MVTS Testing Finds Gasoline Financial savings for BASF Axle Lubricants

Mesilla Valley Transportation Options (MVTS), a recognized chief within the transportation business for its gasoline economic system analysis and progressive product testing course of, just lately examined BASF XFE Axle Lubricant, an engineered artificial lubricant, and located that the product improved truck gasoline effectivity.

“We’re impressed and pleasantly stunned with the gasoline financial savings discovered within the BASF XFE axle lubricant,” stated Daryl Bear, lead engineer and COO of MVTS. “We knew there can be skepticism if financial savings had been present in axle oils – even inside Mesilla’s personal fleet – which is why MVTS performed a number of exams, used a rebranded model of the comparability oil to re-baseline the exams, and printed outcomes from the experimental axle lubricants as effectively.”

The licensed testing course of from MVTS was performed on two 2016 Worldwide ProStar tractors with ‘twin screw’ Dana Spicer Drive axles with 3.36:1 axle ratios and a gross automobile weight of 72,000 kilos. Examined and comparability oils had been in new situation to get rid of any likelihood financial savings had been a results of merely including new oil. The take a look at run of 150 miles was performed on a 9-mile take a look at monitor at 65 miles per hour. BASF paid for the take a look at performed by MVTS and MVTS bought the BASF XFE Axle Lubricant used within the take a look at.

MVTS exams confirmed a financial savings of 0.79 gallons/1000 miles, or 0.62 %, for the BASF Emgard® XFE 7103 75W- 85 axle lubricant compared to the reference axle lubricant BASF Emgard® FE 75W-90—which was the manufacturing unit spec axle lube for Dana axles in each Navistar vehicles MVTS used throughout testing. Along with the gasoline financial savings, testing additionally confirmed an enchancment of axle oil temperatures: the entrance drive axle decreased 5.6°F whereas the rear drive axle temperature decreased by 8.9°F. Discount in working temperatures promotes longevity and permits prolonged oil drain intervals. MVTS has examined different axle lubricants beforehand and that is the primary time a product has proven to enhance gasoline effectivity.

“The lower in axle temperatures was added proof that vitality was being saved with these extra fuel-efficient axle lubes,” stated Bear. “Moreover, MVTS evaluated BASF XFE for a fleet consumer later in 2020 and measured very related outcomes. That take a look at was performed on a distinct model of tractor and axle, which additional proves how dependable the outcomes are. Total, we’re very assured within the gasoline financial savings from the BASF XFE axle lubricant and consider it’s a straightforward financial savings possibility fleets can capitalize on.”

MVTS calculated that the BASF XFE axle lubricant would offer a gasoline financial savings of 99 gallons per 12 months – a financial financial savings of $303 in gasoline and a payback (ROI) of two months – for the take a look at automobile touring 125,000 miles. Utilizing this identical knowledge, MVTS additionally calculated {that a} 1,000-truck fleet might see annual earnings of $253,000 within the first 12 months and $303,000 in subsequent years, in addition to a $1,465 million revenue for a 1,000-truck fleet with a five-year truck life.

BASF has been offering lubricants to the trucking business since 1984. The BASF XFE  axle lubricant at the moment could be spec-ordered by means of Navistar or aftermarket by means of Spicer Lubricants.

A full model of the take a look at report could be downloaded at

About MVTS Options

MVT Options, a subsidiary of Mesilla Valley Transportation, gives gasoline economic system testing primarily based on race  automotive engineering. This high-tech testing methodology can acquire accuracy as much as 0.25% and accounts for such variables as wind, driver conduct and responsibility cycle. With over 600 gasoline economic system exams performed so far, the corporate’s confirmed strategy gives extremely dependable and constant knowledge that allows trucking firms to make extra knowledgeable decisions and producers to design and develop merchandise backed by correct gasoline effectivity data that prospects belief. MVT Options additionally gives consulting providers to fleets seeking to implement the suitable fuel-savings applied sciences for his or her operations.  MVT Options was based in 2016 and is predicated in Las Cruces, New Mexico. To be taught extra about MVT Options and for the newest in gasoline effectivity information, go to


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