Setting the Maximum Tire Count
It's not necessary to set the maximum tire count in vehicle records, but doing so eliminates a warning stating that you've exceeded the maximum allowable tires from popping up every time a tire is mounted. Once the correct maximum tire count is set, if that warning pops up again, you'll know there really is a potential problem. The maximum tire count can be set individually through the vehicle record or globally for a range of vehicles using the Global Vehicle Change program in the Utilities 2 add-on package (SIVG). To set the maximum tire count for an individual vehicle record, do the following:
- Select Master > Vehicle > File Maintenance from the RTA main menu (MVM).
- Enter a vehicle number or press F1 to select a vehicle from the lookup list.
- Select the General tab if it is not displayed on the screen.
- Enter the maximum tire count, including the spare, in the Max field. NOTE: You don't need to enter a count in the Tire count field because it's updated automatically as tires are mounted and dismounted.
- Save the record.