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Industry leading solutions to help you move ahead.

As competition grows, your fleet needs to be more efficient and more effective. But today there are more pressures to meet regulations & operate responsibly. That is why Shell, in partnership with TDX is providing industry leading solutions to help you move ahead.

Effective engine lubrication is critical to protect high-cost equipment, and minimize downtime due to frequent oil changes, maintenance or even component failures. Shell Lubricants believes that there is potential for lubrication to deliver significant business value by helping lower the cost per kilometre of fleets. However, the potential impact of lubricants is often significantly underestimated. Understanding how lubricants contribute to Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is the first step to realising potential savings.

Optimising lubrication can have a significant impact on component life, maintenance costs, and unplanned downtime, so it can contribute to cost savings far higher than the price of the lubricant itself. Your business relies on your vehicles and equipment to keep working effectively in any and all conditions.

Seizing the Opportunity

Lubricant product selection or management can impact many elements of a fleet manager’s maintenance budget. Seizing the cost-saving opportunity depends on addressing two equally important elements:
1. Selecting the right lubricant or grease – the right product
2. Effective lubrication management – including the right storage & handling, the right place, the right time, the right amount, the right monitoring and the right people. TDX offer a full oil sampling, monitoring and lubrication management program.

Protection against deposits

Modern high output heavy-duty diesel engines run at hotter temperatures, which can make component cleanliness a challenge. Dirt in the engine, whether piston deposits or crankcase sludge, can reduce operating efficiency and increase fuel costs. A higher-quality engine oil actively works to remove deposits, helping keep the engine clean and protected.

Wear protection

Wear protection is particularly critical at high-pressure contact points, such as the valve train. A heavy duty engine oil that includes adaptive molecules helps protect the engine by reacting under heat and pressure to form a protective film between key components that helps to reduce wear.

Corrosion protection

Gases and acids are generated as a natural by-product of the combustion process but can cause corrosion of vital components, increasing the risk of engine failure. Through oxidation and acid control, the lubricant helps neutralise these acids.

Fuel economy

To help ensure increased fuel economy without compromising on wear protection or oil life, the latest low-viscosity heavy duty diesel engine oils need to deliver exactly the same wear protection and oil life as their thicker counterparts.

Long life oil

Oxidation, soot accumulation and oil thickening, and the build-up of acids in the lubricant all contribute to oil aging. High quality synthetic engine oils with the right base oil and additive technology -including anti-oxidant additives -can maintain performance characteristics for longer in the presence of contaminants and by-products.


Use the oil trusted by NZ fleets - Shell Rimula R4L Heavy Duty diesel engine oil. 

Shell Rimula’s adaptive technology gives outstanding wear protection with reduced viscosity for improved fuel economy. No matter what you’re working towards – you can trust that Shell Rimula works as hard as you do.

Wide range of OEM approvals means an oil suitable for virtually all vehicles.
Versatility for use across a mixed fleet means convenience of a single oil.
Low emissions technology to comply with legislative requirements.

Need Advice? Talk to our team.

Our specialist technical team are here to assist you to select the right lubricants for your fleet and to offer support in our lubrication management program. Please contact us by clicking on the contact our team button below and completing the form and we will be back in touch with you.

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In our Ask Rob series, our Technical Oils & Lubricant Engineer at TDX, will be taking you through a range of topics to give you a better understanding of how oils and lubricants work, and why they’re so important! If you have any technical questions or if you'd like to know more about our Shell range of oils and lubricants, industry applications, or specifications, please

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We currently have some great summer deals on a range of Rimula oil at reduced and clearance stock pricing, whilst our stocks last. These offers are available when you place an order online only, using our TradeDoor portal.

RIMULA ULTRA 5W-30 CJ-4 / 209L
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RIMULA R6 MS 10W-40 E7 LDF3 / 209L
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RIMULA R3 10W CF / 209L
$599 + GST Saving 65% off RRP

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