Wheel Maintenance Instructions (Cont)
Wheel/tire assembly weighs 540 lbs (245 kg).
Use suitable lifting device to lift wheel/tire
assembly and prevent possible injury to
Wheel/tire must be deflated in a safety cage
or personal 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 a safety cage.
Remove cap (2) from valve stem (3).
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 to personnel.
High air pressure may 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.
Stand clear of trajectory area during
deflation, or personal injury or death may
Using valve core inserter and remover, remove valve core (4) from valve stem (3) and
completely deflate tire (5). Discard valve core.
If required, turn valve stem toward lockring side of wheel.
Remove wheel/tire assembly (1) from safety cage and position on wooden stand with lockring (6)