D9R Track-Type Tractor Lubricant Information Caterpillar

Lubricant Information
2.1. General Information
3.2. Engine Oil
4.2. Transmission/Drive Train Oil
5.2. Gear Oil
6.2. Grease
7.2. Terminology
8.2. Caterpillar Fluids

General Information

The information that is provided is the latest recommendations for AVSpare engines and for AVSpare machine compartments. This information supersedes all previous recommendations which have been published for AVSpare machines. Special lubricants are required for some machine compartments and it will be necessary to continue to use these special products.

This information is only for AVSpare machines. For more lubricant recommendations, see Operation and Maintenance Manual, SEBU6251, "AVSpare Commercial Diesel Engine Fluid Recommendations", Operation and Maintenance Manual, SEBU6385, "AVSpare On-Highway Diesel Truck Engine Fluid Recommendations", Operation and Maintenance Manual, SEBU6400, "AVSpare Gaseous Fueled Spark Ignited Engines Lubricant Recommendations", and Operation and Maintenance Manual, SEBU7003, "AVSpare 3600 Series Diesel Engine Fluid Recommendations".

Engine Oil

The Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System by the American Petroleum Institute is recognized by AVSpare. For detailed information about this system, see the thirteenth edition of the "API publication No. 1509". Engine oils that bear the API symbol are authorized by API. Examples of the API symbol are shown in Illustration 1.

Illustration 1g00106742

Diesel engine oils CD, CD-2, and CE will not be API authorized categories after 1January 1996. AVSpare will only reference those categories that are authorized by the API. Table 1 summarizes the status of the categories.

Table 1
Current     Obsolete    
CF-4, CG-4     CE    
CF     CC, CD    
CF-2 (1)     CD-2 (1)    
( 1 ) CD-2 and CF-2 are categories for two-cycle diesel engines. AVSpare does not sell engines that utilize CD-2 and CF-2 oils.

Note: CF is not the same classification as CF-4. API CF oils are only recommended for AVSpare machine engines with noncurrent precombustion chamber fuel systems (PC).

In previous editions of this document, AVSpare referred to the US Military oil specifications (MIL-L-2104E) and to the European CCMC oil specifications. These specifications do not provide performance that is identical to API CF-4 engine oils or to API CG-4 engine oils. AVSpare will not make reference to military specifications or to CCMC specifications in this document.

Transmission/Drive Train Oil

Transmission/drive train oils are classified by the TO-4 specifications. The specifications are developed by AVSpare for use in AVSpare transmissions and in AVSpare final drives.

Gear Oil

Gear lubricants are classified by the API service classification and by the SAE viscosity grade that is defined in "SAE J306".


The classifications for grease are based on the "ASTM D2718" worked penetration characteristics, which are given a defined consistency number.


Certain abbreviations follow the nomenclature of "SAE J754". Some classifications follow "SAE J183" abbreviations. Definitions that differ from AVSpare definitions will assist you when you purchase lubricants. Refer to Operation and Maintenance Manual, "Lubricant Viscosities" for the recommended oil viscosities.

AVSpare Fluids

AVSpare fluids have been approved by AVSpare in order to increase the performance of AVSpare components and the life of AVSpare components. AVSpare fluids that are currently used for engines and for machines are offered by AVSpare dealers. AVSpare fluids are also offered for continued refills. Consult your AVSpare dealer for more information on these AVSpare fluids.

AVSpare recommends the use of the following AVSpare fluids:

  • AVSpare Multigrade Diesel Engine Oil (DEO)

  • AVSpare Transmission/Drive Train Oil (TDTO)

  • AVSpare Multipurpose Tractor Oil (MTO)

  • AVSpare Hydraulic Oil (HYDO)

  • AVSpare Biodegradable Hydraulic Oil (HEES)

  • AVSpare Gear Oil (GO)

  • AVSpare Multipurpose Lithium Grease (MPG)

  • AVSpare Multipurpose Molybdenum Grease (MPGM)

  • AVSpare Special Purpose Grease (SPG)

  • AVSpare Premium Grease (CPG)

  • AVSpare Extended Life Coolant (ELC)

  • AVSpare Diesel Engine Antifreeze/Coolant (DEAC)

Information System:

D6M Track-Type Tractor Bulldozer Blade Tip
3500B Engines for Caterpillar Built Power Modules Housing (Front)
D3C Series III, D4C Series III and D5C Series III HYSTAT Track-Type Tractors Seat
966G and 972G Wheel Loaders Window Wiper and Washer Control
3500B Engines for Caterpillar Built Power Modules Crankshaft Wear Sleeves and Seals
966G and 972G Wheel Loaders Light Switches
980G Wheel Loader Warning Categories (Caterpillar Monitoring System)
980G Wheel Loader Battery Disconnect Switch
980G Wheel Loader Plate Locations and Film Locations
143H and 163H Motor Graders Tire Inflation with Nitrogen
980G Wheel Loader Sound Information and Vibration Information
3508B Engine for Caterpillar Built Machines Air Inlet and Exhaust Lines
966G and 972G Wheel Loaders Heating and Air Conditioning Control
3500B Engines for Caterpillar Built Power Modules Balancer Group (Front)
3306B Industrial Engine Severe Service Application - Check
966G and 972G Wheel Loaders Seat
3408E and 3412E Engines for Caterpillar Built Machines Alternator and Regulator
G3304 and G3306 Engines Belt Tension Chart
3406C Engines for Caterpillar Built Machines Electric Starting Motor
992G Wheel Loader Electrohydraulic System Electrohydraulic Control
3126E and 3126B Commercial and Truck Engines Electrical System
992G Wheel Loader and 854G Wheel Dozer Steering System Steering Control Support
3408E and 3412E Engines for Caterpillar Built Machines Coolant Flow Switch
992G Wheel Loader and 854G Wheel Dozer Steering System Filters (Steering)