The radial tire is a bidirectional tire and the tread may be
positioned in either direction.
Stand tire (1) up and lubricate tire bead (4) with tire soap.
It may be necessary to remove the handle assembly on runflat
compressor (P/N 528236) before inserting runflat into tire.
Insert runflat (3), compressor side first, as far as possible into tire (1).
Lay tire (1) flat on protruding runflat side. Loosen compressor (5). Runflat (3) should insert itself
inside tire (1). If not, repeat steps 5 through 7 and/or use a tire spoon to assist in installation.
If required, clean and lubricate bearing assembly on runflat
compressor P/N 528236 after removal.
Loosen runflat compressor (5) and remove from tire (1).
Never install radial tire on eight bolt wheel. Damage to equipment
may result causing injury to personnel.
Before installing tire on inner rim half, inspect tire sidewalls for a
paint dot. Paint dots are often painted on tires to indicate the tires
light spot, for balancing purposes. If paint dot is present, position tire
on rim halves so that paint dot is aligned with insert hole on outer rim
Lubricate tire bead (4) and rim bead seat areas with tire soap.
Center runflat (3) in tire (1). Carefully lower tire (1) over inner rim half (9).
Ensure runflat (3) is not binding on flat portion of inner rim half (9). Runflat (3) should clear inner
rim half (9).
8-5.1. RADIAL TIRE, WHEEL, AND RUBBER RUNFLAT MAINTENANCE (M1123 AND
A2 VEHICLES) (Contd)