Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Mighty wReTCH

This is the Rough Terrain Container Handler, or RTCH (pronounced 'wretch'). There are pobably thousands of container boxes here on BAF. They are used for storage and shipping as well as billeting, bathrooms and offices. This piece of equipment can pick them up and take them where they need to be. The container that we are moving in this video is actually full of 5 gallon buckets of paint; it weighs over 48,000 pounds. You can see the four small pins are all that is used to grab the top of the container to lift it up. It is a pretty impressive sight.


  1. Indeed the "wretch" is impressive, but whats with all the standing water? Has it been raining alot there, or is there some drainage problems on BAF? I pray for you that its rain!!

    xoxo Abby

  2. Actually, yes to both of your questions. I think it rained 4 or 5 days in a row last week, and we have terrible drainage problems here at BAF. Jason. :)