If there is one type of vehicle that would need a massive amount of power to be able to do the hard work and the extensive strain they go through every working day that would be the tractor and other agricultural vehicles. That is not hard to achieve really. If you are into an extreme and unbendable seriousness with your agricultural vehicles and you want to be associated with top notch quality all you need is to spend tons of money you will absolutely get it. That's the way many think.
Well, practically speaking it does not need to be that way. It is an option still but I believe that as a customer one would always prefer the consumption needs to be reasonable, and operational cost should be realistic – affordable that is.
Fortunately, there is what we call chip tuning for tractors aka ECU remapping. The same thing with tuning chip processes with cars and SUVs, this method boosts the tractor's performance – improved power output and optimized torque.
This type of method to adjust or modify internal combustion engines is very common with modern cars that are equipped with an engine management system – which means it is embedded with an ECU or electronic control unit that controls one or more of the system's electrical attributes or subsystems. It is able to enhance the combustion engines without necessarily doing physical overhaul; it can be as simple as just reinstalling a software file or hardware connected to your computer. Some also use a tuning box to trick the control unit to work harder increasing your tractors performance.
Although there are simple adjustments that you can easily do to sort the common minor problems of your tractor and improve its condition there are still many cases wherein the electronic control unit would need complete reinstallation to refresh the entire system and get it running the same way it did when it was still brand new.
Tractors, like regular non-agricultural vehicles, also use either diesel or petrol. If you happen to own one in diesel, which is the most common, you can do diesel remapping or diesel tuning with this. And if you are one of the few petrol tractor users, this specific method is still applicable. What is most important when you want to tune your tractor is to make sure they are all tuning capable by visiting your local repair shops and have them check your tractor.