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Axle and transmissions

Products designed to help keep your transmission components protected

Discover how Shell Spirax protects axles and gears from wear to help reduce maintenance costs, extend vehicle life and maximise your return on investment.

Shell Spirax oils are designed to help keep your transmission components protected so that they can go on working efficiently. Shell Spirax is specifically designed to meet the challenges and requirements of many industry-leading automatic transmission, axle and gear manufacturers. 

Using a single oil for both gear and axles may lead to a compromise in either or both the axle and gearbox wear protection and efficiency, but Shell Spirax oils are formulated to help deliver the specific oxidation, shear stability and performance characteristics needed to best provide protection, power and efficiency for each application.

The Spirax product benefits

Proven wear protection

Protecting axles and gears from wear can help to reduce maintenance costs, extend vehicle life and maximise your return on investment. The Shell Spirax range of axle and gear oils offers proven protection, including the latest synthetic oils that deliver exceptional wear, pitting, bearing-failure and corrosion protection for heavy-duty axles, transmissions and gears operating under highly stressed conditions. This can help to reduce your costs.

Longer oil and component life

The longer an oil goes on protecting its components, the less maintenance your vehicle requires, so it can continue to operate with less interruption, which can reduce your maintenance costs. The Shell Spirax range contains oils that are designed to offer you value through exceptional oil life and protection that enable oil-drain intervals and component life to be extended. For example, in industry-standard oxidation tests, Shell Spirax S6 AXME axle oil remains in specification after four times the normal duration of the test, which means that it can go on protecting your vehicle components for longer.

Efficiency

Shell Spirax oils are designed to help keep your transmission components protected so that they can go on working efficiently. For instance, Shell Spirax S6 AXME and Shell Spirax S6 GXME have special frictional properties and high fluidity that reduce power loss, lower the operating temperature and offer higher mechanical efficiency. These properties can help to deliver fuel efficiency and savings.

Cool running with Shell Spirax

Thermal imaging of a Perspex gearbox demonstrates the lower operating temperature of synthetic low viscosity Spirax S6 AXME 75W-90 compared to higher viscosity Spirax S2 A 85W-140.

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