PREPARATION FOR TRANSPORT
In order to prepare the RTCH-RT 240 for transport, all procedures in this work package, except for
Self-Deployment, require that the boom support be lowered. The boom support cannot be lowered
unless the cab has first been placed in transport position (to the left and fully lowered).
While operating a RTCH in self-deployment, 2-wheel steering mode, the maximum travel speed of 23
mph (37 kph) should never be exceeded. When on downhill grades, extra care should be exercised not
to allow the RTCH to coast into an over speed condition, in excess of 23 mph (37 kph). Failure to keep
maximum speed at or below 23 mph (37 kph) could result in major damage to the drive train compo-
nents and loss of operator control. Under no circumstances should the parking brake be applied to
attempt to rapidly reduce RTCH speed.
The RTCH may be deployed with forklift kit attached only when moving between remote areas,
NOT on highways or streets. Forklift kit may also only be deployed with tophandler oriented in
normal operational position, NOT longitudinal position. With forklift kit attached, overall low-
ered height of vehicle is increased by 3 ft (0.9 m). This makes the lowered height (with clearance
under forklift kit) approximately 16 ft 1 in. (4.9 m). This height is acceptable for movement
between remote areas, but not for highway and/or street movement, due to overhead wires and
Refer to data plate on forklift kit for rail or trailer transport instructions.
trols, indicators, and components.
Rotate tophandler 90 degrees clockwise to longitudinal position.
Position boom in horizontal position. Load control display should read 0 degrees and OALH should read 160 in. (406
Retract boom until tophandler is in close proximity to front tires.
Select 2-wheel steering mode (WP 0005 00).
Turn on lights and hazard warning lights, as required.