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Akerman was a Swedish excavator manufacture.
AB Åkermans Gjuteri & Mekaniska Verkstad built the first line excavator in 1939.
AB Landsverk built its first excavator in 1945.
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In 1962, AB Åkermans Gjuteri & Mekaniska Verkstad built their first hydraulic excavator, while AB Landsverk introduced its own in 1968. In 1972, excavator production at AB Landsverk was transferred to AB Åkermans Gjuteri & Mekaniska Verkstad.(from Volvo /History)
In 1991 AB Åkermans Gjuteri & Mekaniska Verkstad became a part of VME Group.
After building excavators since 1939 Åkermans experienced engineers started working under a new brand, Volvo, in 1997.
In 1998 the Samsung Heavy Industries Construction Equipment Division in Korea was acquired.
In 1999 the first two models EC210 and EC240 were launched. They were built in the modern Changwon factory in South Korea. They were productive and reliable machines with even better operator comfort, servo-assisted hydraulics and new attachment bracket amongst other improvments.
Please add models with date built and size, engine etc data if available
|Model no.|| Weight class|
|introduced||discontinued||Engine / Power||Photo||Misc info|
|Akerman H10BLC||22,0 ton||1985?||1991||Volvo Penta TD61 ACE - 166 hp||
|Akerman H11||18,8 ton||1966||1969||Volvo Penta D70A - 135 hp or Scania D8 - 132 hp||
|Akerman H16||30 to 42 ton||1971||1993||Volvo Penta TD100G - 247 to 270 hp||
||Replaced by the Akerman EC420|
|Akerman 21||33 ton||1968||1972||Volvo TD100A - 247 hp||
|Akerman H25||44 ton / 56 ton C series / 60 ton D series||1970||1993||Scania DS11 R40 Volvo Penta TD120 / 120C - 330 / 326 hp/ Volvo TID121L - 386 hp||
|| B series 1974, C series 1979, D series 1990|
Face shovel option popular
|Akerman EC420||44 ton||1993||1995||Volvo TD101GE - 262 hp||
|| Fitted with electronic control systems|
Replaced by Ackerman EC450
|Akerman EC450||44 to 46 ton||1995||1999||Volvo TD122KKE - 309 hp||
||Replaced by Volvo badged models|
|Akerman EC620||60 to 62 ton||1993||1995||Volvo TD121GE - 386 hp||
||Replaced by Akerman EC650|
|Akerman EC650||64 to 66 ton||1995||1999||Volvo TD122KIE - 371 hp||
||Rebadged as Volvo model in 1996|