Shell Rotella T approved by MTU, Deutz for diesel engines

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Shell Lubricants announced Friday, Nov. 16, that Shell Rotella T motor oil with Triple Protection technology has been approved as meeting two manufacturer specifications for diesel engines used in construction, agriculture and other applications. In addition to the existing Caterpillar performance credentials (ECF-3, ECF-2 and ECF-1-A), Shell says it has gained formal approvals from engine makers MTU and Deutz.

MTU is a supplier of high horsepower engines used in applications such as mining equipment and large dump trucks. Deutz supplies compact engines to a wide range of agricultural and construction equipment makers. In detail:

  • The Deutz DQC III-05 Approval – Oils meeting this specification are required for use in Deutz diesel engines with closed crankcase ventilation commonly found in light- or heavy-duty construction and agricultural equipment and machinery that are air-, oil- or water-cooled, and also may be used in Deutz diesel engines commonly found in smaller construction and agricultural machinery that require the use of DQC I-02 or DQC II-05. Oils meeting the Deutz DQC III-05 specification also may be used in closed crankcase ventilation diesel engines used in specific mining, power generation, railroad and marine applications.
  • The MTU Oil Category 2 Approval – Oils meeting this specification are required for MTU engines and DDC engine series 2000/4000 found in large off-highway equipment used in heavy construction, agricultural and mining equipment and machinery that require a single- or multi-grade motor oil. In addition, Shell Rotella T with Triple Protection technology may be used in power generators and large ship engines that require a motor oil that meets MTU Oil Category 2.
  • “As Shell Rotella T motor oil with Triple Protection technology continues to meet new specifications for off-highway equipment and machinery, it is easier for customers to find engine oils for specialized applications,” says Walt Silveira, U.S. technical manager for Houston-based Shell Lubricants. “Additionally, it is now possible to stock a single motor oil for use in on-highway truck engines and a number of off-road applications.”