John Deere Recalls Tractor Backhoe Attachments Due to Crushing Hazard (Recall Alert)

This recall involves John Deere model 485A backhoe attachments for John Deere compact utility tractors 4044M, 4044R, 4049M, 4049R, 4052M, 4052R, 4066M and 4066R with serial numbers beginning with 1LV0485ACG0030+++. A complete list of serial numbers included in this recall is available on the firm’s website. The backhoe attachments are green and have the leaping deer John Deere logo printed on the side. The model number 485A is printed on both sides of the backhoe attachments. The serial number is located on the rear of the backhoe mainframe.

Recall Details
  • Hazard
    The mounting hardware could loosen and cause the backhoe frame to rotate toward the operator, posing a crushing hazard.
  • Remedy
    Repair
  • Incidents
    None reported
  • Consumer Action
    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled backhoe attachments and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair. John Deere is contacting all registered owners directly.
  • Sold At
    John Deere dealers nationwide from May 2016 through June 2016 for about $10,700.
 
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