Vac-Tron Equipment, LLC. (Vac-Tron) is recalling approximately 50 model-year 2012-2020 MC833SDT, MC835SDT, MC855SDT, and MC873SDT Vacuum Excavator Trailers.
The trailers may not have an extended lower chassis, reducing rear impact protection. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 224, "Rear Impact Protection."
In addition, the trailer exterior lighting may be incorrect, including the front clearance lamps are positioned improperly, the jetter blocks visibility to the passenger side front clearance lamp, 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.
Vac-Tron will notify owners, and Vermeer dealers will install remedy kits provided by Vac-Tron, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Vac-Tron customer service at (888) 822-8766.
Vac-Tron's number for these recalls is VVK0006.