Organisation recommendations for the type and size of tires furnished. Except when tube type
tires are specified in the procurement documents, multi-piece rims shall not be furnished on front
axles rated at 14,000 pounds or less and on single rear axles rated at 23,000 pounds or less or
tandem axles rated at 46,000 pounds or less. Tire size, tire load range (ply rating), and rim size
shall be the same for all tires on the vehicle except for class 50. When specified (see 6.2), wide
base type tires and wheels on the front and rear axles shall be provided in lieu of conventional
front and dual rear wheels and tires. When wide base tires are furnished, the wheels shall be
interchangeable without the use of an adapter, except on class 50. When specified (see 6.2), the
vehicle shall be furnished with disc type wheels.
188.8.131.52 Tires. Steel belted radial, or when specified (see 6.2) bias ply tires, shall be
furnished. Tires shall be tube or tubeless type with highway tread for model 4x2 and 6x4
vehicles, and with nondirectional mud and snow tread for model 4x4 and 6x6 vehicles. Tires
shall be of a rated capacity at least equal to the load imposed on each tire, measured at each
wheel, at the ground, with the vehicle loaded to specified GVW. Tubes and tires and tire size
designation system shall conform to Tire and Rim Association or to the European Tyre and Rim
Technical Organisation recommendations.
184.108.40.206 Inner tubes. When tube type tires are specified in acquisition documents, inner
tubes shall be of the heavy duty type, and shall be of the proper size for the tires furnished. Tire
flaps shall be provided for tube type tires in accordance with Tire and Rim Association
220.127.116.11 Carrier for spare tire assembly. When specified (see 6.2), a carrier for a spare
wheel or rim and tire assembly shall be installed in a readily accessible location on the vehicle.
The carrier design shall enable removal or mounting of the spare wheel assembly using only
tools specified in 18.104.22.168. Threaded fasteners, when used to secure the spare tire in the carrier,
shall be constructed of or plated with corrosion-resistant material. The carrier shall enable the
safe removal and installation of the spare tire assembly from and to the vehicle and carrier
without personnel positioning themselves or any part of their body under the spare tire assembly.
22.214.171.124 Spare wheel or rim. When specified (see 6.2), a spare wheel or rim shall be
furnished. When a spare tire assembly is specified (see 126.96.36.199), a spare wheel or rim shall be
188.8.131.52 Spare tire assembly. When specified (see 6.2), a spare tire assembly shall be
furnished. The spare tire assembly shall include an inflated spare tire mounted on the spare
wheel or rim. The spare tire shall be of the same size, tread design and load range (ply rating) as
the tires furnished on the front axle of the vehicle.