EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA
EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES, AND FEATURES
The Rough Terrain Container Handler (RTCH) RT 240 is designed to lift, move, stack or unstack 20 and 40 ft by 8
ft wide ISO containers.
The RTCH-RT 240 has a lift capacity of 53,000 lb (24,062 kg) and operates on hard and/or unimproved surfaces,
to include beach operations.
The RTCH-RT 240 can be utilized as a forklift with an operator-installed forklift kit.
Capabilities and Features.
Container handling capabilities:
Stack or unstack 8 ft high ISO containers stacked three (3) high with a gross weight of 53,000
lb (24,062 kg) in the first row.
Stack or unstack 8 ft high ISO containers stacked three (3) high with a gross weight of 27,500
lb (12,485 kg) in the second row.
Stack or unstack 4.3 ft high ISO containers stacked seven (7) high.
Container tophandler adjusts to 20 ft or 40 ft ISO container lengths.
Container tophandler oscillates 7° left and right.
Container tophandler rotates 195° clockwise and 105° counterclockwise.
Container tophandler tilts 8° forward and 12° to the rear.
Container tophandler side shifts ± 15 in (± 400 mm) from the center.
Forklift kit is operator-installed and attaches to the tophandler. The forktines are adjustable from 24 in (61
cm) center-to-center to 81.5 in (207 cm) center-to-center. Lift capacity is 44,000 lb (19,976 kg).
Maximum speed of RTCH is 23 mph (37 kph) on level ground with NO LOAD; maximum speed on level
ground LOADED is 15 mph (24 kph).
Maximum fording depth is 60 in (1.52 m).
Operation in temperatures from -25°F (-32°C) to +125°F (+52°C), and to -40°F (-40°C) with arctic kit
Electronically-controlled 400 hp, six-cylinder turbocharged engine.
Electronic semi-automatic shift controlled transmission with 4 ranges forward and 3 reverse. Operator
selects range and ECM controls shift points.
The drive axles provide traction for two- or four-wheel drive.
Limited slip differentials and multi-disc-wet brakes are an integral part of the axle assemblies. Multi-disc-
wet brakes are hydraulically cooled to prevent overheating. Accumulators store energy for the emergency
The steering system is capable of two-wheel, four-wheel, crab, and emergency modes of operation.
The parking brake is hydraulically released and spring-applied by disc brake assemblies mounted on the
front and rear differentials.
The operators cab has a fully adjustable operators seat, fresh air (filtered) ventilation system, and heater/
defroster/air conditioning systems.