CHAPTER 2. CARE, MAINTENANCE, AND INSPECTION (Con't)
SECTION V. GENERAL SUPPORT MAINTENANCE (Con't)
2-41. TIRE REPAIR PROCEDURES -SPOT REPAIR USING SPOTTER PRESS FOR
HEAT AND PRESSURE.
This Task Covers: Repair
Tire prepared as described in paragraph 2-
40, prior to mounting tire on spot press.
Air cooled finishing rasp, 120-grit (Item 45,
Spot press vulcanizer (see note below)
Metal foil (Item 93, Appendix C)
Spot press vulcanizers (2) are currently not available through the military supply system.
The instructions below are provided for those General Support units who are authorized
and have locally purchased spot press vulcanizers from commercial sources.
1. Pack metal foil into tread pattern and between lugs, to prevent flow of repair material under heat and
pressure of spotter press.
Improper use of power equipment or use of faulty or
damaged power equipment could cause serious injury
2. Set up spot press (2) with tread, shoulder, sidewall contour
plates, or contour bags as applicable to the repair.
3. Mount tire (1) on spotter press (2).
If all-purpose rubber or tread rubber is applied to the
repair, vulcanization from 280°F-300°F (138°C -149°C)
will be 6 minutes per 2 inch (0.8 mm) depth of rubber
used. If mixed A and B tire repair filler is used,
vulcanization from 280°F-300°F (138°C-149°C) will be
1 minute per 2 inch (0.8 mm) depth of filler used.
4. Vulcanize repair at 280°F-300°F (138°C-149°C) for the period of time specified in note.
5. Remove tire (1) from spotter press (2). When tire has cooled to room temperature, repair may be
buffed smooth with an air cooled finishing rasp.