Choosing the right forklift truck oils and lubricants

9th November 2017

Using quality lubricants can help to extend the running life of forklift trucks and container handlers, but they can also do much more.  Oils and lubricants from Shell are formulated to help meet the most challenging requirements for emissions and fuel efficiency, keeping your Hyster® trucks green.

Forklift engines, transmissions and hydraulic components all experience wear, whether used in standard or heavy-duty operations. Lubricants and oils have an important role in protecting equipment so that it runs at full effectiveness at all times. When protected with quality Shell oils and lubricants, the equipment life of your Hyster® truck may be prolonged. This enhances productivity and delivers low operating costs.

For efficiency and to comply with legislative requirements relating to emissions, protecting a forklift truck’s exhaust emissions control system is important. Shell oils and lubricants are recommended to help to prevent the diesel particulate filter (DPF) in your Hyster® truck from becoming blocked, which can increase fuel consumption and expenditure, as well as emission levels.

A specialist oil condition monitoring service from Hyster and Shell, called Shell LubeAnalyst, helps forklift owners and operators to identify potential oil or truck component problems before they become critical.  This early warning system aims to save time and expenditure on maintenance, repair and related potential downtime.

Hyster® trucks are designed and built to support fuel efficient operation. Hyster Europe recommends the use of Shell oils and lubricants to help optimise energy efficiency, while keeping operating costs down.

For more information about selecting the right oils and lubricants for your Hyster® truck products, talk to a local Hyster® distribution partner.

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