Due to the improper position of the lamps, insufficient reflective tape, and lack of reflectors, the vacuum excavator trailer may not be sufficiently visible during low visibility conditions, increasing the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V289000 Manufacturer Vac-Tron Equipment, LLC Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING Potential Number of Units Affected 110
Summary Vac-Tron Equipment, LLC. (Vac-Tron), a subsidiary of Vermeer Manufacturing Company (Vermeer), is recalling certain 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. 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 kit provided by Vac-Tron, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin July 13, 2020. Owners may contact Vac-Tron customer service at 1-888-822-8766. Vac-Tron's number for this recall is VVK0008.