John Deere Recalls Tractor Backhoe Attachments Due to Crushing Hazard
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John Deere Recalls Tractor Backhoe Attachments Due to Crushing Hazard

Owners should contact a john deere dealer for a free repair

September 2, 2016

John Deere has issued a recall of their tractor backhoe attachments, due to defective mounting hardware. The mounting hardware could loosen and cause the backhoe frame to rotate toward the operator, posing a crushing hazard.

Around 50 units of the defective backhoe attachments were sold at John Deere dealers nationwide from May 2016 through June 2016 for about $10,700.

The backhoe attachments are green and have the leaping deer John Deere logo printed on the side. The model number 485A is printed on both sides of the backhoe attachments and the serial number is located on the rear of the backhoe mainframe.

This recall specifically involves John Deere model 485A backhoe attachments for John Deere compact utility tractors 4044M, 4044R, 4049M, 4049R, 4052M, 4052R, 4066M, and 4066R with serial numbers beginning with 1LV0485ACG0030+++.

A complete list of serial numbers included in this recall is available on the company's website.

No injuries have been reported to date.

John Deere is contacting all registered owners directly. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled backhoe attachments and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair.

Consumers with additional concerns or questions about this recall may contact Deere & Company at (800) 537-8233.