Section III. BEAD LOCKS AND BEAD CLIPS
the tire in position. This is necessary in combat to
32-8. Bead Locks. A metal device called a bead lock
support the load when operating tires without air
(fig. 32-8) fits between the beads of the tire so that
pressure can be applied by tightening the rim flanges
against the outside of the bead. The bead lock is slightly
32-9. Bead Clips. Bead clips (fig. 32-9) are used
wider than the space between the tire beads when
mounted on the rim. Thus, a compression fit is obtained
instead of bead locks on certain sizes of tires. Bead clips
that locks the beads in place so they will not slip on the
are used in multiples; five to six clips are spaced equally
rim and will hold
on each bead of the tire.
Figure 32-8. Bead Locks.