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Vac-Tron recalls vacuum excavator trailers

The trailer may not be sufficiently visible during low visibility conditions

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Vac-Tron Equipment, a subsidiary of Vermeer Manufacturing, is recalling 110 model year 2016-2020 Vac-Tron CS500DT, CS570GT, CS573GT, CS1270GT, CS1270SGT, CS1273GT and CS800DT vacuum excavator trailers.

The front clearance lamps may be positioned improperly and an insufficient amount of conspicuity tape may have been applied on the sides and rear. They may also may also lack side or rear reflex reflectors.

Due to the improper position of the lamps, insufficient reflective tape, and lack of reflectors, the trailer may not be sufficiently visible during low visibility conditions, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Vac-Tron will notify owners, and Vermeer dealers will install remedy kits provided by Vac-Tron free of charge.

This recall is expected to begin July 13, 2020.

Owners may contact Vac-Tron customer service at (888) 822-8766. Vac-Tron's number for this recall is VVK0008.

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