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If your RTCH is hard to start, chances are the canister is empty.
However, as time passed, we ended up with only one 10,000-pound forklift and had to file transportation movement releases when we needed smaller forklifts and RTCH support.
It takes longer for the RTCH operators to store containers stacked in this manner, and putting a container in an empty slot takes a lot of skill.
The patented Kalmar RTCH is designed to load and unload ISO 20 and 40 foot containers in adverse and rough terrain operating conditions.
The important point that I wanted to make is similar to what Sandra Erwin wrote earlier in the article: The RTCH, like any other piece of equipment, will become a casualty if not operated and maintained properly, regardless of where it is deployed.
Developed in close cooperation with the army, the Kalmar RTCH has been designed to handle containers in such extreme conditions.
IF THE RTCH WON'T START AFTER THREE TRIES, CALL IT QUITS.
Cargo specialists (MOS 88H) are required to operate forklifts and RTCHs; they load and unload all containers with RTCHs and use forklifts to transload small rolling stock and pallets.
Maintaining equipment such as the RTCH is difficult in the desert, because it was not designed for that environment.
KONE said that Kalmar RT Center had already delivered more than 160 RTCHs to the US Army.
When RTCHs were task-organized to support the division, the division still had to rely on the RTCHs' parent cargo transfer company for maintenance because the division did not have mechanics familiar with the Kalmar RT-240 RTCH.
The RT240 Rough Terrain Container Handler (RTCH), NSNs 3930-01-473-3998 and 3930-01-522-7364, is a nifty workhorse in the field.
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