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Schaeffer announces new CK-4 and FA-4 heavy-duty diesel oils

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Schaeffer announces new CK-4 and FA-4 heavy-duty diesel oils

SynShield CK4 oils

ST. LOUIS, MO. (Nov. 30, 2016) – Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants, the country’s oldest lubricant manufacturer, is proud to introduce SynShield™ Oils, its new line of performance-based, heavy-duty diesel engine oils.

Available in December 2016, the new oils meet and exceed API CK-4 or FA-4 specifications. SynShield™ Oils are formulated to support different equipment needs customers experience based on work they do on job sites or over the road.

“We listened closely to what our customers had to say about their equipment, and we thoroughly analyzed the operational conditions their equipment faced,” said Jim Carroll, vice president of technical services for Schaeffer. “The results of our study confirmed what we have been saying: different applications require different oils to achieve better engine performance and protection.”

SynShield™ CK-4 Oils will replace Schaeffer’s Supreme 7000/9000 CJ-4 Oils and will be backward compatible for new and older engines using higher viscosity high-temperature high-shear oils (HT/HS). Schaeffer’s SynShield™ FA-4 Oil will offer increased fuel economy benefits for 2017 and newer engines requiring lower viscosity HT/HS oil. Schaeffer’s FA-4 oil will not be backward compatible.

For customers needing enhanced engine protection in severe operating conditions, Schaeffer offers:

  • SynShield™ Durability Advantage 15W-40 with advanced anti-wear and anti-oxidant additives to provide stronger durability and wear protection for equipment working in harsh environments, such as construction, farming or mining. It’s a synthetic blend meeting API CK-4.
  • SynShield™ Ultra Performance 10W-30 with proprietary anti-wear and friction modifiers to reduce wear and tear experienced in stop-and-go or short haul driving situations encountered by buses, towing vehicles and diesel pickups. It’s a synthetic blend meeting API CK-4.

For customers needing advanced fuel economy benefits, Schaeffer offers:

  • SynShield™ OTR Plus with anti-wear and anti-oxidation additives to maintain fuel economy and engine durability for owner operators who want to own their equipment longer. It’s available in synthetic blend 10W-30 meeting API CK-4 and full synthetic 5W-40 meeting API CK-4.
  • SynShield™ Max MPG 10W-30 with proprietary friction modifiers and anti-oxidants to deliver better fuel economy and efficiency in 2017 engines. It’s a synthetic blend meeting API FA-4.

With API launching two new diesel oil categories, customers will have more viscosities and oil types to choose from. Today’s engines are running hotter and working harder to increase efficiency and lower emissions. Engine oil will play a vital role in improving durability through the use of advanced additive systems, polymeric viscosity modifier technology and better base oils.

“Unless the oil you’re using is built for higher temperatures and durability, normal use of the engine will lead to complications, shorter engine life and added expenses,” said Carroll. “Using the right oil based on the work the equipment performs will result in better protection in the long run.”

Over its 177 years, Schaeffer has been committed to providing superior lubricants that extend equipment life and help customers operate more efficiently. With SynShield™ Oils, customers can expect performance-driven benefits targeted to how they manage their equipment and lubricants. Results from extensive testing show Schaeffer’s SynShield™ Oils offer significant improvements over CJ-4 and other conventional oils:

Superior wear protection:

  • 85% less wear with Schaeffer’s durability oils, SynShield™ Durability Advantage 15W-40 and SynShield™ Ultra Performance 10W-30.
  • 71% less wear with Schaeffer’s fuel economy oils, SynShield™ OTR Plus and SynShield™ Max MPG 10W-30.

Better contamination control:

  • 77% better soot-handling deposit and contamination control with Schaeffer’s durability oils, SynShield™ Durability Advantage 15W-40 and SynShield™ Ultra Performance 10W-30.
  • 46% better soot-handling, deposit and contamination control with Schaeffer’s fuel economy oils, SynShield™ OTR Plus and SynShield™ Max MPG 10W-30.

Additionally, SynShield™ Oils provide excellent stay-in-grade viscosity performance with significantly less oil consumption than allowed by API specifications.

“Schaeffer has always stood for products that deliver results beyond expectation,” said Carroll. “Our new oils were rigorously tested and carefully refined to not only surpass API specifications, but to deliver the performance and quality customers have come to expect from Schaeffer.”

To help customers select the right oil for their needs, Schaeffer created easy to understand names that are more descriptive of the oils’ performance. Additionally, the products will feature new labels that communicate the differences in the SynShield™ Oils.

“Our diesel oils will still be available in their distinctive red bottles, and the new style labels will clearly call out key information such as API specification, product name and viscosity grade,” said Carroll.

About Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants
Founded in 1839, Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants is a sixth-generation, family-owned company that delivers the right solution to every lubrication challenge. Schaeffer’s products provide strong engine durability and fuel economy benefits, allowing customers to maximize their equipment’s efficiency and return on investment.