MST is Turkish manufacturer of heavy equipment for the construction and agricultural markets. Founded in 2003 and based in Istanbul, MST specializes in the design and production of telescopic forklifts and backhoe loaders. It is a subsidiary of Sanko Holding.
MST places an emphasis on safety and environmental sustainability. The company states, for example, that it is “fully committed to national and international quality, environmental, occupational health and safety standards and regulations.” It employs an “efficient waste management system, and aims to use natural resources and energy in a productive manner.”
MST produced its first loader in 2003 and its first telescopic forklift (or telehandler) in 2008. The MST telehandler is the only machine of its kind produced in Turkey.
According to the company’s website, “MST consistently widens its product range and applies new technologies to its production as a result of R&D studies. MST’s R&D studies are undertaken by Turkish engineers and technicians in MST R&D center that has been certified by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. ”
The MST 5 Plus series backhoe loader features a robust industrial engine, fully automatic Powershift gearbox, ergonomic joysticks, and a simplified hydraulic system with the valve pump integrated into the steering wheel.
MST’s newest loader model, the 6 Plus, is ideal for use in rough terrain thanks to its 100 hp Perkins diesel engine, robust front and rear axles, lending the machine an especially high carrying capacity.
The MST telescopic forklifts are “made of universally valid components with advanced technology … suitable for Agriculture, Construction, Industrial usage and Recycling industries.”