OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
Refer to WP 0004 00 for location and operation of controls.
Perform initial seat and steering column adjustments.
Perform daily checks and self-tests (WP 0013 00).
Start engine and allow it to come up to operating temperature.
Raise tophandler to driving position.
With engine at idle, apply service brakes.
Select steering mode of operation by first straightening wheels, then pressing desired steering selection switch.
Move transmission control lever to desired direction, F or R, and select gear range.
Release parking brake lever and depress accelerator pedal to control RTCH speed.
Engage oscillation and tilt locks before driving with a load.
OPERATE LIFTING BOOM AND TOPHANDLER
used only when driving. In blackout mode, oscillation and tilt lock/unlock buttons do not illumi-
nate. However, these buttons will light up in service mode or when IR lights are on. With IR lights
on, container handling is permissible with proper night vision equipment.
Refer to Operation Under Unusual Conditions, WP 0006 00, for instructions on emergency lower-
ing of the boom in the event of engine shutdown.
a. It is essential that the operator knows how to safely perform every RTCH container handling operation.
b. The following information will provide the operator with instructions to perform container handling operations using
the joystick to maneuver the lifting boom, tophandler, and forklift kit.
c. The RTCH-RT 240 tophandler is designed to move, stack, and unstack 20 to 40 ft (6.10 to 12.19 m) ISO containers.
d. With the forklift kit installed on the tophandler, the tophandler spreader controls will open and close the fork tines.
e. The RTCH-RT 240 ECU continuously monitors the boom angle, boom extension, and pressure in the hydraulic lift
cylinders. From this data, the computer calculates the actual load. This information is compared to the allowed load at
the current position. When 100 percent capacity is reached, the system cuts off and will not allow any more move-
ment, except to retract. When the load is moved into a safe operating range, system control is returned to the operator
f. During lifting operations, DO NOT exceed maximum lifting capability. The following chart indicates lift capacity in
relation to in. of boom extension. Note that as the boom is extended, the lift capacity is reduced.