Failure to adhere to these precautions could result in personal injury.
Always loosen rim clamps before complete removal of nut from stud (cast spoke wheels). With loosened nuts on
stud, strike clamps with a heavy hammer and be sure each clamp is loose.
Always deflate tires completely before removing locks or side rings.
Always inspect and clean all parts before assembly.
Always inflate tires in a safety cage. Keep all body parts dear of wheel rir
Always use a clip-on air chuck with remote control valve to inflate tires.
Never strike cast spokes of wheel assembly when loosening rim clamps.
Never mix rim side rings or lock rings of different types or size.
Never use cracked, bent or badly rusted parts.
Never reinflate flat tires on vehicles. Use the spare.
Never add air until each side or lock ring is fully seated.
Never hammer side or lock ring on a partially or fully inflated tire.
When installing the tire and rim assembly disc-braked axles, make sure the tire valve stem clears the brake
caliper. The use of an IH valve stem retainer or a tire manufacturers stem forming tool are the only acceptable methods
of obtaining clearance when necessary.
3-19.4 Proper Torque. It is important to tighten and maintain wheel and rim mounting nuts to the proper torque. Loose
nuts or overtightened nuts can lead to premature wear and possible failure of the wheel, rim and/or mounting hardware.