Wheel/tire assembly must be deflated in a safety cage or personal injury or death may result.
Wheel/tire assembly weighs 523 lbs (237 kg). Attach suitable lifting device prior to
moving to prevent possible injury to personnel.
Refer to TM 9-2610-200-14 for construction of safety cage.
Using lifting device, position wheel/tire assembly (1) in a safety cage.
Remove valve cap (2) from valve stem (3).
Stand clear of trajectory area during deflation or personal injury or death may result.
High air pressure will be released from valve stem when valve core is removed. Stay clear
of valve stem after core is removed. Ensure all personnel wear suitable eye protection.
Failure to comply may result in injury to personnel.
Always completely deflate tire by removing valve core from valve stem before attempting
demounting operation. After air has finished exhausting from valve stem, carefully run a
piece of wire through valve stem to ensure it is not plugged and tire is completely deflated.
Failure to comply may result in injury
Remove valve core (4) from valve stem (3).
Discard valve core.
Remove wheel/tire assembly (1) from safety
cage and position on wooden block on flat
surface with Central Tire Inflation System
(CTIS) wheel valve assembly (5) facing up.