4-56. WHEEL/TIRE ASSEMBLY REPAIR (THREE-PIECE WHEEL) (CONT).
Wheel/tire assembly weighs
425 lbs (193 kg). Use
suitable lifting device to lift
wheel/tire assembly and
prevent possible injury to
Failure to place wheel/tire
assembly in safety cage prior
to initial inflation could
result in serious injury or
death to personnel.
When a wheel/tire is in a
restraining device, do not rest
or lean any part of body or
equipment on or against the
restraining device, or injury or
death may result.
Refer to TM 9-2610-200-14 for
construction of safety cage.
Using lifting device, position wheel/tire
assembly (1) in safety cage.
While changing tires or while performing tire maintenance, stay out of the trajectory as
shown by the area indicated. Failure to follow proper procedures may result in injury or
death to personnel.
Improperly seated lock rings and side rings may blow off during inflation. Never attempt to
seat a lock ring or side ring during or after inflation. Serious injury or death may result.
When inflating tires, always use an inflation hose with an in-line gage and a clip-on chuck.
The gage and valve must be mounted a minimum of ten feet (3 m) away from air chuck.
All personnel must remain a minimum of ten feet (3 m) away from tire and not in possible
path of lock ring or side ring. Failure to comply may result in serious injury or death.
Do not inflate above 5 psi (34 kPa) or personal injury or death may result.
No attempt shall be made to correct the seating of side and lock rings by hammering, striking
or forcing the components while the tire is pressurized, or damage, injury or death may result.
Whenever multi-piece rim wheels are being handled, personnel shall stay out of the
trajectory unless the supervisor can demonstrate that performance of the servicing makes the
personnel's presence in the trajectory necessary or damage, injury or death may result.
Using an inflation hose with an in-line gage and clip-on chuck, inflate wheel/tire assembly (1) to 5 psi