Table 2-1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services for Models M977 thru M985E1
With Three Piece Split Rim
Not Fully Mission
Operating a vehicle with a tire
in an overinflated or underin-
flated condition or with a ques-
tionable defect, may lead to
premature tire failure and may
cause equipment damage, in-
jury or death to personnel.
For vehicles that have both
types of wheel assemblies, the
two piece bolt together and three
piece split rim, the spare tire
should be a split rim wheel.
Remember that a tire in stor-
age (spare) can be flat, but not
look like it. The HEMTT tire side-
walls can support the wheel.
Dont be fooled.
A tire is bad or in need of re-
pair if the bead, sidewall, and
tread areas show signs of dam-
Rember that this process re-
quires you to make judgment
calls and the goal is to safely
maintain equipment in top quali-
First check the tire air pres-
sure before you handle the tire.
If the tire pressure is 80 per-
cent or less than the intended air
pressure, you have a flat tire.
Visually check tire for presence
and under-inflation. Refer to para-
graph 3-9 for proper inflation pro-
Tire missing, deflated,