Roadranger says its synthetic gear lube can improve fuel mileage by 1%.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Roadranger has announced that fuel-saving Roadranger FE 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Lubricant is now available through every major heavy-duty truck OEM in North America.
New truck buyers in the US and Canada may now specify an axle lubricant that has proven to generate reductions in fuel consumption of more than 1%, states Roadranger.
“Managing fuel costs continues to be one of the foremost concerns for any fleet looking to operate profitably in today’s trucking industry,” said Rick Muth, manager of lubricants for Roadranger Marketing. “Because of that, we have worked diligently with our OEM partners to make the Roadranger lubricants readily accessible for everyone. At today’s fuel prices, every one percent improvement, translates to about $850 in annual savings per truck.”
Muth added that Roadranger FE 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Lubricant is now listed as the standard fill for all Class 5-8 vehicles from Peterbilt and Kenworth, as well as a data book option through the makers of International, Mack, Volvo, Freightliner, Sterling and Western Star heavy-duty trucks.
Furthermore, the company states that Roadranger-approved synthetics are required in Eaton’s Fuller transmissions and Dana’s Spicer axles, in order to qualify for extended warranty coverage and up to 500,000-mile initial drain approvals. Muth added that the lubricants meet and exceed transmission specification, Eaton PS164 REV7, and axle specification, Dana SHAES 256 REV C, which were introduced to improve low and high temperature operation, and provide better protection against gear wear in high-horsepower, high-torque, high-speed and heavy-load applications.
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