Outrigger Instability Prompts Aerial Device Recall from Terex

Outrigger Instability Prompts Aerial Device Recall from Terex
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March 24, 2016

A heavy equipment manufacturer has announced a recall due to faulty suspensions.

Terex is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 C5000, C6000, General 80, RMX, TM100, and TM125 aerial devices, and digger derrick lifts installed on trucks. The suspension circuit can inflate the suspension air bags on the affected vehicles if the Master/PTO switch or ignition is turned off in the cab while the boom is in the raised position. This can cause the frame to rise, lifting the outriggers from the ground.

If the outrigger lifts off the ground, causing instability of the truck, it can increase the risk of injury to the operator.

About 28 units are included in this recall.

Terex will notify owners, and dealers will install a second outrigger enable relay, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Terex customer service at (800) 982-8975.