CHAPTER 2. CARE, MAINTENANCE, AND INSPECTION (Con't)
SECTION IV. DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE (Con't)
2-35. NONDEMOUNTABLE FLAT BASE RIM TIRE MAINTENANCE (Con't).
c. MOUNTING (Con't)
Refer to appropriate vehicle maintenance TM for jacking instructions and safety precautions. If
a crane or hoist is available, it may be used to raise and lower the tire instead of jacking the
vehicle up and down as described below.
6. Have assistant lower vehicle until center of tire is aligned with rim (5) and push top of inner tire bead
7. Have assistant raise vehicle so weight of tire does not rest on ground. Push bottom of tire in as far as
8. Have assistant lower vehicle so weight of tire will rest on ground. Push top of tire in as far as possible.
9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 until tire is completely on rim (5) .up against inner rim flange (7) and up off
10. Slide outer rim flange (2) onto rim (5) and
under outer tire bead.
11. With help from assistant, work outer rim
flange (2) in and away from gutter of rim
(5) with two curved flat tire irons (1).
12. With help from assistant, work outer rim
flange in and away from gutter of rim (5)
and place end of lockring (3) without
prying notch into gutter of rim as shown.
13. Working progressively around rim (5)
with assistant, work outer rim flange (2)
in and away from gutter of rim as lockring
(3) is pried over edge and into gutter of
rim using lockring tire iron (4).
14. With lockring (3) completely installed,
allow outer rim flange (2) to come out and
contact lock rim throughout entire
Improperly seated rim flanges or
lockrings may fly off during inflation.
Never attempt to seat rim flanges or
lockrings during inflation or after
inflation. Serious injury or death could
15. Inspect all rim components to ensure that
they are properly seated.