SHP® Synthetic MTF

Premium Full Synthetic, Fuel-Efficient Heavy-Duty Manual Transmission Fluid

Kendall® SHP Synthetic MTF (Manual Transmission Fluid) is a full synthetic,fuel-efficient transmission lubricant designed for use in heavy-duty commercial manual transmissions operating in extreme temperatures and/or extended service intervals. It combines outstanding low-temperature properties without standing oxidation resistance and thermal stability at high temperatures to provide excellent all-climate, year-round performance. It provides improved fuel efficiency of up to 1.5% compared with previous-generation SAE 50 manual transmission fluids.

Features & Benefits

  • Extended drain, all-season performance
  • Outstanding oxidation resistance and thermal stability to minimize sludge and varnish formation
  • Improved low-temperature properties for easier shifting in cold weather
  • Improved fuel efficiency
  • High shear stability
  • High load-carrying capacity
  • Protects against component wear and gear micropitting
  • Protects against rust and corrosion
  • Good foam resistance
  • Excellent seal compatibility


  • Heavy-duty manual and semi-automatic transmissions in commercial vehicles where the OEM specifies a non-EP SAE 40 or SAE 50 API MT-1 transmission fluid, an API GL-1 SAE 90 gear oil, or an SAE 40 or SAE 50 heavy-duty engine oil

Technical Details


Licenses & Approvals

SHP Synthetic MTF meets or exceeds the requirements of:

  • API Service MT-1
  • International (Navistar) TMS 6816
  • Mack TO-A Plus
  • Meritor O-81
  • ZF Freedom Line

SHP Synthetic MTF is approved for service fill under the following OEM specification:

  • Eaton PS-386 (supercedes Eaton PS-164 Rev 7)

Additional Details

SAE Grade 5W-40
Density, lbs/gal @ 60°F 7.1
Color, ASTM D1500 4
Flash Point (COC), °C (°F) 240 (464)
Pour Point, °C (°F) -48 (-54)
Viscosity, Kinematic
cSt @ 40°C 96
cSt @ 100°C 15.1
Viscosity Index 166
Cold Cranking Viscosity, cP @ -30°C 6250
High-Temp/High-Shear Viscosity, cP @ 150°C 4.2
Sulfated Ash, ASTM D874, wt % 1
Total Base Number (TBN), ASTM D2896 9.3
Zinc, wt % 0.132