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Salado Sales, Inc.

Company and Product Information

Corporate Office:
Salado Sales, Inc.
6201 NW H.K. Dodgen Loop
Temple, Texas 76504

Website(s): www.saladosales.com

Salado Sales, a subsidiary of McLane, researches, develops and distributes quality control label products to retailers.

McLane Company, Inc. is a $48 billion supply chain services leader, providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores and chain restaurants throughout the United States. McLane, through McLane Grocery, McLane Foodservice and wholly owned subsidiary, Meadowbrook Meat Company, Inc., (MBM), operates 80 distribution centers across the U.S. and one of the nation’s largest private fleets. The company buys, sells and delivers more than 50,000 different consumer products to nearly 90,000 locations across the U.S. In addition, McLane provides alcoholic beverage distribution through its wholly owned subsidiary, Empire Distributors, Inc. McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and employs more than 20,000 teammates.
McLane Website  


The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) is an independent resource for information and insights on the quality of lubricants in the marketplace. Our mission is to serve the consumer of lubricants by randomly sampling and independently testing lubricants taken from the field. Test results are posted along with the brand names on the PQIA website. This webpage provides an analysis on the brand detailed below.

The following are the test results for the sample examined.

Road-Tech Premium
SAE 10W-30 Motor Oil

Product: Road-Tech
Viscosity Grade: SAE 10W-30
Labeling: API SN/ILSAC GF-5

Marketed By: Salado Sales, Inc., Temple, TX

Purchased at: Cheyenne, WY

Date of purchase: 4/11/2016


Website(s): www.saladosales.com

Test Results and Assessment:

The results of the tests conducted on this sample meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories.

bottle icon Physical Properties pass
Elemental Analysis pass
Labeling warning

Note: Although laboratory tests alone cannot be used to establish if engine oil meets an API Service Category, they can be used to determine if it doesn't.

PHYSICAL TESTS (click for test details) - a Standard Road-Tech
TBN, mg KOH/g (ASTM D2896) 8.47
Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 9.3 to <12.5 10.36
Viscosity @40ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 64.26
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 149
Viscosity @-25ºC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293) 7,000 Max 4,303
Volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250ºC (ASTM D5800) 15 Max -c 13.0
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS (click for test details) - a, b
Calcium 2,374
Magnesium 14
Phosphorus, ppm 600 to 800 742
Zinc, ppm 823
Molybdenum,  ppm 43
Barium, ppm <1
Boron, ppm 4
Silicon, ppm 7
Potassium, ppm <5
Manganese, ppm <1
Titanium, ppm <1
Copper, ppm <1
Sodium, ppm <5
Vanadium, ppm <1
Silver, ppm <1
Aluminum, ppm 1
Chromium, ppm <1
Iron, ppm <1
Nickel, ppm <1
Lead, ppm <1
Antimony, ppm <1
Tin, ppm <1
  1. Standards, shown in yellow are established by API, SAE and others.
  2. Test Method for metal analysis is ASTM D5185.
  3. This specification is expressed to two significant figures, therefore results up to 15.5 are considered on specification.