THEORY OF OPERATION - CONTINUED
The operators cab is a sound and weather insulated unit that provides the operator with the systems to control and mon-
itor both standard automotive functions and container handling functions. The following components or systems are also
contained within the cab:
Adjustable steering column and adjustable suspension seat.
Heater, air conditioning, and filtered ventilation system.
Portable fire extinguisher and rifle mount.
The air conditioning unit is part of the cab heater and is mounted at the front of the cab.
It consists of an evaporator coil, blower motor, control valves, and air ducts.
The system is turned on by operating the air conditioning control switch on the instrument panel.
A three-speed blower switch controls air flow.
Operating the temperature control switch controls refrigerant flow thru the evaporator coil to maintain an even cab
The RT 240 is equipped with several electronic modules, all connected using CAN-BUS technology. The modules can
be diagnosed using the IETM and OEM testing equipment. They assist in the operation of major systems such as engine, trans-
mission shifting, steering mode and wheel position, the safe working load control, and many related functions that require data
input to operate correctly for the intended uses of the RT 240.
LIFTING BOOM AND TOPHANDLER
The lifting boom and tophandler is an electro-hydraulic operated heavy-duty telescoping boom and spreader assembly,
designed to lift, move, and stack/unstack 20-40 ft (6.1-12.2 m) ISO containers. The operator joystick provides complete con-
trol of the lifting boom and tophandler during container handling operations. The boom provides lifting/lowering, extending/
retracting operations. The tophandler or spreader provides for sideshifting, rotation, forward/rear tilting, left/right tilting, and
load leveling and locking operations. The tophandler also provides interface capability with a forklift attachment.
The forklift kit is attached to the tophandler twistlocks and two hydraulic hose quick disconnects. Forklift operation is
controlled from the tophandler joystick to include adjustable fork tines. The fork tines and vertical support beams fold under
the forklift framework for transport.