Our promise to you
Schaffer Loaders represents the best in German engineering, backed by the best in Australian service and ongoing support. Call us today and see the Schaffer difference!
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Want to see a Schaffer loader in action? Contact us today to arrange a test-drive of one of our front end loaders, wheel loaders, mini loaders or rough terrain forklifts. Or see our online videos and photo galleries to get a feel for what a Schaffer loader can do for you.
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Contact us to receive Express Post an information pack on our complete range of front end loaders, wheel loaders, mini loaders and rough terrain forklifts.
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Outstanding service and support
Customer service and support is what sets us apart at Schaffer Loaders. It has been a thrill for us to see our customers win lucrative contracts based on the capabilities of their Schaffer loaders and then return for their second and third loaders as their business expands. Our personal service includes the unique option of loader customisation. Get the exact machine you need built in Schaffer’s German factory.
“The back-up from Schaffer Loaders and Boya Equipment has been excellent.”
Randle Beavis, Specialised Tree Services. (Read the story here)
“From our first contact with the Managing Director, Cameron Moir, he stated that Schaffer would have no problem in customising the articulated forklift at the factory for whatever configuration we needed. He came to our workplace many times, with tape measure in hand, to measure and re-measure the masts we were already using on our older machines.”
Darren Walker, Team Livestock. (Read the story here)
“We’ve used it non-stop with only routine maintenance and the parts back-up is excellent”
Steven Richards, Toyota Materials Handling Hire for Hydro Aluminum Smelter. (Read the story here)
Who uses Schaffer loaders?
Many landscapers, earthmovers, councils, arborists and other industry groups are looking for an alternative to skid steers. They want a loader that doesn’t twist up the ground. Skid steers skid to turn and can even rip up asphalt, let alone the landscaping in a backyard. This leads to time wasted top dressing when it could be put towards the next job. Schaffer loaders are becoming Australia’s most popular skid steer replacement.
German strength and performance for higher productivity!
Schaffer loaders are engineered in Germany for superior strength and performance which translates to higher productivity in your business. Here are just a few of the reasons why Schaffer loaders are simply the best.
Compact size. Schaffer loaders are a true industrial quality compact articulated loader. Built relatively narrow with a low centre of gravity, they can get into areas other loaders can’t. This allows Australian workers, for the first time, to use an articulated loader to work in tight situations instead of a skid steer. Schaffer’s don’t dig up the ground with their tyres, are easy on your back and enjoy amazing all around visibility over a skid steer.
Massive lift capacity. Schaffer loaders have a long wheel base and this, combined with the loader’s weight being concentrated behind the rear axle, gives an unparalleled lift capacity with amazing stability. Schaffer’s loaders are heavy machines for their compact size which further adds to superior lift compared to lighter mini loaders, particularly in rough terrain.
Manoeuvrability. Schaffer loaders generally have 20% greater articulation, which means agility in confined spaces. A truck can be parked closer to a stockpile with the benefit of using less fuel and working faster. Articulation angles range from 60 degrees in the mini loaders to 47 degrees in the front end loader and wheel loader ranges.
Oscillating articulation joint. Schaffer loaders now have a 3 year or 3,000 hour warranty on the articulation joint – the longest on the market. The oscillating articulation joint gives a great ride for the operator because it functions as suspension in rough terrain and keeps all wheels on the ground. The operator can work faster and harder as they are not being jolted about and this means higher productivity. The oscillating articulation joint outlasts rigid joints for ease of maintenance. The oscillating articulation joint is standard on the mini loader, mini digger and skid steer substitute ranges.
Oscillating rear axle. Normally only found on large wheel loaders, an oscillating rear axle is used by Schaffer in the front end loader and wheel loader ranges. This system allows all the loader’s operating weight to act as a lever on the bucket, gaining greater breakout. The oscillating rear axle also adds to driver comfort, acting in a similar way to suspension by reducing the jolting force in rough environments. It provides superior stability and traction because the loader can maintain all wheels on the ground in rough terrain.
Over 50 tools to choose from. Schaffer loaders are more versatile than a skid steer! The range includes 4-in-1 bucket, excavator hoe, auger, rake bucket, bulk bucket, log grab, rotating log grapple, trencher, slasher and more! Tools include Schaffer genuine, Digga, Norm Engineering and custom built. Schaffer Loaders’ use powerful hydraulic coolers, enabling all tools to function easily and smoothly without overheating.
Quick attach. All Schaffer loaders come with a quick attach tool frame as standard. Manual quick attach on mini loaders, mini diggers, skid steer substitutes. Front end loader and wheel loader and wheel loader high flow models feature hydraulic quick attach as standard.
Wide tyres. Schaffer loaders have maximum tread on the ground for the ultimate in traction and less ground disturbance. The smallest mini loader has 26x12-12” heavy duty tyres, and front end loaders and wheel loaders have around 15” of tread on the ground per tyre. Articulated loaders, being gentle on tyres, can run a deep self-cleaning tread for grip in the wet – unlike a skid steer!
Easy controls. Schaffer loaders have simple controls – a joystick that controls all mast functions, forward and reverse and a steering wheel. As the controls are simple, multiple users can achieve high productivity quickly.
Speed on the job. Schaffer loaders work fast. Travel speed, apart from the smallest mini loader, is 20km/hr. Schaffer loaders can be further optioned to go even faster.
Built to last. Schaffer loaders are made to outlast the rest. Compare the pins, rams, chassis and mast thickness and you will quickly see they are the strongest on the market for minimum downtime and performance in the toughest conditions. The design of the oscillating bearings on the mast for longer pin life is just one of many features made to last.
Great all round visibility. Sitting on top of a loader gives an amazing all round view, providing safer and faster productivity on the job site, especially in restricted areas. Because Schaffer loaders have the lowest operating height on the market, the operator can easily monitor ground conditions.
Fold-down roll-over protection structure (ROPS). The fold-down ROPS allows operators to get under carports. The two smallest Schaffer mini loaders use just 4 bolts and the ROPS folds back to give access to low areas.
Four-poster hardtop or cabin ROPS. Larger front end loaders come standard with a four-poster hardtop or air conditioned cabin straight from the factory. New Schaffer loader models also have FOPS as standard. The operating height of the hardtops and cabins are the lowest on the market, allowing you to gain access to more areas to perform more work.
Schaffer Loaders customisation service. If required, Schaffer will customise your loader to your own particular needs and work requirements in our German factory. The result is a tailor-made machine that really works faster and smarter for you, saving you time and labour costs!
About Schaffer – top German engineering for over 50 years
Schaffer has been Europe’s leading brand in front end loaders and hydraulic mini loaders for over 50 years. Built to last using the finest componentry and German engineering, the Schaffer front end loader, mini loader and wheel loader name is synonymous with quality, durability, agility and performance. Make a Schaffer mini loader, mini digger, skid steer substitute, front end loader, wheel loader or rough terrain forklift your partner at work today!
Schaffer Loaders official promotional video for the Mini loader - mini digger (skid steer substitute) 3150....