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:
“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.”