8-4.1. RADIAL TIRE, WHEEL, AND RUBBER RUNFLAT MAINTENANCE (24-STUD) (Cont'd)
Always wear eye protection and rubber gloves when applying
runflat lubricant. Failure to do so may result in injury to
The radial tire is a bidirectional tire and the tread may be
positioned in either direction.
Using 2- to 6-inch paint brush, apply entire 11-oz tube of lubricant evenly (depth of 1/8 to 3/16 in.
(0.32 to 0.475 cm) 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 (2), 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
tire's 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).
Ensure runflat (2) is not binding on flat portion of inner rim half (8). Runflat (2) should clear inner
rim half (8).