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INDEX

Ackerman Steering Effect In-Service Alignment Recommendations..49 Retreading ...............................................86


on Tire Wear........................................47 Inflation ...................................................37 Definitions ..............................................90
Alignment................................................43 Do’s and Don’ts for Maintaining Introduction.............................................87
Ackerman Steering Effect on Proper Inflation Pressure........................42 Planning A Retread Plant Visit .................87
Tire Wear ...........................................47 Nitrogen Inflation ....................................42 Plant Inspection .......................................87
Camber...................................................46 Underinflation .........................................40 Retread Plant Inspection Checklist ..............92
Caster.....................................................46 Inspection..............................................103 Safety Instructions...................................20
Drive Axle Alignment ...............................48 Inspection Procedures.............................31 Safety Precautions...................................28
In-Service Alignment Installation...............................................23 Section Repair Limits in
Recommendations .................................49 Sidewall and Shoulder Area................84
Loaded vs. Unloaded Servicing Tire and Rim ...........................31
Loaded vs. Unloaded Alignment Alignment Settings..............................45
Settings...............................................45 Setback Steer Axles.................................53
Lubrication ..............................................20 Siping.......................................................95
Steer Axle Alignment ................................45
Toe.........................................................46 Matching of Duals ..................................25 Spacers.....................................................26
Trailer Axle Alignment..............................49 Minimum Tread Depths .......................104 Spacing of Duals .....................................26
Mixing Radial and Bias Ply Tires............96 Speed and Tire Wear ..............................57
Bearing Adjustment.................................55 Mounting and Inflation ..........................29 Standards and Regulations ...................101
Branding Tires .........................................35 Mounting Procedure...............................19 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
Camber....................................................46 Assembly of Tire Tube Flap........................22 (CVSA)...........................................104
Caster.......................................................46 Demounting.............................................24 Federal Motor Carrier
Center-Over-Injury Section Repairs ......85 Inspection Procedures ................................31 Safety Regulations .............................102
Chains on Radial Truck Tires .................95 Installation..............................................23 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
Collecting and Storing Lubrication..............................................20 Testing and Certification......................102
Tire Information ..................................35 Matching of Duals...................................25 Inspection..............................................103
Branding Tires.........................................35 Mounting and Inflation ............................29 Minimum Tread Depths ..........................104
Radio Frequency Operation ...............................................31 Steer Axle Alignment..............................45
Identification Tags................................36 Proper Matching of Rim Parts...................27 Steer Tire Wear .......................................52
Radio Frequency Tag Usage......................36 Safety Instructions....................................20 Tire and Rim Cleaning............................21
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Safety Precautions....................................28 Tire Description & Specifications...........76
(CVSA)..............................................104 Servicing Tire and Rim .............................31 Tire Industry Definitions ........................90
Cross-Sectional View of Typical Tire.......6 Spacers...................................................26 Tire Repairs..............................................80
Crown Repair Limits...............................85 Spacing of Duals .....................................26 Application of Center-Over-Injury
Tire and Rim Cleaning..............................21 Section Repairs ....................................85
Demounting ............................................24
Tubeless Tire Mounting .............................23 Crown Repair Limits ................................85
Drive Axle Alignment.............................48 Nail Hole Repair Procedures......................82
Drive Tires...............................................54 Tubes and Flaps.......................................22
Wheel Inspection Guidelines.......................20 Radial Ply Tires ......................................85
Dynamometer Tests................................96 Radial Tire Section Repairs .......................84
Factors Affecting Treadwear...................50 Nail Hole Repair Procedures..................82 Radial Tires ............................................84
Bearing Adjustment...................................55 Nitrogen Inflation ...................................42 Radial Section Repair Limits......................84
Drive Tires ..............................................54 Noise........................................................97 Section Repair Limits in
Environmental Effects................................56 Operation ................................................31 Sidewall and Shoulder Area...................84
How Speed Affects Tire Wear.....................57 Tire Sealants And Balance Materials ....100
Planning A Retread Plant Visit...............87 Tire Selection & Maintenance ................70
Setback Steer Axles...................................53 Plant Inspection ......................................87
Steer Tire Wear........................................52 Tire Selection Process ...............................9
Proper Matching of Rim Parts................27 Tire Selection Process Work Sheet ........16
Factors Affecting Truck Fuel Economy..63
Appendix ................................................78 Radial Ply Tires........................................85 Tire Siping/Regrooving.........................105
Environmental Conditions..........................74 Radial Tire Section Repairs.....................84 Tire Siping for Traction...........................105
Summary................................................77 Radial Tires ..............................................84 DOT Regulations on Regrooved Tire .......106
Tire Description and Specifications..............76 Radial Section Repair Limits ..................84 Labeling of Regroovable Tires...................106
Tire Selection and Maintenance ..................70 Radial Truck Tire Terms............................5 Toe ..........................................................46
Vehicle and Engine Design.........................64 Cross-Sectional View of Typical Tire ............6 Trailer Axle Alignment............................49
Vehicle Operation ....................................67 Radio Frequency Identification Tags......36 Tube Flap Assembly ................................22
Federal Motor Carrier Radio Frequency Tag Usage...................36 Tubeless Tire Mounting ..........................23
Safety Regulations.............................102 Regrooving/Tire Siping.........................105 Tubes and Flaps .......................................22
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards Tire Siping for Traction...........................105 Underinflation.........................................40
Testing and Certification..................102 DOT Regulations on Regrooved Tire .......106
Labeling of Regroovable Tires...................106 Vehicle and Engine Design ....................64
Retread Plant Inspection Checklist........92 Vehicle Operation...................................67
Wheel Inspection Guidelines.................20
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