Compact wheeled loaders are becoming more and more popular in landscaping, construction and council work. Ever tighter construction site space requires agile and compact machines that are able to handle heavy loads. With the launch of the 2430 SLT, Schäffer now offers a new and high-capacity wheeled loader that ticks all these boxes.
Superseding the extremely successful 2445 SLT, the Schäffer 2430 SLT is as an enormously versatile and efficient compact wheeled loader that offers an operating weight of 2.4 – 2.6 tonnes depending on specification. This said, the light-weight machine handles pallets of paving stones weighing up to 1.7 tonnes. Another advantage is the ease of transport from one construction site to the next, because all it takes is a regular trailer for private cars. Thanks to its compact dimensions – 1.02m minimum width and 1.95m minimum height – the machine passes through low gates and easily manoeuvres in underground car parks. Operator access is easy thanks to the relatively low position of the seat.
The loader is powered by an 18.5kW (25hp), 1.7l Kubota engine: one of the highest-torque engines in this power bracket. The diesel-fuelled, low-emission unit does not require emission treatment. The standard-fit high-pressure transmission accelerates the agile artic loader rapidly to 20km/h and develops a dependably high thrust. The automatic High Traction Force (HTF) thrust control eliminates the need for downshifting to get the maximum thrust, boosting your work rates and providing the maximum thrust also in range 2. The transmission is controlled electronically by the Schäffer Power Transmission (SPT) which pairs the hydraulic drive with the torque characteristics of the engine and translates into a substantially higher performance as efficiency and fuel economy increase.
Offering a lift height of 2.50m, the machine fills and empties even high-sided trailers without any problem. Available with roof or cab, it is ready for the outdoors in any season. The original Schäffer axles for wheeled loaders are extremely durable and have maintenance-free and wear-resistant multi-disk brakes. Another standard feature is the maintenance-free oscillating mid-pivot joint for which Schäffer offers an extended factory guarantee of 3,000 hours or three years.