Tire Inflation Information
Nitrogen Inflation Information
Stand behind the tread of the tire during inflation. Use
only the air chucks that are clip-on type with the inflation
Proper nitrogen inflation equipment and training in
its use are necessary to avoid overinflation. A tire
blowout or rim failure can result from improper or
Use dry nitrogen (N2) gas for both tire inflation and tire
pressure adjustments on all rubber tired machines.
Nitrogen is an inert gas and will not support combustion
inside the tire.
In addition to reducing the risk of an explosion, using
nitrogen instead of air to inflate tires lessens the slow
oxidation of the rubber and the accompanying gradual
tire deterioration. This is especially important for tires
that have an expected long service life (four or more
years). It also reduces the corrosion of rim components
and the resultant disassembly problems.
A tire inflated in an enclosed shop area at a temperature
of 180 to 210C (650 to 700F), will be underinflated if the
machine works in freezing temperatures. Low tire
pressure shortens the life of a tire.