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RECALL: Compact Utility Loader Poses Injury Risk


By Naomi Millán Material Handling

If you recognize the pictured tractor loader as one in your fleet, you might inadvertently be using it incorrectly. John Deere 120R compact utility tractor loaders sold between May 2017 and September 2017 did not have information on the proper ballast when the loader is attached to a John Deere model 2025R tractor. An improperly ballasted tractor can be unstable and create a risk of injury to the operator or bystanders.

No injuries have been reported, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall 18-745. The company has placed a recall on the 11,500 compact utility loader units sold in the United States, plus an additional 1,300 sold in Canada.

A list of serial numbers included in this recall is available at www.JohnDeere.com/120R-Loader-OM-Recall . The serial number is located on the inside of the left boom arm of the loader.

Facility managers who are affected by this recall are directed to stop using the loader until they can get a corrected operator's manual from John Deere.

Deere & Company can be reached at 800-537-8233 or at www.deere.com.

This Quick Read was submitted by Naomi Millán, senior editor, Building Operating Management. Go here for other recent recall notices.

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