CHALLENGE MACHINERY HAS ISSUED A SAFETY BULLETIN CONCERNING THEIR CUTTERS THAT INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
DIAMOND SERIES - SN: 101 - 2864
CHAMPION MC, MCPB, MPX, MPC, CRT - SN: 11197 - 13906 & SN: 91010 - 94131D
OF THESE CUTTERS HAVE PARKER DIRECTIONAL VALVES THAT CAN FAIL DURING
USE. THESE VALVES ARE LOCATED IN THE BOTTOM OF YOUR MACHINE IN THE
MIDDLE. THE PARKER VALVES ARE VERY EASY TO IDENTIFY. THERE IS (1) FOR
THE KNIFE AND (1) FOR THE CLAMP. THESE VALVES LOOK THE SAME, BUT WORK
DIFFERENTLY IN OPERATION. IF THE VALVE FAILS DURING OPERATION, THE KNIFE
OR THE CLAMP CAN COME CRASHING DOWN UNEXPECTEDLY, EVEN WITHOUT YOUR
FINGERS ON THE CUT BUTTONS, WHICH CAN CAUSE A SIGNIFICANT INJURY TO YOUR
We have valves to replace the failing Parker valves.
The new valves are manufactured by VICKERS/EATON. Theses valves
are Direct Replacement valves for the Parker valves. The
valves come ready to install and can be done by anyone who is somewhat
mechanical. Step-by-step instructions are
included, as well as phone support from OBSOLETE
We encourage you to take some kind of action to prevent any injuries.
The current list price on these replacement valves is $1500.00.
These valves are now on sale for $1350.00/ea - $2700.00 for the set.
You can replace just one valve, but we strongly recommend that both the Knife and the Clamp valve be replaced.
YOU NEED TO TAKE SOME ACTION TO PREVENT A MAJOR INJURY.
If replacing the valves is not an option, maybe replacing the cutter is
the way to go. We can help you find a good NEW or USED Cutter.