The success of your construction business depends on your ability to ensure equipment runs efficiently and reliably.
Whether your construction project involves earthmoving, transporting loads, levelling, compacting or digging, your business relies on your equipment and their lubricated components. Equipment breakdowns can severely compromise your project schedules and prevent your company from earning revenue.
We appreciate that, in the construction industry, you are constantly striving to meet deadlines and lower operating costs. Yet nearly half (43%) of construction companies say they often experience breakdowns because of ineffective lubrication – and 72% say their maintenance teams need more training*.
Construction equipment must be tough and operate in a range of harsh environments. So it’s important to use the right combination of lubricants to get the most out of your engines, transmissions, hydraulic systems and greased components.
By using the right combination of lubricants together, you can improve vehicle and equipment productivity. Lubricant costs can be as little as 1-2% of total maintenance costs, yet optimising lubricant use across all operations can save 30% of operating costs.*
You need a simplified lubricant portfolio that works harder, for longer – helping increase uptime, minimise downtime and extend equipment life. Shell Lubricants for Driveline: are a suite of high-performing lubricants that adds up to more than the sum of its parts – making your equipment more efficient, productive and competitive.
Silvana Farrugia, Lubricants Technical Advisor at Viva Energy, Shell Macro Distributor and valued member of the Technical Helpdesk says they can support customers to optimise their lubricant portfolio and provide advice on the best lubricant for their equipment.
“Our local Technical Helpdesk is available to answer your questions and provide expert equipment lubricant recommendations, as well as advice on rationalisation and lubricant storage. We make sure we recommend products with approved specifications and are the best fit for your construction equipment.”
The Shell Driveline lubricant product suite is designed to meet the needs of the whole machine. Shell’s driveline products meet the appropriate specifications, approvals and recommendations from many of the industry standard and leading sector OEM’s including ACEA, Allison, API, Bosch, CNH, John Deere, Massey Fergusson, Caterpillar, Cummins, Deutz, Scania, Volvo and ZF.
Selecting a less effective lubricant may not result in immediate equipment failure, but can lead to increased maintenance expenses over time. Businesses seeking real time support can receive a free consult on what lubricant is optimal for their machine through the Viva Energy Technical Help Desk line (Shell Specialists). Enquire about the Shell driveline lubricants today!
*Source: Shell Global Construction Industry Report 2019.