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American truck on Daytons - the brand name. What goes on in Oz should stay in Oz
Ah but.......your not in the US either.....
Yank tank = Spider Rims :rolleyes:
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syrup

LE
At Swinton Bks Munster we had a cage for inflating the split rims on our Bedfords in MT

bog off! They call them Spider Rims in Oz......so Spider Rims it is :slow:

I once saw a lad in Cyprus inflating a tyre for an AEC with the tyre leaning up against the outside of the cage.
When he was asked by a Cpl why he wasn't using the cage he replied he didn't know what it was for .
At his last unit SOP's was to either stand on the tyre or hold it against a wall with your feet as you sat down.
 

Truxx

LE
I once saw a lad in Cyprus inflating a tyre for an AEC with the tyre leaning up against the outside of the cage.
When he was asked by a Cpl why he wasn't using the cage he replied he didn't know what it was for .
At his last unit SOP's was to either stand on the tyre or hold it against a wall with your feet as you sat down.
Those two piece wheels were pretty safe though, as long as all the nuts were on and done up. Still poor drills though.
 
unfortunately if it is going to go the flying ring would break your arm or smash your tetth out before any real pressure could be released.

we o them in a cage. 20psi first, then have a really good look and, if possible, put the wheel back on and trundle around a bit. Only when we are sure its all seated does the rest of the ai

American truck on Daytons - the brand name. What goes on in Oz should stay in Ox...

Thanks. If I had been doing it, I wouldn't have been in front of the wheel. I'd been as far to one side as the airline allowed - we always had long ones. Too old now anyway - I always thought tyres were the heaviest dirtiest job. Quite happy to leave it to someone else!
 

Truxx

LE
When I started driving in 1980, we also had a FIAT just pre IVECO, that had Spider rims as well. EEC banded them, some safety concern over wheels falling off. The whole time I lived in Oz, I never had a problem with them.
The spams have driven billions and billions of miles on them since, well, forever.
 
As seen on the car transporter used in the Italian Job film (the original one)

Possibly a newer model in 1980-something, similar to this. And why is it - out of hundreds of images on the net you can never find exactly what you want!
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Spider wheels more obvious, but I think that's the Iveco cab:
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