8-4. RADIAL TIRE, WHEEL, AND RUBBER RUNFLAT MAINTENANCE (Co&d)
The radial tire is a bidirectional tire and the tread may be
positioned in either direction.
Apply even coat of lubricant on inside of tire (1).
Runflat compressor belt and handle may be greasy, which could
slip and cause damage to equipment or injury to personnel.
It may be necessary to remove handle assembly on runflat
compressor P/N 528236 before inserting runflat into tire.
Insert runflat (21, compressor side first, as far as possible into tire (1).
Lay tire (1) flat on protruding runflat side. Loosen compressor (4). Runflat (2) 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 (4) and remove from tire (1).
Lubricate tire bead (3) and rim bead seat areas with tire soap.
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 half.
Center runflat (2) in tire (1). Carefully lower tire (1) over inner rim half (8).
1 of inner rim half (8). Runflat (2) should clear inner