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    Tractor Tuning - Download more Horsepower?

    A friend of mine sent me this, I know nothing about it other than what's on this web page. I guess it makes sense that if there's a computer controlling the engine, you could download a tune.

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    For most of us, we run out of tractor way before we run out of power. I know for mine, I have plenty of power to spare when my wheels start spinning. It won’t help you lift any more with the fel or the 3 point. That’s all hydraulics. So, unless you are pulling a disk or a plow, and come to a halt while the tires still have grip, I can’t see a benefit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubber View Post
    A friend of mine sent me this, I know nothing about it other than what's on this web page. I guess it makes sense that if there's a computer controlling the engine, you could download a tune.

    Power Manager/Tuning - John Deere - Case - New Holland - Versatile - Tuning - Tractors
    It does make sense, not unlike a diesel pickup/truck tune. I can't help but wonder how many tractors represented on this forum have the ability to be tuned. I certainly have not seen a diagnostic port on the 1025r.... not that it's not there...but I've not seen one.
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    Its generally meant for and practiced on large crop/row tractors with hundreds of HP to tune.

    It was mentioned in the big thread here earlier in the year on how JD won’t allow farmers to access the computers within the machines that control them and the farmers are turning to the black market to get the tools to tune them for HP among other things.

    I doubt there would much to tune, or change from a tune in a 1 or even 2 series-a 3 might see some effect.
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    Turn them up

    Way back before computers were on tractors, it was common to turn up the injector pump to boost HP. The local IH dealer would only have the mechanics do that if they were running the tractor on the dyno so they had a pretty good idea of what it was producing. Some of the pulling tractors went way up, like 40-50% over rated hp. Some also tore up the axles, rear ends, transmissions etc. but if they won a trophy it was all good.

    Lots of fun seeing that cloud of smoke coming out of the stack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubber View Post
    A friend of mine sent me this, I know nothing about it other than what's on this web page. I guess it makes sense that if there's a computer controlling the engine, you could download a tune.



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    I would not do it unless your warranty is out because JD will most likely not warranty an engine that has a tune in it.

    GM and the other car manufacturers can now tell if a tune has been installed or removed and a stock tune put back in, I am quite sure JD would be able to track the same thing.

    As others have said not a lot to gain on small tractors other than some fuel savings. I suppose you could have it tune to turn off any emissions equipment but opens up another can of worms. I doubt you would ever run into any trouble since I do not know of a tractor having to go through emissions testing but...I am sure California would be the first to require it.

    I was wondering if anyone was ever going to produce a tractor tuner now that these things have computer controls.
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