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Altec recalls A0442 aerial devices

The boom lift hydraulic cylinder end gland may fail

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Altec Industries is recalling 141 model year 1995-1998 Altec A0442 aerial devices.

The boom lift hydraulic cylinder end gland may fail causing uncontrolled boom movement.

Uncontrolled movement of the boom can increase the risk of injury.

What to do

Altec will notify owners, and instruct them to inspect the boom lift cylinders for an externally threaded head gland design. The customer will be instructed whether the unit can be used with restricted lower and/or upper boom articulation until the cylinder(s) are repaired or replaced free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin August 12, 2020.

Owners may contact Altec customer service at (877) 462-5832. Altec's number for this recall is MAB 770.

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