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PowerDrive® 6000 Now Widely Available for Off-Road Equipment


02/28/2013


PowerDrive® 6000, a high-performance final drive axle oil (FDAO), will be widely available for heavy duty Caterpillar equipment used in the construction, mining, quarry and forestry industries beginning in March. Formulated to meet Caterpillar FD-1 specifications for off-road equipment, it is cost-effective, OEM-certified direct replacement for original fill fluid.

With gears and bearings in final drives and axles put under tremendous stress in off-road applications, oxidation stability and wear control are critical to protecting them from failure. PowerDrive 6000 is proven to increase bearing life, keep gearboxes clean longer, prolong the life of gears through superior protection against pitting, wear and scuffing, and extend drain intervals. It is not recommended for final drives that contain frictional materials, engines or common sumps operating wet brakes, transmissions and hydraulic systems as Caterpillar FD-1 requirements are more narrowly focused on protecting gears and bearings than are TO-4 specifications.