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Wheels and Tire Mounting

WHEELS

Always use approved rims. Mount tires only on approved rims. If you have any questions about the rims, consult you dealer.

TIRE MOUNTING

Tire mounting must be performed by specially trained personnel using proper tools and procedures. Failure to follow safe mounting procedures can result in faulty positioning of the tire and cause the assembly to burst with explosive force sufficient to cause serious personal injury and death. Clean rim and lubricate beads with rubber lubricant. Always lock rim on mounting machine or place assembly in safety cage. Use air hose with clip on chuck and extension air gauge. Never exceed maximum recommended PSI to seat beads on rim. Excessive air pressure can damage the tire and cause it to violently blow off the wheel. After mounting, adjust to recommended inflation pressure.

There is a danger of serious injury or death if a tire of one bead diameter is installed on a rim or wheel of a different rim diameter. Always replace a tire with another tire of exactly the same bead diameter designation and suffix letters. For example a 16″ tire mounts on a 16″ rim and only a 16″ rim. Never mount it on a rim of a different size.

 

WARNING

• DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, MOUNT ANY SPECIALTY TIRES OF AMERICA PRODUCED TIRE (STA TIRE) ON A WHEEL THAT DOES NOT MEET TIRE & RIM ASSOCIATION STANDARDS.

• Use of STA tires on wheels that do not meet Tire & Rim Association standards can cause the assembly to fail and burst with explosive force sufficient to cause serious personal injury or death.

• STA tires are intended to be used exclusively on tire rims designed and manu- factured to comply with Tire & Rim Association standards and specifications. Any person using STA tires on wheels that do not meet Tire & Rim Association standards and specifications or on damaged wheels assumes responsibility for these dangerous actions and agrees to reimburse Specialty Tires of America (and its affiliated companies) for all loss, damage, or cost it may suffer because of such actions.

• Wheel standards and specifications can be obtained by writing to: Tire & Rim Association, 175 Montrose West Avenue, Suite 150, Copley, Ohio 44321 or by consulting your rim manufacturer. Consult your rim manufacturer to determine if your rim can be used with the tire selected for your application

 

TIRE MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS
• IT IS ABSOLUTELY IMPORTANT THAT TIRE MOUNTING IS PERFORMED ONLY BY SPECIALLY TRAINED PERSONNEL USING PROPER TOOLS AND PROCEDURES.

• Failure to follow safe mounting procedures can result in faulty positioning of the tire and cause the assembly to burst with explosive force sufficient to cause serious personal injury or death.

• Clean rim and lubricate beads with rubber lubricant.

• Always lock rim on mounting machine or place assembly in a safety cage. Use an air hose with clip on chuck and extension air gauge.

• Center the tire so that the bead is clear of the wheel well before inflating to prevent serious bodily injury.

• NEVER exceed 35 PSI to seat beads on rim. Excessive air pressure can damage the tire and cause it to violently blow off the wheel. IF THE TIRE BEADS DO NOT SEAT, STOP! RELEASE ALL AIR FROM THE TIRE, AND CONTACT SPECIALTY TIRES OF AMERICA OR A TRAINED MOUNTING PROFESSIONAL.

• There is a danger of serious injury or death if a tire of one bead diameter is installed on a rim or wheel of a different rim diameter. Always replace a tire with another tire of exactly the same bead diameter designation and suffix letters. For example, a 16” tire mounts on a 16” rim. Never mount a 16” tire on a 16.1”
or 16.5” rim. A 16.1” tire mounts on a 16.1” rim. Never mount a 16’1” tire on a 16” or 16.5” rim. A 16.5” tire mounts on a 16.5” rim. Never mount a 16.5” tire on a 16” or 16.1” rim.