OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
OPERATE LIFTING BOOM AND TOPHANDLER
Do NOT perform container handling procedures while in blackout mode. Blackout mode is to be used only
when driving. In blackout mode, oscillation and tilt lock/unlock buttons do not illuminate. However, these but-
tons will light up in service mode or when IR lights are on.
Refer to Operation Under Unusual Conditions, WP 0006 00, for instructions on emergency lowering of the
boom, in the event of engine shutdown.
It is essential that the operator know how to safely perform every container handling operation of which the RT 240
RTCH is capable.
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.
The RT 240 tophandler is designed to move, stack, and unstack 20 ft and 40 ft ISO containers.
With the forklift kit installed to the tophandler, the tophandler spreader controls will open and close the fork tines.
The 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 cur-
rent position. When 100% capacity is reached, the system cuts off and will not allow any more movement, except to
retract. When the load is moved into a safe operating range, the control of the system is returned to the operator con-
During lifting operations, do not exceed maximum lifting capability. The following chart indicates lift capacity in
relation to boom extension. Note that as the boom is extended, the lift capacity is reduced.