A HIGH-PERFORMANCE GL-5 AXLE AND GEAR OIL
Shell Spirax S3 AX is a high-performance axle oil for moderately to heavily loaded on- and off-road drivelines. It has reduced friction for improved efficiency, and is an oil that you can rely on to help protect manual transmissions and axles from pitting, bearing failure and corrosion for reduced maintenance and longer equipment life. Shell Spirax S3 AX has excellent oxidation stability for long oil life and contains additives that ensure long-term protection for your components.
THE BENEFITS OF USING A DEDICATED AXLE OIL
Many gearboxes and axles use different materials and operate under different conditions. A single oil used for both applications may lead to a compromise in either or both the axle and gearbox wear protection and efficiency. Using a dedicated axle oil, such as Shell Spirax S3 AX, and a dedicated gearbox oil, such as Shell Spirax S3 G, means that the oils can be formulated to have the separate viscosity grades and different additive technologies needed to provide maximum protection, power and efficiency for each application.
Designed to protect
Protecting manual transmissions and axles from wear, pitting and corrosion can help to extend component life and maximise your return on investment. Shell Spirax S3 AX offers excellent protection by helping to
- prevent damaging deposits from forming in the gears, thanks to its high oxidation resistance
- protect against wear, as it lasts up to 47% longer in Mercedes-Benz rig tests than the minimum allowed industry limit.
Designed for long oil life
Limiting fluid degradation can help to prolong oil and component life. Shell Spirax S3 AX has excellent resistance to physical and chemical breakdown, which means that it can go on protecting components for longer. It has
- excellent oxidation resistance, as it thickens significantly less than a reference oil in oxidation tests and stays in grade to protect your components for longer.
Shell Spirax S3 AX has special frictional properties that reduce power loss and offer
higher mechanical efficiency. These properties can help to cut fuel costs for your business. It also has a shear-stable formulation for improved flow properties and shiftability at low temperatures.
SPECIFICATIONS AND APPROVALS
Shell Spirax S3 AX exceeds API GL-5, MT-1 requirements and meets requirements of MIL-L-2105D, MAN 342 Type M2 and ZF-TE-ML.
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