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Explore a world of unmatched engine protection and performance with Shell Rotella’s trusted influencers. To kick off the new year, we are highlighting Farmer Grayce and Clarissa Rankin and their love for the Rotella brand. Farmer Grayce helped announce our 2023 SuperTractors winner, while Clarissa Rankin spotlighted T6 10W-30. Go check them out!
Celebrating our October, November and December Calendar Features
“This is the second Shell Rotella® SuperRigs® I’ve been to. I’ve won both times and I was shocked each time. It’s just that I look at other people’s trucks and think that they’re a little bit better than mine. But for some reason I come out on top and I’m very pleased with that. My advice to anyone who wants to do this is to pick a nice theme and keep cleaning, don’t ever stop cleaning.” - Therese DeSantis, Apache Junction, Arizona
“I’ve been coming to Shell Rotella® SuperRigs® for 11 years. Ever since I started coming, everybody has been like family. It’s fun being around the same kind of people that you are. This will be my third time being in the calendar. Any time you get picked for this, it’s the biggest thing. It’s what everybody comes down here for. There are 12 spots. Everybody wants one. So, if you get picked for one of them, it’s a huge honor.” - Jr Schleuger, Britt, Iowa
“When I first started trucking, I admired the people with the beautiful trucks and always wanted one like that. I learned from a lot of guys that had been in the industry for a long time that Shell Rotella® SuperRigs® was a big deal. You wanted to be in that
calendar. I never had the equipment that it took to compete at that level, but I kept on trying. This is my third SuperRigs® with my truck and my first calendar. When I got the news, I was ecstatic.” - Robert Hallahan & David King, La Crosse, Wisconsin and Venice, Florida
You had questions and we have answers. Take a look at what our technical experts had to say about your heavy duty questions.
What type of engine oil is the best to use during the winter months?
Low-viscosity engine oil provides several benefits during winter months that can help protect your diesel engine and help improve your engine performance.
In cold temperatures, 15W-40 engine oil will flow more slowly as the engine starts, which can lead to difficulties in reaching critical areas that require lubrication quickly upon start-up. A low-viscosity engine oil such as Shell Rotella T6 10W-30 flows more readily at cold temperatures, ensuring faster lubrication and reducing wear on engine components during cold starts.
This can help to reduce friction and wear on critical engine components, such as bearings and piston rings. An engine that can start quickly in cold weather will also put less stress on the battery and starter. In extremely cold temperatures, ultra-low viscosity engine oils such as Shell RotellaT6 0W-40 or 5W-40 are recommended.
Low-viscosity engine oils can increase fuel economy in winter or any time of year and can be used in place or 15W-40 in many diesel engines. Always refer to your vehicle or engine manufacturer’s recommendations before switching to low-viscosity engine oil.
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Shell Starship 3.0 Demo Runs Produce Lower Emissions
Shell Starship 3.0 has successfully completed a U.S. West Coast demonstration run to once again, showcase the art of the possible for efficiency and carbon reduction in commercial road transport. This 3rd generation Starship truck, equipped with a Cummins X15N™ natural gas engine and powered by renewable natural gas (RNG), ran a fully loaded trailer on an 840-mile loop throughout California collecting critical performance data. Dr. Selda Gunsel, president of Shell Global Solutions and VP fuels and lubricants technology, is quoted noting, “If we improve freight ton efficiency and fuel economy, the fleets can reduce their fuel consumption, which improves their total cost of ownership, which also improves carbon dioxide side emissions. It’s a great way of making an impact today in the decarbonization of commercial road transport.” Since its start in 2018, the Starship initiative has showcased that innovation and collaboration throughout the transport industry can lead to exceptional results.
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Shell Rotella Reveals Third Annual SuperTractors Winner on National Farmer’s Day
This past October, Shell Rotella hosted the third annual SuperTractors virtual tractor beauty contest to celebrate National Farmer’s Day on October 12th.
The first-place winner, Brian L. from Wichita, KS, was announced on National Farmer’s Day by influencer Farmer Grayce on Shell Rotella’s social media channels. The winning tractor he entered was a 1993 John Deere 4760 with the nickname Grandpa’s Tractor. It has a total mileage of 8,600.