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Old Akerman gets back to working ways

Digger Blogger | 19:14, Mon November 19 2012

Keen readers may recall the post in May this year in which we reported about a rather sorry looking Akerman H25C, which was lying and occasionally being put to work in the North of Scotland, well thanks to Volvo service engineer Neil Bruce we have an update on the old girl.

Neil reports that the old machine, which is owned by Pentland Ferry’s, has now been loaded onto a dredging barge, which will be its new home for the foreseeable future as it travels around the Orkney and Pentland Firth areas, dredging to make better access for the ferry. The photos are a bit on the dark side but still worth sharing with our readers.

The machine has recently been working on the St Margaret’s Hope terminal on Orkney, where she has been very busy dredging both docking terminals. Incredibly at this time there are no reports of any major mechanical problems or downtime with the ageing machine, and although cosmetically it looks like it should be in a scrap yard, it’s still a fitting testament to the almost legendary build quality, longevity, and durability of the famous Swedish brand.

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We thank Neil Bruce and Mark Gunns for their assistance on this post.

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