CHAPTER 2. CARE, MAINTENANCE, AND INSPECTION (Con't)
SECTION III. UNIT MAINTENANCE (Con't)
2-28. FLAT BASE RIM TUBE TIRE MAINTENANCE (MULTIPIECE RIMS)(Con't).
c. MOUNTING (Con't)
2. Continuous Flat Base Split Side Ring.
(a) Align tire valve stem with rim slot and place tire over rim.
(b) Insert tire valve stem through rim slot.
(c) Place side ring on rim so that split in ring is 180° opposite valve stem.
(d) Start side ring into rim groove and progressively walk side ring onto rim.
(e) Ensure that side ring is fully seated in rim groove.
Never exceed 3 psi (21 kPa) inflation prior to placing tire and wheel assembly into
inflation safety cage. Failure to do so may cause serious injury or death.
(f) Inflate tire to 3 psi (21 kPa) and check side ring for proper seating in rim groove. If side ring is
not properly seated, deflate tire and correct the problem .
3. Two-piece Continuous Side Ring with Split Base.
(a) Spread split base by placing a block under rim. Remove block.
(b) Align tire valve stem with slot in rim.
(c) Place tire on rim and insert tire valve stem through rim slot.
(d) Position side ring on rim and walk ring into proper position on rim.
(e) Turn tire and wheel assembly over and position block under rim to properly position split in rim.
(f) Tap rim so that split is aligned.