Articulated Wheel Loader Series.

Schaffer articulated wheel loaders are the ideal choice when you need serious muscle power. Engineered and built to industrial standards in Germany for Australian conditions, Schaffer articulated wheel loaders combine superior strength with European sophistication from the 26hp 2028 to the 75hp 5680Z.

Full Technical Specifications

Articulated Wheel Loader 4350Z Tech Spec
Diesel motor Kubota 4 cylinder
Output 37 kW (50 hp)
Operating weight with GP bucket 3800 kg
Standard tyres 15.0x55-17 AS/Turf
Ply rating 14 ply
Service brake Combination hydrostatic & service free multiple disk
Parking brake: Multiple disk in oil bath
Auxiliary flow (options available) 25 cc - 70 lpm
Working pressure 220 bar
Steering Articulated
Hydraulic lifting power 2400 kg
ISO 14397-1 operating loads with GP bucket
Static tipping load straight 2300 kg
Static tipping load articulated 1950 kg
Operating load with GP bucket (50% artic tip load) 925 kg
Data with loading fork - centre of gravity 500mm
Static tipping load straight 2100 kg
Static tipping load articulated with forks 1750 kg
Payload according to EN474-3, 60%/80% 1050/1400 kg
Payload 80%, transport position fully lowered, articulated 1800 kg
Axles Original Schaffer Axles 6 bolt
Differential Planetary axles with limited slip differentials front and rear
Oscillation Articulation joint
Speed 20 km/hr
Gears High/low range
Fuel capacity 90 litres
Oil reservoir 60 litres


Articulated Wheel Loader 4350Z


Axle Base (mm) 2000


Chassis length (mm) 4050


Total length with bucket (mm) 4730


Excavating depth (mm) 120


Maximum working height (mm) 4060


Max. bucket pivot point 3260


Max. loading height with pallet fork (mm) 3050


Dumping height - depends on bucket (mm) 2500


Samson post height (mm) 1570


Dump reach (mm) 640


Seat height (mm) 1270


Height with removable hardtop on (mm) 2220


Width over tyres (mm) 1710mm (options available)


Track arc inside (mm) 1450


Track arc outside (mm) 2680


External radius with std bucket (mm) 3000

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Features and benefits

About Schaffer articulated wheel loaders.

Schaffer leads the world in high performance, industrial build articulated wheel loaders. Ultra-strengthis combined with compact size and clever German engineering to get the job done fast.

There are numerous technical reasons why Schaffer articulated wheel loaders tick all the boxes. Designed with a massive amount of weight out the back of the rear axle, lift capacity is maximised at the front. The centre of gravity is low, offering superior performance in any conditions.

The articulation angle is also the highest on the market, maximising productivity in confined areas and speeding up work

Articulated wheel loader in action.

Who uses Schaffer articulated wheel loaders?

Schaffer articulated wheel loaders are boosting productivity in mining, earthmoving, construction, local councils, horticulture and landscaping and many other industries.

The versatility of over 50 attachments allows Schaffer articulated wheel loaders to be adapted for almost any task. Why buy a machine for every job when your Schaffer articulated wheel loader can become a power plant to quickly do just about any job?

Designed and built with more muscle power.

Greater breakout and lifting forces - that's the Schaffer advantage.

Our expert engineers use the latest 3D computer-aided design, optimised by years of experience, to create the strongest articulated wheel loaders available.

All masts use 30mm plate, massive twin lift cylinders and enormous crowd cylinders to give years of trouble-free operation. It's why quality Schaffer's German engineering alwaysoutperforms in the long run.

Articulated wheel loader arm.

Oscillating articulation joints for comfort and safety.

The Schaffer oscillating articulation joint is a unique proven system that Schaffer has used for over 20 years. It has two massive advantages - it aids traction by allowing all wheels to stay on the ground in rough terrain and improves operator comfort because it acts like a suspension system.

You're not bounced around every time you go over a bump, so you can work faster and more productively. And it's much easier on your back.

Another important benefit is that Schaffer's oscillating articulation joints are totally maintenance free. Doing away with daily lubrication dramatically reduces your workload.

In addition, Schaffer's exclusive oscillating articulation joints are a sealed system, so sand and dirt can't enter and turn the grease into a paste that will cause friction to wear down the joints.

In fact, the joints are virtually indestructible. That's why we offer you the longest warranty in the loader business on this component of three years or 3000 operating hours.

Articulated wheel loader oversized oscillating articulation joint.

Arguably the best motors in the business - Kubota.

Schaffer has worked in partnership with Kubota, the world's leading producer of water-cooled diesel motors under 100hp, for more than 25 years.

The excellent torque of a Kubota motor delivers exceptional performance - quiet, economical, fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly.

The newest generation of motors have been further improved with lower fuel consumption and emission levels. Kubota was the first manufacturer to meet the strict regulations on exhaust emissions in California - a measure of Kubota's green credentials.

Every engine is now Tier 3 - interim Tier 4 to meet the strictest emissions levels on the planet.

A unique pre-chamber system means a motor can easily be converted to cold-pressed vegetable oil without a separate diesel fuel tank. Kubota motors are future-proof!

The long partnership between Kubota and Schaffer has advantages when it comes to service and spare parts. No other compact loader producer offers such reliable service.

In a recent test Schaffer was awarded the most fuel efficient loader, even though it has the biggest engine of 110hp, using just 10.3 litres per hour.

All new 4350Z are now equipped with Kubotas latest generation 2607DI with the highest torque output in its class.

Kubota motor.

Simple, ergonomic controls.

In a Schaffer articulated wheel loader, everything simply works at the touch of a joystick.

Two speed, high and low range shift-on-the-go is standard, giving a top speed of 20km/hr (optional 30km/hr on 4360Z).

The joystick controls forward and reverse with a switch on top - no need to hit a shuttle lever for motion controls. Two speed is at the side and all mast motions are via the joystick.

This ease of operation and fine control allows the operator to focus on the job at hand formaximum productivity.

The hydrostatic drive provides high pushing power, faster travel speed and effortless control.

Articulated wheel loader driver's cockpit.

Industrial quality Bosch/Rexroth hydraulics.

Schaffer could source cheaper hydraulics but we choose not to. We realise that quality hydraulics are the crux of a great loader. When only the best will do, Bosch/Rexroth is synonymous with long-term reliability. Bosch is backed Australia-wide with its own specialist network and the Schaffer network, giving you peace of mind.

Auxiliary controls at your fingertips.

Schaffer wheel loaders have standard auxiliary controls on the joystick, making your loader a true integrated tool carrier for any job.

Cooling is optimised to allow it to run high flow attachments.

Electric auxiliary controls in the joystick makes working with 4-in-1 buckets, grabs and augers a breeze. Pushing forward lowers the mast and the log is grabbed at the same time with fingertip controls. This allows the operator to keep their hands on the steering wheel, for the highest safety standards.

For more information on attachments, see here.

Articulated wheel Loader Joystick with electric auxiliary controls.

Clear visibility maximises productivity and safety.

Schaffer's exclusive design has a relatively narrow conical loading arm which tapers to the chassis to give you the best vision of your working area possible.

Even the cylinders are centrally mounted to further enhance vision - you can really see what you're doing when you drive a Schaffer.

Only on Schaffer articulated wheel loaders do you find hydraulic cylinders freely suspended withspherical bearings instead of fixed pins so pins wear evenly and outlast the rest.

Articulated wheel loader mast.

Articulated wheel loader driving position.

Outboard planetary axles for more pushing power.

Schaffer's 4350Z and 4360Z articulated wheel loader series only use outboard planetary axles to produce the highest pushing forces.

Automatically operating limited slip differentials are standard back and front to limit wheel slip and harness the torque every moment.

Schaffer's exclusive axles are matched to each loader model - this is why independent tests confirm Schaffer out pushes the rest.

Axles on any loader are one of the most important components - they must carry heavy loads and transfer the high torque of the hydrostatic power into pushing forces over many years. Schaffer's axles are designed to push hard and last.

Heavy duty outboard planetary axles.

The lowest operating height on the market for agility and safety.

Schaffer Loaders are not only the most compact articulated wheel loaders on the market, they are also the lowest, which offers you a number of benefits.

A low operating height means you can squeeze into tight spots, monitor ground conditions with ease and there are no dramas climbing in and out.

Articulated wheel loader optional cabin.

Class leading tipping heights.

Schaffer articulated wheel loader models 4350Z and 4360Z have a 3.26m pivot point. That means you can load high-sided trucks and stack pallet racks at lightning speed.

Maximum traction with wide, heavy duty tyres.

How do you convert great torque to maximum traction? With the right heavy duty wide tyre. We can option your machine with the right tyres for the job, from the standard heavy ply 15.0x55-17 to the optional 500x45-20.

Are you in the waste, demolition or recycling industries? We have multiple options including solid press on, solid fill, liquid puncture-proof and more.

Don't see your tyre of choice? Call us to discuss options.

Articulated wheel loader tyres.

Safety - it's always standard with Schaffer.

At Schaffer, we are committed to safety. A reverse beeper and rotating beacon are always standard.

Unique customisation service.

Need something special? We do custom orders for just about any application.

Underground mining? Need fire suppression, T-bar seat, fast fill, sealed electrics for caustic conditions, mesh only, custom paint, level 2 FOPS, catalytic convertor, particulate scrubbers, solid tyres or more?

At Schaffer we customise at the factory, giving you peace of mind that the job is done right with factory back-up.

Hydraulic quick attach for fast coupling.

Every Schaffer wheel loader has hydraulic quick attach incorporated into one of the strongest tool frames on the market.

The Schaffer hook hitch enables quick coupling and decoupling from the cabin with extra safety inside.

Articulated wheel loader hook hitch.

Over 50 attachments to power through every job.

Over 50 tools turn your Schaffer articulated wheel loader into a productive workhorse able to do any job.

The list includes a 4-in-1, bulk buckets, pallet forks, augers, trenchers, rotary hoes, slashers, grab buckets and much more.

The cooling pack on every Schaffer has been designed in Germany for the harsh Aussie summer enabling you to keep your hydraulics cool so they last over the long term.

Don't buy a loader that just does one job, buy one that is built to do the lot and get even more productivity day in, day out.

Articulated wheel loader with auger in action.

Quality and service guaranteed.

Schaffer articulated wheel loaders rarely require more than routine service but it's reassuring to know that all Schaffer loaders are backed by our Australian service division, which offers originalSchaffer replacement parts and expertise.

Large quantities of parts are housed in Australia and a special airfreight agreement is in place with Schaffer in Germany to provide even faster back-up.

No downtime is our motto. Speak to any of our customers and they will confirm that the back-up from Schaffer Loaders is second to none.

We know your machine means income and we are committed to getting it back on track as fast as humanly possible.

The Schaffer articulated wheel loaders come with a guarantee of one year or 1000 hours on the whole machine, two years or 2000 hours on the Kubota motor, drive train and major hydraulics and three years or 3000 hours on the articulation joint.

Articulated wheel loader spare parts.

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