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By maintaining valuable equipment and machinery with the right lubricant, it is possible to reduce unplanned downtime, improve productivity and ultimately reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) for construction projects

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By maintaining valuable equipment and machinery with the right lubricant, it is possible to reduce unplanned downtime, improve productivity and ultimately reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) for construction projects

Building a case for high performance lubricants

The construction industry is under increasing pressure to do more with less but when it comes to keeping your construction site moving, lubricants are often overlooked. In fact, a study carried out by Shell Lubricants found that 67% of companies did not believe that selecting a higher quality lubricant could help reduce unplanned downtime and 54% did not expect that it could help cut maintenance costs.

Construction equipment and machinery often operates in harsh conditions and in addition to the OEM specification, the equipment’s design, environmental conditions and environment all need to be taken into consideration when selecting the right lubricant.

The main application areas for construction lubricants are the engine, hydraulic pumps and axles and transmissions which are all essential components for keeping machinery moving. Our range of products meet specifications for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) Caterpillar, JCB, Sany and Volvo.


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  • Specialist products
  • Dedicated tanker fleet

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Driveline product range

Our network of experts works with you to develop a package of products tailored to your individual needs and services that help you improve your productivity. We offer a comprehensive lubricant portfolio with which we can help you select the right products, storage and application of your lubricants.

Environmentally considerate biodegradable lubricants

PANOLIN offers an extensive selection of environmentally considerate lubricants (ECLs) tailored specifically for the construction sector, with a strong emphasis on biodegradability. Biodegradable oils bring many benefits, such as corrosion protection, extended equipment lifespan, heightened reliability and safety, whist being kinder to the environment.

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Protecting fleets, maximising performance

When looking to make savings on a construction site; gas oil, lubricants and AdBlue are some of the first places site managers look to cut costs. But not all products are created equal. While opting for cheaper products can help to save money in the short term, the price of poor quality over time can far outweigh any initial savings.

Smooth out inefficiencies

Shell Naturelle range of biodegradable lubricants are approved by leading manufacturers for use in applications that have a potential oil-to-sea interface.  For customers looking to take concrete steps towards improving their sustainability, Shell Naturelle presents an easy choice.

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Total fuel management solutions

Our client partnerships begin with us developing a real understanding of your needs and priorities for total fuel management and reliable bulk fuel and lubricant supply. Taking a collaborative approach, we listen carefully to fully appreciate your business challenges and, where appropriate, suggest fuel and lubricants products and services to help you to achieve your construction and commercial goals.


Tellus X4 VE Hydraulic Fluid

Meets and beats leading OEM approvals, advanced energy-efficient synthetic hydraulic fluid for mobile and stationary applications made with gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology. Find out more below about Shell Telllus range including white paper and videos. 


Product overview

    • Lubricants robust enough for older engines and those operating tough conditions and environments
    • Transmission fluids for automatic gearboxes, traditional synchromesh, and differential final drive gear systems
    • Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Oil (HDDEO) blended from selected base stocks and advanced additives to provide the ultimate in engine protection with extended oil drain intervals
    • Hydraulic oils renowned for high-performance and anti-wear capabilities
    • Greases formulated to provide excellent protection against wear caused by heavy-load or shock-load operation
    • Rock drill oils specially developed for the lubrication of pneumatically-operated rock drills and other air-operated percussion tools in construction environments
    • Rust Preventatives offering Valvoline Tectyl protective coatings to extend the operational life of vehicles and equipment. For more information click here. 
    • AdBlue® designed for use in diesel engines to ensure they meet the standards for Euro 5 and Euro 6 diesel emissions. For more information click here. 

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