Kingpin May Separate from Vermeer Trailer, Prompting Recall
The washers used during assembly of the kingpin may have been incorrectly installed
Vermeer has issued a recall of 11 model year 2014-2016 TG5000 Tub Grinder trailers due to a problem with the kingpin.
The spherical washers used during the assembly of the kingpin may have been installed incorrectly, possibly causing the attaching bolts to fail and therefore the kingpin to detach.
If the kingpin does not remain properly connected to the trailer, the trailer may detach from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Vermeer will notify owners and dealers will inspect and repair the installation of the spherical washers, as necessary, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin by August 4, 2016.
Owners with questions may contact Vermeer Customer Service at (641) 628-3141.