Entries by Logan Staheli

Start Baling

First, Determine the Condition of the Windrow In the last blog post, we talked about what to do when you first arrive in the field to bale hay.  Before baling hay one should determine the condition of the windrow.  This means that farmers should make sure that their hay is fully cured, and determine if there […]

When You Arrive at the Field

Check the Windrow Before Baling When you first arrive at the field to bale, you should understand the moisture characteristics of the windrow.  If your hay is fully cured and has some natural dew, be sure to understand where the dew in the windrow is, or if you are baling with stem moisture, make sure […]

Condition of Hay Before Baling Alfalfa Hay

Using Steam When Baling Hay Has a Number of Different Benefits For many years farmers relied on natural dew to bale high-quality alfalfa.  Now, farmers all across the world are using steam as their controlled moisture source to bale high-quality  alfalfa.  Using steam during the baling process has a number of different benefits. Using steam […]

Managing Bale Temperature

Baling Hay During the Day in High Ambient Temperatures Baling hay with the DewPoint hay steamer opens up baling windows that no one ever knew were possible.  E.g., Baling hay during the middle of the day on a hot, windy, June day.  Although baling hay without the need for natural dew is convenient, farmers should […]

What is Staheli West?

It All Started With a Taco Restaurant Staheli West, Inc. was founded by Dave Staheli in 1988, while managing Brent Hunter Farms in Cedar City, Utah. The Summer of 1994 was predominantly hot and dry, and Dave had grown weary of not having any natural dew. He was faced with the decision to bale dry […]

The Community Ice Rink

Raising Community Standards Staheli West’s mission statement reads, “Raising individual, family, and community standards while revolutionizing the agricultural industry.”  At Staheli West, we do much more than just build, service, and sell farm equipment.  We feel a need to not only raise our customers’ and employees’ standard of living, but also the communities’ standards in […]