Converter Dolly Recall

Discussion in 'Saia' started by NadaTrucker, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. NadaTrucker

    NadaTrucker New Member

    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    3
    A certain number of the new Great Dane dollys have been placed out of service at the terminal, leaving us short on equipment and not able to move trailers. Someone said they have bad welds and we had an accident somewhere because of it.
    Any word on this?
     
  2. White

    White Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    256
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Last fall I personally witnessed an inspection of a specific (unit#) GD gear which revealed a crack in the frame (not the weld) in the tongue. Don't know if this is related. Every location I've been to lately has out of service gears.
     
  3. NadaTrucker

    NadaTrucker New Member

    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    3
    I Googled Great Dane Converter Dolly and found two recalls, axle nuts and brake valve, didn't say anything about welds. But maybe that's new.
    I'm looking at one right now that has rust running down the brand new paint from the welds at the pintle. Think that's it?
     
  4. truckdriver

    truckdriver Active Member

    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    86
    Trophy Points:
    28
    The bad welds are on the front side of spring hanger ( 102500 series ) maybe more?
    [​IMG]
     
  5. White

    White Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    256
    Trophy Points:
    63
    1026's & 1028's are what I've seen out of service.
     
  6. bigbuck

    bigbuck Active Member

    Messages:
    573
    Likes Received:
    194
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Buyer beware...similar situation happened a few years back when the "tried and true" Volvos were passed over for the "I can get you a great deal on these internationals." And the internationals spent more time in the shop than pulling freight. Seems eerily similar in this case. Do a good Pretrip!
     
  7. Jack Knife

    Jack Knife Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,073
    Likes Received:
    122
    Trophy Points:
    63
     
  8. Jack Knife

    Jack Knife Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,073
    Likes Received:
    122
    Trophy Points:
    63
  9. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse WHO IS JOHN GALT?

    Messages:
    8,209
    Likes Received:
    6,421
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Yea....that's not good.
     
  10. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    18,394
    Likes Received:
    10,532
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Looks like that one was made on Monday morning.
     
  11. PistonRing83

    PistonRing83 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,079
    Likes Received:
    532
    Trophy Points:
    113
    And they have been scrapping dozens of the really old dollies for weeks now. Hope Great Dane has to pay out the wazoo for this one.
     
  12. bigbuck

    bigbuck Active Member

    Messages:
    573
    Likes Received:
    194
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Saia is damn lucky that this happened during March, during a low freight volume time. If this were to be July...
     

Share This Page