Equipment in the mining sector often works around the clock, under extreme environmental conditions. Providing appropriate lubrication is an important way in ensuring that operators receive maximum performance from their engines, hydraulic systems, transmissions, and greased components.  Reducing cost in today’s economy is essential in the mining sector. Often relying on their equipment to work harder – machines running for longer periods of time, under heavy loads can lead to increased downtime and unexpected financial costs. 

With these issues in mind, Shell provides a solution. With a variety of high-performing lubricants available, Shell are utilising years of experience and knowledge in the manufacturing of lubricants – providing customers with the best possible results. Although lubricants generally account for five per cent of total maintenance expenditure, when applied with Shell’s leading expertise in producing and managing lubricant programs, they can reduce the total maintenance budget significantly.  

Choosing the best lubricant for each piece of equipment is made easy when in consultation with Shell and their comprehensive team of technical representatives. Shell’s technicians can assess equipment needs, and appropriately match the correct product to use in each piece of equipment.  

In the mining industry, hydraulic systems are used in dump trucks, diggers, and tractors. Hydraulic fluids should protect, lubricate, and help transmit power in the most effective way possible.   Shell offers a range of lubricants for hydraulic systems that are designed to improve oil life, enhance energy capabilities, and extend machine life expectancy.  

From entry level to top tier lubricants, Shell has manufactured five types of products, designed to be used in various applications. 

Shell Tellus S2 MX: 

  • Extra protection.
  • Industrial applications.
  • Long life expectancy.
  • Mineral and zinc based.

Shell Tellus S2 VX: 

  • Ultra-low temperature.
  • Able to be used in varying applications. 
  • Special based Zinc Antiwear.

Shell Spirax S4 CX: 

  • Anti-wear protection.
  • Low temperature characteristics.
  • Oxidation stability.

Shell Tellus S3 M: 

  • Superior protection capabilities.
  • Long life.
  • Versatile in its applications.
  • Mineral and zinc free.

Shell Tellus S4 ME: 

  • Energy saving.
  • Zinc free.
  • Extra-long-life expectancy.
  • Synthetic and ashless.

Shell’s Tellus hydraulic fluids have been offering world-class benefits to customers for more than 70 years. The company is constantly investing to create better lubrication technology for their customer base, Australia wide. Whatever the need or application, Shell can provide a full range of specifically engineered oils and lubricants for the needs of mining workers. 

Motion encompasses a large distribution network, making Shell products accessible to even the most remote industrial mining and processing sites in the country. Motion is proud to be a distributor of Shell lubricant products in Australia. Viva Energy works in partnership with Motion to ensure Australian’s have access to premium lubrication products for mobile equipment.   

For more information on lubricant recommendations based on application requirements, visit your local Motion branch today.