Fuchs Lubricants has enhanced its environmental credentials by launching a new biodegradable low-ash diesel engine oil. Suitable for commercial and off highway vehicle diesel engines, Fuchs’ R&D team has taken the wraps off Planto MOT SAE 10W-40.
The new product has immediately gained the highest level of approval from leading engine manufacturer Deutz, which has awarded it the DQC IV-18 LA accreditation.
It is the first and so far only biodegradable engine oil with the approval.
The oil is particularly recommended for engines fitted with exhaust aftertreatment such as DPF, SCR, EGR and with alternative diesel fuels. Meeting ACEA E6 and E7 giving it excellent all-round coverage.
Andy Brown, UK Automotive Technical Manager at Fuchs Lubricants, said: “We have worked extremely closely with Deutz on this product and are delighted to have secured that notable approval.
“The product is suitable for engines with the highest power rating and highest thermal stress, as well as meeting requirements for piston cleanliness and providing extended oil drain intervals.
“We are extremely proud of the environmental and sustainability benefits which come with using this product.”
Biodegradable engine oils have in the past often been prone to attacking seals and other plastic materials in the engine. Those problems have now been eliminated and the oil has passed all necessary elastomer compatibility tests by API and ACEA.