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Altec Industries Recalls Aerial Device Trucks

December 08, 2010

WASHINGTON - Altec Industries Inc. is recalling 8,600 MY 1998-2008 AT35-G and AT37-G aerial device vehicles because the glue bond joint in the insulating arm link may fail over time. 

The connection is also secured by eight bolts. But with the loss of the glue bond, the fasteners could fatigue over time and fail. Failure of the glue bond and fasteners could result in separation of the fiberglass link from the steel inserts. This poses a major safety risk for service technicians standing on the platform, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

Based in Birmingham, Ala., Altec is a major manufacturer of aerial lifts, digger derricks, truck-mounted cranes and specialty equipment for the electric utility, telecommunications, sign, contractor, governmental and tree-care industries. 

Vehicle owners can reach Altec at (877) 462-5832.

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