Operators Maintenance (Cont)
3-9. SERVICE TIRES (CONT).
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
Under some circumstances, the trajectory may
deviate from its expected path. Failure to follow
proper procedures may result in injury or death to
Never inflate a tire without checking to ensure that
the side ring is still properly seated and the lockring
is properly seated in the lockring groove. Ensure that
the side ring, lockring and lockring groove are not
damaged. The side ring and lockring may blow off
during inflation/deflation resulting in injury or death
Improperly seated lockrings and side rings may blow
off during inflation. Never attempt to seat a lockring
or side ring during or after inflation. Serious injury
or death may result.
When inflating tires mounted on the vehicle, all
personnel must remain out of the trajectory of the
side ring and lockring as shown by the areas
indicated. Failure to follow proper procedures may
result in serious injury or death to personnel.
If the tire has been driven on underinflated or
overinflated, or there is obvious or suspected damage
on the tire or wheel components, the tire must be
completely deflated by removing the valve core from
the valve stem before the wheel is removed from the
vehicle, or personal injury or death may result.
Trajectory as shown applies to all wheel/tire assemblies.
If tire is underinflated or overinflated or if the wheel or tire has
obvious damage or is suspected of damage, remove valve core (9) from
valve stem (6). When tire is completely deflated, remove from vehicle
and take to Unit Maintenance for disassembly and repair and install
spare tire on vehicle (para 3-6d).
If tire is not under-inflated or overinflated and the wheel or tire does
not have obvious damage or is not suspected of damage, press air
chuck (8) onto valve stem (6), stand out of trajectory and inflate or
deflate until proper pressure is attained (see Table 3-3). Press latch
handle (7) and pull air chuck (8) from valve stem (6). Install valve
Shut off engine (para 2-11p).