With Staheli West

More Consistency

From the first to the last, all your bales can look the same. Choose the type of hay you want to make, and go make it.

More Leaf Retention

University studies have shown that using the DewPoint can lower leaf loss by over 50%. 

More Yield

Get your hay up quicker, and your water on sooner, adding tonnage at the end of the year.

More Control

Deciding when and how you bale your hay puts you in control.  Bale hay on your schedule.

Watch this video to see what the DewPoint can DEW for you and your farm

Welcome to the DewPoint Hay Steamer by Staheli West

A Taco Restaurant – Staheli West’s DewPoint machine is a game changer in the agriculture industry,  and in the lives of those who use it. Dave Staheli, founder of Staheli West, was a forage farmer himself when he experienced a very difficult situation.  It was the summer of 1995 and the weather was hot and dry.  Dave was faced with the decision to bale dry hay, or continue to wait and risk further loss of quality.  Inspiration came in the recollection of an experience he had at a local taco restaurant and the idea to apply steam to hay was born.

An Accomplishment for the Ages – In June of 2013, Staheli West proved to the world what the DewPoint was capable of.  We took one tractor, one DewPoint hay steamer, and one baler, and ran it around the clock for three days straight.  With a goal of 4,500 bales, the DewPoint machine not only exceeded the goal, but amazed local farmers.

What is BETTER with Steamed Hay

Better Leaf Retention

Replicated University studies have proven that baling hay with the DewPoint system consistently cuts leaf loss in half compared to baling with good natural dew.

Better Consistency

Marketing hay is much easier when your bales are consistent from the first to the last. Your customers will know what to expect every time.

Better Bale Weight

Steam increases leaf retention and therefore bale density.  Bale weights can be increased by 20 to 25% if desired, while baling at higher speeds. This is weight that otherwise would have been left on the ground.

Better Life

Time and time again, we hear from customers that the DewPoint has not only changed their farming operation but their life.  No more missing ball games or dance recitals.  Get the job done on your schedule.


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Testimonials From DewPoint Owners and Operators

Perry Van Tassel

It paid for itself the very first year I owned it. We see rain coming and we just get out and we bale it, and we beat the storm. It’s definitely a huge positive for our operation.

Perry Van Tassel
Chris Payne

We’ve added about 125 pounds per bale. We’re pulling summer out of a 3×4 baler running 1,400 – 1,425 [pounds per bale]. You can walk behind the baler and see the leaf retention.

Chris Payne
Jason Brumley

If you’re looking to get one of these machines, rest easy that it is money well-spent. This machine is going to make life easier on you.

Jason Brumley