Tuning the John Deere 310SL

2018 John Deere 310SL

Backhoe Loader – 4.5L


Phoenix L33 ECU

The Challenge

In this article, we explore the transformative impact of tuning the John Deere 310SL backhoe loader, uncovering how it can unlock new operational possibilities. Specifically, ECU tuning is highlighted as a method to optimize the machine’s engine, generating increased power and torque to enhance overall operational efficiency.

Key Features of the John Deere 310SL:

The John Deere 310SL backhoe loader stands out as a versatile machine equipped with pressure-compensated load-sensing (PCLS) hydraulics, delivering exceptional multifunctional performance. Its power source is the John Deere PowerTech 4.5L engine, complemented by emission systems such as EGR, DPF, and Adblue (SCR/DEF). While these systems play a crucial role, they can pose challenges that are both costly and time-consuming to address, leaving operations vulnerable. Alt Tune offers solutions to strengthen and improve the reliability of the John Deere 310SL.

The Solution

Alt Tune has developed a comprehensive solution to tackle emission system challenges. By fine-tuning the ECU’s emission settings, we ensure that problems do not resurface, resulting in a more reliable John Deere 310SL with reduced maintenance costs. Importantly, this solution is designed for long-term savings.

Maximizing Performance with Custom Tuning:

For those seeking to optimize not only reliability but also performance, Alt Tune provides a custom tune tailored to the specific machine, operational needs, and working environment. This unique approach ensures both safety and effectiveness. The custom tune is implemented using Alientech KESS3, providing a secure and optimal outcome.

Alt Tune’s tuning solutions offer a dual benefit, addressing emission system issues for enhanced reliability while also providing a custom tune to boost power output and productivity. The combined approach not only strengthens the John Deere 310SL but also proves to be a cost-effective and efficient investment in the long run.

Increased Power


Power Increase


Torque Increase

Further Benefits Of ECU Tuning The John Deere 310SL

Increased Power and Torque

With more power and torque, a tuned machine can handle heavier loads and perform tasks more efficiently. It allows the machine to pull or push larger implements, haul heavier loads, and complete tasks faster, resulting in increased productivity.

Years of Development

We have been tuning John Deere’s PowerTech 4.5L diesel engine for years, and understand how they work as well as the limitation on factory hardware.


Easy and fast programming

Easy, fast and non-evasive via programming the factory-fitted diagnostic port.

So, if you’re looking to take your John Deere backhoe loader to the next level, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Our dedicated team is ready to unleash the full potential of your vehicle and make your driving dreams a reality!


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