Powerful loaders and custom accessories – Schäffer quality since 1956

Schäffer is a leading manufacturer of compact wheeled and telescopic wheeled loaders for agricultural, landscaping, construction and industrial applications. Offering a large portfolio of machines that range from compact and ultra low-profile yard loaders to artic-steer telescopic wheeled loaders with operating weights of up to 12 tonnes, Schäffer is a leading manufacturer of pivot-steer loaders in Europe. A large programme of attachments makes the Schäffer loaders extremely versatile machines. With more than 450 employees, Schäffer enjoys a reputation for being an innovative, flexible and international manufacturer of high-quality machines.


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Company established by Heinrich Schäffer.


Launch of the harvesting fork, combined fork and beet fork production for front loaders.


Production of the first front loader for agricultural tractors.


Development of the “SILOREX” silo removal system.


Currently 50 employees. Participation in national and international specialist trade fairs. Development of the first industrial front loader with parallel guide.


Development of the first D25 compact wheel loader (28 PS), a crucial moment in the company’s history. The first loader with hydrostatic drive and quick-release system.


New development of a complete production system with a facility covering 6,400 square metres as well as an administration facility with 1,000 square metres.


Following the death of Heinrich Schäffer, Jürgen Jachalke and Siegfried Schäffer take over as managing partners of the company.


Development of the first model 860 wheel loader for use outside the agricultural sector.


A new sales office that serves the eastern German market opens in Döbeln, Saxony.


Development of the first telescopic wheel loader with articulated joint, the 870T.


Construction of a new factory and paintshop. The first machines roll off the new assembly lines.


The first SLT farm loader with a particularly low design height.


Family member Rüdiger Schäffer is appointed to the management board.


The sales structures are reorganised into separate agricultural and construction sales teams and dealers.


Presentation of the 23e: The world’s first electric yard loader with lithium-ion battery.


Presentation of the 1622, first loader of the 1,000 series.


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We have relied on Schäffer for 22 years. The robust machines are especially agile, and we can use them in our old buildings without problems thanks to their low height.
Arndt Helm, Osterland Landwirtschafts GmbH, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
The Schäffer loaders save us a great deal of physical work. They are the ideal solution for our tree nurseries thanks to their many applications and a large variety of attachments.
Frank Einemann, Bruns tree nursery, Lower Saxony, Germany
We use the Schäffer loaders many hours per day. This makes good service and personal support extremely important. this is exactly what we value in Schäffer.
Hermann Hagg of the Hagg dairy farm in Bavaria, Germany
The manoeuvrability of the Schäffer loaders is of immense importance for us. The compact powerhouses are worth their weight in gold on the narrow cemetery paths.
Dziuk cemetery gardener at central cemetery in Münster, Germany
The versatility of our Schäffer loaders is unbeatable, and the all-rounders are absolutely indispensable for our business.
Reiner Böger, farmer from Westphalia, Germany
In the past, I had to unload half of the paving stones from the pallet in order to be able to move them with a loader. Now my Schäffer masters this task without problems.
Markus Dahlhoff, Landscaping, Sauerland, Germany