Shell develops transmission fluid to meet Allison TES 295 spec

Shell develops transmission fluid to meet Allison TES 295 spec

In a joint effort with Allison Transmission to meet the growing global demand for heavy-duty automatic transmissions, Shell Lubricants has introduced Shell Spirax S6 ATF A295 synthetic automatic transmission fluid, which is approved against Allison's stringent TES-295 specification for extended warranty and extended drain intervals.

In a joint effort with Allison Transmission to meet the growing global demand for heavy-duty automatic transmissions, Shell Lubricants has introduced Shell Spirax S6 ATF A295 synthetic automatic transmission fluid. The new lubricant is approved against Allison’s stringent TES-295 specification for extended warranty and extended drain intervals, Shell said.

According to the company, Shell Spirax S6 ATF A295 can be relied on to last up to 300,000 miles under normal conditions or 150,000 miles under severe conditions without risk to the transmission components or warranty. It enables vehicles to go to the maximum oil-drain intervals allowed by Allison with the confidence that the transmission components are protected.

“Shell Lubricants worked extensively with Allison in the development of Shell Spirax S6 ATF A295,” said Stede Granger, OEM technical manager for Shell Lubricants. “Through this process, it became clear that Spirax S6 ATF A295 is more than just a lubricant, it is also a key component of the transmission.”

The product far outperforms conventional type automatic transmission fluids in Allison transmissions, according to Shell, which added the transmission fluid underwent an extra-long duration test by Allison engineers and was approved for the Allison extended oil-drain recommendations for up to 300,000 miles.

Shell Spirax S6 ATF A295 will provide Allison fleet and owner-operator customers with protection for their automatic transmissions from wear, pitting and corrosion. It helps to extend vehicle time in service and reduce the cost per mile of operation through lower maintenance costs. Additional characteristics include:

• Exceptional wear protection for longer transmission life
• Excellent resistance to viscosity and thermal breakdown for longer oil life
• Superior friction characteristics and friction retention
• Excellent low-temperature capability
• Improved reliability in older Allison transmissions
• Works with Allison Prognostics maintenance reminder system

Shell Spirax S6 ATF A295 will be available in drums, pails and gallon jugs in global markets in 2013. The maker added it is ideal for use in trucks, buses, motor homes, vocational vehicles, dump trucks, refuse trucks, concrete trucks, off-road haulers and emergency vehicles.

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