Shell Lubricants had developed a new automatic transmission fluid in cooperation with Allison Transmission for long-drain intervals and and extended warranties.
Shell Spirax S6 ATF A295, the latest in Shell's Spirax line, is rated to last up to 300,000 miles under normal conditions, or 150,000 miles under severe conditions without risk to transmission components or warranty. Allison Transmission comfirmed the new ATF met all of its TES-295 transmission fluid requirements and approved the recommended 300,000-mile drain interval.
The new product will be available globally in 2013 and comes in drums, pails and gallon jugs. It's recommended uses include trucks, off-road equipment, dump trucks, and many others.
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