Petro-Canada launches multi-purpose synthetic fluid for HD
Petro-Canada Lubricants, an HF Sinclair brand, has launched PRODURO™ TO-4+ UHP, a multi-purpose synthetic all-season transmission, hydraulic, drive line and wet brake fluid for heavy-duty mobile equipment.
PRODURO TO-4+ UHP was developed to improve the performance of mining and construction equipment operating in extreme conditions.
Offering improvement in high temperature high shear (HTHS) and in-service viscosity, as well as the potential to safely extend oil drain intervals*, PRODURO TO-4+ UHP can deliver significant cost savings for equipment operators, according to Petro-Canada Lubricants.
During a more than two-year long customer trial, the fluid demonstrated the ability to meet the requirements of the Caterpillar TO-4 specification, increase equipment life by up to 6% and deliver significant cost savings based on 25 units for a large Canadian mine operating across two sites.
The advanced fluid can also eliminate seasonal change-outs for hydraulics, wet brakes, drive trains and transmissions without compromising the lubricant performance or equipment wear. Due to the fluid’s ability to prolong equipment life, PRODURO TO-4+ UHP can also help support a mining operation’s sustainability goals.
“PRODURO TO-4+ UHP is a game changer. Working closely with our trial partner, we developed this fluid to extend transmission life and hours of service while reducing running costs,” said Sharon Perichak, segment marketing manager for mining at Petro-Canada Lubricants. “For years we have been supporting mining operators and equipment owners to overcome their lubricant challenges and optimize equipment performance. This ethos and collaborative approach has been at the forefront of the innovation and development behind PRODURO TO-4+ UHP and we are delighted to offer equipment operators the step-change in protection the transmission fluid delivers.”
HF Sinclair Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., is an independent energy company that produces and markets high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, renewable diesel and other specialty products. HF Sinclair is the parent entity of HollyFrontier, which acquired Suncor Energy’s Petro-Canada Lubricants business for CAD1.125 billion (USD818.3 million) in 2017. The Petro-Canada Lubricants plant, located in Mississauga, Ontario, is the largest producer of base oils in Canada with 15,600 barrels per day of lubricant production capacity, and is currently the only North American producer of high margin Group III base oils. The facility is downstream integrated from base oils to finished lubricants and produces a broad spectrum of specialty lubricants and white oils.