Chevron to launch Delo Synthetic Gear oil for rear axles, differentials

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By Randy Grider

Chevron announced today, March 23, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., that it will add a new member to its lubricants family when it launches the Delo Synthetic Gear Lubricant SAE 75W-90 next month. The new product meets all OEM warranty requirements and is suitable for use in rear axles and differentials for fleets in the commercial transportation and construction markets.

The new gear oil also meets SHAES 256 Rev C, a newly developed specification by Dana to be introduced in the second quarter of 2007. The specification resulted from a need for a gear lubricant that can handle greater power densities at lower operating temperatures. The product is a specially formulated synthetic lubricant designed to provide improved performance in subzero temperatures.

A specification requirement for the SHAES 256 Rev C is the Kinematic Viscosity (KV), which entails operating procedures be run at -40