Shell Tellus

Hydraulic systems

Hydraulic oils designed for longer life

From wear protection to discovering new frontiers. Shell Tellus makes it possible.

To meet the challenges of a wide range of hydraulic equipment and applications, Shell has designed a portfolio of fluids that enables you to choose a product to best match your needs. It includes extra-long-life synthetic technologies capable of up to four times standard life*, through to cost-effective, reliable products for less-demanding applications.

At Shell we understand that in any business you need to stay competitive. That’s why we have spent the last 10 years developing the new Shell Tellus family, designed to offer you increased productivity with extended oil life, advanced wear protection and outstanding system efficiency.

*compared with other oils in the Shell range

  • Extra long life product portfolio
  • Enhanced pump protection
  • Minimizes sludge build-up


Designed for equipment efficiency

To maximise your productivity, you need your equipment running smoothly. The new Shell Tellus S2 MX provides excellent resistance to breakdown in the presence of water and improves on the already excellent friction control of the Shell Tellus S2 family, maintaining your equipment’s performance.

  • Maintains excellent filterability
  • Consistent water separation and air release

Designed with a new formulation

The new Shell Tellus S2 MX uses a Group II base oil formulation that offers longer life compared with products based on Group I base oils. Its new additive technology is designed to offer better wear protection and higher load carrying capacity and avoid filter or valve failures, increasing your system efficiency.

  • Advanced wear protection
  • Excellent performance in severe Bosch Rexroth Fluid Rating List RDE 90245
  • Excellent metal protection of your hydraulic system
  • Excellent in protecting your pump whether in wet or dry conditions


Designed to withstand extreme temperatures

Engineered to maintain its viscosity and performance under severe mechanical stress and extreme temperature conditions, the new Shell Tellus S2 VX is designed to remain the most popular multigrade hydraulic oil in its range. This wide operating temperature range is especially suited to mobile and exposed plants, where machinery works in heat-exposed and cold environments.

Designed for system efficiency

You need your equipment performing at its best, so your hydraulic fluid needs to protect, lubricate and transmit power efficiently. The new Shell Tellus S2 VX is designed for excellent stick-slip control to provide efficient and precise power transmission and consistent water separation and air release benefits.

Designed to protect

Modern hydraulics are operating under increased pressures, speeds and time periods, so protection of equipment is paramount. The new Shell Tellus family is innovated to reduce wear even in harsh environments and helps to protect your equipment against copper corrosion and rust.

Tellus family brochure

Whatever your needs or application, Shell has a full range of oils and greases, including synthetic and high performance products.Beyond product, we provide you with the support, expert advice and training you need.