Grain Hopper Trailers Recalled by Stoughton Due to Structural Issue

Grain Hopper Trailers Recalled by Stoughton Due to Structural Issue
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February 19, 2016

Stoughton Trailers has announced a recall for trailers that may spill cargo while in use.

The manufacturer's recall applies to certain 2009-2010 Grain Hopper trailers. The affected trailers may have an incorrectly positioned panel in the hopper assembly or the lower part of the cargo area of the trailer.

The incorrectly positioned panel may separate, allowing the cargo to spill onto the roadway. Additionally, the trailer could have a major structural failure. Either scenario increases the risk of a crash.

Stoughton believes that about 650 trailers are potentially impacted.

Stoughton will notify owners and dealers will reinforce the hopper connections, as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Stoughton customer service at (608) 873-2555.