|Vehicle Make / Model:
ALTEC / DIGGER DERRICK
Manufacturer: ALTEC INDUSTRIES INC.
Mfr’s Report Date: AUG 28, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V423000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,193
Altec Industries, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Digger Derrick vehicles equipped with a PENGO digger extension shaft. A defect in the base material at the weld joint may result in a stress fracture through the applied weld of the drive hub to the hex bar material.
The stress fracture could cause the extension shaft to separate from the drive hub when digging, increasing the risk of personal injury and/or property damage.
Altec will notify owners, and will inspect the PENGO digger extension shaft and, as necessary, replace the shaft, free of charge. Altec has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Altec Industries at 1-877-462-5832.