Security Tips



This article is intended to provide you with tips regarding your operation of earthmover tyres. Feel free to print this and have it on hand. Remember, safety is most important.

  1. Remove all of the air from your tyre in a single mounting and from both tyres in a tandem mounting. Remove air before removing any part of the rim. Verify that you have removed the nucleus of the valve. When tandem mounting, remove the valves from the interior side of the tyre.
  1. Check periodically to see if there are any cracks on the components of the rim. Replace any parts of the rim that are cracked, worn out, damaged or oxidized.
  1. Ensure that the mounting of all parts was done right. If you have any doubt, check with the dealer or the manufacturer.
  1. Never loosen the mounted rim with the tyre full of air.
  1. Never use a hammer to correct the fitting of the wheel when the tyre is partially inflated.
  1. Avoid using parts of different brands. This procedure is not recommended. Talk first with the manufacturer.
  1. Verify that all the components are set down correctly and do not over inflate your tyres.
  1. Clean the rims and paint them again to prevent from the corrosion. Completely remove all the dirt and dust on the isolation ring channel. It is very important to keep the isolation ring in the correct position. Use a filter in the equipment you are using to inflate the tyre to prevent air humidity. This is an important factor to prevent corrosion. The filter has to be checked and replaced periodically.
  1. Do not over inflate a tyre that has run with low pressure without inspecting the tyre and the wheel. Verify that the isolation ring is not damaged. Make sure that it is set correctly before inflating your tyre.
  1. Never run a vehicle without a tyre in the tandem mounting set.
  1. Do not overlook anything or put yourself at risk. If you are not sure of the correct combination of the tyre and rim, contact a Goodyear tyre technician.
  1. Never use a rim of a smaller size. Use the right rim for the work you are doing.
  1. Do not start inflating your tyre before the sidewall, the isolation ring and all the components are placed correctly after you inflate your tyre to approximately 5lb/psi.
  1. Do not allow tyres to be mounted or demounted by people that have not been trained to do so.
  1. Never stand nearby when the tyre is being inflated. Verify that the hose is long enough so the person can inflate the tyre from the side of the tyre (and never in-front of it).
  1. Under all circumstances, try to work, weld or heat any of the rim components if it is cracked, broken or damaged. Replace all parts with new parts that are in perfect condition and that are of the same size, type and brand.
  1. Inflate your tyre in a security cage or use security chains during the filling of the tyre.
  1. Whether the pavement is hard and firm, always put a block of wood under the jack. Always place blocks of wood on the other side of the vehicle before putting the jack in the right position. Always secure the wood blocks to avoid any accidents.
  1. Slowly remove the conic ring from the toe setting to prevent it from falling down on your feet. Support the band with your leg and roll it slowly on the pavement. This will protect your back and your feet.
  1. When you are going to use a suspension wire or a chain, be very careful. It can be disarticulate and hurt you.

Demounting tools apply pressure to the joints of the rim to remove the toe settings. Be careful with your finders. Incline the demounting tool by approximately 10┬░ to keep it firmly positioned. Always keep yourself far away from the tyre when you fill it.