(1) Remove all buildup of dirt, grease and foreign materiel from wheel using a stiff bristle or wire brush.
(2) Remove all foreign materiel from inside of tire. Clean bead area with a stiff bristle brush.
(a) Inspect wheels for cracks, dents and warps.
(b) Inspect wheels for deformed lug bolt holes.
(c) Inspect wheels for rust, corrosion and marred paint.
(a) Inspect tires for cracks, holes and signs of separation.
(b) Inspect tires for uneven wear.
d. Repair. Tires and tubes are to be repaired in accordance with TM 9-2610-200-20. No repair is author-
ized at the organizational level for the rims.
e. I n s t a l l a t i o n
(1) Place tire (1) on rim (2) and install bottom
bead onto rim.
(2) Install tube so that valve (3) is in line with
(3) Insert valve (3) into valve hole. Valve must
point to ring side of wheel.
(4) Force bead down into well of rim near
Using a tire tool (4), work tire bead over
Start at point opposite valve (3) and
press bead (5) over rim (2).
Using tire tool (4), mount remainder of
bead (5) over rim (2). Use extreme care
so as not to damage tube.
Place half of ring (6) in rim gutter.
Using rim tool (7), pull ring (6) outward,
then strike ring (6) with a lead, brass or
Before inflating tires, check to be sure that
tire is seated on rim, the tube is not pinched,
and rim is not damaged.
(10) Install tire valve.
Use a safety cage or a clip-on type tire valve
to inflate the tire. Do not stand on ring side
of tire when inflating.
Figure 4-26. Tire mounting
(11) Inflate tires to 60 psi.