OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
DO NOT tow at speeds over 5 mph (8 kph).
DO NOT attempt to start the RTCH-RT 240 by towing. Any attempt to start the engine by towing will
cause damage to the transmission.
The preferred method for towing a disabled RTCH is with another RTCH, if one is available.
The RTCH must ONLY be towed a short distance and at slow speeds. Distance towed and speed
may not exceed 15 miles at 5 mph (24 km at 8 kph). If it is absolutely necessary to move the RTCH
more than 15 miles (24 km), it must be transported.
Because the engine is not running during towing, the following vehicle systems will NOT function
a. Steering control will be greatly reduced.
b. Service brakes will not function.
c. Parking brakes will not release.
d. Transmission lubrication will be insufficient.
Chock wheels of disabled RTCH.
Place transmission in neutral.
Apply parking brakes.
Turn ignition ON.
Use auxiliary pump to power hydraulics to fully lower and retract boom. Turn tophandler to longitudinal position, so as
not to obstruct traffic while being towed.
Turn ignition OFF.
Release parking brakes.
Have Organizational Maintenance cage parking brakes.
Connect a medium-duty tow bar with standard clevises to rear towing lugs of towing vehicle, another RTCH.
Carefully move towing vehicle into position. Always use a ground guide and any device necessary to
lift tow bar into position without standing directly between vehicles. Failure to follow this warning
may result in equipment damage or injury or death to personnel.
Position towing vehicle directly behind disabled RTCH. Connect tow bar to rear towing lugs of RTCH to be towed.
Master battery switch and ignition of towed RTCH must be ON to power computer and maintain cor-
rect wheel alignment during towing.
Turn ON ignition and master battery switch of vehicle being towed. Place vehicle in 2-wheel steering mode (WP 0005
Remove and secure wheel chocks. Ensure that all personnel and equipment are clear. Proceed to tow with caution.