Altec Industries, Inc. (Altec) is recalling certain 2017-2020 AT200A, AT235, AT37-G, AT40-G, AT41/48M Aerial Devices mounted on a Ford F-350, F-450, or F-550 chassis equipped with a gas engine and Chelsea 249 Power Take-Off (PTO).
The PTO may leak oil onto the exhaust heat shield thermal blanket. Oil absorbed by the exhaust heat shield thermal blanket has an increased risk of a fire from being exposed to hot engine components.
Altec will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the heat shield with a redesigned version, as well as install plumbing to relocate a pressure switch and install hoses with improved routing to increase their distance from heat sources, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin September 2, 2020. Owners may contact Altec customer service at (877) 462-5832. Altec's number for this recall is CSN 767.