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John Deere Recalls Tractor Backhoe Attachments Due to Crushing Hazard

  • John Deere model 485A backhoe attachment
Name of Product:
Backhoe attachments for compact utility tractors
Hazard:

The mounting hardware could loosen and cause the backhoe frame to rotate toward the operator, posing a crushing hazard.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
September 02, 2016
Units:
About 50
Consumer Contact

Deere & Company at 800-537-8233 from 8 a.m.to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET or online at www.deere.com and click on “Services & Support” at the top of the page and then on “Recall Information” on the left side of the page. 

Recall Details

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled backhoe attachments and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair. John Deere is contacting all registered owners directly.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At

John Deere dealers nationwide from May 2016 through June 2016 for about $10,700.

Manufacturer(s):

John Deere

Manufactured In:
U.S.
Recall number:
16-772
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