Chevron Lubricants Introduces Delo TorqForce Syn FD-1 for mining equipment

Chevron Lubricants has introduced its Delo TorqForce Syn FD-1 high performance, fully synthetic lubricant designed for use in final drives and axles of large mining haul trucks and other support equipment. Delo TorqForce Syn FD-1 was designed to increase performance over conventional SAE 60 TO-4 and FD-1 products and formulated to deliver maximum system protection.

This includes an expanded temperature range for year-round, all-weather performance with excellent cold weather pumpability in sub-zero/Arctic operations; and excellent extreme high temperature and severe service performance. Chevron also says it maximises equipment life in severe service thanks to an advanced additive system which minimises wear in heavily loaded gears and bearings. It keeps metal parts free of varnish and sludge and offers improved protection against wear, rust and corrosion.

Finally the company says it holds up longer for extended service intervals having outstanding oxidation resistance at high temperatures for longer oil life; and excellent filterability under the ISOCLEAN® Certified Lubricants program plus stability during storage periods.

“We’re excited to introduce Delo TorqForce Syn FD-1 designed to maximize productivity and reliability of large mining haul trucks and support equipment,” Jason Gerig, Chevron Lubricants Commercial Sector Manager shared. “Chevron strives to provide lubricants with proven performance through rigorous testing for the mining industry. Results for Delo TorqForce Syn FD-1 showed excellent gear wear protection and very strong oxidation control with minimal varnish to extend service intervals from the standard 4,000 hours to 6,000 hours and well beyond.”