UPDATED: Recalled Equipment Trucks Could Pose a Danger to Other Drivers
The trucks are carrying cranes that may crack and fall during transport
Updated: June 06, 2016
Six manufacturers have issued recalls for trucks with cranes that may pose a danger to others on the road.
The recalled vehicles are equipped with IMT cranes, models 6000, 7500, 8600, 9500, 10000, 12000, and 14000. The affected cranes have a valve bank cover that may crack and fall from the crane during transport.
If the valve bank cover detaches from the crane on the vehicles listed below, it could be a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
First, Elpers Truck Equipment is recalling about 35 model year 2013-2016 Peterbilt 337, International 4300, 4400, Maxforce, Dodge 5500, Ford F-450, and F-550 trucks.
QT Equipment, Legacy Equipment Company (LEC), and Adkins Truck Equipment are all recalling model year 2013-2016 Dominator-Propane, Dominator I, Dominator II, Dominator III, and Dominator IV trucks. QT Equipment is including about 270 vehicles in its recall, while LEC is including about 50. The quantity of the recall from Adkins is unclear.
Monroe Truck Equipment is recalling one model year 2013 Ford F-550 truck.
Last, Auto Truck Inc. is recalling about 160 model year 2013-2016 IMT Dominator Series III vehicles.
Elpers, QT, LEC, Adkins, Monroe, and Auto Truck will notify owners, and dealers will replace the valve bank cover, with a thicker gauge cover, free of charge. The recalls are expected to begin in May and June 2016.
Owners with questions about these recalls can contact the companies at the following numbers: Elpers at (877) 244-4596, QT at (800) 758-2410, LEC at (801) 975-0400, Adkins at (704) 596-2299, Monroe at (800) 882-1900, and Auto Truck at (855) 288-6875.