Manitex/PM Knuckle Boom Crane
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January 06, 2016

An equipment manufacturer is issuing a recall for cranes that may struggle to maintain stability.

Altec Industries Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Manitex/PM Knuckle Boom Cranes, 3852 series. The affected vehicles have outriggers whose welds may crack, causing the outriggers to fail.

Failing outriggers, acting as arms to support the steadiness of the crane's base, may cause the truck to tip over, increasing the risk of injury.

Altec is including eight cranes in this recall.

Altec will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the outriggers and repair any cracks found, and install reinforcing collars, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Altec customer service at (205) 991-7733.