It’s not uncommon for a client who’s enjoyed the benefits of one remap to come back for a second. That’s the case with Matthias. His first experience with DPS was getting a tractor remapped a few years back. The results were so good it’s no surprise he came back to do another vehicle.
“I run a mixed cropping farm with maize, cattle, citrus and lucerne. My first remap was a 100hp tractor. I had spoken to Mark in the past about what remapping could achieve. That drove my decision when I upgraded the tractor.
I was able to opt for a smaller tractor because I could get it remapped and increase its power. I needed a smaller tractor for spraying and other jobs but I thought if I did the remap I could use the same tractor for some of the cultivation jobs.
The lighter tractor means I’m not causing as much soil compaction compared with a bigger machine. I was a bit nervous at first because he did increase the power quite a lot, but it’s done a great job ever since and had no issues. I also don’t have to deal with the extra weight of a heavier tractor on my ground.”
Having enjoyed the benefits of his remapped tractor, Matthias was quick to talk to Mark when he got his new Ford Ranger. Mark persuaded him to do a remap and boost his power at the same time.
“I was interested in extending the life of my engine and Mark persuaded me to do a remap. It’s my farm vehicle and I use it a lot for towing. I have a large trailer and I use it to carry bins of citrus, fertiliser and hay. I also have a 2.5t digger that I shift with it.
Mark does a very professional job. The remap is a complete look at the engine - not just one aspect of it – there’s a few different considerations there. If you adjust one thing you need to consider the impact somewhere else. Engines are very complicated these days. It’s a comfort that Mark’s very thorough - he goes through and looks at everything as part of the remap.”
With the remap complete, Matthias did the long drive to Wellington for a trip away. Although he’s yet to put the Ford Ranger through its paces on the farm, he was very impressed with its power on the open road.
“It’s early days with the Ford Ranger and I’m looking forward to doing more towing with it and seeing the results. We’ve just done a trip to Wellington and that’s when I saw that the fuel economy hadn’t really changed despite the increase in power. I was really pleased.
We’ve got a lot of hills going in and out of Gisborne so a little bit more power is always useful. It makes it easier to drive and easier to get past other vehicles. I hope the work Mark has done will extend the life of my engine as well as giving me more power. I would absolutely recommend the remap process to anyone considering it.”
If you are thinking about a remap, Matthias recommends checking out the graphs on the DPS website to see the benefits it could deliver to your vehicle. The before and after charts give a really good demonstration of the change you can see from a remap. If you like what you see, why not give one of our agents a call and find out more.