Shell Lubricants will introduce Shell Spirax S6 GXME 75W-80, a fuel-efficient and long-life transmission and gearbox oil approved to meet the requirement for Volvo transmission specification 97307 for use in Volvo I-Shift and Mack mDrive transmissions. It is specifically formulated with synthetic base oils and additive technology for improved lubrication and lower operating temperatures over longer oil-drain intervals. Shell Spirax S6 GXME 75W-80 can help protect against wear, pitting, bearing failure and corrosion for reduced maintenance and longer equipment life.
"In order to meet the needs of our Volvo and Mack fleet customers, Shell Lubricants will add Shell Spirax S6 GXME 75W-80 to our North American portfolio of low viscosity, full synthetic oils," said Dan Arcy, OEM technical manager, Shell Lubricants. "Shell Spirax S6 GXME 75W-80 meets the extended service requirements for Volvo and Mack by offering excellent oil life, allowing drain intervals up to 250,000 miles."
Limiting fluid degradation can help to prolong oil and component life. Shell Spirax S6 GXME 75W-80 has exceptional resistance to physical and chemical breakdown, which means that it can go on protecting components for a longer period of time, allowing for longer oil drain intervals.
Shell Spirax S6 GXME 75W-80 remains well within the industry oxidation limits after double the normal test period in DKA oxidation test, thanks to its long-life additives, which enable the oil to keep gears protected and maintain performance over extended oil-drain intervals.
Shell Spirax S6 GXME 75W-80 has special frictional properties and high fluidity that help reduce power loss and offer higher mechanical efficiency. The benefits of Shell Spirax S6 GXME 75W-80 have been demonstrated through extensive laboratory tests and over 12 million miles of field trials. It is available in viscosity grade SAE 75W-80. Shell Spirax S6 GXME 75W-80 carries component and vehicle manufacturer approvals for MAN 341 Type E4 and Volvo 97307and also may be used where API GL-4, MT-1, SAE 75W-80 lubricant is required.
Shell Lubricants designed the Shell Spirax range of heavy-duty automatic transmission fluids to offer optimum value through wear protection, long oil life and efficiency. Shell Spirax transmission, axle and gear oils have been developed to meet the latest and most demanding applications for low viscosity transmission and gear oils.
Shell Spirax S6 GXME 75W-80 will become available via Shell Lubricants distributors in five gallon containers.