Table 2-1. Operator/Crew Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
ITEM TO BE INSPECTED
is not ready/
TIRE AND WHEEL
Three or more nuts are
a. Inspect each tire (56) for cuts, defects, and signs of
missing from any wheel.
unusual tread wear. Ensure all lug nuts are present
and appear tight. Inspect valve stems.
b. Strike tires with blunt object to identify flat or
One or more flat tires
that will not hold air.
Gage tires (56) (including spares) for proper pressure
of 85 psi 5 psi (586 kPa 34 kPa).
This task allows for exchanging up to six tire
and wheel assemblies for multiple tire/wheel
d. Check semitrailer has multiple tire and wheel failures
and existing spare tires are not enough to repair all
failures. One suspension assembly may be isolated
and tires on isolated suspension assembly used as
required. Remove and replace tires until all defective
tires/wheels are stowed on spare wheel carrier and
isolated suspension assembly. Remove and replace