About Us

Located in Lakeland, Fl., MST is a family owned and operated business since 1991. The owner, Lonnie Bertsch, began his career as a salesman of Brouwer sod harvesting equipment and parts for other companies from the early 1980’s.

In 1991, Lonnie acquired Mid-State Tractor/Sod Division after a company split and began traveling the state selling parts out of his truck. His success allowed him to expand in 1992 by becoming Florida’s only dealer of the Texas Sod Harvester. Soon after, Lonnie became a dealer for Progressive Turf Equipment as well.

Mid-State Tractor/Sod Division was providing quality products all over the state of Florida. We incorporated in 2002 and became MST Sod Equipment, Inc. We soon outgrew their facility and relocated to the current site in 2003. By this time, Lonnie was a known dealer for Load Lifter as well. This has given MST Sod Equipment, Inc. the ability to offer a more complete line of product to the sod industry.

In Summer 2013, in order to expand our customer base we obtained a full line of LS Compact and Utility tractors. We also provide parts and service.

Today, MST Sod Equipment is a company that provides outstanding parts, equipment and service to the Lakeland, FL area and ships parts nationwide. We appreciate your interest and look forward to meeting your business needs.