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.

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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 the Purpose of the DewPoint Hay Steamer?

Higher Leaf Retention

Greater Bale Weight

Higher Hay Value

Added Crop Yield

Avoid Storms

Bale Consistency

More Control

The Patented “DewPoint” technology enables Commercial Hay Growers to bale hay anytime the crop is sufficiently dry, without the need to wait for natural dew.

Steam produced by the DewPoint is injected into the hay as it is lifted from the windrow by the baler pickup and further as it passes through the feed chamber of the baler. The treatment of the hay is accomplished by injecting steam through a series of distribution manifolds mounted in the baler.

Bale Moisture is monitored continuously and adjustments to the steam injection rate are made by the machine operator as needed to maintain optimum bale moisture conditions at all times.

Steam is an extremely effective moisture medium for controlled hydration of hay during the baling process.  Farmers using steam will realize greater leaf retention and bale weight, more consistency, and more control over their operation.


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
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