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Chrysler Group says it will recall 45,961 Ram 1500 4×4 trucks over concerns the vehicle’s electronic stability control systems may not turn on when the vehicles start.

Trucks involved in the recall were built between June 26, 2012, and Feb. 5, 2013.

Chrysler says a software glitch might disable the electronic stability control system when the pickup starts.

Electronic stability control helps vehicles stay upright and maintain the correct direction even if the driver swerves or loses control. A disabled system increases the risk of a crash, Chrysler says.

Chrysler began investigating after following up on warranty complaints, and says no accidents or injuries have been reported due to the problem.

Dealers will update the software for free.

Chrysler says it will begin notifying owners next month.


 
 
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Telehandlers

07/21/2013

 
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A Telescopic Handler

Also known as telehandler, is a machine widely used in agriculture and industry. It is similar in appearance and function to a forklift but is more OF a crane than forklift, with the increased versatility of a single telescopic boom that can extend forwards and upwards from the vehicle. On the end of the boom the operator can fit one of several attachments, such as a bucket, pallet forks, muck grab, or even a  winch.

In industry the most common attachment for a tele-handler is pallet forks and the most common application is to move loads to and from places unreachable for a conventional forklift. For example, telehandlers have the ability to remove palletised cargo from within a trailer and to place loads on rooftops and other high places. The latter application would otherwise require a crane, which is not always practical or time-efficient.

In agriculture the most common attachment for a tele-handler is a bucket or bucket grab, again the most common application is to move loads to and from places unreachable for a conventional machine which in this case is a wheeled loader or backhoe. For example, telehandlers have the ability to reach directly into a high-sided trailer or hopper. The latter application would otherwise require a loading ramp, conveyor, or similar type of machinery.


 
 
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