Shell Tellus

The Shell Tellus range of hydraulic fluids has been developed to enable equipment operators to select the oil that can help deliver optimum value to their operations through enhanced wear protection, long oil life and high system efficiency.

For more details, visit the Shell Website.

Old and New Names

When ISO standardisation was introduced for measuring oil viscosities, Shell renamed all of their oils from their old pre-ISO names to new ISO-VG names. Many old machine manuals specify the old pre-ISO grade, and you need to understand how they were renamed to get the right oil. Don't assume that Shell Tellus 33 (Pre ISO) is "close enough" to Shell Tellus 32 (ISO), as the two numbers mean different things.

The table below should help you understand how they were renamed.

Old Name New ISO Name Viscosity (cSt) Recommended Equivalent
Tellus 11 Morlina 5 5 Shell Morlina S2 BL 5
Tellus 15 Morlina 10 10 Shell Morlina S2 BL 10
Tellus 21 Tellus S22 22 No Recommendation
Tellus 23 Tellus 22 22 Shell Tellus S2 MX 22
Tellus 25 Tellus 32 32 Shell Tellus S2 MX 32
Tellus 27 Tellus 37 37 Shell Tellus S2 MX 32
Shell Tellus S2 MX 46
Tellus 29 Tellus 46 46 Shell Tellus S2 MX 46
Tellus 33 Tellus 68 68 Shell Tellus S2 MX 68
Tellus 41 Tellus 100 100 Shell Tellus S2 MX 100
Tellus 69 Morlina 150 150 Shell Morlina S2 B 150
Tellus 71 Morlina 220 220 Shell Morlina S2 B 220
Tellus 75 Morlina 320 320 No Recommendation
Tellus 127 Tellus S32 32 Shell Tellus S3 M 32
Tellus 133 Tellus S68 68 Shell Tellus S3 M 68
Tellus 141 Tellus S100 100 No recommendation
Tellus T17 Tellus T15 15 Shell Tellus S2 VX 15
Tellus T23 Tellus T22 22 Shell Tellus S2 VX 22
Tellus T25 Tellus T32 32 Shell Tellus S2 VX 32
Tellus T27 Tellus T46 46 Shell Tellus S2 VX 46
Tellus T33 Tellus T68 68 Shell Tellus S2 VX 68
Tellus T72 Tellus T100 100 Shell Tellus S2 VX 100

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