Shell is proud to make the full range of lubricants for use in Caterpillar equipment. Based on decades of success and leadership in the industry, equipment operators turn to Shell to protect their valuable equipment. The table below shows the most common Shell oils and greases that are used in Caterpillar equipment.

Diesel engine oils

Spec Viscosity Shell product Additional info
Caterpillar ECF-3 SAE 15W-40 Shell Rotella T3 15W-40  
Shell Rotella T Triple Protection 15W-40
Shell Rotella T5 15W-40 Semi-synthetic
SAE 10W-30 Shell Rotella T Triple Protection 10W-30  
Shell Rotella T5 10W-30 Semi-synthetic
SAE 5W-40 Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 Full synthetic
SAE 0W-40 Shell Rotella T6 0W-40 Full synthetic

Hydraulic oils

Spec Viscosity Shell product Additional info
Caterpillar TO-4 SAE 10W Shell Spirax S4 CX 10W  
SAE 30 Shell Spirax S4 CX 30
SAE 50 Shell Spirax S4 CX 50
SAE 60 Shell Spirax S4 CX 60
Caterpillar TO-4M and TO-4 SAE 10W-40 Shell Spirax S6 CXME 10W-40 Semi-synthetic. Extended drains. Maintenance simplification. Cold weather pumpability.
SAE 5W-30 Shell Donax TC Multiseason Semi-synthetic. Extreme cold weather pumpability.

Final drive oils

Spec Viscosity Shell product Additional info
Caterpillar FD-1 SAE 50 Shell Spirax S5 CFD M 50  
SAE 60 Shell Spirax S5 CFD M 60  

On-highway transmission oil

Spec Viscosity Shell product Additional info
Caterpillar AT-1 ISO VG 32/46 Shell Spirax S6 ATF A295 Also approved by Allison for TES 295 and TES 468 applications.

Antifreeze Coolants

Spec Technology Shell product Additional info
Caterpillar EC-1 Nitrited ELC. Shell Rotella ELC Available in various concentrations, including 50/50.
Nitrite-free ELC. Shell Rotella Ultra ELC Applies to Sections 2.3 - 4.5 inclusive.
Nitrited ELC. Shell HD Premium N Antifreeze/Coolant Applies to Sections 2.3 - 4.5 inclusive. Available in 55/45 concentration.

Greases

For greased components, end users must choose greases that are suitable for each application. The table below shows the most common greases used in Caterpillar equipment. If you need help with a specific application, please contact us. Our technical advisors are available Monday-Friday during normal business hours.

Description / requirements NLGI Shell product Use instead of...
3% moly NLGI 2 Shell Gadus S3 V460D 2 Cat Advanced 3Moly Grease
Cat Prime Application Grease
NLGI 1 Shell Gadus S3 V460D 1 3% moly, NLGI 1 greases
5% moly, lithium complex NLGI 2 Shell Gadus S3 V460XD 2 5% moly, NLGI 2 lithium complex greases
NLGI 1 Shell Gadus S3 V460XD 1 5% moly, NLGI 1 lithium complex greases
5% moly, calcium sulfonate NLGI 2 Shell Gadus S3 U460AXD 2 Cat Ultra 5Moly Grease, NLGI 2
Shell SRS 2000 Grease Moly Cat Extreme Application Grease, NLGI 2
NLGI 1 Shell Gadus S3 U150AXD 1 Cat Ultra 5Moly Grease, NLGI 1
Cat Extreme Application Grease, NLGI 1
5% moly, cold weather pumpability NLGI 1 Shell Gadus S5 V150XKD 1 Cat Arctic Platinum Grease
Cat Extreme Application Grease – Arctic
Cat Ultra 5Moly Grease, NLGI 0
5% moly greases for arctic pumpability down to -40°F / -40°C
Multipurpose grease, no moly NLGI 2 Shell Gadus S3 V220C 2 Cat Multipurpose Grease
Cat Utility Grease
All NLGI GC-LB greases.
Multipurpose grease, no moly, extra tacky NLGI 2 Shell SRS 2000 Extreme Cat Multipurpose Grease
Cat Utility Grease
High speed ball bearing grease, no moly NLGI 2 Shell Gadus S3 T100 2 Cat High Speed Ball Bearing Grease
Cat Ball Bearing Grease

In addition to the greases shown above, Shell is a leading supplier of open gear greases and has a full portfolio of open gear greases. Please contact us for additional info about open gear greases.

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