SMCS Code: 7000; 7581
The information that is provided is the latest recommendations
compartments. This information supersedes all previous
recommendations which have been published for Caterpillar
machines. Special lubricants are required for some machine
compartments and it will be necessary to continue to use these
This information is only for Caterpillar machines. For more
SEBU6251, "Caterpillar Commercial Diesel Engine Fluid
"Caterpillar Gaseous Fueled Spark Ignited Engines Lubricant
Recommendations", and Special Publication, SEBU7003,
Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA) Oils
Guideline on Diesel Engine Oil" is recognized by Caterpillar.
For detailed information about this guideline, see the latest
edition of EMA publication, "EMA LRG-1".
The Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System by the
Caterpillar. For detailed information about this system, see the
latest edition of the "API publication No. 1509". Engine oils
that bear the API symbol are authorized by API.
Typical API symbol
Diesel engine oils CC, CD, CD-2, and CE have not been API
authorized classifications since 1 January 1996. Table 24
summarizes the status of the classifications.
CF-4, CG-4, CH-4
CD-2 and API CF-2 a classifications for two-cycle diesel
engines. Caterpillar does not sell engines that utilize
CD-2 and API CF-2 oils.
API CF is not the same classification as API CF-4.
API CF oils are only recommended for Caterpillar
machine engines with precombustion chamber
fuel systems (PC).
Transmission/Drive Train Oil
Transmission/drive train oils are classified by the TO-4
specifications. The specifications are developed by Caterpillar
for use in Caterpillar transmissions and in Caterpillar final
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 D217"
worked penetration characteristics. The characteristics for
grease a given a defined consistency number.