Make sure that all clamps, guards and heat shields are
installed correctly to prevent vibration, rubbing against
other parts, and excessive heat during operation.
Explosions of air inflated tires have resulted from heat-
induced gas combustion inside the tires. The heat,
generated by welding or heating rim components,
external fire, or excessive use of brakes can cause
A tire explosion is much more violent than a blowout.
The explosion can propel the tire, rim and axle
components as far as 500 m (1500 ft) or more from the
machine. Both the force of the explosion and the flying
debris can cause personal injury or death, and property
Stand behind the tread and use a self-attaching chuck
when inflating a tire.
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 personal injury or death. Follow
carefully the specific information provided by your tire
or rim servicing personnel or dealer.
Mounting and Dismounting
Mount and dismount the machine only where steps
and/or handholds are provided.
Inspect, and when necessary, clean and have
repairs made to steps and handholds before
mounting and dismounting.
Face the machine when mounting and
Maintain a three-point contact (two feet and one
hand or one foot and two hands contact) with the
steps and handholds.
Never get on or off a moving machine.
Never jump off the machine.
Do not try to climb on or off the machine when carrying
tools or supplies. Use a hand line to pull equipment up
onto the platform.
Do not use any controls as handholds when entering or
leaving the operator's station.