Incorrect Bolt Installed – 2022 Altec DC & DM Series Digger Derrick

January 12, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V003000

Incorrect Bolt Installed

An incorrect bolt in the derrick rotation bearing may cause the adjacent bolts to be overloaded during operation, which could cause separation of the rotation bearing, and increase the risk of an injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V003

Manufacturer Altec Industries, Inc.

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 45



Altec Industries, Inc. (Altec) is recalling certain 2022 DC & DM Series Digger Derrick vehicles. During production, an incorrect bolt may have been used to attach the derrick rotation bearing.



Altec will inspect and if an incorrect bolt is found, replace the bolts affected bearing race, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 10, 2023. Owners may contact Altec’s customer service at 1-877-462-5832. Altec’s number for this recall is CSN 3045.



Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to


Chronology :

On November 23, 2022, a production associate notified Quality Assurance that some bolts 3.5 inches long were mixed into the box of bolts 3 inches long. An investigation was opened that determined the affected lots of bolts, and production inspected all units in WIP containment. The number of units potentially involved was determined and a defect was declared. There were no warranty claims or field reports identified. There have been no accidents, injuries or deaths related to this issue.


1 Affected Product




2 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V003-2158.PDF 213.813KB



Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V003-1197.pdf 682.319KB



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