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).
When inflating tires mounted on the vehicle, personnel must remain a minimum of 10 ft (3.1
m) away from tire and not in possible path of lockring or rim flange trajectory in the event
of rim separation. Should components fly off, serious injury or death could result.
Never inflate tires over 40 psi (276 kPa) to seat tire beads. If beads do not seat, deflate,
demount, and check the tire/rim match. Mount and lubricate according to instructions.
Serious injury or death could result if these procedures are not followed.
When inflating tires on nondemountable rims, always use a pneumatic tire inflator-gage and
10 ft. (3.1 mm) air hose. Failure to do so could result in serious injury.
16. Install valve core (see paragraph 2-26).
17. Using a pneumatic tire hose (13) with in-line inflator-gage (12), stay out of the danger area and inflate
tire to a maximum of 15 psi (103 kPa) and then allow tire to completely deflate. This will allow tube
to center in tire.
18. Inflate the tire enough to seat both tire
beads. Both tire beads should seat
properly before reaching 40 psi (276
kPa). If tire beads fail to seat, deflate tire,
determine cause of failure, take corrective
action, add additional tire and rim
lubricant and repeat this step.
19. Visually inspect all rim components to
ensure that they are properly seated and
allow tire to deflate.
20. Inflate tire to normal operating pressure
(see appropriate vehicle TM). Visually
inspect rim components to ensure that
they are properly seated.
21. Install valve cap on valve stem finger-
22. Lower jack and remove from under vehicle (see appropriate vehicle TM).