Recall - VAC-TRON ( 20V288000 )

Improper Lamps and Missing Reflectors/FMVSS 108

Due to the improper position of the lamps, insufficient reflective tape, and lack of reflectors, the vacuum excavator trailer may have reduced visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V288000 Manufacturer Vac-Tron Equipment, LLC Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING Potential Number of Units Affected 150

Summary Vac-Tron Equipment, LLC. (Vac-Tron), a subsidiary of Vermeer Manufacturing Company (Vermeer), is recalling certain 2016-2020 CS870GT, CS873GT, LP Mini 373 DT, and LP Mini 373 GT 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. The trailers may also may also lack side or rear reflex reflectors. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Remedy 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 1-352-728-2222. Vac-Tron's number for this recall is VVK0007.