Kalmar RT240: Rough Terrain Container handler

Kalmar RT240

  • Kalmar RT240
  • Kalmar RT240
  • Kalmar RT240
  • Kalmar RT240
  • Kalmar RT240
  • Kalmar RT240
  • Kalmar RT240
  • Kalmar RT240
  • Kalmar RT240
  • Kalmar RT240
  • Kalmar RT240
  • Kalmar RT240

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Product ID: 88273

Cummins QSM 11 multi-fuel 400hp turbo diesel  

Container handler  

29.5 - 35 




Subject to UK VAT unless sold outside of the EU

Just arrived, direct from NATO reserve stock, Kalmar RT240 rough terrain container handler. 

This machine is fully air-portable and the current in service RTCH for a number of NATO forces.

The RT240 is a militarized model, designed to operate on rough terrain, beaches and other unimproved surfaces. These are designed to handle 20ft or 40ft standard shipping containers and can lift, move, stack and unstack. With a maximum capacity of 24t, it can stack containers up to three high and is capable of picking up a container in the second row. It is capable of side shifting, rotation, tilting forward/rear or left/right.

The vehicle is all-wheel drive machine and uses two-wheel steering for travelling on highway and four-wheel steering for loading and operating in confined spaces. It features crab steer for parallel drive when operating close to walls or other obstacles. The RT240 is capable of operating in up to 1.5 m of sea water. The machine is air-portable after short preparation using the onboard hydraulics, for transport by suitable military cargo aircraft. During preparation transport height of this machine is reduced.

The Kalmar RTCH can operate in temperatures from -40°C to +50°C.

It features:

Cummins QSM 11 400hp 10.8lt Tier 3 multi-fuel turbo diesel engine

ZF 4WG310 Transmission with 3 forward & 2 reverse gears

Kessler axles

Hydraulic wet disc brakes

All wheel drive

Selectable 2-wheel, 4 wheel or crab steering

Hydraulically operated transport operation to reduce height

Cab operated spreader adjustment for 20ft or 40ft ISO pick up


Travel Speed (Unladen) 37 km/h; 23 mph

Travel Speed (Laden) 24 km/h; 15 mph

Travel Speed (Reverse, Max) 11.3 km/h; 7 mph

Gradeability at 3 km/h; 2 mph

Unladen 27%

Laden 27%

Fording Depth 1.52 m


Curb Weight 53,751 kg

Front Axle 29,121 kg

Rear Axle 24,630 kg


Max lift height 10.30m

Max lift weight 24,040kg

Dimensions Approx. (in service configuration)

Length: 12.53m

Width: 3.66m

Height: 4.02m

Weight: 53,751kg

Please note, this unit is sold without LOLER Certification.

Viewing is highly recommended prior to purchase and if you would like to arrange an appointment to view then please contact the Sales Team on 01476 861361.

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