Converter Dolly Recall

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  1. NadaTrucker

    NadaTrucker New Member

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    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

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    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

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    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?
     
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    truckdriver Active Member

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    The bad welds are on the front side of spring hanger ( 102500 series ) maybe more?
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  5. White

    White Well-Known Member

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    1026's & 1028's are what I've seen out of service.
     
  6. bigbuck

    bigbuck Active Member

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    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!
     
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    Yea....that's not good.
     
  10. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like that one was made on Monday morning.
     
  11. PistonRing83

    PistonRing83 Well-Known Member

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    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

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    Saia is damn lucky that this happened during March, during a low freight volume time. If this were to be July...
     

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