The winch brake may be improperly oriented, possibly resulting in unexpected movement

telescoping aerial device TA37M / Altec Industries Recalls Ariel Telescoping Devices Due to Defective Winch Brake
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January 31, 2017

Altec Industries Inc. is recalling certain model year 2005-2016 TA37M, TA41M, TA45M telescoping aerial devices.

The winch brake on these vehicles may be improperly oriented, possibly resulting in unexpected winch line movement.

If the winch boom line unexpectedly moves, there may be an increased risk of injury.

Altec will notify owners, and dealers will reverse the direction of the winch brake and check and adjust the winch brake torque setting on the affected vehicles, free of charge.

This recall is expected to begin on March 9, 2017. Owners with additional questions can contact Altec customer service at (205) 991-7733.

Altec's reference number for this recall is CSN 643.

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