Missing Welds, Incorrect Spacers Lead to Brush Chipper Recall from Altec

Missing Welds, Incorrect Spacers Lead to Brush Chipper Recall from Altec
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December 28, 2015

An equipment manufacturer is issuing a recall for brush chippers that may have been improperly manufactured.

Model year 2011-2015 DC610 and DSC6 Brush Chippers are now subject to a recall from Altec Industries. The affected brush chippers may have improper or missing welds. Additionally, the DSC6 chippers may be equipped with incorrect anvil spacers.

Improper or missing welds and/or incorrect anvil spacers may cause the anvil to detach and interfere with the cutting blades, significantly damaging the chipper and increasing the risk of injury.

Altec is including more than 700 units in its announcement.

Altec will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair any of the missing or incorrect anvil welds, and will replace the improper anvil spacers, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 5, 2016.

Owners with questions about the recall can contact Altec customer service at (800) 860-0183.