How upgrading and consolidating transmission oil portfolio saved a Canadian company $140,298
Sureway Construction in Alberta, Canada, uses heavy-duty equipment for construction and earth moving in temperatures ranging from –25 to +40°C.
The company was using separate lubricant products for final drives and transmissions. In the summer, the company mixed the products together so they would provide protection under the higher temperatures and more severe duty cycles. Yet another lubricant was used for some of the heavier equipment in winter.
The company faced the challenges of managing oil changes and mixing the products, which required considerable resources, so approached Shell Lubricants for advice.
Shell Lubricants technical experts recommended that Sureway should change to Shell Spirax S6 CXME 10W-40, for use throughout the year. A field-test was conducted to assess the lubricant’s performance for 18 months to confirm that it met Sureway’s needs. The product withstands the wide temperature range and meets the Caterpillar TO-4M specification.
Switching to Shell Spirax S6 CXME 10W-40 enabled the company to:
- Avoid premature oil changes
- Reduce oil consumption
- Increase productivity through less downtime
- Lower maintenance costs
- Reported annual cost savings amount to USD $140,298