CHAPTER 2. CARE, MAINTENANCE, AND INSPECTION (Con't)
SECTION IV. DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE (Con't)
2-37. NONDEMOUNTABLE LARGE EARTHMOVER RIM MAINTENANCE.
This Task Covers:
a. Demounting b. Mounting
With the nondemountable rim, the tire will be
demounted and mounted with the rim
remaining on the vehicle. Jack up vehicle.
Refer to appropriate vehicle maintenance TM
for jacking instructions and related safety
Hydraulic tire removing tool (optional)
Inflator-gage, pneumatic tire (includes 10'
hose) (Item 30, Appendix B)
Tire iron, rim type (Item 36, Appendix B)
Tire iron, curved flat type (Item 34, Appendix
Tire iron, lockring type (Item 35, Appendix B)
Tire and rim lubricant (Item 90, Appendix
Personnel Required: Two
1. Remove valve core and completely deflate tire (see paragraph 2-26). Run a piece of wire through
valve stem to ensure that it is not plugged.
Improper use of power equipment or use of faulty or damaged power equipment could
cause serious injury or death.
When dislodging tire beads, lockrings, or side ring flanges, be absolutely certain no air
remains in tire. Serious injury of death could result.
Never use petroleum based products such as oil or grease when demounting/mounting tires
from rims. Petroleum based products have a severe degrading affect on tire rubber. Use
only approved tire and rim lubricant.
If a hydraulic tire remover is available to loosen tire beads, the manufacturer's instructions
must be followed. When tire bead is completely free of rim flange, proceed with step 8.