ROAD WHEEL REPLACEMENT CONTINUED
Removing a Road Wheel - Continued
The machine is equipped with "split rims" to accommodate the run-flat tires. The two halves of the
wheel rim are held together by 20 rim nuts (Figure 1). Under no circumstances are any of these rim
nuts to be loosened. If any rim nuts appear to be loose or rusty, notify Field Maintenance. Do not
drive the machine with suspect rim nuts. Failure to follow this warning may result in injury or death
Loosen the 10 wheel nuts (Figure 1).
Never use the machine s hydraulics to raise the axle for road wheel replacement. Failure to follow
this warning may result in injury or death to personnel.
Using the jack under the axle, raise the road wheel that is to be removed until it is just clear of the ground. Place a jack
stand under the axle.
Figure 1. Road Wheel Rim Nuts and Wheel Nuts
Road wheel weighs 800 lb (363 kg). Use extreme caution when handling heavy parts. Provide
adequate support and use assistance during procedure. Ensure any lifting equipment used is in good
condition and of suitable lift capacity. Keep clear of heavy parts supported only by lifting
equipment. Failure to follow this warning may result in injury or death to personnel.
Support the road wheel. Remove the 10 wheel nuts. With assistance, pull the road wheel from the axle hub.