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Engine Tuning Harvests More Horsepower
Farmers and commercial operators looking to add more horsepower to tractors, earth-moving equipment and combines have a source of time-tested equipment at Calibrated Power in Illinois. Service technician Paul Wilson says the company can up-rate diesel engines to produce more power and use less fuel per acre.
  Ron Pierce of Marengo, Ill. says that uprating a tractor on their farm produced more horsepower and savings of 1/4 to 1/3 gal. of fuel per acre. Pierce says that before the uprate, their tractor would sometimes bog down to 1,400 rpm’s or less and he’d have to raise the chisel plow at various spots in a field. After the uprate, Pierce says the engine pulls down to 1,750 to 1,800 rpm’s and he doesn’t have to adjust the chisel plow depth. The 35 hp uprate from Calibrated Power increased horsepower from 193 to 228 on their tractor and raised torque from 628 to 747 at 1,550 rpm’s. A 55 hp uprate would raise horsepower to nearly 250 and torque to 826.
  Wilson says their diesel engine uprate operates the engine within safe limits established by the manufacturer. The kit includes a power manager, a connection cable, a micro USB cable and an instruction range. Installation can be done in less than an hour. Kit prices vary depending on the engine being uprated.
  Calibrated Power also sells equipment that increases power of Duramax diesels, including tuning products, replacement turbochargers and fuel system parts.
   Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Calibrated Power, 950 Greenlea Street, Marengo, Ill. 60152 (ph 815 568-7922; www.calibratedpower.com).

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2016 - Volume #40, Issue #1