TIRE AND WHEEL ASSEMBLY
TOOLS: General mechanics tool kit: automotive (5180-00-177-7033)
Shop equipment auto-maintenance and repair (4910-00-754-0654)
Shop equipment auto-maintenance and repair (4910-00-754-0653)
Lifting device (2-ton (1812 kg) capacity)
Tire bead separator
Rubber lubricant (Item 78, Appendix C)
Rust prohibitive paint (Item 68, Appendix C)
Preformed packing (Item 77, Appendix C)
EQUIPMENT CONDITIONS: Tire and wheel assembly removed. (Refer to page 12-2.)
DISASSEMBLE TIRE AND WHEEL ASSEMBLY.
Do not attempt to demount or mount
tires without proper training. The tire
and wheel assembly shall be placed
in a tire cage. The high pressures
involved can cause tire and rim parts
and tools to fly with explosive force
causing severe injury or death to
personnel and damage to the crane
and surrounding area.
Lay tire and wheel assembly on blocks with lock
ring side up.
Remove valve stem core (1) and completely
Standing inside rim area, work carefully to
remove lock ring (2). Start at lock ring split and
work tools around lock ring.
Remove and discard preformed packing (3) by
inserting screwdriver under packing and prying
up. Do not use fingers. Discard preformed
flange, stand to side of tire bead
separator to ensure that if tool slips
off, the operator will not be injured.
within one foot (0.3 m) of butt weld
Starting at flange butt weld, use tire bead
separate tire and flange. Use