available for use as Additional Authorization List (AAL) items (WP 0015 00):
Purpose of Equipment. The RTCH is used for loading, unloading, handling, and stacking ISO containers weighing
50,000 lb (22,700 kg) or less.
MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS, AND REPORTS
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for the equipment will be those prescribed by DA PAM 750-8,
Functional User's Manual for The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS), as contained in the Maintenance Man-
REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIRS)
If your RTCH needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can tell us what
you don't like about your equipment. Let us know why you don't like the design or performance. Put it on an SF Form 368,
Product Quality Deficiency Report. Mail it to us at: Commander, U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command,
ATTN: AMSTA-AC-NML, Rock Island, Illinois 61299-7630. We'll send you a reply.
CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC)
CPC of Army materiel is a continuing concern. It is important that any corrosion problems with this item be reported so
that the problem can be corrected and improvements can be made to prevent the problem in future items.
While corrosion is typically associated with rusting of metals, it can also include deterioration of other materials, such as
rubber and plastic. Unusual cracking, softening, swelling, or breaking of these materials may be a corrosion problem. If
a corrosion problem is identified, it can be reported using SF Form 368, Product Quality Deficiency Report. Use of key
words such as "corrosion," "rust," "deterioration," or "cracking" will ensure that the information is identified as a CPC
problem. The form should be submitted to the address specified in DA PAM 750-8.
The RTCH incorporates a CARC painted exterior. Materials used in the machine are metal, rubber, plastic, fabric, and
tamination. For decontamination procedures, refer to FM 3-7, NBC Field Handbook.
ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE (EMP) EXPOSURE
Components listed and designated as EMP susceptible may be damaged by EMP exposure. If the machine is exposed to
an EMP incident, verify proper operation and repair as necessary.