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Shell Rotella rolls out new heavy-duty grease line

Dec. 25, 2018
Shell Rotella recently introduced a line of heavy-duty greases for trucks, tractors and more.

Shell Rotella recently introduced a line of heavy-duty greases for trucks, tractors, construction equipment and more.

Shell Rotella HD Grease is a multi-purpose grease for on- and off-road vehicle applications with the versatility for industrial equipment use, the company said. It contains Shell’s latest performance additives designed to provide excellent high-temperature oxidation performance, corrosion resistance, and extreme-pressure and anti-wear protection. HD Grease is suitable for bearings operating at high temperature and under loads such as disk brake-equipped wheel bearings.

Performance, features, and benefits:

  • Excellent mechanical stability over long periods of severe vibration
  • Enhanced extreme-pressure properties
  • Excellent load-carrying performance
  • Provides lasting protection even in the presence of water contamination
  • Provides shear stability in high speed wheel bearings
  • Long operational life at high temperatures
  • Helps prevent rust and corrosion


  • Wheel bearing and general chassis lubrication in on and off-road vehicles and general equipment
  • All around lubrication for bearings and pivot points on equipment
  • General farm, construction, and lawn equipment
  • Automotive wheel bearings

Shell Rotella SD Grease is a high-performance, high-temperature grease for vehicle and equipment lubrication, Shell said. Formulated with moly solid lubricant (molybdenum disulfide), SD Grease is designed for lubrication of demanding applications in vehicles and equipment that are subjected to high shock loads where rapid starts and stops may occur, impacting such things as chassis points, sliding pins, trailer hitches and axle splines.

Performance, features, and benefits:

  • High base oil viscosity to provide excellent load carrying performance
  • Excellent mechanical stability even when continuously exposed to weather
  • Performance consistency is retained over long periods, even in conditions of severe vibration
  • Excellent load-carrying performance enhanced by the presence of solids


  • Tractors and tractor attachments
  • Construction equipment
  • Industrial equipment
  • Power take-off linkages
  • Trailers and hitches

Shell Rotella MP Grease is designed for multi-purpose grease lubrication of on- and off-road vehicles and equipment for general chassis, springs, pivot points, low speed bearings (not disk brake wheel bearings) and equipment such as mowers, trailers, lifts and loader buckets.

MP Grease is an extreme-pressure grease based on a blend of high-viscosity index mineral oils and a lithium hydroxystreate soap thickener that contains additives intended to enhance performance in a wide range of applications.

Performance, features, and benefits:

  • Shell Rotella MP Grease contains special extreme pressure additives that enable it to withstand heavy shock loads without failure of the lubricant film
  • Improved mechanical stability in vibrating environments where poor mechanical stability can lead to grease softening with subsequent loss of lubrication performance and leakage
  • Oxidation stability--specially selected base oil components have excellent oxidation resistance the consistency will not alter in storage and can withstand high operating temperatures without hardening or forming deposits
  • Reliably protects bearing surfaces against corrosion, even when a high amount of water is present
  • Resistance to water wash-out


  • Vehicle chassis and general equipment lubrication including garage and workshop equipment, trailers, hitches, and other moving parts

Shell Rotella ET Grease is designed for the lubrication of most on- and off-road vehicles and equipment. It is a lithium-complex grease based on high-viscosity mineral oils and polymers for improved adhesion and retention on exposed surfaces such as fifth-wheel plate pivots, wheel bearings, springs, trailers, open pivot joints and weather-exposed equipment. The grease is tacky, water-resistant and suitable for high temperatures. ET Grease contains antioxidants, extreme-pressure and wear-preventive additives, and rust inhibitors for long service life and corrosion protection.

Performance, features, and benefits:

  • Wear protection in high temperature and exposed conditions
  • Corrosion protection
  • Resistance to water wash out and wash off
  • Bearing lubrication including wheel bearings
  • General chassis lubrication of vehicles
  • Use in industrial, farm, construction, and yard equipment
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