CHAPTER 2. CARE, MAINTENANCE, AND INSPECTION (Con't)
SECTION V. GENERAL SUPPORT MAINTENANCE (Con't)
2-43. PRELIMINARY INSPECTION AND CONDITION CLASSIFICATION OF
b. Condition Readiness Codes (Con't).
Appendix 11-33, AR 725-50, Indicates that CRC B Code C is a serviceable item
(issuable, with qualification). It further explains that it is new, used (with 50 percent
or more tread remaining), repaired, or reconditioned material that is serviceable
and issuable for its intended purpose, but which is restricted from issue to specific
units, activities, or geographical areas by reasons of its limited usefulness or short
service life expectancy. As a matter of clarification, a properly repaired/retreaded
tire has a serviceable classification. Repair procedures and specifications, have been
established to ensure that repaired tires meet the standards of serviceability.
Retreads on the other hand are tested and qualified to perform at the same level as
new tires. To this end, the guidance of the Department of Transportation and the
methods and techniques developed by industry are followed. The condition Code B
is assigned to repaired tires and condition code A to retreads for control and
identification purposes only and has no connection to the limited usefulness or short
service life expectancy as defined in Appendix 11-33, AR 725-50.
Tires will not be retreaded if they have more tread than the minimum specified in
Table 2-12 on the next page, when measured at three equally spaced points around
the circumference of the tire as close as practicable to tread center. This table is
intended for supply personnel issuing tires. It does not apply to tires mounted on
The minimum tread depths in this table are the equivalents of roughly 50 percent of
new or retreaded tire tread depth, measured to the nearest 1/32 inch. This table is
for ready to issue tires.
The minimum tread depths indicated apply to bias and radial tires of similar sizes
and applications. Whereas a Truck, Highway Design, 11.00-20 (bias size) minimum
tread depth would be the same as for a Truck, Highway Design, 11.00R20 (radial