Steer Axle Tires and Wheels
Inspect - Check
Inspect tires for wear, cuts, gouges and foreign objects.
Look for bent rims and correct seating of locking ring.
Check tires for proper inflation. See "Tire Inflation
To inflate tires always use a clip-on chuck with a
minimum 60 cm (24 inches) length of hose to an in-line
valve and gauge
Always stand behind the tread of the tire, NOT in front of
Do NOT reinflate a tire that has been run while flat or
underinflated, without first checking to make sure the
locking ring on the rim is not damaged and is in the
Servicing and changing tires and rims can be
dangerous and should be done only by trained
personnel using proper tools and procedures.
If correct procedures are not followed while
servicing tires and rims, the assemblies could
burst with explosive force and cause serious
physical injury or death. Follow carefully the
specific information provided by your tire
servicing man or dealer.
Side to side stability is affected by pneumatic
tire type and inflation pressure.
Tire Inflation Pressure
7.00 x 12 Steer
12 Ply 700
NOTE: Fill tires to the recommended pressures listed +
35 kPa (5 psi).
When tires are changed be sure to clean all rim parts
and, if necessary, repaint to stop detrimental effects of
corrosion. Sand blasting is recommended for removal of
rust. Check all components carefully and replace any
cracked, badly worn, damaged and severely rusted or
corroded parts with new parts of the same size and type.
If there is any doubt, replace with new parts. Do NOT
,under any circumstances, attempt to rework, weld, heat
or braze any rim components.