What's the Problem?
According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this recall affects:
- 2006-2020 Altec AH150 Articulating Non-Overcenter Aerial Devices
- 2006-2020 Altec AH125S Articulating Non-Overcenter Aerial Devices
An incorrect counterbalance valve may have been installed in the main lift cylinder on affected Altec aerial lifts, NHTSA said. This problem could cause the counterbalance valve to open due to the pressure in the cylinder exceeding the setting.
"If one of the hoses between the cylinder and the external counterbalance valve manifold were to fail to hold pressure, the boom could unexpectedly lower, increasing the risk of an injury," NHTSA said.
Altec is notifying owners and dealers will install the correct counterbalance valve if necessary, free of charge.
This recall began on January 14, 2021.
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