Front End Loader Series.

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

Full Technical Specifications

Front End Loader 5680Z Tech Spec
Diesel motor Water cooled Deutz 4 cylinder turbo (with 300Nm - the highest torque in its class)
Output 55 kW (75 hp)
Operating weight with GP bucket 4800 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) 86 - 117 lpm
Working pressure 220 bar
Steering Articulated
Hydraulic lifting power 2800 kg
ISO 14397-1 operating loads with GP bucket
Static tipping load straight 3200 kg
Static tipping load articulated 2700 kg
Operating load with GP bucket (50% artic tip load) 1350 kg
Data with loading fork - centre of gravity 500mm
Static tipping load straight 2700 kg
Static tipping load articulated with forks 2300 kg
Payload according to EN474-3, 60%/80% 1380/1840 kg
Payload 80%, transport position fully lowered, articulated 2250 kg
Axles Original Schaffer Axles 6 bolt
Differential Planetary axles with limited slip differentials front and rear
Oscillation Rear Axle
Speed 20 km/hr (optional 30)
Gears High/low range
Fuel capacity 65 litres
Oil resevoir 60 litres


Front End Loader 5680Z


Axle Base (mm) 1930


Chassis length (mm) 4480


Total length with bucket (mm) 5250


Excavating depth (mm) 180


Maximum working height (mm) 4070


Max. bucket pivot point 3400


Max. loading height with pallet fork (mm) 3175


Dumping height - depends on bucket (mm) 2700


Samson post height (mm) 1640


Dump reach (mm) 600


Seat height (mm) 1340


Height with removable hardtop on (mm) 2320


Width over tyres (mm) 1750


Track arc inside (mm) 1560


Track arc outside (mm) 3130


External radius with std bucket (mm) 3750

Features and benefits at a glance

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Features and benefits

About Schaffer front end loaders.

Schaffer leads the world in high performance, industrial build front end loaders. Ultra-strength is combined with compact size and clever German engineering to get the job done fast.

There are numerous technical reasons why Schaffer front end 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 condition.

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

Front end loader in action.

Who uses Schaffer front end loaders?

SchSchaffer front end 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 front end loaders to be adapted for almost any task. Why buy a machine for every job when your Schaffer front end 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 front end 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.

Front end loader arm.

Oscillating rear axle for productivity, safety and comfort.

Schaffer front end loaders have another feature rarely seen on this size loader - an oscillating rear axle. Schaffer engineers don't skimp on quality. It's one more reason why Schaffer performs better and outlasts the rest.

The oscillating rear axle, similar to an oscillating articulation joint, allows the loader's wheels to stay on the ground - increasing traction in rough conditions and giving the operator a more comfortable ride by acting like a suspension system. Every little bump isn't transferred into the cabin, saving your back and allowing you to work faster and more productively.

But the big difference with an oscillating rear axle is a massive boost in performance and safety. Performance is increased as the loader's full length can be used as a shovel. Just as a crowbar acts as a lever imparting high force on the end, a loader with an oscillating rear axle does the same, improving breakout.

An oscillating rear axle is also more stable as the counterweight comes into play earlier, stabilising the loader faster.

Front end loader oscillating rear axle.

Oversized articulation joints with long life guarantee.

At Schaffer we back the quality of our articulation joints with the longest articulation joint warranty on the market - three years or 3,000 operating hours.

The special design, perfected over more than 50 years, also minimises the entry of sand, ensuring a wear paste isn't created inside the joint and extending longevity.

Front end loader oversized articulation joint.

German built, water cooled Deutz motors.

Schaffer and Kubota motors - partners for 25 years.

The 5680Z is powered by a 55kW / 75hp water cooled Deutz. The engine produces by far the highest torque of 300Nm in its class.

The Deutz meets emission standards Tier 3b is achieved by the diesel oxidation catalyst alone which makes a high-maintenance particle filter unnecessary, saving the operator money every day.

Kubota motor.

Simple, ergonomic controls.

In a Schaffer 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).

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.

Front end 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. If you really need high flow, Schaffer's 130hp has best-in-class high auxiliary flow available for mulchers and cold planers.

Electric auxiliary controls in the joystick makes working with 4-in-1 buckets, grabs and augers a breeze. The mast is lowered by pushing forward 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.

Front End 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 front end loaders do you find hydraulic cylinders freely suspended withspherical bearings instead of fixed pins so pins wear evenly and outlast the rest.

Front end loader mast.

Front end loader driving position.

Outboard planetary axles for more pushing power.

Schaffer's front end 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 outpushes 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 most comfortable cabins on the market.

The new Schaffer SCV-cab (Silence/Comfort/View) cabin is here on the 5680Z - and it's been acclaimed as the most comfortable cabin available.

From the adjustable steering wheel to the integration of the armrest and joystick, everything has been designed with German precision for the ultimate in ergonomic comfort during long working days.

Hardtop and air spring seat options are also available to cater for individual preferences.

The lowest cabins on the market for agility and safety.

Schaffer Loaders are not only the most compact articulated 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.

Front end loader optional hardtop.

Class leading tipping heights.

Schaffer front end loader 5680Z have a 3.4m pivot point. That means you can load high-sided trucks and stack pallet racks at lightning speed.

Front end loader pallet forks 2 tonnes.

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.

Front end 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 withfactory 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.

Front end loader hook hitch.

Over 50 attachments to power through every job.

Over 50 tools turn your Schaffer front end 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.

Quality and service guaranteed.

Schaffer front end 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 original Schaffer 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.

Front end loader spare parts.

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