Most farmers who operate heavy machinery have heard about engine remapping. You may have been offered the service directly, or perhaps a friend or neighbour has been telling you how great it’s been for his tractor.
No matter what you’ve heard about engine remapping, you’re probably curious and may feel you need to know a bit more before you decide if it’s right for your farm.
Here’s a summary of what an engine remap is, what to expect from it, and how it could benefit you and your farm.
Want to talk directly to someone about remapping your engine? We have numerous agents in Australia who can help explain what’s involved and what improvements you could expect to see. Contact your nearest Diesel Performance Solutions agent today.
What will an engine remap do?
Remaps update the files in your engine’s computer. These are the files that tell your engine how to perform. By updating those files, remaps can increase the power, torque and/or fuel efficiency of your engine. Access more power cost effectively, without having to upgrade to a bigger engine.
What does an engine control unit (ECU) do?
An ECU is a computer that tells your engine how to perform. When you buy a new tractor in Australia, or any other country, the ECU is programmed by the manufacturer with generic ‘factory’ settings. Manufacturers have to choose a setting that they think will suit most applications in Australia. This is because your engine could be going to work unjust about any farm in the country. Australian farms are all different, with varying soil conditions, climates, gradients and a host of different work types to contend with. In order to make your new tractor work anywhere in Australia, its engine is set to an average level of performance – one setting to suit every application.
How does a remap improve your farm equipment performance?
Like any piece of equipment, fine tuning your engine to your specific set of requirements is going to make it perform better. That’s what an engine remap from Diesel Performance Solutions does.
Wherever you are in Australia, you will be able to tell your local DPS agent precisely what you need from your engine. They are expert at finding out how you use your machinery and in what conditions you use it in. They feed their findings back to a technical team that creates, develops and tests all of our Diesel Performance Solutions remap files in house. They review your engine’s settings and identify adjustments that need to be made to your engine’s computer. They then create and send a file to your DPS agent who loads it into your engine control unit (ECU).
With updated engine software, you will enjoy more power and improved torque from your equipment. Our team effectively matches the programming of your engine to the job you need to do in the conditions you work in.
Is an engine remap right for everyone?
Diesel Performance Solutions have a formidable reputation making smart, effective changes to the ECUs of our customers’ machinery. A remap however, may not be for you if you’re wanting more power than your engine can deliver. That’s why we take care to only give our customers the power and torque that’s within the limits of what their engine can produce.
Your machine is a valuable piece of kit and an important part of your business. Our job is get more performance from it while also preserving the life of your engine.
Done well, a remap matches your engine to your environment and task, making it possible to deliver the power you need. If you need more power than a remap can deliver it might mean you need to invest in a bigger piece of kit, but call an agent before you do, to find out what’s possible with your current equipment?
What a remap can deliver
If you think an existing piece of machinery could deliver more power but aren’t sure, call one of our Diesel Performance Solutions agents. They will be able to tell you what kind of power and torque you can get from an engine of your size, and quickly work out if a remap will deliver what you’re looking for.
Still want to learn more about remap results?
The results pages on our website looks at before and after results that we’ve achieved for our customers. The combination of power, torque and fuel efficiency could make a big difference to your bottom line. Explore the graphs and give us a call when you’re ready to book in your remap.