SPLIT RIM TIRE SERVICING
- Perform service procedures of mounting, demounting and servicing
activities for tires and rims only if you have been trained
and authorized to do so.
- Wear appropriate eye and foot protection.
- Before removing a rim wheel from the axle, completely deflate
the tire by removing the valve core.
- Apply an approved rubber lubricant to the bead and rim mounting
surfaces when assembling the wheel and inflating the tire.
- If a tire on a vehicle is underinflated but has more than 80
percent of the recommended pressure, the tire may be inflated
while the rim wheel is on the vehicle, provided remote control
inflation equipment is used, and no employee remains in the
trajectory area during inflation. When 80% or less of the pressure
remains, the repair should be handled by a trained tire mechanic.
- The tire shall be inflated outside a restraining device only
to a pressure sufficient to force the tire bead onto the rim
ledge and create an air tight seal. (Not to exceed 10 psi.).
- Whenever a rim
wheel is in a restraining device, do not rest or lean against
the restraining device. Always stand to the side.
- After inflation,
inspect the tire and wheel while it is still within the restraining
device to make sure that they are properly seated and locked.
If further adjustment is necessary,
deflate the tire by removing the valve core before the
adjustment is made.
- Do not attempt
to correct the seating of side and lock rings by hammering,
striking, or forcing the components while the tire is pressurized.
- After repairs
or installation of tire or rim, place tire in safety cage and
inflate to maximum inflation pressure. Then deflate to 20 PSI
before removing from cage.
- Stored mounted
tires should not exceed 20 PSI.
- Never transport
fully inflated, multi-piece wheels unless they are in a restraining
- Use the tire-mounting machine only
if you have been properly trained and are authorized to do so.
- Avoid wearing loose-fitting clothing
while using the tire-mounting machine.
- Wear appropriate personal protective
equipment: leather gloves, safety glasses and sturdy leather
work shoes with steel toes and oil resistant soles.
- There is a danger of serious injury
or death if a tire of one bead diameter is installed on a rim
or wheel of a different rim diameter.
ALWAYS REPLACE A TIRE WITH ANOTHER TIRE OF EXACTLY THE
SAME BEAD DIAMETER DESIGNATION AND SUFFIX LETTERS.
- Always use a restraining device when
mounting a tire on a rim, and stand back from the tire when
- An explosion of a tire and
wheel assembly can result from improper and careless mounting
never mount a damaged tire and never mount a tire on a rusty
or damaged rim.
- If you damage the tire bead during
mounting, STOP. Remove
the tire and mark it as damaged.
- NEVER EXCEED 40 PSI WHILE SEATING
- NEVER INFLATE TIRE ABOVE MANUFACTURER'S
RECOMMENDED PRESSURE AFTER BEAD IS SEATED.
- Do not attempt to repair or service the machine.
If there is a problem, tell your supervisor and a certified
technician will be contacted.