unexpected winch movement in Aerial Device and Digger Derrick vehicles increases the risk of injury to the user

2015-2016 Altec Aerial Device Truck - Altec Recalls Vehicles Due to Unintended Winch Movement
August 17, 2016

Altec is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Aerial Device and Digger Derrick vehicles that were manufactured from December 26, 2015 to March 30, 2016.

The recalled vehicles are equipped with front bumper winches or capstans that have a hydraulic motor with a shaft that may fail, resulting in unexpected movement of the winch or the capstan, and increasing the risk of injury to the user.

Altec will notify owners of the recalled Aerial Device and Digger Derrick vehicles. Local Altec dealers will replace the defective hydraulic motor, free of charge.

This recall is expected to begin on August 17, 2016.

Affected vehicle owners with additional questions may contact Altec customer service at (205) 991-7733, reference number CSN 635.

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