OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
SLAVE STARTING - CONTINUED
Connect other end of slave cable to disabled vehicle slave receptacle.
Ensure disabled vehicles master battery switch is in the ON position.
Start booster vehicle and run at a speed just above idle.
Wait approximately five minutes, then start disabled vehicle. If vehicle fails to start, notify Organizational Maintenance.
After starting disabled vehicle, return booster vehicle to idle.
Remove the slave cable from disabled vehicle, then from booster vehicle.
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 truck must ONLY be towed a short distance and at slow speeds. Distance towed and speed may not
exceed 15 miles at 5 mph (25 km at 8 kph). If it is absolutely necessary to move the truck 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 properly.
Steering control will be greatly reduced.
Service brakes will not function.
Parking brakes will not release.
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.
10. Position towing vehicle directly behind the disabled RTCH. Connect tow bar to rear towing lugs of RTCH to be towed.