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Does Your Tractor Have More Power In It?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 10, 2018 8:45:00 AM / by Justin Tyson posted in Tuner for tractor, tractor tuner, tractor tuning, tractor, Tuner for John Deere, john deere, Tuner for Case, case ih, new holland

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It's that time of the year, you're in the field or just about to get in the field, you know you spent a lot of time last year just wishing your tractor had better power. This year go ahead and up-rate your rig to give you the quickest, most efficient work in the field yet! Maybe you feel as though your tractor is under powered when it comes to tillage or you just want your sprayer to get the job done fast, well tuning is exactly what you're going to need to push this years yield past prior seasons. Get more power safely and get it at a fraction of the cost.

We know this is your livelihood. We come from farm communities and we know how difficult it can be managing yields, crops, equipment, etc. These tunes are made with you in mind. The heart and soul of America is agriculture and this programmer is here to help push you to where you want to be. These tunes are for the farmer that is not ready to buy expensive new equipment or to pay a premium price for the next level at the dealer where you purchased the tractor.

 

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How Tractors Measure EGT's?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 27, 2017 2:24:00 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in john deere, Tuner for John Deere, tractor, tractor tuner, tractor tuning, Tuner for tractor, case, Tuner for Case, case ih, new holland, Combine, combine tuner, combine tuning, Tuner for Combine, EGT, High EGT's

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How Tractors Measure Exhaust Gas Temperatures

Have you ever noticed that some OEM's do not install an EGT (exhaust gas temperature) probe on the manifold?  Any performance diesel gear head will tell you it's the best place to measure EGT's giving you the  most accurate insight to any immediate stress on the motor.  

Spiking EGT's in the manifold could be a symptom of many different problems including low boost, failing injectors, airflow restriction, EGR failure, etc.  All of these failures signify a lit fuse that ultimately ends in engine failure if left unchecked.  Clearly it's important to monitor EGT's, right!?  

The problem with installing a probe from the manufacturer stand point is the life expectancy of the probe.  Seeing extreme temperatures and still measuring accurately for the life of the service life requires high quality probes (read: expensive).  

Never fear, manufacturers have come a long way in measuring temperatures (and cutting costs).  In fact many feel no real need for a probe favoring a dynamic EGT model instead.

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Do you have enough power for Tillage Work?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 17, 2017 10:08:12 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in tillage, deep ripping, chisel plow, tractor, tractor tuner, tractor tuning, Tuner for Case, Tuner for Combine, combine tuner, Tuner for Sprayer, Tuner for Versatile, Tuner for John Deere, Tuner for tractor, john deere, case, case ih, new holland

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Tillage and Deep Ripping is Laborsome and Expensive Work! 

 

Annual tillage can help mix nutrients in the soil, combat compacted soil, conserve soil moisture, and help in other ways.  Many of us throughout the corn belt have to do heavy tillage work (deep ripping, chisel plowing, etc.).  

For you, tillage work represents the  the hardest job your tractor will see this year.   Afterall, the ripper is probably the biggest implement you will run.  Which explains why so many reports come in about tractors being grossly under powered for this practice.  Bogging down on headlands, running slow up gentle grades, being forced to raise the plow to keep from getting stuck, and generally not being able to run at target ground speed to get a consistant finish are complaints we commonly hear from farmers doing this work.  

We see the stress and heavy power demands of tillage work as the biggest opportunity for savings.  Below we'll outline the case for tuning the tractor to save fuel during tillage operation.  We'll also save you from having to make significant capital investment in higher horsepower equipment to pull larger plows and finishers.

Power Manager

  • Custom tractor tuning
  • Safe for your tractor
  • Easy to use and readily available
  • Use less fuel per acre
  • Cover more acres per hour
  • Supports Green, Red and Blue tractors

How Much HP Can Custom Tuning Add To My Tractor?

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My tractor needs more power!

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in tractor tuner, tractor, Tuner for John Deere, Tuner for Case, new holland

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"My tractor needs more power!"

 

This is something you may have thought while doing heavy work like tillage or pulling a loaded down grain wagon.  Or maybe you noticed the lack of power while traveling over some tougher terrain.  

Regardless of when you noticed that your tractor is short on ponies, you need a solution.  You can either trade in your tractor for a larger model in the series or consider tuning to bump the power.  

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Custom Tractor Tuning for Deep Ripping

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 14, 2016 4:40:37 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in tractor, tractor tuning, custom tuning, Tuner for John Deere, Tuner for Case, new holland, deep ripping, tillage

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Deep Ripping Requires Power:

Many tractors that are used for heavy tillage that work in the fall are also used for heavy work throughout the season.  Anyone who has pulled an a large tillage tool knows how much stress it puts on a tractor.  So the large tractor that has plenty of power to do general work during the rest of the year can feel dramatically be under powered while deep ripping.  Especially if you have decided to run a larger implement this season.  This leaves many farmers looking for a safe solution.  They need a bump in power, not something to make their equipment breakdown.   Custom Tractor Tuning for Deep Ripping, Tillage work, or other strenuous activity is available through the Power Manager allowing farmers to take full advantage of the power available in their tractor or combine. 

 

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Free 3 Year Membership to Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 14, 2016 3:00:00 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in tractor tuner, john deere, case ih, new holland

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Helping Ohio Farmers:

In an effort to help Ohio farmers and Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association (OCW), Calibrated Power is offering a FREE 3 year membership to OCW with the purchase of a Power Manager or Power Manager Plus. 

 

This means that if you are farmer in Ohio, you can tune a tractor that already needed the extra power and we will pay OCW the $199 for a 3 year membership. 

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  • HIGHER GROUND SPEED
  • FREE 3 YEAR MEMBERSHIP
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Does your tractor have enough power for Tillage Work?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 17, 2016 1:39:59 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in tillage, deep ripping, chisel plow, tractor, tractor tuner, tractor tuning, Tuner for Case, Tuner for Combine, combine tuner, Tuner for Sprayer, Tuner for Versatile, Tuner for John Deere, Tuner for tractor, john deere, case, case ih, new holland

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Tillage work is labor some and has high fuel cost! 

 

Annual tillage can help mix nutrients in the soil, combat compacted soil, conserve soil moisture, and help in other ways.  A common problem with the farming community throughout the corn belt, is heavy tillage work (deep ripping, chisel plowing, etc.) can be a chore for their tractor. 

Tillage work involves using your tractor to pull what is generally the largest implement you own.  Most people report that tillage work is when a tractor will be put under the highest amount of stress.  Which explains why so many reports come in about tractors being grossly under powered for this practice.  Bogging down, running slow, struggling to climb hills, and other complaints are often made during tillage work.  

This is a situation that can be easily remedied with the custom tractor tuning provided by our Power Manager! 

Power Manager

  • Custom tractor tuning
  • Safe for your tractor
  • Easy to use and readily available
  • Use less fuel per acre
  • Cover more acres per hour
  • Supports Green, Red and Blue tractors

How Much HP Can Custom Tuning Add To My Tractor?

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3 Reasons Farmers Love Combine Tuning

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 10, 2016 3:13:17 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in case, Power, Mods, case ih, tractor, Emissions, versatile, john deere, new holland, combine tuner, combine tuning, tractor tuner, What can I do to get better fuel mileage?, Emisssions Intact Tuning, Making horse power with, What should i do first, Tuner for John Deere, Tuner for Versatile, tractor tuning, Tuner for Case, Harvest, Combine

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Harvest is one of the busiest times of year for farmers.  One thing no farmer should have to deal with during this time is an under powered combine.  Lugging up hills, slowing down the system, and in general costing the operation money can be enough to drive you nuts!  

Each year, just after harvest, we take an influx of calls inquiring about adding horsepower to combines.  Farmers tend to be detail orientated, and have a lot of questions before tuning any equipment.  Which is totally understandable, combines are not exactly cheap and they are one of the most crucial components of a successful harvest. 

 

If you think tuning a combine is crazy, take a look at the 3 most common reasons we find farmers love combine tuning.  


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Shift Up, Throttle Back Review

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 15, 2016 2:39:06 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in Emissions, john deere, Add blue, DPF Intact, DPF ON, New Diesel, Power, case, new holland, Tuner for Combine, Tuner for Sprayer, case ih, tractor tuner, combine tuner, Tuner for Versatile, Urea, Harvest, tractor, versatile, Combine, Tuner for tractor, Tuner for John Deere, Tuner for Case

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Shift Up, Throttle Back, What is it?

Many farmers run their large 4WD tractors while performing tillage work. Generally they find a gear that lets them achieve a desired ground speed and run at WOT. This practice will get the job done, no question. However, operators may see the Gallons Per Hour go up while this work is performed. This is a result of the tractor running more RPM than neccessary for the drawbar requirement. The amount of power needed for most drabar activities is probably not the peak power output of the tractor. This excessive RPM operation is the root cause of wasted fuel.  Good news though: Iowa State University, University Extension studied the "Shift Up, Throttle Back" strategy and have given suggestions on how to save fuel.  In fact, during testing some tractors measured up to a 20% reduction in fuel useage.

 

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5 Reasons to tune your combine before harvest

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 24, 2016 8:30:00 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in Mods, What should i do first, Emissions, What can I do to get better fuel mileage?, john deere, Power, Emisssions Intact Tuning, case, new holland, case ih, tractor tuner, combine tuner, tractor tuning, combine tuning, Making horse power with, Tuner for Versatile, Harvest, tractor, versatile, Combine, Tuner for John Deere, Tuner for Case

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Harvest is one of the busiest times of year for farmers. Trying to get the crop in before the weather turns, managing employees and rushing to get a myriad of tasks done can be daunting. One thing no farmer should have to deal with during this busy time is an under performing combine. Lugging up hills, slowing down the system, and in general costing the operation money.  This does not have to be the situation for you this fall!

Each year, just after harvest, we take an influx of calls inquiring about adding horsepower to combines. Farmers tend to be detail orientated, and have a lot of questions before tuning any equipment. Which is totally understandable, combines are not exactly cheap and they are one of the most crucial components of a successful harvest. 

A few questions come up in every conversation about tuning a combine. Below, I hope to provide answers to the most common questions about combine tuning. 

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