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Does your tractor have enough power for Tillage Work?

Posted by Paul Wilson on Oct 17, 2016 1:39:59 PM



Tillage work is labor some and has high fuel cost! 

tractor tuned for deep ripping


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?

Direct Comparison of Deep Ripping with and without custom tractor tuning!

Very clearly you can see the power being put to use!  The only detail we left out, is that the tuned tractor had the shanks set 2" deeper than the stock tractor.  Tuning can add value to your farm.  Not only does a higher ground speed during ripping mean less time in the field, but in this situation it meant less fuel per acre.  The operator was able shift up 2 gears and throttle back while maintaining a higher ground speed which is why he achieved a lower GPH (gallons per hour).    

 If you are wondering how much power can your tractor add and still be safe, please click on the link below and submit your information.  You will be contacted by phone within 1 business day (Monday through Friday) to discuss your options.

How Much HP Can Custom Tuning Add To My Tractor?Read More About Custom Tractor Tuning 


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