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LUBRICATION: Petro-Canada launches Traxon synthetic gear oil

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Petro-Canada Lubricants has announced its Traxon gear oil line has now expanded to include Traxon synthetic MTF 75W-80. This is a premium performance commercial vehicle manual transmission fluid, formulated to provide extended drain capability (up to 400,000 km), deliver all-weather protection, and reduce maintenance costs. The new product is recommended for extended drain service in heavy duty (class 6, 7, and 8) manual transmissions, and has been fully approved by Volvo and Mack for use in their synchronized automated manual transmission applications (Volvo I-Shift and Mack mDrive).

Traxon synthetic gear oils from Petro-Canada Lubricants can boost fuel efficiency.

This manual transmission fluid is intended for manual gear boxes of the G7/8,S,SR,SPO,AT and VT series from Volvo GTT.  It is also  suitable for use in many ZF transmission models including those fitted with ZF-Intarders (models include ASTronic, TCTronic, Ecolite, Ecomid and Ecospilt as well as many other OEMs).

Traxon synthetic MTF 75W-80 exceeds key performance parameters set by Volvo’s I-Shift specification (STD 1273.07-97307). The product maintained exceptional in-grade shear stability after a 20 hr KRL Shear test (CEC L-45-99) with a <3.5% loss, well within Volvo’s 5% maximum limit. The gear oil also outperformed Volvo’s viscosity increase limits after a demanding DKA oxidation test (CEC L-48-A-00) of 192 hr at 160oC limit in 100 degrees viscosity testing with  nearly half that of the 10% maximum limit.

The product has been specifically formulated to limit drag losses and reduce fuel consumption versus conventional manual transmission fluid and API GL-4 axle SAE 80W-90 / 75W-90 oils or higher viscosity grades.  It also delivers excellent oxidation stability to resist deposits and sludge formation which reduces issues with transmission shifting, system efficiency and equipment functionality.

Traxon synthetic lubricants are available now. For more information, and a complete listing of industry and OEM approvals (i.e. API GL-4, MT-1 DAF, IVECO, ZF, MAN, Renault etc.) please visit

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