Summary: Vermeer is recalling two model year 2012 and one model year 2013 HG6000TX horizontal grinder trailers, manufactured from July 20, 2012, through August 21, 2012, equipped with a dolly transport option. Due to incorrect machining, the kingpin used with the assembly that converts the tracked grinder into a trailer can experience excessive wear.
Consequence: Wear on the kingpin may result in its failure, which could allow the trailer to separate from the towing vehicle, possibly striking another vehicle, a stationary object, or a bystander, causing property damage and/or personal injury.
Remedy: Vermeer will notify owners, and dealers will replace the kingpin free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Vermeer at 1-641-628-3141.