CHAPTER 2. CARE, MAINTENANCE, AND INSPECTION (Con't)
SECTION III. UNIT MAINTENANCE (Con't)
2-28. FLAT BASE RIM TUBE TIRE MAINTENANCE (MULTIPIECE RIMS).
This Task Covers:
b. Rim Maintenance
Tire and rim assembly removed (see applicable
Valve core removed and tire deflated (see
Tire Iron, Curved Bead Breaker (Item 33,
Tire Iron, Curved Type (Item 34, Appendix B)
Tire Iron, Lockring Type (Item 35,
Tapered Tire Tool (Item 35, Appendix B)
Rawhide Mallet (Item 41, Appendix B)
Inflator-gage, pneumatic tire (includes 10'
hose) (Item 30, Appendix B)
Tire and rim Lubricant (Item 90, 91 or 92,
When dislodging tire beads, lockrings, or side ring flanges, be absolutely certain no
air pressure remains in tire. Serious injury or death could result.
Use tire and rim lubricant as necessary to avoid damaging tire beads or bead seats
when demounting tire.
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
There are four types of demountable flat base rims:
Two-piece continuous base split side ring
Two-piece continuous side ring with split base
Two-piece continuous side ring with continuous rim base
Flange and split lockring