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Filling your cup to the brim with java is a good start to the day. But tilling your aircraft tircs to the rim without following all the WARNINGS and information in your specific aircraft TM and your unit's SOP for inflating and servicing aircraft tires could cost you a limb or your life.

The Black Hawk and the AH-64 aircraft should only use the red tire cage. NSN 4920-01-545-0763, PN SK2000TC-6. This cage is for on-aircraft servicing of the main and tail landing gear tires. Make sure you follow the instructions that come with the cage because it is not in the TMs. This cage is being provided as part of the modernized shop sets currently in fielding.

For the Chinook aircraft, make a note that an on-aircraft lire cage is not available but one is in the works. So follow the TM instructions for servicing tires. If your TM or any of the airframe TMs reference Chapter 5, Special instructions Peculiar To Army Operations of TM 55-2620-200-24, for servicing tires, keep in mind thai the referenced lire cage, NSN 4910-01-459-7080, is only used for tire buildup and cannot be used while the wheel is installed on the aircraft.

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Do not use aircraft tire cages for vehicles or ground support equipment tires. Also, do not use vehicle tire cages for aircraft tires. They arc not authorized. If you have the DOL UH-60 mobile yellow tire cage with bead breaker in your hangars, they are for tire buildup only with the tircs off the aircraft. Check your unit SOP on the use of this cage. There is no TM support for it.

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Publication:PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly
Date:Jun 1, 2012
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