The Shell Tellus® range of hydraulic fluids covers a wide range of equipment and customer needs and offers improved wear protection, oil life and stick-slip control.


The hydraulic pump is the heart of your hydraulic system. Any wear can reduce efficiency and system service life. The Shell Tellus® range of hydraulic fluids offers a range of options, including the latest synthetic, cashless technology that can help to extend pump life, even under the most severe conditions, and is cost-effective with zinc-based additive technology for general use.


The longer the oil life, the less fluid maintenance is required to help your equipment operate for longer without interruption. The Shell Tellus® range of hydraulic fluids enables you to match the oil life of the fluid to your operational needs. It includes extra-long-life synthetic technologies capable of up to four times standard life and through to cost-effective, reliable products for less demanding applications.


To help your equipment perform to its design standards, the hydraulic fluid needs to protect, lubricate and help transmit power in the most effective way possible. Shell Tellus® hydraulic fluids can help maintain or even improve the efficiency of hydraulic systems. From Shell Tellus® S4 ME, which can help improve the energy efficiency of many hydraulic systems, to Shell Tellus® S2 MX and Shell Tellus® S2 VX that provide reliable air release, water separation, filterability, cleanliness and stick-slip performance, there is a choice that can help to optimise your system’s efficiency and costs of operation.


Shell does not just design fluids for the individual components of a hydraulic system such as the pump, we look at the system more broadly. For instance, Shell Tellus® S4 ME has been designed to benefit the complete system. The result is a fluid that: can help improve the energy efficiency of the system in which it is used can help to increase oil life by up to four times compared with conventional oils in the Shell range2 can help to prolong equipment life through excellent hydraulic pump wear protection