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New Shell Rotella® T6 10W-30 Provides Fuel Economy Benefits and Excellent Engine Protection
Shell Rotella® offers a complete portfolio of full synthetic duty engine oils that are suitable for virtually all modern low-emission heavy duty engines and older hard working diesel engines. With its wide range of specifications, and approvals from many of the world's leading engine makers, the engine oils are an excellent choice for on-highway fleets, general haul, construction, agriculture, public-transport operators and diesel pick-up trucks.
The recently announced introduction of Shell Rotella® T6 10W-30 full synthetic heavy duty engine oil is an important addition to the Shell Rotella portfolio. The oil provides the benefits of a full synthetic engine oil in the fastest growing viscosity grade for diesel-powered vehicles while offering fuel economy benefits and excellent engine protection for hard working trucks.
Shell Rotella® T6 10W-30 will be available for sale at O'Reilly Auto Parts beginning first quarter of 2023. “Shell Rotella® T6 10W-30 full synthetic is a high-performance engine oil that provides drivers with the confidence that their engine has the protection required for challenging workplace and leisure environments,” said Annie Peter, North American Brand Manager, Shell Rotella. “The oil strengthens the Shell Rotella portfolio of full synthetic engine oils in a viscosity grade that is becoming more widely used in modern diesel engines.”
Shell Rotella® T6 10W-30's unique formulation is designed to provide better wear performance compared to conventional and synthetic blend Shell Rotella 15W-40 and 10W-30 products while also delivering improved fuel economy capability of 2% compared to SAE 15W-40 heavy duty engine oils. This can save money in fuel consumption, without compromising engine protection or durability. The oil also helps ensure enhanced engine protection and can help to reduce maintenance costs.
"I've been trucking over 20 years. My dad had a construction company and we had to move heavy equipment. I started driving dump trucks and moved up to 18-wheelers. This truck has a 280-inch wheelbase, 550 Cat, 18-speed. Drive train is original. We run Rotella® T4 on 15,000-mile cycles. Been running it for over 15 years. Have had good longevity out of it and there is no reason to change. We get 1,000,000 miles out of the trucks. 15th year of coming to SuperRigs®. Love coming. It's good camaraderie. Like a trucker's reunion. Y'all treat us like family."
– Truett Novosad, Caldwell TX
"This is our first SuperRigs®. The main reason we came is because I wanted to see what the hype was about. I remember looking at the calendars when I was a kid and going "man...if I could get on it". The fact that we were chosen over the iron here is a very surreal thing. Just amazing. We built this truck around the sleeper, wanted to match the mid 90's vibe of it. The engine is a Cummins X15 565, 2050 torque, 18-speed transmission, 336 rears. We run T5 in it and it's really helped with the idle issues when we first got the truck."
– Tony Huttenstine II & Emily Pohl
"I'm a second-generation trucker. My dad has been driving a truck for 37 years now and I've been driving for 15. It's in the blood. I drive a truck because of the freedom and because I get to see new things every day. This is my first SuperRigs®. It's a lot of hard work but the experience has been great. Everyone comes together and lends a helping hand. I couldn't have asked for anything more."