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John Deere recalls Frontier rotary tillers

Some PTO drivelines were assembled without a specified safety sign.

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Deere & Company of Moline, Ill., is recalling about 1,900 Frontier model rotary tillers.

Some PTO drivelines were assembled without a specified safety sign. The safety sign explains the associated hazards and that an operator or bystander can become entangled if there is contact with the driveline.

No incidents or injuries are reported.

This recall involves John Deere’s Frontier-branded rotary tillers for use with compact utility tractors.

“Frontier” and model RT1142, RT1149, RT1157, RT1165, RT1173, RT1181, RT3042, RT3042R, RT3049, RT3049R, RT3062, or RT3062R are printed on the back of the tiller.

A complete list of serial numbers included in this recall along with the location of the serial number is available here.

The tillers, manufactured in India, were sold at John Deere dealers nationwide from May 2019, through November 2020, for between about $2,000 and $3,200.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rotary tillers and contact an authorized John Deere dealer for a free inspection and repair. John Deere is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Consumers may contact Deere & Company at (800) 537-8233 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (ET), or online at https://www.deere.com/en/parts-and-service/recall-information/ for more information.

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