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Eye catching backhoe loader from MST draws the crowds in Paris

Digger Blogger | 20:32, Thu April 19 2012

This new concept backhoe loader was certainly attracting a lot of attention at Intermat this week, with its stunning Knight Rider style looks.

The machine, which is manufactured by Turkish manufacturer Sanko Makina, is claimed to be the most environmentally- friendly model the company has ever built. This all new machine is fitted with a Perkins 1205E, Stage IIIB/Tier 4 interim,   electronically-controlled engine which uses a high-pressure common rail fuel system. It also features a NOx reduction system and a diesel particulate filter (DPF) to meet the latest emission regulations.

The cab is lavishly appointed and the operator is well catered for, with extra space, tinted glass and PPC servo controls are also fitted as standard, although mechanical levers can be supplied as an option for those operators that prefer them. A single lever joystick is fitted and controls all front loader arm and bucket movements, including 4-in-1bucket functions.

The concept machine was also joined on the stand by one of the company’s largest models the M544Plus a 4 x 4 x 4 backhoe loader, which is powered by a 100 hp Perkins 1104C-44T turbo diesel engine.

Around 30% of Sanko Makina’s production is destined for the domestic Turkish market, and although not seen in the UK market, around 10 to 15% of the company’s exports are delivered to other European destinations.

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