ORGANIZATIONAL PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES.
Q - Quarterly
B - Biannually
S - Semiannually
H - Hours
A - Annually
Mi - Miles
ITEM TO BE INSPECTED
PROCEDURE: CHECK FOR AND HAVE REPAIRED,
FILLED OR ADJUSTED AS NEEDED. PERFORM
ALL OPERATOR PMCS FIRST.
Explosions of air inflated earth-moving tires
combustion inside the tires. The heat
components, external fire or excessive use
of brakes can cause gaseous combustion.
A tire explosion is much more violent than a
blowout. The explosion can propel the tire
rim and components as far as 1500 ft or
more from the machine. Both the force of
the explosion and the flying debris may
cause injury or property damage. All
personnel should be aware of this danger
and the actions to take to minimize the risk.
Proper air inflation equipment and training
in its use are necessary to avoid possible
over-inflation. A tire blowout or rim failure
Check and service. Refer to TM 5-3805-261-10. Proper
inflation pressure is 35 psi.