Chipping Farm Equipment?

by : Nathan Young



Anyone on the road has heard of a performance chip. Most would recognize that if they see a truck on the road blowing black smoke that the truck has been chipped. Trucks blowing black smoke usually have aggressive performance programs on them. There are also fuel economy programs that will add some power but are more geared towards improved fuel mileage. Now these same fuel saving performance enhancers are available for diesel farm equipment. Yes, I said farm equipment.

TS performance opened its doors in 1997 and was created by Dennis Perry, a man with extensive background in computers and computer programming. He started the company to deliver products that gave safe and effective horsepower and torque gains. They started out with a chip for the 7.3L powerstroke and now have them for the Ford, Dodge, Chevy, International, Caterpillar, Jeep, and John Deere Diesel Engines. Their farm applications include Case IH, John Deere, and Caterpillar Challenger engines. These applications range from cotton pickers, hay bailers, tractors and just about anything else you can think of that you might see on a farm. TS performance continues to create programs for farm equipment and will most likely have one for anything on a farm soon enough and they have their TS performance MP-8 for just about everything else.

Why would you chip a tractor you ask? For the same reason you chip a truck, to get better fuel economy and have a little extra power. Farms are big and require big machinery with big engines to run them. Thus farmers spend big money on fuel. With a TS performance Agri Power module farmers are now lowering their fuel consumption by an average of twenty percent per day, and they can install it themselves in about 20 minutes with its simple plug and play design. Some people will never understand chipping. The rest of us can't help but see it.