PARK CITY, Utah - Shell Lubricants is introducing Shell Spirax S6 GXME 75W-80, a new transmission and gearbox oil approved to meet the requirement for Volvo transmission specification 97307 for use in Volvo I-Shift and Mack mDrive transmissions.
PARK CITY, Utah – Shell Lubricants is introducing Shell Spirax S6 GXME 75W-80, a new 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. The company says it can help protect against wear, pitting, bearing failure and corrosion for reduced maintenance and longer equipment life.
“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,” said Dan Arcy, OEM technical manager, Shell Lubricants.
Limiting fluid degradation can help to prolong oil and component life. Shell Spirax S6 GXME 75W-80 has resists 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, the company claims. It is also claimed to remain 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. Shell says the benefits of Shell Spirax 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 Spirax® S6 GXME 75W-80 will become available via Shell Lubricants distributors in five gallon containers.
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