DEW MORE WITH STAHELI WEST

More Yield

Get your hay up quicker, and your water on sooner, means higher yields at the end of the year 

More Leaf

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

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 Control

Deciding when and how you bale your hay puts you in control 

More Productivity

Bale more hay and more hours with less labor and equipment

Click here to see what our customers are saying about the DewPoint

A Bracken Farms Story – What Led Them To The DewPoint Hay Steamer

For year’s Bracken Farms Tried Different Things

From baling with steam moisture, to spraying water on the hay prior to baling, The Bracken’s, in Enterprise, Utah, tried it all when it came to baling hay.  The Bracken’s, like many others, were struggling to get any natural dew. In June of 2013, Staheli West set out to prove to the farmers in Enterprise, Utah that they didn’t need dew to make quality hay.  All they needed was the steamer.

For 72-hours straight, Staheli West baled over 4,500 bales of quality alfalfa hay with one tractor, one steamer, and one baler.  Howard Bracken states, “That was the tipping point that probably changed our minds more than anything about the steamer.”

The Hay Steamer Allows the Bracken’s to DEW More With Less

The Bracken’s had just purchased 4 brand new balers when they decided to buy the DewPoint hay steamers.  They immediately sold two of them, to purchase two steamers.  They went from a 6 man operation (4 balers and 2 water trucks) down to a two man operation and still get their hay up quicker than ever before.  See how the DewPoint machine has benefited them.

Welcome to the DewPoint Hay Steamer by Staheli West

The DewPoint 6110 and 6210 Hay Steamers generate steam which is used in the baling process.  In many areas of the world, farmers struggle to get natural dew, which makes it hard to produce quality hay.  Often, farmers are forced to bale dry hay, which will shatter the leaves.   Baling hay too dry results in leaf loss, poor appearance, and ultimately lower value.

For decades farmers have dealt with the age-old problem of too little dew.  Some farmers try and bale with stem moisture to compensate for their lack of dew, while others have tried spraying water on hay prior to baling.  Baling with stem moisture can be risky and spraying water on cured hay requires more equipment and labor.  Not to mention the fact that water doesn’t absorb into hay the way that steam does.

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. Steam enables commercial hay growers to bale hay anytime the crop is sufficiently dry, without the need to wait for natural dew.

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.

DEW More With The DewPoint Hay Steamer

It All Started With A Problem, A Taco Restaraunt, and A little Help From Above

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.

TESTIMONIALS FROM SOME OF OUR CUSTOMERS

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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