Founded 1956
Founder(s) Heinrich Schäffer
Headquarters , Germany
Products Wheeled Loaders and Telescopic handlers
Schaffer 3345 loader trencher at SED 09 - IMG 8275

A Schäffer 3345 fitted with a chain trencher attachment on demo at the SED show

Schäffer is a German manufacturer of compact Wheeled Loaders and Telescopic handlers. The company was founded by Heinrich Schäffer as “Schäffer Maschinenfabrik“ in 1956 when he registered the name in the commercial trades register of Erwitte/Westfalen.


The company was one of the first builders of wheeled loaders in Germany and also built silage block cutters.

Model rangeEdit

Schaffer 326 loader - Picture 488

A early Schaffer model 326 loader

Schaffer 9530T telehandler at LAMMA 2013 IMG 6069

Schaffer 9530T telehandler at LAMMA Show 2013

Early modelsEdit

Modern modelsEdit

Yard loaders

Compact articulated loaders for general material handing in farm yard and works.

Wheeled loaders

Small and medium size articulated loaders

Telescopic handlers

Compact handlers for general yard and small site use


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