Petro-Canada launches new gear oil line

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TORONTO, Ont. – Petro-Canada today announced the launch of Traxon, a new line of premium multi-grade gear oils.

The lubes are specially formulated with a protection formula to provide superior longer-lasting equipment protection.

TRAXON gear oils start with a patented HT purity process to produce 99.9 per cent crystal-clear base oils says company literature. By removing the impurities that hinder performance in conventional oils and blending in special additives, TRAXON provides longer oil life and better equipment protection, the company claims.

Oxidation stability tests show TRAXON 80W-90 resists deterioration and sludging three times better than the leading North American competitor, according to the company.

TRAXON’s performance in shear stability tests also ensures equipment is protected better under tough operating conditions, the company claims. For example, TRAXON Synthetic Blend 75W-90 and TRAXON Synthetic 75W-90 stay in grade to ensure a constant film of lubrication for better protection of components while others tested shear out of grade, claims the company.

TRAXON is designed to meet the proposed SAE J2360 Global Standard, says company literature.

The gear oils are recommended for use in most manual transmissions, differentials, power take off units and final drives found on trucks and off-highway vehicles used in construction, forestry and mining operations. They can be used in most universal joints, wheel bearings, planetary gear sets, steering gears and certain industrial gear reducers requiring GL-3, GL-4 or GL-5 oils.

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