CHAPTER 2. CARE, MAINTENANCE, AND INSPECTION (Con't)
SECTION V. GENERAL SUPPORT MAINTENANCE (Con't)
2-43. PRELIMINARY INSPECTION AND CONDITION CLASSIFICATION OF
c. Preliminary Inspection.
The following are two types of visual preliminary inspections used to classify a tire:
(1) The visual inspection is performed, as a preliminary survey, to select those tires that are
obviously nonrepairable, or CRC H. These are tires that have worn excessively to the cord body, blown
out, have been run flat, have nonrepairable injuries and/or are torn to pieces, or have been burned in a fire.
If the tire is repairable and not completely destroyed, it should be classified CRC F, and turned in for
repairing/retreading. It is the responsibility of the local command to establish procedures to authorize
classification and disposal of these tires at unit or higher categories of maintenance.
(2) Tires that do not show any obvious reason for CRC H classification as stated above should be
placed on a tire inspection spreader. This tire will be thoroughly inspected for hidden injuries to determine
the proper classification. Any tire not showing an evident reason for CRC H classification will be turned
in to the repair facility as CRC F for further inspection, classification and repair/retreading and/or
Refer to Glossary, Appendix E.