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Schopf Maschinenbau GmbH

Booth number: 4404

About us

Goldhofer's towbarless aircraft tractors compose a tractor generation, which has been developed in collaboration with users and for users under consideration of essential factors such as logistics, efficiency, safety and ecology. They offer economical and flexible aircraft towing in four size categories that cover today's full range of aircraft including the A380. Goldhofer also supplies various aircraft recovery and transport systems for disabled aircraft.

Goldhofer's latest innovation is the »SHERPA« range of cargo tow tractors in different weight classes, diesel or electric driven.
Schopf Maschinenbau GmbH, a Goldhofer Company, offers a complete range of diesel and electric driven conventional aircraft tractors from 5 to 70 tons, for any operation purpose up to Antonov AN 225 and the A380.

All Products are "Made in Germany".  + 

Products and services

Schopf Tow Tractors:
F59 - regional +military aircraft
F70 for the fast growing LCC market
F110 - aircraft of B737/A320 fleet, available in electrical version
F160 + F210 - aircraft up to B767 + A330/340
F300 - B777 + A340-600
F396 - all wide body aircraft incl. A380

Schopf Baggage Equipment:
PowerHybrid ZH 4, ZH 5 - Diesel engine for outdoor, switch to quiet,
emission-free battery operation for indoor use.

Range of Products

Range of Products

Our range of products includes baggage and cargo tow tractors
(»SHERPA«), conventional and towbarless aircraft tow tractors (F and AST) as well as aircraft recovery transport systems (ARTS).



Power. Perstistence. Endurance.
Goldhofer's first baggage and cargo tow tractor.
3 diesel engine power rates.
1 electric engine.
3 different cabins.
5 ballast classes.
And this is just the beginning!



The AST-2 of the fourth generation is based on a completely new, compact and modular vehicle design, with a hydrostatically powered steering drive axle for maximum traction even under low loads. The extended range of compatible aircraft, from the Embraer 170-195 to the B777-300ER, is another reason for choosing the latest generation AST-2.,29.html

News & Innovations

Power. Persistence. Endurance. 

»SHERPA« is the very first baggage and cargo tow tractor from Goldhofer. This modular vehicle can be customized and configured in line with the respective tasks: three different diesel engine power rates, an electric driven version with Lithium-Ion battery, three different cabin variants and five different ballasting classes are just the beginning!

Thanks to extremely easy and safe operation, low and wide cabin access as well as ergonomic axle and seat suspension, this comfortable vehicle ensures optimal workflows. Compact dimensions, a 360° view for the driver and a large number of other convenient functions ideally complement the well-thought-out »SHERPA« concept. And, while the maintenance effort for this tow tractor has been reduced to a minimum, its large diesel tank can hold enough fuel for two shifts. At the end of the day, this means that you’re looking at extremely high levels of availability and reliability.


Schopf Maschinenbau GmbH
Parkstr. 19 – 21
73760 Ostfildern

Phone: +49 711 34000-0

Roger Saadé
Aerea Sales Manager
Phone: +49 171 8255051

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