The SdKfz 8 was the first of the artillery tractors to be designed and manufactured. It paved the way for the designs of other artillery tractors that were to follow.
The SdKfz 8 was used to pull:
Produced primarily at the Daimler-Benz factory in Berlin-Marienfelde and the Kruppwerke at Mülhausen. Some were produced at Skodawerke at Pilsen.
The Czechoslovakian Army used the SdKfz 8s into the 1960.