July 29, 1999
WCI Outdoor Products, Inc. Recalls Ranch King Tractors for
CLEVELAND, Oh. (SafetyAlerts) - WCI Outdoor Products,
Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio, is recalling for repair about 1,600 Ranch King tractors. The
fuel line on these tractors can be misrouted near the ground drive belt or steering gears,
which can result in it becoming damaged or cut, and allowing gasoline to spill. This poses
a risk of fire and burn injuries to consumers.
WCI Outdoors Products, Inc. has received one report of a minor fire and two reports of
damaged fuel lines. No injuries have been reported.
There are two models of the tractors being recalled. There are more than 1,500 Ranch King
18.5 HP tractors being recalled, with the manufacturer's ID: RK185H46A. There are more
than 150 Ranch King Pro 20 HP tractors being recalled, with the manufacturer's ID:
RK20H46A. The recalled tractors' serial number ranges are listed below:
|022399D 001802 thru 022399D
032299D 002072 thru 032299D 002701
032499D 002702 thru 032499D 003331
|022399D 001602 thru 022399D
The serial number and manufacturer's ID are on a label affixed to the fender, under the
seat. These hydrostatic drive tractors were sold with a 46-inch mower deck. "Ranch
King" or "Ranch King Pro" are written on the sides of these tractors.
Quality Farm & Fleet stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, West
Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia and Tennessee sold these tractors exclusively. They
were sold from February 23, 1999 through May 28, 1999 for $1,399 or $1,699, depending on
the model purchased.
Consumers should stop using these tractors immediately. Consumers should call WCI Outdoor
Products, Inc. to determine if their tractor is part of this recall, and to arrange for a
free repair if needed.
For more information, call WCI Outdoor Products,
Inc. at (888) 677 2995 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday. Consumers
should have the manufacturer's ID and the serial number of their tractor available when
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